You need to be reasonably fit to enjoy cross-country and backcountry skiing, as both involve cardiovascular fitness and muscle-strength. Cross-country skiing on flat terrain is the easiest, in regard to technique and physical conditioning, and is an excellent way to start if you are new to the sport or want to get back in shape.
Skiing the higher elevation bowls of Teton Pass, the peaks of the Tetons or around our yurts will take more strength and endurance. Hiking in the winter on skis is similar to hiking in the mountains in the summer. Expect to spend 45 minutes to an hour to ascend a slope, and several hours or more to reach the yurts. Longer descents in Grand Teton Park might require three to four hours of climbing. The more you hike, the more of a ski reward you will reap!
Since we keep our client to guide ratio small, your ability and pace are always accommodated. Whether you want a challenging day with lots of vertical, or a leisurely scenic tour, you simply need to communicate your interests and we will meet them.
Our guides are dedicated to providing educational and physically rewarding experiences. We take ample rest breaks for snacks and water, and pace ourselves accordingly to spend an enjoyable day in the mountains. We want you to have fun, no matter your physical stamina.