Wyoming is a big open state with a lot of skiing. It would be impossible to cover all the options on this site. We hope that what we do have available will help you to plan safer & smarter excursions into the backcountry.

Teton Pass South

Teton Pass, South of the highway, has an incredible amount and variety of terrain. A lot of it is accessed from the top of the pass by heading Southwest from the parking area up Pass Ridge toward Mt. Elly, but there are other parking pull-outs and starting points West along the pass towards Idaho. If you don’t know where you’re going you could easily end up stranded in remote wilderness.

Teton Pass North

Most terrain North of the highway on Teton Pass is accessed from the top of the pass, where an obvious boot-pack can be found going North up Mt. Glory. This zone is especially avalanche-prone, and a big slide in many commonly skied areas could run over the highway or over commonly used trails, threatening innocent passersby. The amount of big terrain accessible here, if skied safely and responsibly, would keep you busy for years.

Jackson Hole Accessible Backcountry

Jackson Hole provides backcountry access gates to get into the National Forest land from their lift accessible terrain. If you go out there, you’re on your own in some of the most dangerous terrain in the country with no ski patrol to help you. Skiers trigger avalanches out there frequently, and often end up buried and dead. This terrain should be treated just as seriously as an expedition into Grand Teton National Park. Granite Canyon to the North is especially deadly and has a very long and difficult exit. Never go into the backcountry without the necessary safety equipment, knowledge, experience, partners, and an exact plan to get to your objective and back out to your vehicle alive.

Northern Tetons – Grand Teton National Park

The Tetons North of Jackson Hole, including Grand Teton National Park, offer some huge, technical, and exceedingly dangerous terrain choices. Grand Teton National Park has big couloirs and even bigger avalanches. The access is mostly long, and the hikes and climbs are high. Mountaineers are drawn to challenges of this mighty range, and many of them have died here skiing these routes. When we speak of them we do so with respect, and we must learn what lessons we can from their stories and their inspirational lives.

All Mapped Areas are Approximations