Our guided Grand Teton backcountry hut tours offer memories of a lifetime
Simply put, our hut tours are the best way to ski the Tetons!
All hut tours include:
Small, private groups: With a 1:4 guide to client ratio. You get personal attention as you receive instruction and improve your skills with the region's best backcountry skiers and guides. All trips have two guides to accommodate for different ability levels. Tours are limited to 6 participants.
Slopeside yurt lodging at 8,000+ feet: We offer the only hut system in the Tetons with unparalleled views and secluded on-mountain locations.
All meals including snacks, appetizers, dessert and apres beverages: Enjoy our healthy meals with organic mixed greens, wild Alaskan salmon, fresh fruit salads, gourmet coffee and homemade treats.
Avalanche safety equipment: Backcountry Access Tracker transceivers and Black Diamond shovels and probes are provided.
Transportation: We offer transportation between Driggs, Idaho and the trailheads.
Porter service to carry in food You simply carry your own personal items. Sleeping bags and pads are furnished at each yurt (we provide clean liners) so your pack can stay small and light.
Tours do not include guide gratuity.
The snowpack of the Tetons is deep and reliable, even when precipitation is slight in other areas of the Rocky Mountain West. Our average snowfall is 500 inches, which usually falls as dry, blower powder, making the skiing here world-renowned.
Hut Tours 2012-2013
If tours aren't available when you are, then create a custom tour. All of our tours can be scheduled at a time that is convenient for you or your group. Space is available unless noted.
Level 1 Backcountry Refresher
Avalanche Safety Clinic
Jan 4 - 6
This three-day clinic will review Level One avalanche curriculum and is open to both skiers and riders. Enjoy three days in the mountains under our exclusive and personal attention to apply and refresh your existing skills while learning new ones. Clinic is limited to eight participants with two instructors. Transceiver practice, rescue scenario, route finding, map reading, and snow stability analysis are just a few of the topics. Small group size, a fully field-based course with two nights spent in the yurt all make for a great educational weekend getaway.
Early season special: $375. Includes three days of instruction, two nights yurt lodging, two dinners, two breakfasts, rental of avalanche safety equipment and sleeping bag.
Level 2 Backcountry Refresher
Avalanche Safety Clinic
Jan 11 -13
Want to guide your friends around the mountains and feel confident with your uptrack skills, your downhill assessment and your transceiver searches? Join certified Avalanche Instructor Lynne Wolfe and Teton Backcountry Guides owner Jeff Jung for three days of advanced backcountry skill enhancement. Clinic includes advanced slope assessment skills, realistic transceiver rescue scenarios, the element of the human factor and downhill guiding skills. Take your backcountry skiing skill set to a whole new level by participating in this three day field based clinic.
Early Season Special: $495. Includes three days of instruction, two nights yurt lodging, two dinners, two breakfasts, rental of avalanche safety equipment and sleeping bag.
Powder Days at Baldy Knoll
Feb 18-20 FULL
Spend three days and two nights touring the fabulous backcountry terrain at our Baldy Knoll Yurt. Situated on the edge of the wilderness at almost 9,000 feet, this yurt has endless possibilities for all ability levels. Come experience a real backcountry yurt trip in snowy Jackson Hole this winter! We take care of all the details so you can enjoy the skiing. Trip includes guides, all meals, two nights cozy yurt lodging with warm sleeping bags and bunks, avalanche safety equipment and porter service.
Details: $695/person, includes three days guiding/instruction, two nights lodging, use of avalanche equipment, sleeping bag rental, porter service and all meals.
powder week at baldy knoll
Spend five days and four nights skiing the fabulous terrain at our high mountain Baldy Knoll Yurt. Skiers will be dizzy with the amount of terrain surrounding this yurt. Terrain options include tree skiing, couloir descents, open bowls and long tours.
Trip includes five days of guided skiing, four nights of cozy yurt lodging, all meals for the entire duration, porters to carry in the food, and rental of avalanche safety gear. The longer days of March allow for great touring and opportunities to ski as much vertical as you can handle. Since your ski day is not mandated by when the lifts open or close, you can experience skiing in soft light of the evening's alpenglow well after the lifts have closed at the resorts. Enjoy the sunrise over the high peaks, sunsets coloring the sky and time in between fully emersed in the mountains. This is a great ski vacation for any enthusiastic powder skier! We take care of all of the details so you can focus on your ski experience.
Details: $1449/person, includes five full days of guided skiing, four nights yurt lodging, and all meals.
Steep and Deep Camp
Scheduled on demand for your small group
Spring in the Tetons can yield a variety of conditions: powder snow, corn snow and everything in between. Join us for this 5-day clinic with a focus on improving your skills in backcountry conditions – the true wild snow. Bring your telemark skis or AT equipment—guides will be instructing in both disciplines. We’ll work on downhill technique in trees, open bowls and couloirs at a time of the year when the snowpack is the deepest and the days are getting longer, allowing for more time outside. Day one is a tour in Grand Teton National Park. On day two, we’ll depart for the Plummer Canyon yurt, our home in the wilderness for the next four days.
Details: $1255/person, includes five days guided skiing, three nights yurt lodging, avalanche safety equipment, porter service, sleeping bag, lunch on the day tour and all meals on the yurt trip. Due to increased demand, we will be adding Avalanche Curriculum to this clinic to further expand the educational experience.
Teton High Traverse
As seen in Mens Journal, October 2004
Scheduled on demand
This is our classic Teton ski tour with lots of options for great downhill powder skiing. This two-day ski tour traverses the Tetons from our Baldy Knoll Yurt to Grand Teton National Park on the east side of the Tetons. Day 1 is spent traveling 5.5 miles with 2,200 feet of elevation gain to the Baldy Knoll Yurt. Once at the yurt, we will access the local bowls and glades for an afternoon of powder fun. On day two, we travel 7.5 miles to Grand Teton National Park with many options for ski descents back to the valley floor. A descent of Housetop Mountain can be made en route, with numerous aspects for a great turns, as well as other options for downhill descents throughout the tour, allowing skiers to rack up lots of vertical, views, and travel miles.
All-Inclusive Tour: $540/person, includes two days guided skiing, one night lodging, and all meals.
Guided Traverse Only: $400/group. A guide will meet your group at the end of your self-catered hut trip and lead the traverse through the Tetons.
Teton Crest Traverse
Rated by Outside Magazine as one of the 25 Trips of a Lifetime
This is the Haute Route of the Tetons and our most popular winter ski traverse. Join us on this five-day winter camping expedition from Teton Pass to Grand Teton National Park. Learn how to stay warm and comfortable while traveling through the Teton high country. Participants should be strong intermediate skiers in good physical condition with a sense of adventure.
Details: $1170/person, includes five days guiding/instruction, rental/use of all camping and avalanche equipment.
A 50% deposit is required to confirm reservations. Balance is due one month prior to trip departure. The deposit is non-refundable but can be used for another trip within the calendar year, less a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations that occur less than one month to trip departure are subject to forfeiture of all monetary transactions. If Teton Backcountry Guides cancels your tour, your payment will be refunded in full.
Tours depart from either Driggs or Victor between 8 and 9 am. If you need transportation from Jackson Hole, we can arrange a shuttle for you for an additional cost. Transportation to/from Driggs, Idaho, to the trailheads is provided. Participants must supply their own skis/snowboard, boots and poles. We can arrange equipment rental for you and make suggestions for the appropriate gear for snow conditions. The right equipment will make a world of difference.
We provide Backcountry Access Tracker avalanche transceivers, Black Diamond shovels, and probes. Mountain Hardware zero-degree sleeping bags supplied at the yurts with clean liners and sleeping pads for bunks.
All trips have a minimum of two participants. We fully refund deposits if the trip is canceled due to lack of participation.
All trips are subject to a 3% Forest Service user fee.