Reviews and Testimonials
Read a review of our Hut Tours published in Snowboarding Canada's Women's Annual:
Hinterland Therapy: Explore the backcountry and venture from the madding crowd
"Back in 2006, coming all the way from Hawaii, I was looking to really maximize my ski time. So I did my first yurt trip. Just joined a set trip all by myself, not knowing anyone, and never having done backcountry or serious powder before. Well, that was the start of a grand new adventure in life!!! Not only did I learn about traveling in big mountains in the winter, avalanches, gear selection, and how to REALLY enjoy deep powder, but I found a whole new group of friends. Jeff, Diane, Erika, and Derek are truly the hosts with the most. After 4 seasons with them, it still amazes me how they can find the best and safest lines in all kinds of conditions. Always teaching and encouraging, so that now I've done things I only dreamed of. I could go on and on. You guys really are "Da Kine" as we say in Hawaii."
"I am so grateful that Ivan and I found you all these years ago and that you and Diane are still there sharing the wealth and wonderfulness of the Tetons with us. I've enjoyed bringing friends there and will continue to do so for as long as you’ll have us!"
"Jeff & Diane - Just wanted to thank you for a great trip. Derek was a super guide. The yurt accommodations were first class. It will be hard to go back to sleeping in a pup tent in the snow after this! The food was super - who eats Bananas Foster in the backcountry?!? And the homemade cookies and brownies you sent out were awesome. I highly recommend your company and hope to come out again some time soon."
"Hi Guys: Thanks for a super great time! I was a little nervous about the skiing and yurt life (why?). You guys did a fantastic job and the group we had was great! I upped my comfort level as far as skiing and skied stuff I didn't think I could, BIG THANKS for improving my skiing! I'm already planning on the yurt to yurt trip for next year. And the food, what can I say, just GREAT! Thanks again!"
"Jeff and Diane - Just wanted to drop you a note and thank you for another great trip. Derek was a really excellent guide and did a great job of getting us to the goods safely, and taking care of us out there. We had some seriously deep turns and it was a blast! Thanks again and see you next year!"
"Hey J & D, I had an exellent tour, both at Baldy Knoll and with Derek in Grand Teton Park. I will definitely be back. Derek and Erika were both outstanding guides, in every way. They set the standard. Cheers for everything!"
"Hi Jeff and Diane, One week has already passed, but Mike and I are still with our minds on the Tetons. We want to say thank you for a great trip to Baldy Yurt. We had a very, very good time. You ordered beautiful weather - snow was very nice, food was excellent and we felt like one big family up there. We are looking forward to other trips in the future. You guys keep doing a great job!"
Zuzana and Mike, MA
"Thanks for the trip. I really enjoyed all that took place. The skiing, food , and general ambiance was outstanding and it is a strong testament to your abilities as a host. Feel free to use me as a reference if you have anyone one form the East interested in one of your trips. I give nothing but the highest accolades."
"Diane, Thank you, I had a really good time with you the day we went out and yes, it was good for me to ski 25 Short in those conditions. I would not have skied it in those conditions on my own, so thank you. You did a really good job guiding me down the mountain with the variable conditions. I have to admit I would have been scared if I was up there alone."
"Thank you for a great tour. The pics turned out well. The memories of such fantastic vistas will stay with me for as long as I can remember my name."
"Wanted to close the circle on the outing with Erika. She was terrific and the route was plenty strenuous, and overall count me again as a satisfied customer. Thanks for setting this up. Good sandwich, too, Diane!"
"Diane, I just wanted to send a quick note to thank you again for our great day at Teton Pass. Alex and I were sitting around last night reminiscing about the great time we had in the backcountry. The adventure of learning something new, along with the fun of skiing fresh snow and the beauty all made for a great day. As a bonus, your excitement for the area, along with your knowledge and patience with beginners made the day even better and more memorable. I hope we have the chance to ski with you again."
Bob G. and son, Alex
"Jeff and Diane, a big hearty THANK YOU for making this trip work out so well! All of the students and I had a wonderful time and enjoyed our stay up in the Tetons. We look forward to working with guys again."
Chris M, Colorado Timberline Academy, Durango.
"You're operation is top notch!"
Jeff S, New York
"Erika, Jeff, Diane, thanks again for a great week and for fine guide services that were helpful, educational, professional, gentle and skilled. We also appreciated the last minute equipment loans of goggles, backpacks and other gear. We enjoyed the excellent and plentiful food, the uphill porter services, and the arrangements for snowfall followed by three sunshine & powder days. "
Les L, Colorado
"Jeff and Diane, I really enjoyed the yurt trip. The food, skiing and accommodations were first rate. In my opinion (for what it is worth), your operation is as good, and better in many respects, than the Canadian trip I took last year."
Jim K, Salt Lake City, UT
"We had a great time at the yurt. Derek was a great guide, the mountain was challenging and fun, and the food was fantastic."
Avidan R, San Francisco, CA
"We had a wonderful time! Erika and Derek were absolutely incredible. They lead us to some fabulous runs, taking into account our ability, and provided us with excellent tips and techniques. The food they prepared was amazing and THANK YOU for those awesome cookies and brownies!"
Holly H., Salt Lake City, UT
"I just wanted to thank you both for the great experience. I had a real great time. Thanks for all the info you passed on to me Jeff!"
Jared B, Boise, Idaho
"Thank you very much one more time for the best backcountry skiing in my life! All outdoor enthusiasts in Teton Range should be so proud of you because you are so passionate about mountains and friendship in the nature. I’m so glad that I met you, and I'd like to spend time with you in the Tetons again."
"Just a short note of thanks for an experience of a lifetime. Teton Backcountry Guides' 5-day Teton High Traverse was quite simply a blast, one of those vignettes in your life you wistfully recall for years to come. Significantly, your guidance and instruction provided me with a solid foundation of skills necessary to confidently enjoy the high peaks. I found the Teton Traverse program to be superbly organized with safety always the paramount priority. Hats off for a great adventure and for sure next year. Still grinning."
Rick H, Colorado
"I will be back in the Tetons for sure, it was definitely the highlight in so many ways - people, snow, terrain, the Pass and so many more places to explore that I never made it to! My time with you guys was one of the highlights of the trip. I love the challenge and serenity of touring and getting out where not everyone can go ,it's awesome! Thanks so much to the both of you and your team, say g' day to them for me, I know I will be seeing you again sometime."
"I just wanted to thank you for setting up a great ski trip for me. Derek was an amazing guide and very knowledgeable about all kinds of things including and beyond skiing (his comments on the geology and biology of the region were very interesting). I had a great day POWDER skiing with him and checking out "25 Short." I would definitely recommend Teton Backcountry Guides to others and I'll plan to do something else with you on my next trip to Jackson."
Tim E., Bay Area, California
"Diane, you and Jeff run a unique service up there. You two really look after your clients and ease their path into the back country. The patience and strength that both of you demonstrate is something to see."
Charlie F., Columbia, PA
"I just wanted to let you guys know how much I enjoyed the trip. You are very gracious hosts and made learning about the backcountry a joy for a novice like me. Your clinic has opened a whole new world in my life, one which I intend to explore for a long time."
Steve R., Minnesota
"James and I are back in New York and are drawing on the memories of the best ski trip ever! Thanks very much for such a great trip!"
"In case we didn't say it often enough, we had a wonderful time. It was fun planning this trip with your help, everything worked out great, and we would highly recommend you to anyone needing convincing. Special thanks for the food, which was amazingly good considering it had to be hauled up to the yurts and cooked in an "efficiency" kitchen! Erika is an outstanding guide and a wonderful person. She worked from before we got up to when we went to sleep, never resting. Our (albeit flatlander) awe only grew as we slowly came to grips with the fact that she could beat us uphill carrying her Subaru on her back. She was patient, caring and always cheerful. We can only hope that she enjoyed our company as much as we enjoyed having her as our guide."
Roman and the crew, Philadelphia, PA
"Just a quick note of thanks from our entire group for the quality backcountry ski experience you provided. I have no doubt will plan a return visit. Thumbs up to both of you! Thanks again."
Mike D. and the other Missoula skidiots
"Speaking for Andrew and myself, we had an absolutely all-around incredible experience that I have a hard time even expressing in words! Jeff, you could not have been cooler if you tried. I know my Mom was also very impressed and had an amazing experience that, with a little less planning/coordination/personal attention, could have been a much different experience for her. So thank you for that!"
Dierdre C, Los Angeles, CA
"I just wanted to thank you again for a terrific backcountry guided tour last weekend. Julia, Dan and I will remember this spectacular day for a long time and hope for a repeat adventure with you sometime in the future."
Joshua K., New Hampshire