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Intro to backcountry skiing weekend in Grand Teton National Park (2 days)

Intro to backcountry skiing weekend in Grand Teton National Park (2 days)

Join one of our IFMGA-certified guides and give yourself a weekend of blissful backcountry skiing on a guided two-day introductory program in Grand Teton National Park near Jackson Hole, Wyoming.


Teton Mountain Range

2 Days

Jan, Feb




  • Learn the ropes of backcountry skiing from qualified professionals.
  • Get trained in one of the most awe-inspiring locations in the United States.
  • Pick up tools and techniques that will reinforce your passion for skiing.
  • Have a weekend full of fun while advancing your skiing career.


Make the transition from the resort to the backcountry on a two-day introductory course in Grand Teton National Park near Jackson Hole! This introductory program spends a weekend teaching you the basics of ski touring in the rugged and snowy landscape of the Tetons, bringing you one step closer to becoming a certified powder hound!

The Teton Mountains of Wyoming are a sight to behold, with several peaks exceeding 3,500 meters in a sharp incline from Jackson Hole. The rise from valley floor to mountain top is a unique feature of this Rocky Mountain subrange, causing it to receive its precipitation in the form of snow during the winter season.

You couldn’t ask for a better location to call your classroom for a weekend of practical instruction in backcountry skiing. You will discover the never-ending allure of untouched powder on a two-day course designed for athletes ready to make the move from the resort out into the mountains away from the piste. The first day will consist of an evening session that includes pre-trip planning, what and how to pack, how to prepare for the out-of-bounds elements, and so much more.

The second day will put you in the snow of Grand Teton National Park for a tangible lesson in the mountains. By the time your program is finished, we will have covered everything from route selection and track setting to assessing ski conditions, travel techniques, and terrain options. You will receive training across a number of topics that will empower you as a skier.

You can expect ascents and descents on classic Teton lines, allowing you to practice what you are learning for a well-rounded education. The course is structured to prepare you for more ambitious objectives the next time you ski outside the resort boundaries.

While this is an introductory course, you should be a proficient skier who is ready to face the challenges and obstacles of the backcountry. This includes a high level of physical fitness and an ability to hike about 1,000 meters in a day. We will reach into our wealth of experience and knowledge to make sure you have a satisfying and meaningful program that will get you excited to continue into the backcountry.

Book this two-day introduction to backcountry skiing program NOW and improve your skills and abilities in the enchanting Grand Teton National Park near Jackson Hole, Wyoming!

For those skiers with the need for a quality ski touring program, check out this backcountry skiing program in the Tetons just outside of Jackson Hole!

These services are provided be The Mountain Guides, Inc. an authorized concession of the National Park Service and a nondiscriminatory permittee of multiple US Forest Service districts.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

This is the price to join one of our group programs.


More info

Please come prepared with appropriate equipment and attire. Personal items include, but are not limited to: 30 – 40 liter ski pack, base layer tops and bottoms, shell jacket, outer jacket, shell pants, gloves (three pair), ski hat, sun protection, goggles, headlamp. Personal ski equipment should include boots, skis, skins, poles, and a helmet. You must be 18 years old to participate in this program.

Meeting point

We will meet at our headquarters in Jackson, Wyoming.

About the guide

We offer mountain and desert adventures for small groups in Western United States. We work very hard every day to make sure we provide our clients with excellent service and safety standards and truly unforgettable experiences.

Join us for a day of backcountry skiing, a rock climbing course or a longer wilderness journey in some of the most beautiful spots in Western US. We will help you learn and develop new skills and guarantee you will go back home with a new appreciation for the backcountry.

We provide guiding services in Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and Red Rocks, Nevada. Come join us!





What people are saying about The Mountain Guides

Pier-Olivier Brown


March, 2023

Such a rad day!! We worked a lot for that fresh powder but it was so worth it! The guide was exceptional!

Keala Duhaylonsod


March, 2022

Joel was a great climbing guide! I was nervous climbing outside since it’s been awhile but the guide was extremely good with hearing my concerns and adapted to help me feel comfortable. We started climbing on a low grade and then worked our way to harder levels. I also didn’t feel comfortable leading outside so my guide (Joel) did that as well. Also, there is so much to climb at red rock that without a guide it would be really hard to figure out the routes. I had such a great time!! It’s so beautiful out there and the whole experience was a lot of fun. I definitely recommend this company and Joel as a guide!



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