During the most recent Exum Mountain Guides/Alpine House Backcountry Ski Week, a few of us decided to take on the Apocalypse Couloir in Death Canyon. Armed with some great skiers, 2 ropes, an ice screw, a little rock gear and our ski guiding skills, the 5 of us were on our way. The day started off under beautiful blue skies. As we skinned our way to the top, the weather started to change and became more fitting to the name of our descent. Wind, cold temps, and some snow only added to the excitement.
The descent included rappelling, steep skiing, and even some skiing on belay. The Apocalypse Couloir is one of the most sought after ski descents in the Tetons. Words can’t describe it. Since we happened to have one of Jackson’s best photographers, David Stubbs along, we decided to simply present it with photos.
As you can see, this descent is for experienced skiers. Our guides however, can find an adventure for skiers of all abilities and we can help you work your way up to a descent like the Apocalypse Couloir.
Enjoy the photos!