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Teton Backcountry Skiing - Photo: David Stubbs
Deep Powder Skiing in the heart of the storm with Exum Mountain Guides (2)
Backcountry Fun in the Tetons - photo: David Stubbs
DEEP Powder Skiing with Exum Guides in Grand Teton National Park - Exum Collection
Teton Backcountry Skiing with Exum Guides - Exum Collection
Backcountry Skiing near Jackson Hole - photo by David Stubbs

The Tetons offer some of the best backcountry skiing and snowboarding in the US. Leave the lift lines and crowds behind, to experience the solitude and beauty of the Teton backcountry.

Exum offers backcountry skiing and snowboarding in an incredible variety of terrain. We can plan an unforgettable trip for you, whether this will be your first trip into the backcountry, or you are an experienced backcountry skier.

Some Options

©Leslie Hittmeier, Arc’teryx

MAVERICKS, 25 SHORT AND SHADOW PEAK: Located in Grand Teton National Park these valley favorites are full of awesome views, open slopes, big bowls, and spacious glades that make for an exceptional day in the Teton backcountry. Vertical ascent/descent – from 3,000 ft. – 4,000 ft.

TETON PASS – MT. TAYLOR AND MAIL CABIN CREEK: On the west side of Teton Pass, there are numerous ski runs, zones, slopes, bowls, and even some open glades for novice skiers, but with so much varied terrain it is also great for intermediate and advanced skiers alike. Vertical ascent/descent – 500 ft. laps to as much as you can handle.

ALBRIGHT PEAK and WIMPY’S: These backcountry ski runs in Grand Teton National Park are approached via the Death Canyon trailhead with some steep skinning near the top, followed by a sustained descent through open powder slopes and gullies. Vertical ascent/descent – 3,200 ft.

Mark Johnson skiing on belay in the Tetons.

Contact us to discuss these and many other options.


“I can’t say enough positive things about Exum… I first met the crew inabout 2012 for an Intro to Backcountry Skiing clinic in Grand Teton National Park, and have since skied and climbed with them on well over 10 occasions. All of the guides are extremely knowledgeable, very safety conscious, and fun to hang out with (even while winter camping in fairly extreme conditions). If you want to learn more about backcountry skiing, ski mountaineering, or climbing, Exum is the way to go!”  Mark Johnson


Pricing (2020/2021)

  • $495 for one participant
  • $325 each for two participants
  • $280 each for three participants
  • $250 each for four participants

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