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Teton Backcountry Skiing - Photo: 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 (2021/2022)

  • $520 for one participant
  • $350 each for two participants
  • $305 each for three participants
  • $275 each for four participants

Group rates are available – please call to discuss.

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The Gravitas of Doingness in Mountain Magazine by Marc Peruzzi

Mountain activities involve risk

All activities in and around the mountains involve risks which cannot be eliminated. All participants will be required to sign an electronic version of the Acknowledgement of Risk form prior to participation. Please review this form so you are aware of the risks associated with this activity.

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