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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.

Our Top-ranked Trips

Exum offers backcountry skiing and snowboarding in an incredible variety of terrain. Whether you are a seasoned backcountry skier who wants to explore deep in the heart of the Tetons, or a skier looking for your first backcountry experience, we’ll provide a day you will not soon forget.

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.

Ready for Adventure?

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will help plan a trip that’s right for you.  Start planning your next backcountry adventure today!

What People Say

I can’t say enough positive things about Exum… I first met the crew in about 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, East Vail, CO

Mark Johnson skiing on belay in the Tetons.

I have been skiing with Exum for almost twenty years.  As an Exum client I know I am skiing with a team that watches the snow pack closely all season long. When I’m out skiing with Exum, the guides continue to monitor and communicate conditions throughout the day.  That translates into the best snow and the best routes for the day, as well as safety. I have skied all over the world:  the European Alps, Northwest China and the Himalaya. Some of my favorite adventures have been backcountry skiing with Exum in the Tetons.

Kristine O., Teton County, WY

Kristine Backcountry Powder
Kristine ripping the fresh backcountry powder.


2023-2024 Rates

  • $620 for one participant
  • $405 each for two participants
  • $350 each for three participants
  • $315 each for four participants

Group rates are also available.

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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