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Jackson Hole and the Tetons

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 12 people
Destination(s): Wyoming  
Specialty Categories: Skiing & Snowboarding  
Season: March
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1295 Pound Sterling (GBP)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1295 Pound Sterling (GBP)

Jackson Hole is North America’s answer to Chamonix: biggest vertical drops, endless backcountry skiing and great snow. The Tetons – muscular, rugged mountains – offer a stunning backdrop to some very challenging and steep off-piste trails. The resort has the lowest skier density in the States and so the slopes are frequently deserted. Off the mountain, the town of Jackson Hole, 20 miles from the skiing at Teton Village, has a genuine, gun-slinging wildwest feel.

The 4-day tour into the Teton Mountains is a unique experience. They receive over 500 inches of legendary light, dry powder snow each winter and with a variety of terrain from steep mountain ridges to broad, low-angled powder bowls, this area is some of the best backcountry skiing and riding anywhere! Accommodation is provided in warm, cozy shelters known as “yurts”.

Skill: **** The advanced level ski tours are challenging tours and only suitable for those who have previously completed at least 1 multi-day ski tour. Advanced off-piste skiing ability in all conditions is essential.

Stamina: **** The advanced level ski tours are nearly all hut-to-hut. You will be hiking uphill for several hours each day using skins and carrying a pack weighing 7-10 kg so physical fitness is very important.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Meet in London and fly to Salt Lake City. Transfer to internal flight to Jackson Airport.
It is a 30 minute transfer from the airport to Teton Village. Stay overnight in Hostel X

Day 2: Skiing at Jackson Hole 1. Stay overnight in Hostel X

Day 3: Skiing at Jackson Hole 2. Stay overnight in Hostel X

Day 4: A day tour in Grand Teton National Park. Stay overnight in Hostel X

Days 5-8: 4-day, 3-night “yurt” trip. You’ll enjoy first class yurt accommodations, a wilderness experience, and the incredible scenery of the Teton Range. Return to Hostel X on day 8.

Day 9: Depart after breakfast for Jackson Airport and the long journey home. Arrive back on day 10. We make every attempt to follow this itinerary but this is subject to weather and snow conditions and may change.

Typical days skiing.

A typical day of skiing on the yurt tour can vary with the energy and physical ability of the group. Generally most of the runs are short compared to the Alps - between 1,000 to 2,000 feet in length. But it’s easy to rack up 6,000 ft of vertical each day – all of it enjoyed even more as there’s no lifts here and you’ve walked every foot of the ascent!

There is a wide variety of terrain to suit all abilities, from low angled open slopes to steeper tree skiing and couloirs. Avalanche conditions dictate what you ski. If we have good stability, we can ski steeper slopes, otherwise most slopes will be less than 30 degrees. The stability just varies due to weather. We plan to go in March when, generally the snowpack is more stable.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.