Cross-country Skiing & Snowshoeing

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A cross country skier skies down a snow trail towards mountains.
Cross-country skiing is a popular winter activity at Grand Teton.

Photo courtesy of J. Skaggs


Skiing and snowshoeing are popular activities in the park during the long winter months. While the Teton Park Road is closed to cars in the winter, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing is welcome on the road. The park does not plow the road until the end of March.


The park does not mark ski and snowshoe trails. You must be responsible for route-finding in the backcountry. Remember that winter storms can intensify quickly obscuring your tracks and reducing visibility. Please use caution and be aware of changing conditions.

Download the cross-country skiing and snowshoeing brochure for a list of popular routes and safety information.

Watch our video podcast to learn more about winter safety in the park.

For current backcountry conditions visit the Jenny Lake Climbing Rangers blogspot, and read the Jackson Hole Avalanche forecast.

Ranger-Led Programs

Late December through mid-March, rangers offer guided snowshoe hikes Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Call 307-739-3399 for more details and to make reservations (10 am - 4 pm, Monday - Saturday).

Licensed Concessionaires

Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

EcoTour Adventures 307-690-9533
The Hole Hiking Experience 1-866-733-4453
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Nordic Center 307-733-2629
Teton Backcountry Guides 307-353-2900

Backcountry Skiing and Climbing

Exum Mountain Guides 307-733-2297
Jackson Hole Mountain Guides 307-733-4979


Additional Grand Teton Information

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Ranger-led Snowshoe Hikes

Park rangers provide guided snowshoe walks from the Taggart Lake Trailhead when snow conditions permit, usually late December to mid-March.

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Last updated: October 23, 2019

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P.O. Box 170
Moose, WY 83012


(307) 739-3399

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