Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing immerse you in the stark silence and exhilaration of winter travel in Grand Teton National Park. Snow provides an excellent backdrop for winter wildlife viewing and tracking. Proper preparation and planning ensures a safe and enjoyable winter experience.
Safety and Etiquette
In case of emergency call 911. Use caution skiing on frozen lakes and surfaces. Tell someone your plans.
Hypothermia is caused by exposure to cold and is aggravated by wind and wet clothing. Warning signs include: uncontrollable shivering, reduced coordination and incoherent speech. Get the victim inside as soon as possible. If necessary, seek medical attention.
Avoid known avalanche paths. All skiers and climbers traveling in avalanche terrain should be equipped with, and know how to use, an avalanche beacon, probe pole and shovel. For the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center current weather forecast and avalanche hazard advisory call 307-733-2664 or check: www.jhavalanche.org
During winter, pets are allowed on plowed roadways and parking areas, and the unplowed portions of the Teton Park and Moose-Wilson roads.
Winter conditions stress wildlife. Harassing wildlife is prohibited. Maintain a distance of at least 100 yards from bears and wolves and 25 yards from other wildlife.
Areas closed to protect wildlife:
Check Alerts & Current Conditions page for the latest closures or date extensions.
Snowshoe with a Ranger
A snowshoe hike with a interpretive ranger is the perfect introduction to winter in Grand Teton National Park and snowshoeing.
Park Roads and Construction
Check the status and seasonal closing dates of park roads.
Tune in during the depths of winter to our "show from the snow." Snowdesk is Grand Teton's flagship distance learning program!
Last updated: December 17, 2019