During winter, Grand Teton National Park is an outside recreation enthusiasts playground for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, backcountry skiing, snowboarding, ice climbing and snowmobiling. With its abundance of snow, vast wilderness terrain, rivers, lakes, wildlife and jagged granite peaks, Grand Teton National Park becomes a scenic winter landscape for adventurers.
Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Trails
Grand Teton National Park is an excellent place to snowshoe and cross-country ski. Snowshoe or ski on the endless terrain for exercise and viewings of wildlife and beautiful scenery.
The Teton Park Road from the Taggart Lake trailhead to Signal Mountain is groomed. Other trails to cross-country ski include the Jenny Lake Trail and Taggart Lake area, The Moose-Wilson Road, the Colter Bay area, Flagg Ranch and Antelope Flats Road.
Snowmobiling in Grand Teton National Park
Snowmobiling is popular in the park in the winter along with the 600 miles of trails that make up the Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail System through Wyoming’s backcountry.
Grand Teton National Park Winter Guides
Professional companies provide qualified instructors to lead you on your adventure of choice through the park’s terrain. Here is a list of a few guide services.
Jackson Hole Mountain Guides provides avalanche and mountaineering classes, ski and ice climbing ventures and overnight trips in the Tetons.
Exum Mountain Guides offers avalanche courses, guided backcountry skiing and snowboarding, peak skiing and snowboarding, ice climbing, winter peak ascents and winter alpine skills instruction.
Rendezvous Backcountry Tours provides skiing day and overnight hut tours, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing tours.
The Hole Hiking Experience offers cross-country ski & snowshoe tours in the park. Special winter tours include a 5-day snowshoe package and an all day snowshoe and dog sled tour.
Ranger-guided Snowshoe Walks:
The Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center is open in the winter and naturalists guide snowshoe tours.
Lodging and Services in Winter for Grand Teton National Park
Triangle X Ranch provides cozy cabins and four-star dining along with winter recreation activities.
Dornans Spur Ranch provides lodging, restaurants, groceries as well as rentals in the winter.
Getting to the Park
The park’s main roadways are plowed from the town of Jackson at the South end to Flagg Ranch near the North end by Yellowstone National Park.