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WINTER 2015 INFORMATION - JANUARY 18, 2015

Winter climbing conditions prevail in the high peaks of the Teton Range. Climbing and backcountry travel will involve access through avalanche prone terrain. In order to have a safe and successful trip, it’s important to have good route finding and avalanche skills while traveling throughout the range. Be diligent when selecting a route, trail, or campsite in canyons or on peaks while remaining flexible to changing your plan or itinerary depending on the conditions. This information will not change until significant warming occurs in late Spring.

Please refer to the Bridger Teton Avalanche Center for recent postings of backcountry avalanche conditions, but be aware that this information only covers areas up to 10500 feet.

Lake Ice conditions:
All of the park lakes, including Jackson Lake, are frozen and will support skiers and snowshoers in most areas. There are still areas of thinner ice throughout Jackson Lake, be sure to monitor the changing ice conditions and change your route depending on the presence of water, slush, or unusual cracking.