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WINTER UPDATE - FEB 20, 2018

We hope you're having a great winter and getting some of the excellent skiing to be had in the Grand Teton Backcountry. Please continue to be mindful of the snowpack and conditions, as well as your surroundings; as a recent fatal incident just south of JHMR reminded everyone, an avalanche does not have to be large to have severe consequences. 
Check the local avalanche forecast before heading out: Bridger Teton Avalanche Center


All visitor centers and campgrounds in Grand Teton National Park are closed for the winter.  Camping permits are required year-round for all overnight trips into the backcountry.  Backcountry camping permits can be obtained Monday-Friday during business hours (8:30-12:00 pm & 1:00-4:30 pm) at the front desk in the Park Headquarters Building.  To obtain a permit on weekends please contact Park Dispatch at (307) 739-3301.  

GREETINGS FROM JENNY LAKE - JAN 26, 2018

Recent snowfall in the past weeks has brought cycles of avalanche activity in addition to excellent skiing, and though avalanche activity has slowed down, please watch the conditions carefully and continue to practice safe backcountry travel practices. Be sure to check the local avalanche forecast before venturing out: Bridger Teton Avalanche Center

Please continue to respect wildlife closures which are in effect until April 1:


All visitor centers and campgrounds in Grand Teton National Park are closed for the winter.  Camping permits are required year-round for all overnight trips into the backcountry.  Backcountry camping permits can be obtained Monday-Friday during business hours (8:30-12:00 pm & 1:00-4:30 pm) at the front desk in the Park Headquarters Building.  To obtain a permit on weekends please contact Park Dispatch at (307) 739-3301.  

HAPPY NEW YEAR - JAN 2, 2018

Happy New Year's from Grand Teton! Snow conditions continue to be challenging since our last significant snowfall, with a number of small to moderate avalanches reported within the park, so please check the local avalanche forecast if you're venturing into the backcountry. Bridger Teton Avalanche Forecast
See the video below of our rangers conducting a stability test in popular backcountry skiing terrain:

This test was conducted on Dec 27, on the North Ridge of 25 Short, above Pesticide Gulch. Though nearly a week ago, the active weak layer seen here continues to be a major concern to backcountry travelers. Please keep this in mind and make appropriate terrain and travel choices.

If you're looking for an alternative to the backcountry, the Teton Park Road from Taggart Lake to Signal Mountain is groomed and open for Nordic skiing.

All visitor centers and campgrounds in Grand Teton National Park are closed for the winter.  Camping permits are required year-round for all overnight trips into the backcountry.  Backcountry camping permits can be obtained Monday-Friday during business hours (8:30-12:00 pm & 1:00-4:30 pm) at the front desk in the Park Headquarters Building.  To obtain a permit on weekends please contact Park Dispatch at (307) 739-3301.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! - DECEMBER 22, 2017

Winter finally made an appearance in Jackson Hole this morning!  We awoke to heavy snowfall and a few inches of light density snow on the ground.  Snow remains in the forecast on and off for the next few days.  As winter ramps up remember to consult the avalanche forecast before venturing out into the mountains.  Please help our local wildlife survive the harsh winter by respecting winter closures that protect critical habitat.

A fresh blanket of snow on the Climber's Ranch - 12.22.17
All visitor centers and campgrounds in Grand Teton National Park are closed for the winter.  Camping permits are required year-round for all overnight trips into the backcountry.  Backcountry camping permits can be obtained Monday-Friday during business hours (8:30-12:00 pm & 1:00-4:30 pm) at the front desk in the Park Headquarters Building.  To obtain a permit on weekends please contact Park Dispatch at (307) 739-3301.