Have you ever thought of skiing some of the iconic peaks in the Teton’s with your Girl friends? Jackson Wyoming offers all levels of off-piste skiing challenges and rewards. Join JHMG professional guides Lisa Van Sciver and Julia Niles. The first All Female team to ski the Grand Teton and learn how they approach the back county in a setting only the Tetons has to offer.
This camp is the perfect venue for the female skier who wants to improve their understanding of terrain and snow pack assessment, route selection. You will discuss and practice companion search and rescue with other women. Improve backcountry travel techniques. Improve ski skills and gain confidence of your outdoor winter surrounding while networking with new womens skiers.
Day 1 – The first day will start at our Jackson office discussing clothing, equipment, the contents of our backpack, and current snowpack conditions. We will then transition to Snow King Mountain located in downtown Jackson for the remainder of the day. At Snow King we will refine and practice the skills necessary for our ski tour the following day, companion avalanche search and rescue, ascending with skins, transitions from up to down, and of course skiing.
Day 2 ,3 and 4 – These days will be spent in magnificent GTNP, ascending and descending some of the classic winter lines. Along the way you will be learning about route selection, track setting, snowpack assessment, weather assessment, and skiing in variable backcountry snow. The best part is that you will be learning with other women by Female guides while experiencing some of the best skiing objectives in the Tetons.
The participants of this camp should be capable of hiking uphill 4000’/day, have backcountry ski experience, and an advanced level skier to participate. This camp is for those who want to improve their understanding of backcountry travel. This camp would be a great prep for our avy courses. This program is for intermediate/advanced backcountry skiers/boarder, who are Level III skiers, in good physical condition. All equipment can be provided by JHMG.
Price $1200 per person
Grand Teton National Park is located roughly 30 minutes from our Jackson, WY headquarters. Our Jackson office is located in the south part of Jackson at 1325 S. Highway 89, Suite 104 and shares a parking area with Smith’s. Our phone number is (800) 239-7642 or (307) 733-4979. Most trips and classes will meet at this office for gear checks, preparation, and classes. The Jackson Hole airport is the closest, but Idaho Falls (a 2 – 2.5 hour drive) is a cheaper option and Salt Lake City (4 – 5 hour drive) are also air travel options. It is helpful to arrive a couple of days prior to your trip/class in order to acclimatize. Otherwise, you should arrive the day before and stop by our office for an equipment check. Do not plan on traveling the day after a significant climb – you will be tired and there are no guaranteed times when we will return to the trailhead. Plan on having accommodations for the night prior to and the night you return from a significant climb. There are a plethora of hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts in Jackson and the surrounding area. Accommodations near our office make your transitions convenient. It is highly advisable to make reservations as early as possible. Lodging recommendations and many more details can be found in the downloadable document below.
First off, arrive stoked, ready to learn, have an open mind and a great sense of humor.
Be prepared to spend significant amounts of time in the backcountry and be physically fit enough to climb anywhere between 3000-4500 vertical feet.
Be sure to bring plenty of clothing. The Tetons can be cold, even in March. Be sure to have plenty of food and water.
- Top Long Sleeve Synthetic or Wool: medium to expedition weight long underwear
- Puffy Jacket: synthetic light weight down
- Soft Shell or Fleece Jacket Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Atherm Jacket
- Shell Jacket with hood. Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Cloudseeker Jackset
- Insulated Jacket– Hood Recommended. Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Dynotherm Jacket
- Bottom Synthetic or Wool Long Underwear Bottoms
- Shell Pant: full side zips and built-in gaiters Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Highball Pant
- Socks: Synthetic or wool. Sized for your boots and blister protection. Liners recommended.
HEAD AND HANDS
- Gloves 3 pair: 1 light, 1 medium, 1 heavy pair
- Hat: medium weight ski hat
- Hat: baseball or visor for sun
- Buff/neck gaiter
- Back Pack: 30 to 40 Liter ski pack, Guide Pick: Mammut Pro Short Removable Airbag System Backpack
- Water & Food: Thermos or insulated water bottles are best. Lot’s of snacks.
- Sunglasses/ Sunglass Case
- Ski Goggles
- Extra Prescription Glasses/Contact Lens
- Sunscreen/Lip balm
- Headlamp-Extra batteries
SKI/SNOWBOARD EQUIPMENT FOR THE BACKCOUNTRY (Packages available for rent at JHMG)
- Boots: Alpine Touring, Telemark, or Snowboarding Boots
- Skis or Splitboard with compatible binding for boots
- Climbing Skins (fit to skis)
- Ski Poles
- Helmet (optional)
SNOW SAFETY EQUIPMENT (REQUIRED and available for rent at JHMG)
- Transceiver Guide Pick:Mammut Element Barryvox
- Shovel Guide Pick: Mammut Alugator Twist shove
- Probe Guide Pick: Mammut Fastlock Probe 240
Talk To Us
Here you’ll find online tools and information about joining us for a trip of a lifetime! To sign up for a trip, or if you have any questions, please call us. Listed on the left side of these pages are links that you may find useful, including printable forms and policies concerning a trip with JHMG. We encourage ALL prospective climbers to read our Preparation advice. Our office can help place you with others who are looking to climb.