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Level 1 Avalanche Course

December 7-9, 2012

Learn the basics from the best on how to travel safely in the backcountry....more


Level 1 Avalanche Course

January 18-20, 2013

Learn the basics from the best on how to travel safely in the backcountry....more


Level 2 Avalanche Course

February 8-10, 2013

Certified Avalanche Instruction from "The best in the West"...more


Cross Country Lessons

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Explore The Teton backcountry

Yostmark also offers professionally guided backcountry tours and skills instruction. See yostmarktours.com for detailed information or inquire at Yostmark, Call: 208-354-2828, rinaldi.rich@gmail.com.

Yostmark Backcountry Tours and Nordic Ski School is a full service ski and snowboard guide service in the Tetons that also offers instruction in skate, classic and telemark skiing. Based in Driggs, ID on the West Side of the Teton Range, Yostmark Backcountry Tours offers excellent backcountry access to the best powder skiing in the West. Rich Rinaldi, with his professional guides and instructors, cater to individual skier and boarder abilities. Not only can you enjoy some of the best powder skiing in the world, but you can also improve your skiing and snowboarding skills!

Backcountry: The Best of Teton Pass

Edelweiss Bowl

The classic Teton Pass tour! A gentle skin away from the Pass takes us to our first run and then we're off in the woods. Edelweiss Bowl is 800' of sweet powder skiing and provides easy access to many other bowls with similar opportunity. At the end of the day, we either skin back to the Pass or follow gravity down to the highway at the base of the Pass.

Intermediate skiing skills, basic skinning skills.

Mail Cabin Creek

This is a fantastic tour for skiers who want to explore further away from the traffic of Teton Pass. A flat, rolling tour into the canyon lands us at the bottom of endless 800'-1000' runs with amazing tree skiing hidden amongst the open shots.

Intermediate/advanced skiing skills, intermediate skinning skills.

Mount Glory

A 1600' hike up the bootpack leads you to the summit--no skins required! This tour is great for snowboarders or skiers who lack touring gear--but you have to be able to carry your board or skis by strapping them to your pack. There are multiple descent options, many offering almost 3000' of turns down to Teton Pass where we can leave a second vehicle to shuttle us back to the Pass.

Intermediate/advanced skiing skills.

Mt. Oliver

Oliver is the local's stash. We skin up through the forest to a huge variety of skiing options – trees, open bowls and easy access to lots of first turns. Whether or not we go all the way to the summit, we can find gentle tree skiing, long, steep runs and everything in-between.

Intermediate/advanced skiing skills, intermediate skinning skills

Taylor Mountain

Taylor is a Teton Classic. The climb starts from the parking lot and keeps going for 3000' to the summit of Taylor. Though it is a challenging climb, we take breaks along the way to enjoy the incredible scenery on the way up. Once we break out of the trees, this tour offers spectacular views of the Teton Valley and the entire Teton Range. But the real payoff comes once we strip our skins and make turns in the biggest terrain in the Teton Pass vicinity.

Advanced skiing skills, advanced skinning skills. Taylor Mountain tours need to follow an initial tour day with one of our guides.

Noodle Ridge

We start with a gentle skin from the top of the Sacajawea Lift to the top of Peaked Peak, where we strip our skins and make turns down a beautiful powder run towards Teton Canyon. Depending on the group's energy level, we can make multiple laps on the Noodle before skinning back to the top of Peaked for our re-entry to Grand Targhee Ski Area.

Intermediate skiing skills, basic skinning skills.

Sidecountry: Peaked from Grand Targhee

Beyond Mary's

A longer tour that accesses steeper terrain. We climb Mary's via the bootpack and head out beyond the ski area boundaries, where a rolling skin takes us to multiple skiing options. If we're feeling adventurous, we can ski 3000' to the bottom of Teton Canyon and then skin/skate 3 miles on a groomed track to the parking lot.

Advanced skiing skills, intermediate skinning skills.

These tours need to follow an initial tour day with one of our guides. Teton, Darby, Fox, Moose, Leigh and beyond! Explore the legendary canyons of Teton Valley! Paramount scenery, wildlife and terrain make these tours a great experience while we travel with wider metal-edged skis.

Low to intermediate skiing skills.


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