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Skiing the Tetons' Yurts



Snowboard with NOLS in the Tetons.
Photo: Sarah Holmberg


Do you want to learn to telemark, improve your tele-turns, ramp up your snowboard skills, or gain avalanche awareness?

Well, here's your chance to spend 6-days at NOLS' Teton Valley branch enjoying a mix of lift-assisted skiing and backountry yurt living in some of the best winter backcountry terrain in the United States!

The Tetons in winter are home to some of the finest powder and most gorgeous mountain scenery that exists. You'll be introduced to winter travel techniques and learn avalanche skills while based at the NOLS Teton Valley branch with two nights at a backcountry yurt. Practicing your turns at Grand Targhee Ski area, learning avalanche skills and touring in the Tetons. Education and recreation—it's the perfect combination.


Skiing the Tetons' Yurts
Dates: March 10-15, 2013
Duration: 6 days
Cost: $1,200
Average Age:


Typical Female/Male Mix:


Course start/end: Driggs, Idaho

Activity Rating :

(this is a subjective rating of anticipated physical difficulty—weather, route, and the group mix can combine to make trips more or less "difficult" —higher numbers indicate more challenge.)


Lodging at NOLS Teton Valley and a backcountry yurt. Challenging day-skiing means sore legs.

Fly in/out: Jackson, WY or Idaho Falls, ID (code: JAC or IDA)
Additional Information:

Trip Description (pdf)

Equipment Guidelines (pdf)

Apply Now:

Download Application (pdf)


Signing Up
A $200 per person non-refundable deposit is required for enrollment on all alumni trips. If you would like to sign up or have questions just give us a call at 1-800-332-4280 or email at


NOLS expeditions in the Tetons typically get lots of snow in February.

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