|Location||NOLS Teton Valley|
|Tuition||$2,285 Learn about Financial Aid|
|Fly in/out||Idaho Falls, Idaho or Jackson, Wyoming|
High School Credit
“What was most rewarding about my course? Learning to ride powder, which I had never done before in that quantity, and learning to survive in the snowy backcountry, because all of my previous backcountry experience had been in warmer climates.”
It is winter in the mountains. Cloaked in a blanket of snow, the world is transformed into a quiet, magical place where icicles decorate the trees, animal tracks tell a story and pristine powder beckons. Temperatures can plummet to 30° F below zero and three feet of snow can fall in one storm, but hard work and a positive attitude make winter one of the most rewarding times to travel in the backcountry.
Nestled below the western flanks of the magnificent Teton Mountains in Driggs, Idaho, NOLS Teton Valley is our base for exploring the western Rocky Mountain region.
We specialize in winter and combination backpacking and rafting courses, and we are the hub of the NOLS Adventure programs, offering two-week hiking and four-week hiking and rafting courses for 14- and 15-year-olds ready for a summer outside.
Join us this summer to look out over pristine mountain valleys, hike over Lemhi Pass in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, and raft in the Lower 48’s largest designated wilderness area when you paddle the wild and scenic Main Salmon River. Come in the winter to ski or ride unparalleled powder in our Teton classroom where you will develop your avalanche awareness and rekindle your sense of play as you build shelters made of snow.
Discover with NOLS the rugged and intriguing mountains of the Old West—the vast backcountry of Idaho, Montana, and western Wyoming—as you explore your leadership style.