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Zahan Billimoria

International Mountain Guide

TETONS
Fred Marmsater Photo

TETON RANGE, WY

I LIVE IN JACKSON HOLE WITH MY WIFE AND 2 KIDS, AND THE TETON RANGE HAS BEEN MY HOME FOR OVER 15 YEARS. I LOVE THESE MOUNTAINS AND LOOK FORWARD TO SHARING THEM WITH YOU. WITH AROUND 500" OF SNOW/YEAR, 6000' FALL LINES AND MILES OF WILDERNESS - THIS IS AS GOOD AS SKIING GETS IN THE LOWER 48 STATES. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPTION I - GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK

The Park, as it is referred to by the locals is home to the biggest and best skiing in Teton Range. Encompassed in this compact range is some of the wildest skiing in the world. Impossibly steep faces, hidden couloirs and ski descents that begin on the summit of almost every peak, if you want to cut your teeth as a ski alpinist - this is an excellent place to do it.

 

 

I have guided for Exum Mountain Guides since the early days of my career, and I couldn't be prouder to be associated with the collection of professional guides that make up the Exum family. All the work I do in Grand Teton National Park is under the Exum permit. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everybody should ski this run, at least once. The Skillet Glacier, Mt Moran
Skiing the Apocalypse Couloir, Grand Teton National Park
An exploratory day of skiing on Prospectors, GTNP

OVERALL COST

Rates 

Rates are set by Exum, and depend on the specific route you choose

LODGING

Hotel Reservations

Accommodation options abound in Jackson. A little known, but highly attractive option is the Alpine House in downtown Jackson. Highly recommended.

SKIING LEVEL

Advanced Skiers with High Level of Fitness

 

Average days in the Teton High country involve 5-6000' of elevation gain, and a high level of skiing to manage technical ski descents. Those looking for simpler terrain and powder skiing, should consider Teton Pass

GETTING HERE

Fly into Jackson Hole

Easy access via air into Jackson Hole Airport, just 10 minutes from the National Park entrance gate, 20mins from downtown Jackson

Skiing the Grand Teton
Skiing the Grand Teton
Rapture Couloir, Death Canyon. Grand Teton National Park
 

OPTION II - TETON PASS

Teton Pass is a powder skier's paradise. Ample moderate terrain, huge snowfall, and arguably the best access in the US makes Teton Pass an ideal venue for the powder hound. I spend a lot of my personal ski time here because the access is so good, and its easy to get away from the crowds. I started my career as a guide right here on Teton Pass almost 20 years ago, and have a deep connection to this special place. I honored to work on the Yostmark Backcountry Tours Permit owned by my original mentor and friend Rich Rinaldi. 

Skiing Taylor Mountain, Teton Pass
Taylor Mountain, Teton Pass