Full Day Cross Country Skiing Tour

Stay wild and free as you explore a snow-covered Grand Teton National Park on our full day 6hr or 8hr cross country skiing tour. This is a unique winter experience that you won't find anywhere else. Venture into the depths of the Grand Teton backcountry with a PSIA certified Nordic Naturalist Guide leading the way. Our guides are dedicated to designing a day around your interests, creating a customized tour that you won’t soon forget.  

The Day

Our full day cross country skiing expedition begins in the town of Jackson. You’ll meet your Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) certified Nordic Naturalist and hop aboard our modern and fully outfitted vehicle to head into Grand Teton National Park to one of our top cross country skiing destinations. Depending on the weather and the group’s preference, we will travel to a cross country ski location in the park that may be flat, rolling, open or heavily forested.  If we are treated to a sunny bluebird day then we will enjoy traveling out in the open right below the majestic Teton Mountains.  If the snow is falling, we will choose a location with a bit of cover.  We love to hear from you if you would like to use an existing machine groomed trail, skier set track or maybe you would like to set your own track.  We specialize in taking folks off the beaten path to explore the hidden gems of winter in Grand Teton National Park.  No matter where we end up, your professional backcountry guide will help you keep your eyes peeled for animal signs and tracks, teaching you about the winter ecology and snow science that are unique to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. At midday, your guide will build a snow bench, inviting you to a one-of-a-kind dining experience for lunch. On those chillier days, you can even look forward to a cup of hot tea or cocoa out in the field.  The Cross Country Ski rental is not included in the price of the tour.

 

Energy Levels:
Our full day cross country skiing tours can accommodate any energy level.

Leisure: Leisurely paced tours focus on finding teaching moments and interpreting animal signs. We’ll have ample time to stop and take photos and you can easily chat with friends while we are on the move.

Moderate: Our moderate tours fall somewhere in the middle of leisurely and aerobic. We'll focus on covering more ground and getting deeper into the backcountry.

Aerobic: Aerobic energy level expeditions are great for our guests who are at peak physical condition and don’t mind breaking a sweat, aerobic tours are designed to move at a faster pace in order to cover as much ground as possible.

What's Included

  • PSIA Certified Nordic Naturalists, the best in the valley!
  • All guides are Wilderness First Responders, an intensive 80-hour first aid certification.
  • Pickup/Dropoff at a convenient Jackson location.   Pickup at your hotel can be arranged as well.
  • overboot gaiters and backpacks
  • Hot tea and cocoa in the field.
  • Picnic style lunch in the backcountry, complete with snow benches and table, and foam pads for warmth.
  • A comfortable safari style vehicle (with winter studded snow tires) that has been equipped with roof hatches and sliding windows.
  • Window seats guaranteed for every guest.

What’s not included

  • National Park Entry Passes - we can pick these up on the way in.
  • Cross country ski rentals - please rent skis in advance from the following locations:

Town of Jackson Locations

Skinny Skis 65 W Deloney Ave, Jackson, WY 83001 (307) 733-6094

Teton Mountaineering 170 N Cache Dr, Box 1533, Jackson, WY 83001 (307) 733-3595

Teton Village Locations

Jackson Hole Sports 7720 Granite Loop Rd, Teton Village, WY 83025 (307) 739-2687

 

What to Bring

  •  Layers
  •  Winter Hat
  •  Gloves
  •  Warm ski socks
  •  Snow pants
  •  Goggles or sunglasses

EcoTour Adventures is a Gold Level Sponsor of JHNordic and supporter of the Grand Teton National Park Foundation.

6hr or 8hr Full day (appx. 6 or 8 hrs- Pick up to Drop Off)  9:00AM – 3:00 or 4:00PM Season: November 15th - May 1st

Maximum of 7 guests per guide.  Every guest is guaranteed a window seat for travel.  We can accommodate private groups that are larger.

6hr Private program with 1-5 guests $975; 6-7 guests $1,365 (We can accommodate any energy level)

8hr Private program with 1-5 guests $1,125 6-7 guests $1,575

Customize Your Tour
We can accommodate a variety of options - call us to find out what we can do for you: 307-690-9533

We are focused on creating the best experience possible for all of our guests. From hiring the best guides, providing the best foods, and making sure every detail is covered, we are here for you! You may be here only once, so lets do it right the first time.

  • We provide vehicles with Roof Hatches for safe and unobstructed viewing.
  • All of our vehicles have 4 Wheel drive and studded tires, essential for winter travel in Yellowstone.
  • In all of vehicles everyone is granted a window seat! Everyone gets a great view.  There is always plenty of room for jackets, camera gear, backpacks etc… 
  • In our larger van there are no uncomfortable benches that are hard to get in and out of.  We have installed comfortable captain chairs.
  • We use PA systems when needed, have installed cup holders, have stools for easier access, and our guides are always willing to help you in and out of the vehicle.

We are proud to partner with Lander, Wyoming-based Maven Optics - a local, direct to consumer company that specializes in producing award-winning, world class optics. Each guest has access to Maven B Series or C Series (8x42) binoculars for personal use throughout the tour. S Series spotting scopes (25-50x magnification) are also available for viewing wildlife from afar. And, to help preserve the memory of your adventure, we capture all the action with PhoneSkope spotting scope adaptors, sending you home with fun photos and video from your trip!

Our naturalist kits help provide the opportunity to touch and see different items up-close including antlers, pelts, claws, horns, and more.  All items were collected or purchased outside of the National Parks, it is prohibited to take anything out of the parks.

  • We provide a Wildlife Sightings List for the participants in your tour fill out if you like. You take home a copy and we keep a copy for our records.

    Your Children will love our “Children’s Activity book”. They can work on this during the tour or take it home for later. This book is filled with crosswords, coloring pages, matching games, wildlife bingo, and other engaging activities. You provide the child and we provide the book and crayons.

    All of our guides carry Radios to aid in sharing wildlife sightings. When the location and timing is right we will head to that active wildlife hotspot for uninterrupted viewing.

    We provide iPads on all tours that are filled with maps, wildlife photos, diagrams, animal sounds and other visual aids to enhance your learning experience.

    We at EcoTour Adventures take our Coffee seriously. This is why we brew Snake River Roasting CO. organic beans for you every morning. We will serve your coffee from our vacuum insulated French Press Craft while in the park watching the sun to rise. We also stock a selection of organic teas and hot chocolate.

Book Your Trip Today!

Call (307) 690 - 9533
for more details or customized private trips.