Level Up Avalanche Clinic: Tetons

Season Winter

Difficulty Moderate

Duration 1 Day plus a 2-hour Zoom Call


Looking to improve your avy savvy? Our Level Up Avalanche Clinics offer an opportunity to build on the knowledge gained in your level one avalanche course and take your backcountry touring to the next level. These one-day intensive clinics are ideal for skiers and riders looking to develop their terrain assessment, gain an introduction to weak layers in the snowpack or practice tour planning and decision-making. All clinics start with a 2-hour Zoom call the evening before. This will give you a chance to review the season history and establish a tour plan. The day of the clinic, you’ll meet your instructor in Grand Teton National Park and spend a full day practicing decision-making under the tutelage of one of our AMGA-trained Avalanche Educators.


This is a great way to build on previous knowledge, gain confidence traveling in the backcountry and prepare for future training such as an avalanche Level 2 course. All participants must have taken an Avalanche Level 1 in order to attend this course. These courses are for downhill skiers and boarders. All participants must travel on touring skis or splitboard during the course and be comfortable riding black diamond terrain at the resort or ungroomed backcountry snow on slopes up to 30 degrees. (blue square). Participants in this one  day course  should be able to hike uphill for 3000 vertical feet. 

Season Winter

Minimum Age 18

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Day 0 – Evening Zoom Call – 6 to 8 PM

6:00 – 6:30 Introduction

6:30 – 7:00 Season History

7:00 – 8:00 Tour Planning


Field Day – Grand Teton National Park – 8:30 – 4:30 PM

Participant-led tour focusing on terrain identification, snowpack assessment and decision-making.

Level Up Avalanche Clinic: $195 / person

The Mountain Guides does not provide transportation for its clients. Students will be responsible for paying the $35 vehicle fee at the park entrance unless they have a Golden Eagle Pass or equivalent .

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  • Back Pack: 30 to 40 Liter ski pack, Guide Pick: Mammut Pro Short Removable Airbag System Backpack
  • Water & Food: Thermos or insulated water bottles are best. Lot’s of snacks.
  • Sunglasses/ Sunglass Case
  • Ski Goggles
  • Extra Prescription Glasses/Contact Lens
  • Sunscreen/Lip balm
  • Headlamp-Extra batteries
  • Laptop Computer — for Avalanche Courses only


  • Boots: Alpine Touring, Telemark, or Snowboarding Boots
  • Skis or Splitboard with compatible binding for boots
  • Climbing Skins (fit to skis)
  • Ski Poles
  • Helmet (optional)

SNOW SAFETY EQUIPMENT (REQUIRED and available for rent at JHMG)



Grand Teton National Park is located roughly 30 minutes from our Jackson, WY headquarters. Our Jackson office is located in the south part of Jackson at 1325 S. Highway 89, Suite 104 and shares a parking area with Smith’s. Our phone number is (800) 239-7642 or (307) 733-4979. Most trips and classes will meet at this office for gear checks, preparation, and classes. The Jackson Hole airport is the closest, but Idaho Falls (a 2 – 2.5 hour drive) is a cheaper option and Salt Lake City (4 – 5 hour drive) are also air travel options. It is helpful to arrive a couple of days prior to your trip/class in order to acclimatize. Otherwise, you should arrive the day before and stop by our office for an equipment check. Do not plan on traveling the day after a significant climb – you will be tired and there are no guaranteed times when we will return to the trailhead. Plan on having accommodations for the night prior to and the night you return from a significant climb. There are a plethora of hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts in Jackson and the surrounding area. Accommodations near our office make your transitions convenient. It is highly advisable to make reservations as early as possible. Lodging recommendations and many more details can be found in the downloadable document below.



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