hiking in the winter

Winter offers some of the best hiking in the Teton Valley. Smaller crowds and limited access lets you experience the wonder that is Jackson Hole in the winter time.

Teton Backcountry Rentals can outfit the entire family or group for a day of fun on the trails with packages including snowshoes, trekking poles, gaiters, and more.

Snowshoe basics

Teton Backcountry Rentals offers a winter rental program from December 15th through April 15th. During the winter our store is open 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm daily, and gear reservations must be picked up the evening before your rental period.
When making an online reservation, please make sure to select exact 24 hour blocks, or you will be charged an extra day. However, we are happy to be flexible on your actual return times!

Snowshoeing is an approachable way to get out and explore winter in Jackson. It’s simply hiking on top of snow covered ground! You do however, need the right equipment to ensure your outing is a positive experience rather than one of cold wet socks. Snowshoes keep you on top of the snow rather than falling through all the way to the ground, called post-holing.

Additionally, a pair of trekking poles will keep you on your feet and well balanced throughout the walk, especially if you are new to snowshoeing. Our poles are adjustable in height and feature powder baskets which is perfect for hiking on the snow. Lastly, gaiters when paired with some waterproof hiking/winter boots help keep the snow from falling into your boot.

The Package Deal

The snowshoe package deal is back at Teton Backcountry Rentals! Get a pair of adult snowshoes, trekking poles, and gaiters for $20 a day and save more when you rent for multiple days!

Price: First two days $20/day, $13.33 each additional day

Additional gear

Make the most out of your hike by bringing along a few add-ons. Don’t miss out on spotting a few elk, bighorn sheep, and bald eagles. Always keep a safe distance between you and any wildlife.

Not sure what you need?

We’re happy to answer any questions about snow safety and which rentals are best for you.

More Winter backcountry tools

Whatever you need to explore the Jackson Hole in the winter, we have you covered. From snowshoes to ice axes and GPS emergency locators, contact us to outfit your winter backcountry travel.