Shadow Mountain Cross Country Skiing

The 4th most popular XC Ski in Wyoming.

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Northeast of Jackson in the Grand Teton National Park, the 7 mile out and back 1500 feet up Shadow Mountain is a classic Teton backcountry tour. This gentle climb has great views of the Tetons across the valley. To reach the cross-country skiing trailhead from Jackson, head north on SR191 to Gros Ventre Junction. Turn right and drive through Kelly and continue for 5 miles to the end of the plowed road.

Overall, Shadow Mountain is the 4th most popular cross country ski area of all 26 Nordic ski destinations in Wyoming. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Shadow Mountain including Jackson Ski Touring Foundation, Jenny Lake Loop, Signal Mountain, Mt. Washington Valley, Jackson Hole Nordic Center and Cache Creek CanyonCurtis Canyon.

Grand Teton National Park (WY/US)

Grand Teton National Park (WY/US)

Grand Teton National Park (WY/US)

Grand Teton National Park (WY/US)

Shadow Mountain Cross Country Skiing Map



Local Contact(s):  Grand Teton National Park (307) 739-3300; Wyoming Tourism (307) 777-7777; Avalanche Report (307) 733-2664.

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Recommended Map:  "Grand Teton National Park" from Trails Illustrated

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Base Camp:  Jenny Lake Lodge

Luxury Loding:  Jackson Lake Lodge

Breakfast Restaurant:  Snake River Inn

Reference Source:  click here

Date Published:  12/29/2015

Date Updated:  8/3/2016

ID:  11445

Shadow Mountain Cross Country Skiing Map