Idaho backcountry skiing: Teton Canyon is the hidden gem. Except that is not really hidden. When you stay at Teton Valley Cabins, you are only 5 miles from the trailhead whose parking lot has a hovering Grand Teton Peak looming overhead.
The Teton Canyon trail is on U.S. Forest Service land. This trail is the first to be groomed in the fall and the last to be groomed in the spring. Teton Canyon is our most scenic trail, taking a gentle path up the valley directly towards the Grand Teton. This is a heavily used trail on the weekends and gets a lot of traffic from multiple user groups including snow shoeing, snow biking, walkers, and snow mobiles. Teton Valley Trails and Pathways, a non-profit organization, grooms five Nordic ski trails regularly in Teton Valley. While skiing on these trails remains free, the cost of grooming is not. We rely on your donations to make our grooming program possible. Our goal is to keep cross-country skiing accessible to all as part of a healthy mountain lifestyle. Please help by becoming a ski trails supporter. Come and enjoy skiing in Teton Valley! TVTAP’s trails are primarily for Nordic skiing, classic or skate,
but most are multiple-use, open for snowshoeing, walking, running, snow biking, and dog walking. In Teton Canyon snow mobiles are allowed. There are a few rules and expectations on trails so check the trail map descriptions while making your plans. Please be courteous and respectful of others, we can keep the trails pleasurable for all.
Directions to Teton Canyon – Drive up Ski Hill Road out of Driggs. The road will change names a few times but I don’t think it is noticeable, (I never did) just stay on the main drag until about a mile after you go through Alta there is a turn right on Teton Canyon Road. Drive down this route until you get to the parking area. This is a beautiful ski at The Grand Teton towers over you the whole way. Dogs Allowed!