Jackson Hole’s guided backcountry (including waffles) is already one of the best off-piste and powder experiences in North America. It just got better.
Mountain Resort (JHMR) is already in a class by itself. Add in the ability to head out the legendary backcountry gates to access hero terrain—from intermediate rollers to TGR-worthy cliff drops—and untracked snow, and you have an experience akin to the best European touring. Take note: This is the backcountry so the best way to get out here is hire the resort’s knowledgeable and highly trained guides (some of whom were members of the Jackson Hole Air Force, pioneering this terrain before the resort opened it up). Go with the guides and you’ll hop on the tram before it opens, eat tasty waffles at Corbet’s Cabin, and then head out on a safe tour catered to your group’s experience level. So how could this get better? Enter Olympic gold medalist Tommy Moe, who has partnered with JHMR to offer the private-tour Tommy Moe Olympic Day Experience, either within resort boundaries or in the adjacent backcountry. Lest you think this is just for the 1 percent, the prices—$1,170 for half-day inbounds, $1,520 for a full day; backcountry touring with the man run from $1,650 for one person to $1,830 for the maximum of four people—are reasonable considering you ski alongside a legend. Book at jacksonhole.com.
GOLDEN CHILD: TOMMY MOE SHOWS HOW IT’S DONE IN THE JACKSON HOLE BACKCOUNTRY. Photo courtesy Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.