Welcome to the Teton BackCountry Alliance


Teton Backcountry Alliance (TBCA) is a grassroots organization dedicated to Teton-area winter backcountry recreation and recreationist effects on our environment, wildlife, and other people. Our mission is to promote public safety, community, stewardship, and sustainable access for Teton-area winter backcountry users. TBCA addresses these goals through dialogue, public information, problem solving, and advocacy. Launched in 2017, TBCA is currently focused on maintaining winter backcountry use on Teton Pass, mitigating bighorn sheep-skier interactions, and educating stakeholders about proposed local ski area expansions.

TBCA welcomes your ideas, energy, and support.

Teewinot Institute, a Wilson, WY based 501 c 3 is currently acting as the fiscal sponsor of TBCA.





The online survey is now posted at https://tinyurl.com/y5cchzt5 for backcountry skiers, riders, and winter climbers to share their perspectives on Teton Bighorn Sheep conservation and backcountry winter recreation. It asks about options for managing sheep habitat, the extent and need for specific closure areas, future bighorn sheep research, and the willingness of backcountry travelers to participate in citizen programs for bighorn sheep conservation. The survey was developed and is administered by Teton Backcountry AllianceTeton Climbers CoalitionWinter Wildlands AllianceAccess Fund, and The American Alpine Club, and is independent of government agencies. The goal is to collect information from backcountry users that will help determine future management actions on bighorn sheep, including possible closures, through a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review process. Info from GTNP on the EA and scoping process can be found here. The information gathered from the survey will be part of the formal public input process for the Environmental Assessment (EA), which was just initiated. The results of the on-line survey will be analyzed and summarized independently by the five sponsoring outdoor organizations and shared with the public and with land management agencies. The names of survey participants will remain anonymous. TIME IS LIMITED, SO PLEASE TAKE THE SURVEY ASAP TO HELP TO DEFINE THE RIGHT BALANCE IN CONSERVING BIGHORN SHEEP AND SUPPORTING WINTER BACKCOUNTRY RECREATION.


If you have questions about the survey, write info@tetonbackcountryalliance.org 


News & Events (See All Posts)

Online Survey on Teton Big Horn Sheep and Winter Backcountry Recreation is Now Available

An online survey is now available for backcountry skiers, riders, and climbers to share their perspectives on Teton Bighorn Sheep conservation and backcountry winter recreation. 


Backcountry Film Festival 2022

SUPPORT TBCA – Stream virtually March 11-31  – Win a BCA airbag, a BD beacon, shovel and probe, a Stio jacket and other raffle Items! Click below to learn more…


Teton Conservation District Releases Closures KMZ

Morgan Graham at Teton Conservation District has combined wildlife winter range closure polygons, motorized-use closure polygons, and designated travel route lines into one KMZ file. With the exception of the voluntary closures for bighorn sheep habitat, this is the most complete one-stop resource for winter travel activity in the Jackson Hole area…a ‘must-have’ for any backcountry user. Double-click on each polygon for details.

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Teton Backcountry Alliance

PO Box 1210
Wilson, WY 83014


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