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An evening of backcountry tales with ski mountaineers Fabrikant, Bockino, Gardner, and Hennessey

The program: Michael Gardner & Sam Hennessey will present on modern ski alpinism in the Alaska Range, including their 2021 ascent (with Fabrikant) up Denali’s Cassin Ridge and ski descent down the Northwest Buttress.  Nancy Bockino will report on whitebark pine, which was recently listed as a threatened species, and what we as backcountry skiers […]

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2023 Citizens’ Search Clinics

TBCA, in partnership with Yöstmark Backcountry Tours, is pleased to offer a series of Snow Safety Clinics at the TBCA Coal Creek Beacon Park west of Teton Pass. The clinics will be held on January 18 and 24, with the third date TBA. A contribution of $20 per clinic is requested.

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Backcountry Snow and Safety Reports

Throughout the snow season, we will be calling local avalanche experts to learn what they are observing and what backcountry users should look for when venturing into the hills and posting the recording as the Backcountry Snow and Safety Report. The report is produced by the Teton Backcountry Alliance in cooperation with the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center, Teton Search and Rescue, and KHOL radio.

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Now Accepting Applications for Winter Backcountry Ambassadors

The Teton Backcountry Alliance, in cooperation with the USFS, will launch its Volunteer Winter Backcountry Ambassador program again this winter.  Selected Volunteer Ambassadors will work at key areas in the Teton Pass Corridor to provide information to users and help where needed.  This program complements the on-going and outstanding work of our Teton Pass Ambassador Jay Pistono.


Bighorn Sheep!! Joint Comment Letter & On-line Survey Results

Read our joint comment letter to the inter-agency bighorn sheep working group and review the very interesting results of our on-line survey on bighorn sheep and recreation in the Tetons.


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.

***The Survey is now Closed***


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…


Job Announcement – TBCA Projects Coordinator

With a lot on our plate, that means TBCA needs help, 20-30-hours per week, October 15-April 15. Deadline to apply is September 15.

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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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Meet our Volunteer Backcountry Ambassadors

The Teton Backcountry Alliance Volunteer Backcountry Ambassador Program has kicked off its third snow season. TBCA Backcountry volunteers complement the on-going work of Jay Pistono and Mike Penterson,  BTNF’s full-time winter Teton Pass Ambassadors. We are excited to have this strong team of community residents and backcountry enthusiasts to help promote TBCA’s mission of public […]

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