Anyone who knows me knows how much I love the people, culture, and fat backcountry lines in the mountains surrounding Jackson, Wyoming. And anyone who knows me knows how much I love sharing untracked pitches with people I don’t know, as well as scoring second tracks. There’s plenty for all. “No, you go first,” is my catchphrase. Ask anyone.

So, needless to say, I’m thrilled to learn that Igneous Skis & Snowboards has, after years of deep pow research, finally released its long-awaited The Jackson Hole Backcountry: A Complete Guide. These folks are based in Jackson, where they make their slay sticks by hand, and test their boards in Granite Canyon, Grand Teton National Park, Teton Pass, and other spots. Which means they are uniquely qualified to write the definitive guide. And they have.

A glance at some of the table of contents tells the story:


Chapter 1: A complete guide to all zones accessible from the tram
Chapter 2: Hidden lines of Teton Pass, a map
Chapter 3: The best zones in Jackson Hole to tag on Instagram
Chapter 4: The shacks, huts, and yurts of Jackson Hole

and my favorite,

Chapter 10: Backcountry zones that never avalanche


This might be the best ski guide that’s ever been created, ever, for any location. And don’t ever say nothing’s free. Igneous and AJ are thrilled to be able to offer you this guide, downloadable here.

Photo of Teton Pass by Steve Casimiro

Steve Casimiro is the editor of Adventure Journal. Follow him on Instagram at @stevecasimiro.