Do I need to reserve rental gear in advance? No reservation is necessary to rent nordic equipment. Cross Country skis, boots and poles, and snow shoes are available through Jackson Hole Sports at a rate of $20/day. Rental equipment may not be reserved or put on hold, and you may keep it as long as you like.
I've never done this before, can I still go on a tour? Absolutely! No experience required for cross country or snow shoe tours. Your guide will provide basic instruction and environmental orientation before you set off into the wilderness. There are a variety of routes to suit your ability level and goals.
What kind of skis do you use? We use waxless touring skis and NNN bindings and boots. The skis are designed for off-trail use and variable snow conditions.
I hurt my knee/shoulder/back etc. Is it dangerous? Cross country skiing and snow shoeing are very low-impact. Nordic tours can be a great alternative to alpine skiing if you're worried about a past injury.
How long will we be skiing for? On a half day tour you'll probably ski for around 2 hours, depending on drive time. For full days, plan on spending a little more time in the car. You'll probably ski for about four hours with a lunch stop in the middle. Remember, all of our private tours are flexible! You can call the shots!
Is it hard? Olympic athletes make cross-country skiing look like an extreme aerobic work-out. While they are a great source of exercise, our tours generally go at a slower pace. No spandex necessary. We'll focus on natural and local history, tracking animals and enjoying Grand Teton National Park.