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Ford Couloir

Grand Teton National Park

Intense, steep couloir that makes up the first half of the Ford-Stettner route.

Ski Touring Extreme

355 m
0 m
263 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.9 km
High Point
4.2 km
Ford Couloir Map

The Grand Teton is a bold peak and believe it or not, it can be skied. The only really safe route to take is the Ford-Stettner. This route is made up of 3 couloirs, the Ford, Chevy, and Stettner. From the summit, you ski the Ford. The Ford starts out open and steep with many boulders. It then narrows into a sketchy, steep, and exposed couloir. Of course, you must climb up the couloirs to ski them so you must have the equipment to climb. You must also have avalanche gear and a licensed guide before you ski it.



Extreme skiing terrain above 45 degrees. These routes are reserved for experienced experts.

Extreme Exposure (E4)

4 out of 4

In case of a fall, the skier faces certain death.


4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

between March and June


  • Cliffs
  • Couloir
  • Ski Mountaineering

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Glacier kit