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Middle Teton - East Face

Grand Teton National Park

A classic steep ski descent of the third highest peak in the Tetons.

Ski Touring Severe

919 m
0 m
602 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.3 km
High Point
3.9 km
Middle Teton - East Face Map

This is a popular ski touring route which is generally considered to be severe. It's extremely remote, it features extreme exposure (e4) and is typically done between January and May. From a low point of 3.3 km to the maximum altitude of 3.9 km, the route covers 919 m, 0 vertical metres of ascent and 602 vertical metres of descent. It's graded 5.1 and Labande grade 5. You'll need skins, ice axe and crampons to complete it safely.


An exposed traverse to get to the main skiable face. Over 1000' of 50+ degree skiing before mellow party skiing down the Middle Teton Glacier and down Garnett Canyon



Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

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 January and May


  • Face
  • Ski Mountaineering

Equipment required

  • Skins
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons