Togwotee Pass

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Togwotee Pass

Submitted By: mallen on October 18, 2011

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Dream Lake Chutes

There are several ways to work your way down through the Chutes.  You can ski both chutes via the relatively open fall lines, but you don't have to be blind to see the obvious tree runs surrounding the chutes, as well as the numerous pillow/cliff drop options.

Because most of the snow is wind-deposited, there can be some spots that are uber deep, but directly adjacent to a pillow might be only a couple of inches covering rocks.  Remember this when you are thinking about going big.  Also, some of the landings can be surprising flat.

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Togwotee Pass is on the continental divide located between Dubois and Moran Junction in Wyoming. North of the highway are the Absaroka Mountains and south of the highway are the Gros Ventre Mountains. The area receives a ton of annual snow, but is a bit remote, with the nearest (big) town being Jackson Hole. Day trips to Togwotee Pass can also be made from Lander.

How to Get There

From Jackson: Drive north from the Town Square on Cache Street. This turns into 26/89/189. Continue north to Moran Junction, then bear right continuing on 26/287. The road will climb up to Togwotee Pass. There are areas to park on the South side of the highway.

From Lander: Drive north out of town on 287. At the junction with 26, continue west on 26/287 until you reach the pass.

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