Togwotee Pass

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Togwotee Pass

Submitted By: mallen on October 18, 2011

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The Bowl

Steep wide open bowl.  The bowl tops out in the 30 degrees so only ski this in times of pretty safe avalanche conditions.  If you go too far to the north there is a MONSTROUS cornice usually there so watch out for that.  You'll ski down to a bench which makes a great island of safety to watch your buddies from (pick your location wisely).  After that there are a few mellow tree shots that you can pick up further to the east that will add into the descent and take you right back to where the road first switchbacks.  Be careful though, even these tree chutes can have pretty high avy danger.

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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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