Skip to main content
You are the owner of this article.
You have permission to edit this article.

Jackson Hole, WY News

Shuttles, paid parking, snow sheds eyed for Teton Pass

Friday is first deadline to comment on federal study of future public access.

Teton Pass

Federal land and highway managers are dreaming up concepts for improving safety and congestion on Teton Pass, mulling public transit, paid parking and snowsheds, as well as underpasses at parking areas.

The concepts are conceptual for the moment, worked up after Teton County, the U.S. Forest Service and a host of other partners received a $300,000 federal public lands access grant that gave them the money to begin a study of the whole Teton Pass corridor, from the Stilson parking lot at the intersection of highways 22 and 390 to Victor, Idaho.

Teton Pass shuttle

Skiers and snowboarders load into a pilot Teton Pass shuttle in December 2020. The Federal Highway Administration is evaluating the feasibility of a more permanent option. The first deadline to comment on the concept is Friday.

Teton Pass shuttle

The proposed Teton Pass shuttle route. If the shuttle only runs on the east side of the corridor (in blue) it could start at Stilson and end at Coal Creek. If it services the full corridor (green and blue), it could run from Stilson to Victor. Neither option would pay for itself. Paid parking could make it pencil.

Teton Pass

The Coal Creek parking areas at the base of the west side of Teton Pass is one of the areas where the Federal Highway Administration is evaluating the feasibility of paid parking.

Teton Pass

A diagram of proposals for the Coal Creek parking area.

Teton Pass Phillips

A schematic showing where Federal Highway Administration officials are evaluating paving the Phillips Bench parking area and developing and underpass to the west.

Teton Pass Phillips

A schematic showing where Federal Highway Administration officials are evaluating building a new parking area north of the existing Phillips Bench parking area.

Teton Pass summit

The Teton Pass summit, where the Federal Highway Administration is evaluating the feasibility realigning parking and cutting into hillsides to make room for a shuttle stop.

Teton Pass summit

The Federal Highway Administration's concept for the Teton Pass summit.

Twin Slides

The concept for redeveloping parking beneath the Twin Slides avalanche path.

Teton Pass avalanche sheds

Concepts for where avalanche sheds could be placed underneath the Twin Slides and Glory Bowl avalanche paths.

Contact Billy Arnold at 732-7063 or

Environmental Reporter

Billy Arnold has been covering the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and the people who manage it since January 2022. He previously spent two years covering Teton County government, and a year editing Scene. Tips welcomed.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Please note: Online comments may also run in our print publications.
Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Please turn off your CAPS LOCK.
No personal attacks. Discuss issues & opinions rather than denigrating someone with an opposing view.
No political attacks. Refrain from using negative slang when identifying political parties.
Be truthful. Don’t knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be proactive. Use the “Report” link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with us. We’d love to hear eyewitness accounts or history behind an article.
Use your real name: Anonymous commenting is not allowed.
The News&Guide welcomes comments from our paid subscribers. Tell us what you think. Thanks for engaging in the conversation!

Thank you for reading!

Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to read or post comments.

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.


Developing and Breaking News



Today In Jackson