Tired of wasting time and precious energy route finding? Want first-hand beta in the palm of your hand, in the field, from an IFMGA Mountain Guide? Ready to simultaneously invest in an amazing information product, and financially support the organization that will rescue you if the $#@& hits the fan?
Welcome to the digital ski atlas guide of the future! Six years in the making, I mapped 50 ski lines and 50+ waypoints that will lead you to the powder, provide critical gear beta for technical lines, and keep you slaying pow like a pro.
- Stop getting lost
- Gear recommendations for technical lines
- Stats to help you plan your adventure
- Works with Gaia GPS app (or any other GPS app that accepts .GPX files) on your smartphone
- 50% will be donated to the Jenny Lake Rangers Search & Rescue team
50 Uber Classic Route Lines Include:
Olive Oil, Prospectors Peak, Albright Peak, Buck Mountain, Peak 10,696, Maverick, 25 Short, Mt Wister, Shadow Peak, Nez Perce, Cloudveil Dome, South Teton, Middle Teton, Grand Teton, Mt Owen, Teewinot, Taylor Mountain, St John's and Mt Moran.
Mark Smiley has been climbing, skiing and guiding for the better part of this life. His passion for adventure has taken him around the world. 5 Denali expeditions, and 20+ expeditions to places like China, Peru, Ecuador, Across Europe, Canada and Alaska, have given Mark a ton of experience to draw from.
He and his wife are the only people in the world to have climbing on all 50 Classic Climbs of North America (48 successfully). Additionally, he was part of a team to set a world record skiing across the entire Alps Mountain Range in a mere 36 days.
His teaching style is fun, concise and easy to understand. As an IFMGA Certified Mountain Guide, he is among the world's elite guides to reach this status. More important than this certification, is his candid style of conveying to you the best of the best information and techniques that will really help you. Through this course you will tap into his expertise, skills, and knowledge for real world learning.
Q: Will these files only work on my smartphone, or can I put it on my GPS device too?
A: Any device, or app, that can read a .GPX file, which is most gps devices and apps.
Q: What if I buy this and I don't like it?
A: I'll give you a full refund, with one question asked...why you didn't like it.
Q: Are the route lines perfectly exact?
A: No. All gps devices have different ranges of accuracy, but it is as accurate as possible. Also, skin tracks change on a micro level. These lines are as accurate as possible, but it does not replace your sound judgement and mountain sense. This sport is dangerous!
Q: Can I share the file with my friends?
A: Please do not. The more people that purchase the app, the more we can support the Jenny Lake Search and Rescue team, and future informational products that will help you ski and ride at the next level. Please share this page link, not the file.
Q: Where do I purchase Gaia GPS app?
A: https://www.gaiagps.com/smileys_project/. It costs $16-$32/year, but it is totally worth it.
Q: How can I become a ninja with Gaia app and backcountry navigation?
A: This 38 minute tutorial is a great place to start. It covers how to use Google Earth and Gaia to plan a route. You will learn the very skills I used to create the digital ski atlas. First 5 minutes are free, and you will learn good stuff.
Q: How do I get the route lines and waypoints from my email to my app?
A: On your phone's email app, push and hold the attachment icon. A list of apps will pop up, scroll over to your GPS app, click "open in". If you have Gaia, all files will automatically load in one folder. In Gaia, tap top left menu icon (3 stacked horizontal lines), tap Folders, tap Grand Teton Skiing, tap Show on Map.
Additional questions? Ask me directly: [email protected]