Field Trip Reports


Cache Creek Update

We got a track on everything with the snowmobile and roller last weekend and snowshoed and pulled the human grooming sled too.  Right now the trails on the map above are packed and usable on foot, snowshoe, fat bike, or skis.  Additionally with several weeks of high pressure many of the ungroomed trails are packed in from other trail users.  All of the closures and leash zones begin today, December 1, but trails outside of that should be in good shape until the next snow.

Thanks for the update and your hard work Chris O.!


Phelps Lake – GTNP Classic XC Tour 

I toured to Phelps Lake this weekend and there were a number of dogs, off leash and people walking on the ski track. -K.S.

Reminder to dog owners: In GTNP, dogs are only allowed on-leash at all times, and only on Park roads (Moose-Wilson Road; Teton Park Road) not side trails. 


#RecreateResponsibly

JH Nordic Alliance among a number of local outdoor organizations in JH, including Bridger-Teton USFS, Backcountry Alliance, JH Chamber, JH TTB, SHIFT, and GTNP, are engaging in the #RecreateResponsibly movement to ensure the safety of locals and visitors alike.

Trail Creek Nordic

Last Updated: 11/30

Working on the Trails!
When the mega snow event hit the valley around the 15th of the month it looked like fire mitigation might be done for the year.  Dry and sunny weather for the past couple of weeks has once again made burning brush piles a possibility, allowing the grooming department to “toast” some piles in the Son of Gutflop area today in preparation for its eventual grooming.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

No Grooming Today 
Last Updated: 11/17

Stilton has been rolled and should ski ok albeit very soft. All other valley trails still need more snow after yesterday’s melt. The levee, Game, and Cache are user packed and should classic ski just fine. No other grooming will happen until we get more snow.


Teton Pines Nordic

Last Updated: 11/26
We will have skiing available but be prepared for early season conditions. Snow coverage is thin in some areas. We hope to be able to remain open for skiing until we receive more snow, but the forecast is looking pretty sunny over the next 10 days. 


Grand Targhee

Last Updated: 11/30 
Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed 11/28/2020, no classic), Fat Bike CLOSED.

Alta Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Sunday
Last Updated: 11/26
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
The south and middle loops are groomed for skating. Probably about 3 or 4k total. North loops are not set. It’s thin but not bad. Some grass poking up here and there. We have a new loop out there but you will need to sidestep through the ditch to get to it. Still lots of weeds on that one. Might want to wait for more snow to give it a try.


Driggs

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 11/12
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set
It is good to have snow in the Valley! We are monitoring the forecast and working hard to get the grooming equipment ready for action. We plan to begin the scheduled grooming season on December 1st. There is a chance we might be able to get things groomed ahead of schedule, so stay tuned.


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 11/12
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set | Singletrack: Not Set
It is good to have snow in the Valley! We are monitoring the forecast and working hard to get the grooming equipment ready for action. We plan to begin the scheduled grooming season by December 1st. There is a chance we might be able to get things groomed ahead of schedule, so stay tuned.


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Last Updated: 11/30
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
The south and middle loops are groomed for skating. Probably about 3 or 4k total. North loops are not set. It’s thin but not bad. Some grass poking up here and there. We have a new loop out there but you will need to sidestep through the ditch to get to it. Still lots of weeds on that one. Might want to wait for more snow to give it a try.


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
Last Updated: 11/29
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
Update Sunday 8:00pm. Both Yeti’s and Campground loop received 1 overlapped full width pass with the Nordic drag and 1 overlapped full width pass with the Nordic roller. No classic track was set. The tracks are becoming more leveled with every grooming session. There are a few sticks and limbs sticking up, be aware. Enjoy the whitetrack.


Teton Springs Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
Last Updated: 11/12
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
The Bronze Buffalo Sporting Club at Teton Springs will be open to the public for skiing this winter. We have made an agreement with the new owners to continue grooming the trail this winter, for the public to enjoy. The plan is to begin the scheduled grooming season on December 1st. There is a chance we might be able to get things groomed ahead of schedule, so stay tuned. Note: Dogs are not allowed on this trail.


5th Street Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 11/12
Singletrack: Not Set
We plan to groom about a one-mile loop in the frisbee golf area behind the 5th Street Skate Park

Avalanche Awareness Night – This week!

A VIRTUAL EVENT THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3RD | 6:30-8:45pm MST
Even if you don’t go deep or high into the winter backcountry on your Nordic skis, fat bike or snowshoes, it is important to understand risk, the evolving state of our snowpack, how to be ready in case of emergency. We highly encourage everyone to attend this informative program (online this year) and support Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center. They are one of our daily “go-to” information sites for winter weather and snow information, along with MountainWeather.com.
Register Here.

Help support the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center. You can help us enhance the work of the BTAC; all it takes is a small donation. Donate Now.
Silent Auction Is Now Open! Bid on thousands of dollars worth of items from essential safety gear to guided trips. Get your holiday gifts and feel good about supporting the Avalanche Center. Thank you to the many wonderful companies who donated prizes. For Avalanche Awareness Night registration, auction, and raffle links click here. 

Save the Date: JH Nordic Alliance Annual Free Nordic Ski, Fat Bike, Snowshoe Event

SUNDAY, JANUARY 10th | NOW IN THREE LOCATIONS!
Nordic Skiing, Fat Biking and Snowshoeing for all! Our Annual Event looks a bit different this year but still filled with winter trails activities, snacks, coffee, fun. We welcome community and visitors, families, kids of all ages and dog friendly (on leash) at Cache Creek, Stilson Park and Turpin Meadow Ranch.


We’d love to hear about your outdoor adventures, what your doing to stay healthy, safe, respectful of community health guidelines – send pictures or post on FB and Insta – #JHNordic

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