Winter Wildlife Closures Begin

Some areas of critical winter range in the Jackson area are closed to all human activity from December 1 – April 30. With deep snow, low amounts of food, cold temperatures, and many of the females pregnant, if people disturb wildlife in these areas, animals are forced to expend precious energy that compromises their survival.

  • Winter wildlife closures on the Bridger-Teton National Forest Jackson District are found here.
  • All winter wildlife closures and restrictions in Teton County can be found here.

Remember to Recreate Responsibly and resepct winter wildlife by giving them space, keeping dogs under control, and properly storing food. While this video uses BC skiing as its example, the same respect applies to Nordic skiers, fat bikers and snowshoers.


Avalanche Awareness Night TONIGHT

Learn about the Winter Forecasts, the latest updates on snowpack, avalanche awareness and prevention, Come meet JH Nordic Alliance and Friends of Bridger Teton members!


Trail Creek

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 11/30

A Day of Surprises!
As the Husky was making the initial voyage of the day through the woods, our resident elk herd, which in the past was quite skittish around grooming equipment, acted today as if it was finally getting habituated to the machine that made nice trails for them through the woods.  They stood around watching the grooming, not much more excited than a moose would be.  In prior years the elk tended to panic at the sight of a snow cat.  The image above was taken in the Moose Loop area.

Another surprise today is that the snow is coming at a much more intense level than was forecast.  So far totals have surpassed the half foot mark, rapidly climbing towards a foot.  We still are forecast another big shot later in the week; things are starting to get deep!

The Husky was hard at it today, making voyages on most every trail.  The early morning focus was on woods trails, making a single pass on all the recently groomed trails with fresh classic tracks on Armin’s.  Mid-morning focused on some burning and getting rid of brush piles, then in the late morning time slot the Close Field was fully worked with fresh classic tracks.  Skiing is soft but lovely, it’s a great day for a classic ski.

Groomer’s choice is a long elk scouting ski in the woods.

Please purchase your season pass or day ski pass online -or pay your trail fee ($20) directly in the box at the JH Ski Club cabin. Your payments help the JH Ski Club Nordic program to operate daily grooming and support our kids’ Nordic ski program.  https://secure.givelively.org/event/jackson-hole-ski-snowboard-club/2022-23-trail-creek-pass-purchase


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Grooming Today: Emily’s Pond Levee, High School Fields, Stilson
Last Update: 11/30

Game creek is groomed and in good shape. It may be a bit soft for walkers but should ski nicely.

Cache creek has been groomed with the Pistenbully and it is in great shape. Game creek will be done around 11:00. May park will not be groomed until the horses are moved.

Full grooming schedule on expected to begin 12/3.


Cache Creek

Last Update: 11/17
Main Trail (forest service road), Hagen and Ferrin’s Trails Grooming
Thanks to Friends of Pathways’ Chris O., he has been out doing some early grooming for fat biking and nordic skiing up Cache. We remind walkers to keep to one side in the existing footprints, to maintain a nice smooth trail for skiers and riders. And keep the trail clean, pick up the poop. Respect wildlife and wildlife closure areas.  Donate to Friends of Pathways and Friends of Bridger Teton to support these Bridger Teton Forest winter trails.


Teton Pines Nordic

Last Update: 11/29
Open trails tomorrow! Snowcat groomed for both skate and classic. Nordic shop open with new season clothing, gear and rentals.


Shooting Star

Last Update: 11/30
Opening Day: 12/3
We are planning to open all Nordic Trails on Saturday (12/3). The Sled Hill will remain closed until further notice… though I am hopeful it will be open next Saturday (12/10). Please be advised this next winter storm is forecasted to bring violent winds late Thursday and last all day Friday, as a cold front pushes through. The course is currently prepped for this wind event to maximize the benefits of potentially heavy drifting. Due to the likelihood the course will severely drift over Friday, we may need to delay the start time of Saturday’s opening for several hours until the course has been properly prepared. If this occurs, I will update everyone the morning of. Again, all trails (weather permitting) should be open this coming Saturday (12/3). I will send the next update on Opening Day (12/3). Thanks, and drive safe…the Windy Mile might live up to its name and bring frequent white out conditions through Friday.


Grand Teton National Park

Last Update: 11/17
Granite canyon Moose-Wilson road closed until Dec 16th
The portion of the Moose-Wilson Road, south of Death Canyon junction and including Granite Canyon Trailhead, remains closed due to construction activities. The road and trailhead will open to over-snow winter recreation December 16. The northern section of the Moose-Wilson Road remains open.

Taggart to Signal – closed to vehicles, not yet groomed (until early mid Dec.), however there is skier track along the road allowing for enjoyable classic xc skiing. Dogs allowed on leash only on the road trail. Donate to Grand Teton National Park Foundation’s Nordic grooming fund to contribute to the cost of grooming. GTNPF.org/donate and note “Nordic”.

Please support TVTAP winter trail grooming on your favorite TV winter trails by purchasing a TVTAP Trail sticker  Please remember to manage your dogs and respect dog and wildlife closures. Buy a dog trail sticker, too!

Grand Targhee

Last Updated: 11/30
Classic Track: Not Set | Fat Bike Trails: Open | Snowshoe Trails: Open
Light snow  and light winds continued throughout the evening, refreshing many of the turns that were carved out after Sunday nights cycle.
Remember, singletracks will be closed when there is more than 3 inches of snow in a 24 hour period.


Alta Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Sunday
Last Updated: 11/28
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
Monday evening: most of the South loops and the stadium area near the library are rolled. Trail conditions are variable with a few dirt clods and some brush poking out in spots. It will be soft until we have a chance to do a few more laps with the groomer. The next few days we will work on staking out the trail. Enjoy!


Driggs

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 11/30
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set

Track was rolled and combed and is set. Some vegetation poking through but overall very good for… November.


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 11/24

Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set
Sherman Park ski trails coming soon! It takes three things to build great Nordic trails – snow, a devoted crew, and money. Mother Nature is in charge of the snow and TVTAP is devoted to building it. You can contribute to our efforts by purchasing a 2023 Nordic Sticker. Want to do more? So do we! Please consider a donation to us on Giving Tuesday. Our board and staff has committed to match your donation up to $8500 for this campaign. Help us build Nordic trails in our community. Happy Thanksgiving!


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Last Updated: 11/30
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Road and parking lot have been plowed but is still challenging to drive in and out. Plan to use the Ginzu this morning to reset skate and classic tracks. Expect both to turn out well, if not a bit soft. Should finish by 10am.
Trail Etiquette: Please keep your dogs leashed in the parking lot and be sure to clean up after them!


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday & Sunday
Last Updated: 11/29
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
The parking lot has been plowed. Tuesday afternoon groomed yetis and campground loops. Reset the skate and classic tracks. Soft conditions exist.
No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Reserve Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Thursday & Saturday
Last Updated: 11/30
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
Track was staked and rolled today, Wed. Overall coverage is good and we will work to continue to improve the surface before and after the next snow cycle.


Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 11/29
Singletrack: Not Set
*NOT RIDEABLE* Deep snow not making for easy grooming conditions. Sled packed entire network from Pole Canyon to Mike Harris in anticipation of Thursdays big storm.
No dogs December 1 – April 15.

Mark your calendar so you don’t miss out on all the wonderful events coming up! Explore the highlighted events below or find more events on our website at https://jhnordic.com/events/


Skinny Skis – Avalanche Awareness Night

TONIGHT!
December 1, 2022 | Doors at 5:30PM
Center for the Arts

Join us for a night of winter backcountry outlook, information, food, fun, and prizes as we all take a refresher course on backcountry safety and adverse conditions from industry experts. A silent auction will benefit the Bridger Teton Avalanche Center, BT National Forest and Teton County Search and Rescue.



JH Ski Club Masters Nordic Ski Clinics

Thursdays – from Mid December to late February
First Clinic (Classic) – Thursday, December 15
Teton Pines Nordic Center

Join us this winter season to increase your ski speed, stamina, and strength. Work on your technique and form with professional tips and exercises from USSA certified coaches. Stay and ski all day with your clinic ski pass at Teton Pines Nordic Center or Trail Creek Nordic Center (we will ski at both locations through out the winter to provide a variety of terrain and technique).


December 11, 2022 | 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Murie Ranch, Moose, WY

Join us for a Murie-inspired Cookie Swap out at the Murie Ranch on December 11th. What’s a cookie swap, you might ask? Bring a couple dozen of your favorite cookies and a Tupperware container and the swapping will begin. You’ll leave with an assortment of everyone else’s best cookies and a very happy heart!


Betty Woolsey Classic Race

December 26, 2022
Trail Creek Nordic Center

Come work off your Christmas feast in style!  This community event offers distances for every age and ability, 10 AM start time with a mass start classic format.

Racers can choose from 0.5k, 3k, 5k, and 10k options. 


JH Nordic Alliance 5th Annual Free Ski, Fat Bike, & Snowshoe Day

Sunday, January 8th, 2023 | 9:30AM – 3:00PM
Turpin Meadow Ranch
Fun, Free Community Day – with Raffle benefiting local Nordic Alliance non-profit. Free trail pass, Free skate & classic XC ski demo gear, Free fat bike demos, free Nordic ski lessons, Free BackCountry Nordic Ski & Snowshoe tours, Kids Corral (2-5 yr olds), Bridger-Teton USFS wildlife and wilderness info, Kates Bars, Lunch, snacks, hot & cold drinks.

Sponsored by the JH Nordic Alliance members. Family. Friends, visitors, dogs (on leash) welcome. Bring your own skis and bikes recommended to use between free demos and tours.




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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