JHSC Club and Community Nordic Update:

Happenings of the JHSC Nordic Program, Trail Creek Nordic Center, and Local Nordic Community

Welcome to the January edition of “What’s Going On” for the 2020-2021 season!

We are in the heart of winter and JHSC Nordic is fully mobilized!  With over 190 athletes registered for our programs and 270 more kids involved in our Winter Sports sessions, JHSC Nordic is on track to reach well over 400 local children and youth with high-quality programming this winter!

Since the last newsletter our Lollipopper, Teewinot, and Winter Sports programs have all gotten off the ground and have seen record participation.  Any given day at Trail Creek you will find dozens of local kids exploring the woods and learning valuable skills under the close supervision of our coaches.  While many of our youngest athletes don’t participate in racing, our Junior and Prep & Comp programs have all been in the thick of race season!  There will be multiple opportunities for racing the rest of the winter, including Winter Carnival February 20 and Western Youth Championships March 6-7! 

Finally, thank you, JHSC Nordic community, for your continued diligence in regard to public health measures, such as social distancing and masking at Trail Creek and elsewhere.  Hope is on the horizon with increasing vaccination, but I implore everybody to continue to mask, distance, and make safe choices outside of practice for the rest of the winter season.  Stay healthy, ski fast, have fun! 

With snow coming down and more snow in the future, we are looking forward to another awesome month in February. This weekend a handful of Junior Nordic athletes will venture their way through the blizzard to Bozeman, MT in order to compete against other athletes from around the region. Good luck to all!!

-Will Wicherski, Head Coach and Nordic Program Director

Share your Jackson Hole Trip Report and Win Prizes

The Jackson Hole Nordic Winter Giveaway 2020-21 is a special contest to win some great prizes contributed by the JHNordic Alliance. Although at a distance recreating this winter responsibly we can all enjoy what the Jackson Hole Nordic community has to offer. We want to hear from you and how you are enjoying the trails this season. 

Enter to Win: 

1/ Send us your Trail Report by filling out this form. You can submit unique videos or photos and have the choice to submit up to 2 paragraphs describing your experience. Submitting a Trail Report will grant you 5 giveaway submissions. Upon submitting you grant JHNordic permission to share your photos or videos for future posts, with your credit of course.  

2/ You can also enter to win by following and liking our Instagram and Facebook accounts as well as our Alliance members. You can also commenting on the giveaway post mentioning a friend. Each like and comment is worth 1 extra submission to our giveaway.

Good luck and see you on the trails!

Masters Nordic Recreation Clinic -Classic Cross Country Technique -This week

Masters Nordic Recreation Clinic -Classic Cross Country Technique -This week , Thursday Feb 4th , 11am-12:30pm at Teton Pines Nordic Center.

Focus on improving your efficiency, glide, balance, technique, fitness -and have fun! Small Groups, Wear yr mask. Daily trail groomed trails. Coaching by JH Ski Club Nordic Program. Drop-in: $35/person (includes all day Nordic ski pass for Teton Pines  ; $30 for those with Teton Pines Nordic ski passes/members.

Trail Creek Nordic

Last Updated: 1/31

Aerial Perspective!
If you’ve had a chance to look at this week’s Jackson Hole News & Guide, you might have thought the picture on the cover looked kind of familiar.  Thanks to N&G’s Bradley Boner we’ve received a similar image from what must have been the same photo shoot.  The image in the paper is from the junction heading up to Gutflop while the one above is cruising around the Aspen Bump.  Thanks again to Brad for the fascinating photo! 

That same Pisten Bully has been busy cruising around Trail Creek this morning.  If you’re lucky enough to come out and ski today, all in all you’ll find lots of good skiing.  The close field, Moose Poop, Homeward and Outward Bound, and parts of the East Fields received multiple passes with fresh classic tracks.  The rest of the trails received best line skate grooming.  Things have firmed nicely and most classic tracks range from pretty good to really nice. 

Racing continues today in Bozeman; the results so far show that our skiers are doing a nice job with Lucas Wilmot getting a podium finish in the U16’s. 

Groomer’s choice for today is Homeward Bound.

Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Last Updated: 1/31
The levee and stilson are groomed and in good shape although they will be a bit soft especially for walkers. The school fields will be done around 10:00.

Teton Pines Nordic

Last Updated: 1/27

New snow and the new groomer snow cat are making for excellent skiing at Teton Pines. The groomer has been out at sunrise, and tracks – classic and skate  – are skiing well all day long. Friendly reminder, please no snowshoeing or dogs!  (there’s plenty of snowshoe and dog friendly trails just down the road at Stilson, Wilson Centennial, and Emily’s Pond).

Please call or email Cody for more details: (307) 733-1733 or tetonpinesxc@gmail.com

Shooting Star

Last Updated: 1/27
After an unusually dry start to winter, it appears plenty of snow is finally headed our way. If the forecast comes true, expect 2-4” of snow to accumulate on the trails during the daylight hours each day through Saturday. The heaviest of snow appears to be on Thursday. We’ll do our best to smooth the track out each morning, but anticipate storm style skiing with potential drifting (if windy) until Sunday. Keep your fingers crossed for lots of snow! Enjoy! Next Update Monday 2/1.  Please See the following  Restrictions

  • Dog Loops & All Nordic Skiing Trails OPEN
  • Sled Hill OPEN
  • Classic Tracks SET
  • Snow Shoeing Loop OPEN
  • Casual Walking Not Permitted

Grand Teton National Park

Last Updated: 1/31
Nothing like watching the sun come up and doing some early Sunday morning grooming in GTNP @jhnordic @grandtetonfoundation @grandtetonnps#gtnpgrooming

Turpin Meadow Ranch

Last Updated: 1/29
Got just the right amount of snow to make the skate lane groom great! Around an inch of fresh snow and temps around 20 should make for great skiing today, come on down!. If you’re new to skiing or wanting to refine your skills, book a ski lesson with our professional ski instructor Elee (she also does guided tours)! She is a wealth of knowledge and can help take your Nordic skiing, whether it be skate or classic, to the next level! To help with social distancing and to get you on the trails faster please purchase your trail passes and sign your waivers online in advance (see link below). As always, remember to recreate responsibly. Bring a mask as it is required to enter the lodge. Lunch and dinner are both by reservation only.

https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com | 307.543.2000, office

Grand Targhee

Last Updated: 1/31
Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed
1/30/2021, Fat Bike CLOSED.

Trail Etiquette: Please keep your dogs leashed in the parking lot and be sure to clean up after them!

Alta Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Sunday
Last Updated: 1/31
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Sunday: I made many laps around track Saturday afternoon, but with new snow and strong wind conditions were not great. This morning plan to reset classic and skate. I’m running a bit late, will begin around 8:30am.

Please do not park in the library parking lot. Please be sure to keep your dogs on a leash and to clean up after them.


Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 1/30
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Driggs track was groomed Saturday at 5pm. Trails are in great shape. Enjoy skiing in town.

Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 1/29
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
I groomed the skate track, singletrack and reset the classic track this morning. The snow is a bit soft but it should still be good. Come get your glide on before more snow falls.

Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Last Updated: 1/31
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Packed out the skate track, it is a little soft with skaters leaving tracks about an inch deep. The snow was perfect for resetting the classic track, groomer’s delight. A classic bluebird day!

Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
Last Updated: 1/30
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
I rolled out campground and yetis loops with multiple passes. I was able to reset the classic track with the Ginzu Groomer as well. If temperatures get cold enough it should set up well and be super awesome. Enjoy the glide!

No dogs December 1 – April 15.

Teton Springs Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
Last Updated: 1/30
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set | Singletrack: Set
With all the new snow I had to roll the Nordic and singletrack. I did not reset the classic track as it was still snowing heavily. Next Monday’s groom will likely reset the classic track. Until then, enjoy the powder.

No dogs allowed.

5th Street Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 1/25
Singletrack: Set
Did a few laps around the park with the sled and tire drag this afternoon. It will be firm and ready for action as soon as the snow sets up a bit.

Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 1/31
Singletrack: Set
Amazing conditions!!! Groomed entire trail network from State Line to Pole Canyon. Everything is done. Enjoy before the next cycle! -Derrick

No dogs December 1 – April 15.

Darby Canyon

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 1/27
Grooming to summer TH 1/27 PM

Rammell Mountain Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 1/21
Grooming on 1/21

South Leigh Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 1/27
Grooming 1/27 AM

JH Nordic Recreational Masters – Classic Ski Clinic

FEBRUARY 4, 2021

All welcome (no beginners)
Drop-in $35 (includes clinic & Teton Pines Nordic all day ski pass)
or $30 (if you already have a Teton Pines Nordic pass or membership).

Pinedale Stampede

FEBRUARY 27, 2021

6k, 10k, 20k and races. Races will all be mass start, freestyle race. Prizes and giveaways!

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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