Ask JHNordic – “February March Visit”

Hi, I’m scheduled to attend a conference at the Snow King Lodge the last week of  February and I plan to bring my XC skis with me. What trails (3-8 miles) would be accessible to me by foot or Smart bus? I’ve checked out your website, which is great. I’m wondering if I could get to Emily’s Pond or Snake River Dike would be an option? Would Hagen trail or Cache Creek be accessible from Snow King?  Thanks and looking forward to my visit! – Doug

Hi Doug,
Yes, The Start Bus goes from Jackson downtown to Stilson regularly – see schedules here: https://www.jacksonwy.gov/404/Maps-Schedules


When you exit the bus at Stilson, you can actually ski right there on the Stilson Loop north a few hundred yards, to connect with the Wilson Centennial Trail (heads west) or head south then east, under the Moose-Wilson road via the bike path tunnel (take yr skis off for 20 yards in the tunnel), and then you’re on the snow-covered bike path which crosses R Park east to the bike bridge that crosses the Snake River to Emily’s pond dike trail.


Another excellent groomed trail option with easy bus access is Teton Pines Nordic Center. Take the Local Bus from Jackson to the Westbank Center stop (approx 2 miles north of Stilson). Persephone Westbank Bakery is right there -amazing bakery for breakfast and lunch. Walk 300 yards south to Teton Pines Nordic Center – groomed daily.
Here is our JH Winter trails & pathways Map that shows these START bus stops.
https://friendsofpathways.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2017-18-Winter-FINAL-Front.pdf
https://friendsofpathways.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Back-of-Map-Print.pdf

As for Cache Creek, its a bit of a walk from Snow King, approx a mile, but they may be able to drop you off up there. Also a beautiful trail, often with moose!
Send pictures if you like!

Best, Nancy


BC Nordic Ski Adventure on the Eastern Edge of GTNP

Yesterday skiing up on the ridge near Teton Science School’s Kelly Campus, near Coyote Rock.  The boundary of GTNP and Bridger-Teton National Forest blur somewhat out there…beautiful views of the Tetons! We rated the day as a 10! The company, the snow and the sky! – Lisa


ADVENTURE JOURNAL: Exploring Grand Teton on Cross Country Skis

Winter in Grand Teton National Park is a magical time. For the ninth consecutive year, the Foundation is partnering with Grand Teton to groom Teton Park Road three times a week (conditions permitting) allowing visitors unparalelled access to the 14-mile stretch of road between Taggart Lake Trailhead and Signal Mountain. Winter travelers can go by foot, snowshoe, or ski and enjoy the splendor of winter in the Tetons. The region offers a variety of terrain choices and scenic destinations from half day trips to full day tours—there’s a little something for everyone! Here are a few of our favorite destinations.


Coming Up, JH Nordic Masters Classic Ski Clinic

CLASSIC SKI CLINIC at Teton Pines
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2022
11am – 12:30pm

Hosted by Scott Horn and JH Ski Club Nordic Team Coaches

Trail Creek

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 1/31

A Bit of a Bluster!

Things have calmed down a bit, but earlier this morning some of the most serious wind of the past few weeks was blasting down the canyon and creating some fantastic “savor the power of the weather” moments here in the fields.  Actually as of report time the half inch of new snow so far has pretty much stopped blowing around, so don’t let the picture above scare you off from a great ski today.

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Monday has come again and we’re off and running with another busy week.  Many of our IMD racers will be off to Casper for a Wyoming High School race this weekend after successfully racing in West Yellowstone over the last weekend.  The event website somehow is not showing results today, but if you go to this myraceresult page you will see that our skiers had a fantastic weekend with many podium finishes.  With the final qualifier of the season here at Trail Creek in less than two weeks, it looks like many of our skiers will be off to nationals in Minneapolis this year.

Today’s grooming began in the woods where the winds have been relatively calm and covered pretty much every trail.  While single Husky passes were the rule, Moose Loop, Homesite, and Suicide did receive full width multiple passes with fresh classic tracks.  The fields were groomed towards the end of the morning, skating should be fine although some of the classic tracks might have drifted in.  The grooming department was fortunate to have the assistance of one of the Turpin Meadow groomers today in a get together and improve our grooming session, thanks to Elee for riding along.

Groomer’s choice for today is Homesite.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Grooming Monday-Saturday
Last Update: 1/29

The levee and stilson is groomed and in decent shape. The school fields will be done around 11:00.

Tuesday Grooming Schedule: High School Fields, Emily’s Pond Levee, Wilson Centennial Pathway


Cache Creek Fat Bike Trails

Last Update: 1/31

I ran a drag over the trails in Cache tonight to smooth out the new snow into ruts and footprints.  Things are still nice and firm up there.

Grooming by Friends of Pathways.


Teton Pines Nordic

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 1/23

Our trails continue to be in incredible shape with this awesome weather we’ve recently had! The cold temps and clear skies are great for the track. We groom 13km+ daily for both skate and classic with our new snowcat. 

Our trails and shop are fully open to the public 9am-4pm daily. Day passes, 10 punch cards, and season passes are available at the shop. 

Please call us in advance to book lessons at: (307) 733-1733. You do not need a reservation for skiing and we do not take reservations for rentals. Please contact us in advance to check availability for off-site rentals.

We still have a great selection of skate skis, a few classic track and BC skis, boots, jackets, pants, gloves, and hats. We also have a good selection of used skate gear available. Call or come by to see if we have your sizes! We have a full tuning shop so drop off your skis for a wax done by our great wax techs!

Visit our website for pricing and other information: www.tetonpinesnordiccenter.com


Shooting Star

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 1/28

The temperatures may be cold, but the views and trail conditions are extra hot! Anticipate chilly blue bird conditions to persist through Sunday, followed by light snowfall during the day on Monday. Also, skiers should be aware that icy areas are beginning to form due to lack of fresh snow combined w/the existing snow’s pliability is reduced from the bitterly cold temps. Overall, skiing should continue to be great… Bundle up and enjoy! Next Update will be Tuesday (2/1).

TRAIL STATUS

  • YELLOW LOOP OPEN
  • SLED HILL GROOMED on 1/25 (Grooming will occur as needed)
  • CLASSIC TRACKS SET
  • SNOWSHOEING OPEN (BLUE LOOP ONLY, STAY ON THE EDGE OF THE TRAIL OR IMMEDIEDATEY NEXT TO TRAIL)
  • ORANGE LOOP OPEN
  • WALKING, NOT ALLOWED

Snake River Sporting Club

Daily Nordic grooming for both “Front Nine”  (south side) and “Back Nine” (North side) Nordic Trails

Public access to the groomed Nordic trails is $50 per person per day, with no season passes available. Ski rentals are available at the Sports Shop. Guests must check in at the Sports Shop to sign a waiver and make payment before heading out. The daily pass does not allow access to the Restaurant this season. The clinics that are being offered are for members and lodging guests only.

Please call the Sports Shop with any questions you may have at 307-200-3093


Grand Teton National Park

Last Update: 1/30

Lee was out grooming Sunday morning in GTNP while it was -10 out there. It’s a good reminder to dress in layers as it generally warms up throughout the day!

Grooming is sponsored by the GTNP Foundation and generous donations from our community.


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 1/31

We are happy to report that we received about 3 inches of new snow. Our groomer will be out in the Pisten Bully early Tuesday morning to make Nordic dreams come true.

Please sign waivers and pay for trail passes online ahead of your visit. Call the front office (307) 543-2000 ahead of your visit for booking equipment rentals and Nordic adventures (lessons and tours).

https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com/the-ranch/live-conditions/
https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com | 307.543.2000


CREDIT: David J Swift

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


Grand Targhee

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
Last Updated: 1/31

Cross Country 15k: XC OPEN
Fat Bike Trails : Open
Snowshoe Trails: Open

Targhee’s Nordic trails are groomed Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sat/Sundays. Fat bike/snowshoe trails are groomed regularly but not on a set schedule – the groomer usually waits until after a storm cycle to groom the single track. 
Trail day passes are $20 this winter. 

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: 1/30
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Plan to reset skate track this morning. Classic track remains in fairly good shape all around. The extended dry, cold weather, has set up all our Nordic venues nicely, and makes for some great, fast skiing.

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.


Driggs

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 1/31
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set


Smoothed with drag then reset the classic track.


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 2/1

Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Sunday evening I was able to groom and reset the singletrack, skate track and classic track. In these Reset the singletrack, skate track and classic track Monday evening. Please be sure to pick up you 🐶 poo, avoid making ruts and deep 🥾 prints in the in the track. Fat tire riders and walkers should use the singletrack trail and if choose to cycle or walk the Nordic track please stay on the side farthest from the classic track and leave the middle for the XC ⛷. Thanks for helping to create a good user experience and being aware of our user groups. Enjoy.


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Last Updated: 1/
31

Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Will begin grooming around 9am. Hoping to be able to reset classic this morning, if conditions allow. Expect the skate track to groom out well.


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday & Sunday
Last Updated: 2/1
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Reset the classic and skate track on Yeti’s and campground loops Monday evening. Walker and runners, please be sure to avoid making ruts and deep 🥾 prints in the in the track. Fat tire riders and walkers should consider using the singletrack trails. If you do choose to cycle or walk the Nordic track please stay on the side farthest from the classic track to leave the middle for the XC ⛷. Thanks for helping to create a good user experience and being aware of our user groups. Enjoy.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Reserve Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Thursday & Saturday
Last Updated: 1/30
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Reset skate track and classic track was in excellent condition.

No dogs allowed.


Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 1/25
Singletrack: Set

Groomed Pole Canyon connector single-track. All trails in South Valley system are now groomed. Enjoy the ride!

Hillbender to Nemo

Nemo to Lady Slipper

Happy Hour (aka Mike Harris to ID/WY state line)

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Darby Canyon

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 1/13

Grooming to summer trail head 1/13


Rammell Mountain Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 12/15

The USFS is continuing to monitor snow levels on our roads and will close them to wheeled motorized vehicles when there is enough snow to groom.


South Leigh Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 1/28

Groomed 1/28.

JH Nordic Masters Classic & Skate Ski Clinics

CLASSIC SKI CLINIC at Teton Pines
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2022
11am – 12:30pm

Hosted by Scott Horn and JH Ski Club Nordic Team Coaches


There will be 10 clinics running every Thursday in January and February from 11am-12:30pm. The Nordic Masters clinics will focus on skate ski and classic cross country skiing every other week.

Joining all 10 clinics is your best approach to developing your full Nordic skiing technique, balance, stride, stamina, and overall fitness while having fun in a small group. For those who only wish to focus on one technique, we are offering a Skate Ski Clinic series of 5 clinics or a Classic Cross country series of 5 clinics.




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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