Weekend Outlook

A sunny, breezy weekend ahead with lows in the 20’s and highs reaching all the way into the 50’s. Still searching for groomed skiing? Teton Canyon just groomed yesterday and both skate and classic tracks are set up nicely

Another option is to head up into the park for some biking and crust cruising. There’s still lots of snow in the park. Be sure keep track of the temperatures and time your activity when the snow just starts to thaw to get that perfect glide. Happy Spring!


Looking Back at the 2020-21 Nordic Ski Season

In case you missed it, here are ten of our favorite things to look back on from the 2020-21 nordic ski season in Jackson Hole. From being nominated for the Best of Jackson Hole in Cross Country Skiing for best Family Friendly Activity to our community-sourced Trip Reports and Nordic Skiing Master Clinics – take a look at some of our top highlights as we wrap up this winter season and head into spring.


Park Implements Changes on Teton Park Road in Response to Expected Busy Spring

Enjoying the park and getting outside via non-motorized travel on the Teton Park Road between the
Taggart Lake Trailhead and Signal Mountain Lodge is an incredible spring experience for many. Park visitors are
reminded to recreate responsibly, especially during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, as they enjoy the outdoor
opportunity.

The 14-mile section of the Teton Park Road is currently open to non-motorized travel through Friday, April 30, including walking, bicycling and rollerblading. The road will open to public motor vehicle traffic on Saturday, May 1. Recent recreational use on the Teton Park Road has been very busy. Park staff anticipated a busy spring season on the road and implemented several changes. These changes include increased parking access between the Taggart Lake Trailhead and Cottonwood Picnic Area during peak use, a staffed mobile information trailer, and additional portable restrooms. There will also be increased signage to encourage speed reduction for everyone’s safety.

The mobile information trailer and National Park Service volunteers providing visitor information are supported through generous donations from the Grand Teton National Park Foundation.


April Nature News: Spring has Sprung in Jackson Hole

Provided by Cathy Schill
Hole Hiking Experience

www.holehike.com

Spring arrived early in Jackson Hole bringing weather extremes with single digits in the mornings, big wind, and afternoon highs in the 50’s. March was both drier and colder than average yet the valley snow has melted quickly. Animals are migrating north to summer territories, birds are building nests, and the mornings are filled with bird songs to start the day. Welcome spring!

Tour Suggestion
Warm temperatures have greatly reduced the snow pack. Hard to say what the best activity will be this time of year. Wait to see how each day begins to make your decision. If temperatures drop below freezing at night, you may choose to crust cruise or corn ski. You’ll need to time your activity when the snow just starts to thaw to get the perfect glide. There’s still lots of snow in the north valley and Grand Teton National Park. The inner park road is plowed so it’s the perfect time to bike or rollerblade and enjoy the views. No motorized traffic until May 1 so take advantage of this option.

Backcountry Tips
Remember wildlife closures are in effect until May 1 and the bears are emerging from their winter dens, so be mindful of your travel path and carry bear spray. Also, spring weather can be extremely variable so be prepared for quick weather changes. Happy trails!


Nordic Leg Cancelled – Rendezvous River Sports Karen Oatey PPP Course

The Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club (JHSC) has canceled the cross-country ski leg of the 2021 Rendezvous River Sports Karen Oatey Pole Pedal Paddle (PPP). Warm temperatures have had a major impact on the Nordic course deeming it unfit for use.  The PPP event is still taking place Saturday, April 10th.

Even though the Nordic leg is cancelled, we encourage everyone to get out and cheer the teams at various locations (JHMR, Moose-Wilson Road, along the bike route through west jackson to the Snake at South Park bridge, or at the finish line at Astoria).

Trail Creek

Done Grooming for the Season
Last Updated: 3/31

Thank you!
Thank you to all who make this Nordic adventure happen.  Thanks to kids with good attitudes, who listen to your coaches and do their best.  Thanks to parents for the herculean effort required to bring this opportunity to your progeny.  Thanks to all for dealing with pandemic parking.  Thanks to coaches for the long days of training and at races, hours at wax benches, skiing with masks on.  And thanks to the community for membership, trail passes, skiing, helping with the new snow cat campaign, and any other form of support that makes this all happen. Thank you!

Today is the last day to ski the private property section of Trail Creek.  Skiing should be pretty good all day, starting out very fast with slight softening by late afternoon.  The National Forest trails may be skied until the snow is gone, which should last some time


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Done Grooming for the Season
Last Updated: 3/26

Cache, Game, and the May park are groomed and in decent shape. The May park will no longer be groomed. We will attempt to groom cache and game once more next Wednesday but it all depends on conditions. Same for stilson and the levee which the last day will be Tuesday.


Cache Creek

Done Grooming for the Season
Last Updated: 3/21

Groomed over the weekend when the temps went from warm to cold and it set up well, I’ll go again if we get a warm freeze day again otherwise its rock solid.

All the shady side stuff should last a while but the sunny side will probably get rotten with the next warm temps.

Grooming provided by Friends of Pathways.


Teton Pines Nordic

Done Grooming for the Season
Thanks for a GREAT season everyone! We successfully navigated the pandemic this season and kept everyone healthy and skiing!

We look forward to seeing you next season which will begin in late November. With global supply shortages still a concern, next season could end up being challenging for gear if you wait too long to purchase it. We’ve already placed orders for Salomon, Alpina, Sporten, Lillsport, Daehlie, Swix, Sauce, and Craft. This gear should be arriving in early November. If you’d like to preorder or special order gear for the season please get in touch with Cody: tetonpinesxc@gmail.com


Shooting Star

Done Grooming for the Season
Last Updated: 4/4

Our last grooming of the season was officially performed on Saturday Night 4/3. We’ve had 5 straight days of temperatures in the mid 50’s to low 60’s and the snow profile is now no longer conducive for grooming. Beginning April 12th, all trails will be closed as GCM begins removing snow to expose cart paths and shift gears for the upcoming Golf season. Prior to that date skiing is still welcome, but trails will not be groomed and icy, bare, or rough areas will be very frequent. It’s been a great season for Nordic that has lasted from Thanksgiving 2020 to Easter 2021. Thanks to everyone in the Nordic Shop and all the Nordic participants. Looking forward to another great season next winter!


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Done Grooming for the Season
NON-GROOMED TRAILS IN USFS STILL ACCESSIBLE. LODGE CLOSED.

From all the Nordic team at Turpin, the managers, groomers, instructors and guides, we’d like to say thank you to the Nordic community who made this winter season so memorable. We are already looking forward to next winter and the opportunity to facilitate the ski adventure of your dreams.

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


Grand Targhee

Last Updated: 4/9
Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed 4/3/2021) 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
Grooming through April 11th, conditions permitting
Last Updated: 4/7
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
Wednesday noon: Just made a couple laps around south loops and reset skate and classic tracks. Not bad, couple of things spots. Definitely last groom of season, here. Will groom canyon until April 11. Thanks to volunteer groomers, Randy, Tristan and Mike.

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

Done Grooming for the Season
Last Updated: 3/27
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
Driggs was groomed Saturday morning. All trails are in great shape and have good snow coverage. This is the last time Driggs will be groomed this season. Another winter of great skiing in town.


Sherman Park

Done Grooming for the Season
Last Updated: 3/24
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set
It was a great winter trail season in Sherman Park. Thank you to all of our dedicated volunteers and staff for keeping the trail well groomed. Enjoy spring!


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Grooming through April 11th, conditions permitting
Last Updated: 4/9

Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Friday: Cold temperatures and a couple inches new snow, should allow both skate and classic tracks to reset nicely this morning. Finish before 9am.


Southern Valley Nordic

Done Grooming for the season
Last Updated: 4/2
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set
It’s been a great season and it has come to an end. Thanks for all your participation and support and we look forward to More adventures on our local trail systems.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Springs Nordic

Done Grooming for the season
Last Updated: 4/2
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set | Singletrack: Not Set
It’s been a great season and it has come to an end. Thanks for all your participation and support and we look forward to More adventures on our local trail systems.

No dogs allowed.


5th Street Singletrack

Done Grooming for the Season
Last Updated: 3/19
Singletrack: Not Set
We are done grooming singletrack at 5th street this season. Thanks for your support!


Southern Valley Singletrack

Done Grooming for the Season
Last Updated: 3/13
Singletrack: Set
All of the single track trails are rider packed. All the trails are in relatively good condition with the exception of animal tracks. It is getting a little icy out there after the freeze-thaw cycle and soft in the middle of the day. Your best times are early and late. I was able to use the single track drag on Nemo, Powerline and upper Lady slipper to try to fill in the ruts and animal tracks. I was only moderately successful at doing so. Enjoy the ride.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.

JHNordic 5th Annual Free Ski, Fat Bike, & Snowshoe Day at Turpin Meadow Ranch 

SAVE THE DATE: SUNDAY, JANUARY 9TH, 2022

Turpin Meadow Ranch – 1 hr north of Jackson- Buffalo Valley Road (off Hwy 287/26) – Parking onsite/carpooling encouraged.

Fun, Free Community Day – with Raffle benefiting a 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 Snowshoe tours, Kids Corral (2-5 year olds), Bridger-Teton USFS wildlife and wilderness info, Kates Bars – Lunch, hot & cold drinks.
Sponsored by the JH Nordic Alliance members.

Family. Friends, visitors, dogs (on leash) welcome.
Bring your own skis recommended to use between free demos and tours .
Email : Info@JHNordic.com for more info



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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