What’s Groomed in Jackson Hole/Teton Valley?

See real-time grooming in the Jackson Hole/Teton Valley region. Find all the latest grooming & fresh groomed tracks.  Plan your next Nordic Adventure with ease.

New on the Blog: Top Dog-Friendly Winter Trails

It’s great being a dog in the Tetons where many dog-friendly winter trails are waiting to be sniffed. Though not every area is open to our four-legged friends, there are several spaces where well-behaved dogs and owners are welcome. Get to know which of these trails are right for you and your dog. Be sure to brush up on your Petiquette and you’ll be sure to get off on the right paw.

We’ve put together a list of the top dog trails in the Tetons, conveniently organized by their locations in Jackson, Wilson, and Teton Valley. Familiarize yourself with the trails that suit you and your dog best.

Good News on Grooming

More local winter trails are being groomed on a consistent basis! If you are ready to get on a groomed track check out Trail Creek and Teton Pines Nordic on the Jackson side. In Teton Valley Teton Canyon and Southern Valley Nordic have enough snow for consistent grooming. And Grand Targhee has posted that they groomed Hampster, Snowdrift, and Rick’s Basin Loops on Saturday.

And of course you can make your own skier tracked trails, check out our trails page for inspiration.

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Trail Creek

Last Update: 12/9
Husky Time

A beautiful sight is a Prinoth Husky making its way around the trails at Trail Creek!  Today was the maiden journey; the Husky did carefully venture forth, making an exploratory lap around the close field with some quite nice results.  This lap did confirm however that conditions are still very thin and that the Husky will be bowing out to the Ginzu for the majority of the grooming until substantial additional snow falls.  Speaking of snow fall, about five inches is now being projected in the hourly forecast over the weekend.

Today’s grooming was much more than the Husky’s lap, the Ginzu covered all of the recently groomed trails today with multiple passes.  The major trail sections not being groomed yet are the East Fields and the National Forest trails right next to the Old Pass Road.  Every day and every bit of additional snow helps to move our current rustic conditions closer to Nordic pristine.  While definitely not yet ready for the Olympics, the most recent inch of snow and a couple of passes from the Ginzu bring most of the trails to the best conditions of the year yet.  Do be careful on several of the forest trails that still have prominent ruts from vehicle traffic and watch out for quite a bit of brush showing through as well.

Looking ahead to next week, the really good news is that West Yellowstone finally got enough snow to host the season’s IMD opener December 15th and 16th.  Full details are available at their website; a road trip to West Yellowstone is always fun, next weekend you could also watch some great Nordic racing!

Groomer’s choice for today is a few bluebird sunny laps on some tantalizingly beautiful Husky grooming.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Last Update: 12/8
Staff went up Cache and Game Creek Friday morning, snow depths are still marginal in those areas. Staff is going to try to start at Game Creek with the Snowmobile and pull behind over the weekend or first thing next week.

For the most up-to-date grooming info visit: http://www.tetonparksandrec.org/1353/Grooming-Report


Cache Creek Singletrack

Groomed by Friends of Pathways
Grooming Schedule: As Needed

Last Update: 12/3
I did an exploratory groom up the Cache road and on Hagen from bridge 2 to 5.  Its still thin but will hopefully set up and form a base.  I will check Hagen Highway, lower Ferrins, and the River trail after we get a little more snow.

Teton Pines Nordic

Last Update: 12/9
Come ski! Track is firm and fast and the sun is out! Still a little thin on some areas but overall it’s great. No classic track set yet due to shallow depth. 

Shooting Star

Not Grooming Yet
Last Update: 12/8
All trails remain closed due to lack of snow. Warm temperatures this past week significantly melted last weekend’s accumulations and our current system has only provided about 1” of snow so far. Outlook is calling for light snow through the weekend, though the forecasted amounts appear to be less than required for opening. We’ll continue to evaluate daily snow accumulations and decide if any trail preparations may begin. Fingers crossed for an unexpected heavy snow band this weekend!

Grand Targhee

Last Updated: 12/9
Classic Track: Not Set | Fat Bike Trails: Closed | Snowshoe Trails: Closed
17” of snow in the last 24 hours with 6” falling overnight. The Stick of Truth is fully submerged. That means it’s time to come out to Targhee. We are firing on all cylinders!

This storm was bigger than expected…. And we couldn’t be happier about it. 

Turpin Meadow Ranch

Last Update: 12/8
Not Grooming Yet
Snow has been falling but depths are still shallow. We are hoping to start trail preparations this weekend.

Please help support trail grooming in GTNP by donating to the Grand Teton National Park Foundation. It’s easy and encouraged. All you need to do is visit: GTNPF.org/donate/ and leave the comment “Nordic” in the designation section. There is the opportunity to leave a one time gift or reoccurring monthly donations in any amount.

Grooming Has Yet to Begin in Grand Teton National Park.

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!


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Last Updated: 12/9
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Saturday: Plan to roll the additional 6 inches of snow that fell on Friday. Both classic and skate tracks should be in good shape. Caution at cattle guards. 

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, Thursday, Sunday
Last Updated: 12/8
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set
Exciting news! The Nordic grooming season has begun. Headed out to groom yeti’s and campground loops and begin to set a base. Caution, shallow snowpack exists. Be aware of hazards. Enjoy the ride and glide.  Please note the USFS dog closure policy Dec 1st – April 15th at this venue.  


Teton Reserve Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Last Updated: 12/2
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set
It snowed and we are excited to begin grooming soon. Stay tuned to the grooming report for updates as we get trails open. Please respect the Teton Reserve golf course and only ski on the groomed trail. We will announce when the trail is open, soon. Stay tuned…

Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 12/2
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set
It snowed and we are excited to begin grooming soon. Stay tuned to the grooming report for updates as we get trails open. 


Driggs School Loops

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 12/2
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set
It snowed and we are excited to begin grooming. Stay tuned to the grooming report for updates as we get trails open. 


Alta Nordic Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Last Updated: 12/6
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set
Unfortunately, the snow from last weekend has mostly melted away. Now we wait for another round. Let it snow!

JH Ski & Snowboard Club’s
Black Tie Blue Jean Ski Ball

Saturday, December 9th
Bridger Gondola

VIP tables and General Admission tickets available.  This incredible evening will consist of cocktails, a silent auction, dinner, dancing, and a Grand Raffle.  Funds raised are used to offset program costs, purchase safety & protective gear and support our young athletes.

Nordic Waxing Clinic

Wednesday, December 13th
Skinny Skis

Learn the basics of glide waxing with demonstrations and hands-on use of iron and liquid applications. Each clinic limited to 10 attendees. Sign up at Skinny Skis or emailskis@skinnyskis.com.

Cost: Suggested donations of $10 to support grooming in Grand Teton National Park.

JH Ski & Snowboard Club Nordic Masters Ski Clinics

Thursdays, Dec 14 – Feb 22
Teton Pines and Trail Creek

11am – 12:30pm

5 classic clinics and 5 skate clinics at Teton Pines Nordic Center and Trail Creek Nordic Trails.

Join these clinics to work on your Cross-country classic and/or skate ski technique, balance, stamina, efficiency, performance , and fun.


Fat Bike Community Meeting

Monday, December 18th
Highpoint Cider, Victor, ID

Discuss current opportunities with Teton Valley Trails & Pathways, regional organizations, bike shops and riders. Topics to be discussed: · Singletrack grooming · Where to ride in the region · Volunteer grooming opportunities · Trail sharing and etiquette on multi-use trails · Supporting grooming and programming · Meet local riders · Short film + fat bike games!

Betty Woolsey Classic Race

Saturday, December 23rd
Trail Creek Nordic Center

This event commemorates Betty Woolsey, a ski racing Olympian and the founder of Trail Creek Ranch. During her lifetime, Betty Woolsey pioneered backcountry skiing on Teton Pass, opened Trail Creek to JHSC for Nordic skiing in 1967, and helped the JHSC Nordic and biathlon programs get off the ground.  

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.  

Christmas Brunch with Santa

Saturday, December 23rd
Turpin Meadow Ranch

Head over to Turpin Meadow Ranch 11:30am – 2:30pm for brunch and pictures with Santa! Reservations are required. Call 307-543-2000 to reserve your spot today!

Teton Ridge Classic

Saturday, January 6th
Mike Harris Trail System
Classic cross country ski races -distances: 15 km and 7 km courses.

For the last 2 decades, the Teton ridge Classic (TRC) has been one of the premier classic Nordic ski races in the Greater Teton region. The Teton Ridge Classic will take place just south of Victor, Idaho on the Mike Harris trail system.

Save the Date
JH Nordic Alliance 6th Annual Free Ski, Fat Bike, & Snowshoe Day

Sunday, January 7th, 2024
Turpin Meadow Ranch

Free Classic and skate ski gear demos, ski lessons, trail use, Backcountry Nordic ski tours, Snowshoe tours, Kids Corral, Town-to-Turpin free van shuttle -Family friendly.

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/


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LATEST JACKSON HOLE TRAIL REPORT

  • 5 Mar 24 – Daily Trail Report
    Keep up with the forecast as heavy snows and high winds may persist.Connect to the grooming page for relevant updates before you head out! Today’s Avalanche Forecast Nordic and winter trail users are urged to use caution when recreating on trails and terrain below steep slopes. The BTAC reports and their website is a valuable local resource for planning your outing. Visit their forecast page for the most up-to-date information. Trip Report: Trail Creek Nordic trails on a… Read More