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Nordic Trail Report – North end Moose Wilson Rd

North end Moose Wilson plowed but not open last few days – there was enough snow over the ice on plowed – closed part to ski from moose to Death Canyon/usual Xc ski starting spot – then deep untracked snow at the end of plowed part. It was very peaceful and beautiful Wednesday. I was the only one the whole 3 miles up and back (and some on unplowed part too). Photo from plowed but closed part of Moose Wilson Road:

Photos and report courtesy of Lisa W. 

Moose Chase Nordic Ski Race

The Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club is proud to present the 27th Annual Skinny Skis Moose Chase Nordic Ski Race on February 16th at Trail Creek Nordic Center in Wilson, WY.  This premiere Nordic race includes a 30k, a 15k, 5k, 3k, and a free 1/2k.   Competitors can skate or classic ski the course.  The Moose Chase is the first event of the JHSC’s Triple Crown Series.  Register early for best pricing!


photo credit: Trail Creek Groomer

Cache Creek Update

Despite 24 inches of snow, our grooming team has been hard at work keeping the single track trails in great shape!

Trail Creek Report

Last Updated: 2/9

Quiet Saturday!

You are probably one of a minority if you are not either at Bogus Basin with the IMD team, Casper with the Nordic team, or in Alta at TVTAP’s (Teton Valley Trails and Pathways) Alta Vista Freestyle Nordic race this morning. If you are one of that minority you should be able to find plenty of room on the trails today at Trail Creek. If you are following any of the above mentioned events, click on the appropriate link below and results are or probably will be posted as they become available.–race-results.html

Besides plenty of room you will discover quite a bit of fresh grooming today. Today’s focus was Pisten Bully best line skate grooming of the fields, Moose Loop, Woolsey Woods, Animal Farm, Olympic, Black Hole/Boiler and Mug’s Meadow. Homeward and Outward Bound received additional classic grooming. Conditions are pretty good although there are still a few hangovers from the recent 4 feet of snow. 9:45 AM conditions are mostly sunny, calm, with a temperature of -12ºC/10ºF.

Beginning Sunday grooming will concentrate on the Moose Chase Course (get your registration in!); look for double Pisten Bully passes with fresh classic tracks around noon tomorrow.

Groomer’s choice for today is Homeward and Outward Bound.

Turpin Meadow Ranch Grooming Report
Last Updated: 2/9

What builds endurance, strength, coordination, and is lots of fun? Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and fat biking at Turpin, that’s what! Our trails continue to be firm and fast. We’re open until March 10, that’s only 4 weeks away. Don’t miss an opportunity to enjoy this special place, be here now!

Buy Your Turpin Meadows Trail Pass!

9:30am: The levee and Stilson are groomed and in great shape. I am heading to the school fields shortly and should be done around 11:00.

Grand Teton National Park Grooming Report
Last Updated: 2/9

Before and after – Grand Teton National Park Grooming today From Taggart Lake Trailhead to Signal Mountain. After that Bar B Bar then Spring Creek Ranch – hope every one has a nice weekend!

Teton Pines Grooming Report
Last Updated: 2/8

We groom daily for skate and classic and should have great skiing throughout the weekend! We had so much snow this week (around 40”) it took us a couple of days to dig out. What a difference a year makes!! Wax recommendations for Friday: Glide Swix LF6 Grip: Swix Blue/Green

Shooting Star Grooming Report
Last Updated: 2/9

The moose are out and taking advantage of the amazing Nordic conditions. Be on the lookout for these fuzzy guys as they seek refuge from the deep snow. The course received extensive blade work over the last few days to assist w/leveling the track. Expect softer skiing to remain as plenty of the white stuff is expected to accumulate through all next week. Enjoy!

Next Update: Wednesday
Note: Track in excellent condition, thanks to Friday intensive grooming.

Grand Targhee Grooming Report
Last Updated: 2/9

The IFSA Junior Freeski – Regionals take center stage today at Grand Targhee! As much a spectator event as a competitor event, make sure you take the Teton Vista Traverse to view the venue at the base of Peaked Mtn. Technical lines, big airs, dropped cliffs, and floaty tricks, oh my!

Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed AM 2/9/2019), Fat Bike CLOSED.

Pinedale Nordic Trail Report
Last Updated: 2/5

All trails above groomed this morning except Powerline, Flatline and Heart Attack. 8″ of new snow from yesterday. 27F degrees, overcast, slight breeze. Road plowed and snow packed. Parking areas plowed. Expect soft conditions again today. Classic skiing would be my choice.

Alta Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Last Updated: 2/8 @ pm
Skate: Fair |  Classic: Good
It’s getting closer to good skiing! Hopefully pole plants will be firming up soon.
Unfortunately around 10 pm the wind picked up and filled in parts of the classic track I had set around 8pm. On my last lap around 11pm there were places where the snow had drifted about 5-6′ onto the trails. I worked on widening the trails and packing all the new snow down to get to firm conditions just in time for more snow!! Hopefully it won’t drift over tonight. I set new classic track everywhere and groomed for skating everywhere except the “Horse Loop,” preparing for Alta Vista. See you Saturday!


Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 2/8
Skate: Fair  |  Classic: Good

Groomed East loop today. Main loop groomed for skate ski and classic

Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 2/6 @ 1pm
Skate: Good |  Classic: N/A
Multiple laps and the track is reset. Still a bit soft but not bad.

Teton Springs

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Last Updated: 2/8
Skate: Excellent |  Classic: Excellent
Reset tracks this morning.

Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Last Updated: 2/9 @ 7am
Skate: Good |  Classic: Good
Saturday: Plan to reset both classic and skate tracks this morning. Should finish by 930am.

5th Street Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 2/5 @ 11pm
Singletrack: Poor
Trail is snowmobiled in, but not groomed. Planning to roll it out tomorrow…stay tuned!

Teton Springs Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 1/24 @ 7pm
Singletrack: Good
All Singletrack in Teton Springs is groomed. Enjoy!

Southern Valley Single Track

Grooming Schedule: As Needed
Last Updated: 2/5 @ 11pm
Singletrack: Good
It’s all good in the hood! Trails may be a little soft if temperatures don’t drop. Please use discretion.

For more info on Teton Valley grooming, visit their grooming page.


Learn to Skate Ski – hosted by Teton Co/Jackson Parks & Recreation and Teton Pines Nordic Center

When: Tuesday, February 12 from 5-6pm
Where: High School Athletic Fields -meet at Summit High School Parking Lot (100 Middle School Road)
No previous experience necessary
Must be 18 and over. Bring Yr own skis – special 50% off Rentals available at Skinny Skis

Skinny Skis Moose Chase Nordic Ski Race – 27th Annual

When: Saturday, February 16
Where: Trail Creek Nordic Center
-30K, 15K, 5K, 3K, 2K Freestyle * – part of the Triple Crown Race series

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