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.


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.



February Nature News

Field Facts

  • Both Bald and Golden Eagles can be found in Jackson Hole during the winter months.
  • Bald Eagles develop the white head and tail feathers when they are about 5 years old.
  • Never let animals lick your vehicle. It can make them sick and saliva spreads disease.

Backcountry Tips

  • Both drier lint and cotton balls with vaseline will you help start a fire in the backcountry. Consider adding these to your backcountry pack to use with a couple fire sticks.  Aluminum foil works well as a base.
  • A black bear was recently caught on video at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village. Seems the mild winter has at least one bruin active. Reminder to carry bear spray.

Trail Suggestions
As the snow deepens, it is fun to explore Shadow Mountain in the Gros Ventre Range. You can reach the winter parking area by following the Gros Ventre Road past Kelly. You can always ski up the road, explore the rolling terrain or snowshoe through the meadows as snow accumulates. You can’t beat the views on a sunny day and it is always a great area to look for wildlife. Remember to give them space and make sure to tell a friend where you are going. Enjoy!


Trip Report: 5 XC ski outings in 3 days in Jackson Hole

Submitted by K.O.S
I did 5 XC ski outings in my 3-day trip, plus an afternoon alpine ski at JHMR. 
SKI 1Gray Meadow with a friend (small loop), bigger loop solo. “Free is a good price.”
SKI 2Taggart Lake Trailhead north out and back, visit to Fabian cabins on return. Magical day of blue sky and clear views of Cathedral Peaks, with JH Ecotour Adventures. Our guide, Ryan, was excellent with multiple moose and local wildlife sightings. 10.0 rating.
SKI 3: Ladies skate ski at Teton Pines. Love the access from Teton Village via the START Bus, stop at Persephone West, then XC ski.
SKI 4: GTNP – Moose-Wilson road trail out and back from Granite Canyon trailhead. Crusty snow was dicey on skinny skis though easy access from Teton Village and peaceful setting. Creek crossings were beautiful.
SKI 5Shooting Star Nordic Center. Excellent grooming and soft late afternoon conditions. Great views of the valley and back toward Jackson Hole Mountain. Beautiful houses in here too. 

Trail Creek

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 2/9

Your Friday to Ski!
After a bit of a rough day yesterday, the snow is coming along nicely today at Trail Creek.  The rain and heavy wet snow from earlier in the week had frozen literally “like ice” yesterday morning.  The Husky did its best yesterday to break it up; stable cool temps, additional Husky passes today along with a dusting of fresh snow, and things are coming around nicely as of grooming time.  Morning skiers were wearing smiles today.  With a light practice schedule this afternoon, it would be a great day to make some laps at Trail Creek!

Today’s grooming covered nearly every trail.  In the woods Moose Loop, Animal Farm, and Olympic received multiple passes with most everything else receiving a single skate/classic pass.  The fields received multiple passes with fresh classic tracks.  One final grooming mission was the reworking of the beaver pond hill today.  The normally camera shy elk herd was a little mellower than usual this morning, allowing a distant photograph which shows at least 11 of our fellow Nordic trail users.  Cranky the moose was spotted as well this morning, still sporting the antlers he is so proud of.  He did seem more or less calm, but if you see him, you might want to go the other way.

IMD racers are inspecting courses in McCall, Idaho today in preparation for the weekend’s final IMD Qualifier.  Results will be available tomorrow on the event website, go racers!

Groomer’s choice for today is the Beaver Pond area.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Last Update: 2/8
Game Creek was not groomed on Wednesday February 7th due to considerable avalance danger.  

Check out http://Nordicpulse.com for real time updates.


Cache Creek Singletrack

Groomed by Friends of Pathways
Grooming As Needed

Last Update: 2/2
Cache Creek groomed 2/2 AM.

Please help support trail grooming for the Cache Creek Single track trails by donating to the Friends of Pathways.  Visit: friendsofpathways.org/donate/ and leave the comment “Grooming” in the campaign section. 


Teton Pines Nordic

Grooming Daily
Last Update
: 2/9
The track is great–come out and ski!! The 20% off Super Bowl sale is happening as well. The sale begins Saturday Saturday Feb 10. All clothing, skis, boots, poles is invloded on the sale! 

We groom approximately 16km of track for both skate and classic daily. We have a full retail and rental shop. We offer lessons daily. Call us with questions and to book lessons: (307) 732-4130. To keep our track in pristine shape for skiing we do not allow dogs, walking, snowshoeing, or fatbikes. 

Teton Village Trail

Groomed Periodically
Last Update:
 2/8
Sweet cord! 


Shooting Star

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 2/8
Grooming will be ongoing through 11am this morning. Yesterday’s very wet snow left a stubborn ice layer on the trails, which requires aggressive blade work and slower operating speed. The finish product will be on the more crumbly-side as this icy profile isn’t very pliable. Conditions should improve over the next several days as colder more stable temperatures return. 

Turpin Meadow Ranch

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 2/9
Skate lane was groomed with the ginzu, classic tracks are deep and fast. The single track got another fresh groom Friday morning also. All in all conditions are great, the scenery is gorgeous, and you should be here! 

TMR is open to the public daily for skiing, meals, Nordic lessons, and tours! Call the office (307) 543-2000 or visit our website to book your adventure! Check out our live webcam for current conditions.

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.

Grand Teton National Park

Grooming: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
Last Updated: 2/9

Josh started at the crack of dawn today for those early morning ski enthusiasts GTNP. Taggart Lake Trailhead to Signal Mountain groomed this morning 2/9.


Grand Targhee

Grooming: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Last Updated: 2/4

GTR is grooming Rick’s Basin area trails on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday. Classic track is set. Trails are in good condition. Last groomed 2/4.

GTR is no longer grooming for fat biking or snowshoeing, however fat biking is permitted on the groomed Nordic trails.

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: 2/9
Friday: Plan to reset skate track this morning.  Also able to get a good reset on both classic tracks. 

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, Friday, Sunday
Last Updated: 2/8
Yeti and Campground have skate lanes and classic tracks set. Conditions were soft but should freeze up well overnight. The resident moose is on the trail near the top of Yeti loop so keep an eye out while passing through. Hope everyone enjoys the ski!

Singletrack: 2/9
Headed out to groom the hillbenders at 4:45 on Friday. Will update when completed. 

Please note the USFS dog closure policy Dec 1st – April 15th at this venue.  


Teton Reserve Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Last Updated: 2/8
Northern Lights: Reset Classic track and groomed skate and crossover trails. More snow please…

Teton Reserve parking lot works best when you park in the configuration in this image. Please refer to the photo for visual representation. Feel free to be a community member and coach each other on best practices. Park in the red highlights. NO PARKING IN THE GREEN HIGHLIGHTS. 


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 2/7
Groomed Sherman Park, reset the skate lane and classic track. Of course the classic turned out nice looking in this sloppy mess of a snow pack. Skate lane is just OK. Expect soft conditions until temperatures drop starting Thursday. Shove in a couple of the bear patches to try to maintain the base. Enjoy what you can while you can. 


Driggs School Loops

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 2/9
Smoothed the track with the ginzu groomer and it looks great! A classic track is set on every loop.

Please pick up your trash and dog pop with the supplied Mutt Mitt station.


Alta Nordic Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Last Updated: 2/8
Thursday: Reset classic and two passes on the skate on all loops with the ginzu. Looks good but skating is a tad soft.


Darby Canyon

Grooming As Needed
Last Updated: 2/8
Groomed today 2/8.

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


Rammell Mountain Road

Grooming As Needed
Last Updated: 1/24
Groomed today 1/24.

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


South Leigh Road

Grooming As Needed
Last Updated: 2/5
Groomed today 2/5.

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


Pinnacle Trail

Grooming As Needed
Last Updated: 2/8
Groomed today 2/8.

Coney Classic Alpine Skijor
and Dog Party

Saturday Feb. 10th
County Rd 100 at the Lakebed / Trailhead
10am – 2pm

Come support 2 incredible causes – Lucky’s Place and Alpine Trails and Pathways! Tons of Raffle items from local businesses ($5 per ticket or 5 for $20) at event! Awesome Silent Auction online prior to event at https://www.32auctions.com/coney2024 AND live during the event!  Log in and start bidding on Jan 29th!

Bring the whole family (dogs included!) – Food, Beverages, Prizes and Tons of FUN! Costumes Encouraged! Prize for Best Costume!

Registration donation for 3km ski or skijor (Proceeds go to ATAP and Lucky’s Place) is $20 (includes 2 Free raffle tickets!) Volunteer Today!


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.

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

Note: All clinics are full for the remainder of the season.


Moose Chase

Registration is live!
Saturday, February 17th
Trail Creek Nordic Center


Come Join the Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club for the Annual Moose Chase Nordic Ski Race presented by Skinny Skis!

Register Here for either the 20k, 10k, 5k, 3k or free 1/2k.


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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