Tribute to Sean O’Malley and Nordic News

Sean O’Malley, one of the early members of Jackson Hole Nordic Alliance who also previously published the local Nordic News is retiring from Teton County at the end of January 2019. We value Sean’s sparkle and local knowledge that he put into this and wanted to commemorate his contributions over the years to the Nordic community by looking back at an all-time favorite Nordic News issue from 2005.

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Trail Creek Report

Last Updated: 1/9

Blast from the Past!

Those of you who’ve skied around the track a time or two will probably recognize the graphics to the right, the work of one of the long time members of our community.  To go back to the end of the season report from 2005 you can read the entire report here.  Hopefully we can get a little more information from “Mr. O’Klister” in a future edition as he is at least partially hanging up his skis in pursuit of warmer activities.

Moving to the present, it is simply an awesome day to ski at Trail Creek.  As of noon the temperature is -7ºC/20ºF with sunny skies and calm winds.  Today’s Pisten Bully grooming totally reworked the fields with double classic tracks and about the “best of the season” conditions.  All woods trails received at least skate grooming with most of the close woods receiving a classic touch up as well.  Look for a rework of all woods classic tracks tomorrow.

Groomer’s choice for today is Grunt.

Turpin Meadow Ranch Grooming Report

Last Updated: 1/7 @ 4pm
We received at least 3-4 inches of new snow on 1/7! We have groomed throughout the day and we will groom the afternoon/evening of 1/7 once the wind dies down. Our trails in the flats (Summer Homes Loop, Riverside, and Willows Trails) could potentially be slightly wind blown after grooming but we are expecting the wind to subside in the early evening. This is a great chance to come try our trails in the hills if you haven’t yet as they are holding up great during this storm! There will be limited grooming 1/8 and 1/9 but we will be back to daily grooming on 1/10. Come out and see us!

Buy Your Turpin Meadows Trail Pass!

Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec Grooming Report
Last Updated: 1/9
11:00am: Game Creek is finished and in great shape. I am just starting Three Creek Pathway and should be done by 1:00.
7:50am: Cache Creek and Wayne May Park are groomed and are going to ski great. They may be a bit soft for the morning till they set up but still will be good. I will be heading to Game Creek shortly and will be done around 11:00am.

Grand Teton National Park Grooming Report

Last Updated: 1/8

Taggart to South Jenny
It is a beautiful bluebird day out there.  Get your skis out and go from Taggart Lake to South Jenny today.


Teton Pines Grooming Report
Last Updated: 1/7 @ 6pm

We are fully groomed for both skate and classic and expect great skiing conditions through the weekend! Check our Facebook page or give us a call for the current wax recommendations.

Shooting Star Grooming Report
Last Updated: 1/8 @ 8am

The weather has finally calmed! Plenty of new snow accumulated on the trails, so expect softer conditions today that should gradually firm up throughout the week. Outlook is for warmer temperatures and mostly sunny skies. Get out and enjoy!

Grand Targhee Grooming Report
Last Updated: 1/9 @ 8am

Warmer temperatures and sunny skies. Let that vitamin D wipe those mid-week blues away!
Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed AM 1/9/2019), Fat Bike OPEN.

Pinedale Nordic Trail Report
Last Updated: 1/9 @ 9am

CCC Ponds groomed this morning for both Classic and Skating. A lot of wildlife in the area – both deer and moose. Keep a handle on your dogs. Please pick up after your pets – we appreciate it.

Alta Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Last Updated: 1/9 @ 12pm
Skate: Fair |  Classic: Excellent
Just finished grooming. Made many passes over the entire network. Set classic tracks and made an extra 4th pass on the skate lane. I was able to level out the drifts and it looked like skating was a huge improvement from yesterday. It will only get better from here and I would suspect after tomorrow’s grooming the skating will be great! Enjoy!!


Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 1/9 @ 2pm
Skate: Fair  |  Classic: Good
Very soft this afternoon. Skating creates deep cuts in the snow. Classic is good, especially in the south loop.

Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 1/9 @ 11:30am
Skate: Fair |  Classic: N/A
Scraped the top layer with the drag, rolled over it. Came out fairly good

Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Last Updated: 1/9 @ 6am
Skate: Excellent |  Classic: Good
Got the trail back in order today. Finished grooming skate and classic around 12 noon. Will be soft in drifted spots.

Teton Springs

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Last Updated: 1/9 @ 1pm
Skate: Good  |  Classic: Good
Got the trail back in order today. Finished grooming skate and classic around 12 noon. Will be soft in drifted spots.

5th Street Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 1/7 @ 8am
Singletrack: Good
Cut through the wind drifts and buffed our the singletrack. Should set up nicely!

Teton Springs Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 1/8 @ 10am
Singletrack: Fair
Groomed from TVTAP trailhead to the gate at Sherman Springs (most direct route).

Southern Valley Single Track

Grooming Schedule: As Needed
Last Updated: 1/8 @ 6:30am
Singletrack: Fair
Upper and Lower Ladyslipper
Grumpy out and back
Sherman Springs

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

Join Teton County / Jackson Parks and Recreation and The Cougar Fund on a fun guided cross-country ski tour in Grand Teton National Park this Saturday. Learn about local wildlife, see animal tracks and signs, explore animal adaptations and more. Tour covers 3 – 6 miles of rolling off-trail terrain. These tours do not include ski instruction; basic cross-country ski skills are required! Participants must provide their own skis and Skinny Skis has generously offered to provide rental skis at 50% off for this program.

Moose Wilson Corridor Ski Tour

(tours start and finish at Rec Center Lobby, transportation provided)

Saturday, January 12th
9 am- 1 pm
Fee: 18 and older $30, under 18 $15
Minimum Age: 10 
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