Sunrise to Sunset: A Lovely Day at Turpin Meadow Ranch

If you’ve never been up to Turpin, find the time to take the hour drive. To put it in perspective: their staff have to drive an hour to town just to purchase groceries. You just might be rewarded with the best day of the winter at Turpin Meadow Ranch: abundant snow, perfectly groomed, sunny blue sky, big Téton views. One of the many beauties of TMR is that there are flat trails and rolling hills- both scenic, good workouts, wide skate and new this year… double classic tracks!

The ranch is open to the public daily until March 13 for Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, and fatbiking. They have all the gear to rent if you need, and instructors on staff happy to help you refine your skills or take you on a tour to share what makes this place so magical. After you work up an appetite on the trails stop in the lodge for some delicious home made food and/or apres beverages. Dogs are allowed (though it is required they be leashed in parking lots and around the cabin and lodge areas). If you’ve got the time, consider an overnight stay! Many of the weekends are already booked up, but if you’ve got an open weeknight give them a call and see if you can get a cabin.

If you decide to check it out for yourself, please sign waivers and pay for trail passes online ahead of your visit. Call the front office (307) 543-2000 for lodging, dining reservations, booking equipment rentals and Nordic adventures (lessons and tours).

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


Best of Fat Bike Fun

Fat biking is a super fun way to explore snow-covered winter trails and pathways, especially when the snow is firm and packed (like it will be this week!). Did you know there are over 40 fat bike friendly trails in Jackson Hole and Teton Valley? That means there are so many opportunities to get to and explore, so get out there and have a good time!

On the subject of Fat Biking, there is a raffle going on to support Friends of Pathways grooming of the Cache Creek Fat Bike Trails. Thanks to some very generous local businesses and JH Nordic , donors to this campaign will be entered into a raffle for awesome prizes, including:

· An overnight stay for 2 people at Turpin Meadows Ranch  including two trail passes and Nordic ski, snow shoe or fat bike rentals
· A pair of Rossignol Delta Sport skate skis with bindings from Skinny Skis
· A half day XC ski or snowshoe tour for 2 in Grand Teton National Park with JH Ecotour Adventures
· A half day fat bike tour for 2 with Teton Mountain Bike Tours
· A half day XC ski or snowshoe tour for 2 in Grand Teton National Park with Hole Hiking Experience


Best Nordic Tours in GTNP

Photo Courtesy of JH EcoTour Adventures

If you are looking to plan an adventure this sunshine filled week look no further than our top 8 favorite cross country and snowshoe in Grand Teton National Park. On the blog we have a list of spots with the time, distance, difficulty and modality – with trail maps and descriptions. Check it out for yourself and enjoy the splendor of this place.

Trail Creek

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 1/9

Weather 180!

After days of nearly continuous snow, the forecast has taken a big change with nothing but blue skies in the forecast; even though this morning’s temps are a bit on the chilly side, if the forecast holds true, conditions should be relatively balmy for January.  While powder hounds might be longing, it should be some nice Nordic skiing in the days ahead.

One thing we want to mention today is that apparently there have been a few people crossing out of our ski area onto some neighboring properties.  If you are tempted to go off piste and are curious about where you can go, click on this link for a more detailed image.

Today’s grooming partly happened yesterday evening when the Ginzu was utilized to distribute the trail signs throughout the network and partly this morning when the Husky touched up the fields.  Conditions are firm and fast and should be nice today, especially as the day warms.

Groomer’s choice for today is the sunny fields.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Grooming Monday-Saturday
Last Update: 1/9

Monday Grooming: Cache Creek to Noker Mine


Cache Creek Fat Bike Trails

Last Update: 1/7

I did another lap with a lot of shoveling today so the trails should be in good shape as the temps drop this evening and the snow sets up.

Grooming by Friends of Pathways.


Teton Pines Nordic

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 1/4

The snow is great at Teton Pines! We groom 13km+ daily for both skate and classic with our new snowcat. 

We are open to the public 9am-4pm. Please call us in advance to book lessons at: (307) 733-1733. You do not need a reservation for skiing and we do not take reservations for rentals. Please contact us to check availability for off-site rentals.

We still have a great selection of classic skis, skate skis, boots, jackets, pants, gloves, and hats. We have a full tuning shop so drop off your skis for a nordic wax done by our great wax techs who are all nordic skiers!

Visit our website for pricing and other information: www.tetonpinesnordiccenter.com


Shooting Star

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 1/7

It looks like we’re finally at the tail end of this recent weather system. Anticipate a windy rain/snow mix this afternoon that’ll linger through tomorrow morning followed by what appears to be a week’s worth of sunny/calm weather.  Due to the recent storms weather, our snowcat won’t be picked up for repairs until early next week… So, we’ll continue to limp the snowcat through on the yellow loop over the weekend. Next update will be Monday (1/10).


Snake River Sporting Club

Grooming Daily

Both the Front and Back Nine trails are groomed daily and are in excellent condition. Call for info 307-201-3093 and check in at the Clubhouse to pay trail fee. www.snakeriversportingclub.com


Grand Teton National Park

Last Update: 1/9

The sun is shining in GTNP.  Grooming from Taggart Lake trailhead to South Jenny Sunday morning.

Grooming is sponsored by the GTNP Foundation and generous donations from our community.


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 1/9

The trails are firm fast. The skate lane was reset with our Ginzu Sunday night, the classic track is still in good shape everywhere. Ski lessons and snowshoe tours are a fun way to experience Turpin; check out the blog post on JH Nordic about our lessons and tours. Please sign waivers and pay for trail passes online ahead of your visit. Call the front office (307) 543-2000 ahead of your visit for booking equipment rentals and Nordic adventures (lessons and tours).

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


photo: Nick B

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


Grand Targhee

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
Last Updated: 1/6

Cross Country 15k: XC OPEN – last groomed 1/4/2022
Fat Bike Trails : Closed
Snowshoe Trails: Open

Targhee’s Nordic trails are groomed Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sat/Sundays. Fat bike/snowshoe trails are groomed regularly but not on a set schedule – the groomer usually waits until after a storm cycle to groom the single track. 
Trail day passes are $20 this winter. 

Remember, singletracks will be closed when there is more than 3 inches of snow in a 24 hour period.


Alta Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Sunday
Last Updated: 1/9
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Sunday: After plenty of snow past week, coverage is finally good. Still a little thin on big hill on north loop. On Saturday, Mike rolled entire track, with good results. Sunday morning plan to use Ginzu to reset both skate and classic. With clear skies and light winds, expect good Nordic skiing.

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

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 1/8
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set


Everything got two passes with the roller. Classic track not set due to technical difficulties. Should set up nicely overnight and be great skating tomorrow.


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 1/7

Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set

No grooming at Sherman Park Friday, we were busy preparing for the TRC race. Hope to see you there!


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Last Updated: 1/
9

Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Plan to groom a little later Sunday AM cause it’s way cold and I’m lazy. I’m sure it’s in great shape from all of Mark’s hard work throughout last week.


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday & Sunday
Last Updated: 1/8
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set

All trail systems rolled and corduroy put down. Still extremely soft! Classic track to be set at a later time. Parking lot is plowed.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Reserve Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Thursday & Saturday
Last Updated: 1/9
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Ginzu groomed the skate area and Classic tracks were still in good shape from yesterday and did not reset. Should be an excellent day to ski at Teton Reserve! Concession area is open today as well for food and drink.

No dogs allowed.


Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 1/3
Singletrack: Not Set

All the trails have been snowmobile compacted, but not groomed. With more snow and rising temperatures in the forecast, it may be a few days till they’re fat bike ready.

Hillbender to Nemo

Nemo to Lady Slipper

Happy Hour (aka Mike Harris to ID/WY state line)

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Darby Canyon

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 12/28

Groomed 12/28 to summer trailhead.


Rammell Mountain Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 12/15

The USFS is continuing to monitor snow levels on our roads and will close them to wheeled motorized vehicles when there is enough snow to groom


South Leigh Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 12/28

Grooming 12/28

JH Nordic Masters Classic & Skate Ski Clinics


SKATE SKI CLINIC THURSDAY JANUARY 13, 2022
11am – 12:30pm

Hosted by Scott Horn and JH Ski Club Nordic Team Coaches
There will be 10 clinics running every Thursday in January and February from 11am-12:30pm. The Nordic Masters clinics will focus on skate ski and classic cross country skiing every other week.

Joining all 10 clinics is your best approach to developing your full Nordic skiing technique, balance, stride, stamina, and overall fitness while having fun in a small group. For those who only wish to focus on one technique, we are offering a Skate Ski Clinic series of 5 clinics or a Classic Cross country series of 5 clinics.


January Women’s Skate Skiing Clinics

Dates: Fridays – January 14 and January 21
Time: 11am-12:30pm
Teton Pines Nordic Center

If you’d like to improve your skate technique and fitness, come join us for three Skate lessons at Teton Pines. We’ll improve our glide on skate skis and learn to be more efficient uphill, downhill, and review the different skating strides. These clinics are for those with some skate skiing experience who would like to improve. We will cover more than the basics to get you skating longer distances with ease and going up and down hills with proficiency and confidence. Each session will be part instruction with plenty of time to ski and practice. $50/Clinic or $135 for all 3 ($45/Clinic for Teton Pines Nordic Center season pass holders). Rentals available for $35. Trail pass is included.

Instructor: Kim Springer Kim grew up warming her fingers in the Octagon on Mt. Mansfield in Stowe, Vermont. After college she discovered the warm world of Nordic skiing and has been passionate about all aspects of the sport ever since. She loves sharing that passion with others and has taught in and around Jackson Hole for many years.

Questions or to register: Call Teton Pines Nordic Center at: (307) 733-1733




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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