Trip Report: Taggart to Jenny Lake

One of the busiest days of the winter at Taggart, with parking down the road for nearly a mile. Lots of skate and classic cross country skiers, backcountry AT skiers, walkers – with and without dogs (happily on leash!), several GTNP Nordic Ambassadors in their red jackets with smiles and a friendly word, and a GTNP Ranger sharing wildlife info. We also saw several families visiting from California and Washington for the Western Nordic Races hosted by the JH Ski Club Nordic program at Trail Creek, enjoying family skiing with their kids.


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Trail Creek

Last Updated: 3/9

Some More Great Shots!
Thanks to Wayne Petsch for these great shots today from last weekend’s Western Youth Championships.  While our younger skiers have completed their last big event of the year, our Prep and Comp skiers are heading off to Soldier Hollow today for the Western Region Junior Championships.  There will be no actual national championships this year because of the pandemic; the regions are each bringing their skiers together for one last race and our regional race will be near Heber City, Utah at the Soldier Hollow Nordic facility.

Practice will continue at Trail Creek through the 19th with some youth skiers undoubtedly keeping on skiing until the end, whenever that will be.  While the older skiers are out of here for the rest of the week, Wednesday for the next two weeks and next Monday as well will still be very busy.

Today’s grooming covered almost all trails with double Pisten Bully passes, grooming classic tracks and skate lanes.  Conditions are pretty hard with the classic track being somewhat variable ranging from nice to not so nice.  Skate lanes are all in all pretty good and fast.  The nicest conditions today are mostly in the woods although the fields are skating well too.

If the temperature reaches near 40ºF today look for the next grooming this evening, if it stays cool then tomorrow morning.

Groomer’s choice for today is Armin’s


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Last Updated: 3/9

The school fields and the levee are groomed and in good shape. Stilson will be done around 11:00.

Spring Update: 3/8
The Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation Department (TCJPR) grooming activities will continue past March 15, 2021.  Grooming efforts through the Parks Division is supported in part by grant funding through Wyoming State Parks, Historic Site, & Trail through the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Grant.  The funding for that ends on March 15th each year.  

The plan as of today is continue grooming all locations.  Valley locations will be evaluated weekly starting on March 15th , with an update every Friday on status.  Backcountry locations, Cache and Game Creek, will be groomed through April 1st at which point we will evaluate those locations.  

Thanks to TCJPR for extending their grooming season and community winter trail recreation!!


Cache Creek

Last Updated: 2/20
We rolled Cache Hagen Sidewalk and Hagen Highway this evening and will snowshoe the trails near the trailhead this weekend.

Grooming provided by Friends of Pathways.


Teton Pines Nordic

Last Updated: 3/7

Trip Report: Sunday March 7th update:
Teton Pines is skiing well, with snow remaining firm and crisp, freshly groomed in the morning, still cold and slightly softer in the afternoon. Excellent conditions for both skate and classic

Call us for specific retail questions (307) 699-3394 or tetonpinesxc@gmail.com. Our hours are 9am-4pm daily.

Shooting Star

Last Updated: 3/8

It looks to be another sunny week with great overall conditions for Nordic Skiing. Anticipate warm & windy weather today (drifting should be minimal as warm temps have crusted over the snow profile) and light snowfall Monday night, as a cold front will move in on Tuesday. Daily high temperatures will be in the mid to upper 30’s through the weekend. Again, reminder we are now in full springtime conditions. Expect the snow profile to change throughout the whole entire day and grassy/bare areas may begin to form. Mornings are typically icier, lunch/early afternoon will be softer, and late afternoon conditions could become slushy. Plan ahead and enjoy the spring skiing!

Next Update will be Monday 3/15.

Please See the following Restrictions:

  • Dog Loops & All Nordic Skiing Trails OPEN
  • Sled Hill OPEN
  • Classic Tracks SET
  • Snow Shoeing Loop OPEN
  • Casual Walking & Trail Running Not Permitted

Teton Village Pathway

Last Updated: 2/17
Teton Village Pathway from Lake Creek Bridge north to just south of the GTNP moose-wilson road south entrance was groomed this morning. Nice for an easy , flat nordic ski, fat bike , or trail run. Or if you’re commuting by ski or bike from Wilson or Jackson!

Groomed by Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, and funded by Teton Village Association.


Grand Teton National Park

Last Updated: 3/7
Taggart Lake Trailhead to South Jenny this morning.

Tim B shared these majestic images of the Grand Teton, Teewinot , and Mt Owen (aka “The Cathedral Group” when views from the north-east) while skate skiing from Signal Mountain south along the freshly groomed Teton Park Road. Truly inspiring to get out and enjoy.. Last grooming day: Friday March 19th

Just a reminder, there will be no grooming on the TPR on Tuesday, 3/9, as the park will be using their bombardier over snow vehicle on the TPR to move park service crews up to Lupine Meadows to do work on structures. . Grooming will resume on Friday 3/12, per normal schedule. 


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Last Updated: 3/8

While Turpin Meadow Ranch is officially closed, we would like to recognize some highlights from our perspective this winter:

  • all of the folks who came to Turpin to try Nordic skiing for their first time ever
  • all of the joy that was shared which inspired a new term for skis: “giggle sticks”
  • a strong interest and participation in our lessons and tours from the community
  • guests posting their adventures at Turpin on their social media
  • people flagging down the groomer to share their gratitude
  • and the biggest compliment of all is when folks tell their friends to go to Turpin “because it’s my favorite place to cross country ski!”

From all the Nordic team at Turpin, the managers, groomers, instructors and guides, we’d like to say thank you to the Nordic community who made this winter season so memorable. We are already looking forward to next winter and the opportunity to facilitate the ski adventure of your dreams.  

https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com/adventures/winter-adventures/
https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com/the-ranch/live-conditions/
https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com | 307.543.2000, office


Grand Targhee

Last Updated: 3/9
Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed 3/6/2021, Fat Bike CLOSED.

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


Alta Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Sunday
Last Updated: 3/9
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
Ginzued the track last night and am rolling the new snow this morning. Will be a bit soft for skating. The base below the new snow is firm. And perhaps too firm to set a good classic track. I may need to wait until it softens up a bit. For now it is not set.

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: 3/8
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
Smoothed the skate track with drag and left the classic track as is.


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 3/8
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Sherman Park has been buffed out I did the best I could do to fill in the foot traffic on the Nordic by using the drag. I was able to reset the classic track. Singletrack is in pretty good shape.


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Last Updated: 3/9
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Tuesday Noon: Road and parking lot is currently being plowed. Should be good to go by 1pm. I rolled the 6 inches new snow this morning, reset both skate and classic tracks. Both turned out all right.


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
Last Updated: 3/9
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
With 1-2” of new snow I was able to put in a nice groom. The skate track and classic track have been set and this should make for a phenomenal couple days. Enjoy the glide!

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Springs Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
Last Updated: 3/9
Skate: Set | Classic: Set | Singletrack: Not Set
A little fresh snow. Track is soft in spots

No dogs allowed.


5th Street Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/18
Singletrack: Set
Got the trail packed in and buffed out yesterday afternoon. It will be good till the next round of snow arrives.


Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 3/3
Singletrack: Set
Rolled the power line from Mike Harris to lower lady slipper and lower ladyslipper singletrack. Should be good once everything refreezes tonight. Enjoy!

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Darby Canyon

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/26
Groomed to Pinnacle TH – 2/25


South Leigh Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 3/3
Grooming 3/3/2021


Pinnacle Trail

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/26
Groomed to upper meadows – 2/25

Wydaho Ride Groomed Winter Challenge with Kait Boyle

SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 2021 10:59 PM

Ride our favorite fat biking trails to help fundraise for grooming machines for TVTAP and Friends of Pathways: March 6th to March 27th
Nordic skiers can participate and contribute too! Who doesn’t like a perfectly groomed winter trail?!

To participate, you must also donate to one of the following organizations and attach a photo for proof of donation to your RideWithGPS activity:

Teton Valley Trails and Pathways
Friends of Pathways
Skyliners Motor Club (mail check to PO Box 552 Driggs 83422)


JH Nordic Masters Recreational Clinic – Skate Ski Technique

THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2021

Trail Creek Nordic, Trail Creek Road (off Hwy 22), Wilson
11am-12:30pm

Skate Ski Clinic -Tips, Technique, Fun! Work on your V1, V2, balance, form, fitness. Coaches are provided by the JH Ski Club  

All welcome (no beginners)
Drop-in $35 (includes Trail Creek Nordic day pass -proceeds to to the JH Ski Club Nordic youth program)


Karen Oatey Pole-Pedal-Paddle (PPP) – hosted by JH Ski & Snowboard Club

SATURDAY APRIL 10, 2021

Bring your own Team or compete as an individual 
Join this fun-filled muli-sport community favorite event, or cheer on friends and family!
Competitive or just for fun, family event.
Prizes.
Event honors Karen Oatey and the Karen Oatey Endowment, and benefits JH Ski & Snowboard Club youth ski programs and scholarships.


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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