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.

Photo from JH Ski and Snowboard Club

Registration is Open for Betty Woolsey Classic

Come work off your Christmas Feast in style on December 26, 2023! This community event offers distances for every age and ability; 10 AM start time with a mass start classic format. Racers can choose from 0.5k, 3k, 5k, and 10k options.  

This event commemorates Betty Woolsey, a ski racing Olympian and the founder of Trail Creek Ranch. During her lifetime, Betty Woolsey pioneered backcountry skiing on Teton Pass, opened Trail Creek to JHSC for Nordic skiing in 1967, and helped the JHSC Nordic and biathlon programs get off the ground.  

The general public should register with the “open/citizens race” link. Online registration closes December 22 at 11AM.

TVTAP Grooming FAQS

Questions and answers have been reprinted from the December 8 TVTAP Newsletter, some edits have been made for clarity and brevity.

When will you start grooming? We’ve started grooming!  The sunset photo was taken at Teton Canyon on Tuesday 12/5. Since then, we’ve had a bit of melt but then 4-7″ of new snow. We will start grooming at all six venues as soon as we are able to without causing damage to our equipment or the land beneath.  We rely on a large group of volunteers for much of our grooming, and we’ve got to train and schedule these awesome humans, too. So our schedule will be variable and conditions-dependent until we can put together the regular schedule. Hopefully it won’t be too long!

How can I find out when and where you’ve groomed? [Check jhnordic.com/grooming] We are using the real-time, map-based system called Nordic Pulse used around the Jackson area and at cross-country areas nationwide. Trails shown in GREEN will have been groomed that day. YELLOW trails last saw a groom 1-3 days prior. The color-coding offers a pretty cool, quick way to see what’s going on.

What causes the most damage to winter trails? Footprints – whether from wild animals, dog paws, snowshoes or boots.  Most of our trails are groomed for multi-use recreation and we want people to enjoy them, so we groom often to fix the damaged trails. 

Do You Have More Questions?  Reach out to info@tvtap.org and we’ll get back to you. Or watch for our TVTAP tent, which will rotate around the winter trailheads all season. The tent will be hosted by different staff members and TVTAP Board members.  We will have info, trail stickers for purchase (Venmo, cash, or check), and chocolates!

Did You Have a Great Day on the Trails? Think of TVTAP and go online to buy an annual trail sticker ($75-$200) or give what you feel to support our donation-based trail system open to all.   

New on the Blog: Top Dog-Friendly Winter Trails

It’s great being a dog in the Tetons where many dog-friendly winter trails are waiting to be sniffed. Though not every area is open to our four-legged friends, there are several spaces where well-behaved dogs and owners are welcome. Get to know which of these trails are right for you and your dog. Be sure to brush up on your Petiquette and you’ll be sure to get off on the right paw.

We’ve put together a list of the top dog trails in the Tetons, conveniently organized by their locations in Jackson, Wilson, and Teton Valley. Familiarize yourself with the trails that suit you and your dog best.

Trail Creek

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 12/10
Gently Falling Snow

More of that fantastic white crystalized water has been falling from the sky all morning at Trail Creek, getting us that much closer to having full winter conditions here at Trail Creek.  While totals so far are between the one and two inch amount, it is supposed to continue throughout the night.

Today’s grooming was mostly a best line Ginzu pass of all the recently groomed trails.  Yesterday’s Husky grooming in the field was still in good condition and was not touched.  Of note today, Armin’s received special attention with triple passes.  The base in that part of our area is smooth enough that a “first of the season” classic track was dropped in over much of the section.  Do bear in mind that we are still experiencing early season conditions so anticipate brush and uneven trails in certain areas; keep on snowing!

Many of our local skiers were in Lander over the weekend, participating in a Wyoming High School race.  Coach George even took an ambitious group of Junior skiers over to do their best in the open division; thanks to Coach George for the image and way to go, all that participated.  The great results of some of our local skiers in Friday and Saturday’s races are posted on this Wyoprep page.

Groomer’s choice for today is Armin’s.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Last Update: 12/8
Staff went up Cache and Game Creek Friday morning, snow depths are still marginal in those areas. Staff is going to try to start at Game Creek with the Snowmobile and pull behind over the weekend or first thing next week.

For the most up-to-date grooming info visit: http://www.tetonparksandrec.org/1353/Grooming-Report


Cache Creek Singletrack

Groomed by Friends of Pathways
Grooming Schedule: As Needed

Last Update: 12/10
We groomed the Cache Creek road to Noker Mine and upper Hagen from bridge 5 to 2.  The lower trails are still a little thin on snow, especially under the trees, but are still compact enough to use for now.  We will keep snowshoeing around and packing things in until there is enough snow to take the roller through.

Teton Pines Nordic

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 12/9
Come ski! Track is firm and fast and the sun is out! Still a little thin on some areas but overall it’s great. No classic track set yet due to shallow depth. 

Shooting Star

Not Grooming Yet
Last Update: 12/8
All trails remain closed due to lack of snow. Warm temperatures this past week significantly melted last weekend’s accumulations and our current system has only provided about 1” of snow so far. Outlook is calling for light snow through the weekend, though the forecasted amounts appear to be less than required for opening. We’ll continue to evaluate daily snow accumulations and decide if any trail preparations may begin. Fingers crossed for an unexpected heavy snow band this weekend!

Grand Targhee

Last Updated: 12/10
Classic Track: Not Set | Fat Bike Trails: Closed | Snowshoe Trails: Closed
Even though we have had a ton of snow over the last week, early season conditions still exist. 

Turpin Meadow Ranch

Last Update: 12/10
Not Grooming Yet
We have run the snowmobile over most of the Nordic and single track trails. Early season conditions persist.

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.

Grooming Has Yet to Begin in Grand Teton National Park.

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: 12/10
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Sunday: Plan to use the Ginzu this morning to reset both skate and classic tracks.  Good coverage,  snow stake is over 2 feet, cattle guards are not filled in yet. 

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, Thursday, Sunday
Last Updated: 12/10
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set
Groomed the singletrack powerline to the top of Nemo and Nemo. Enjoy the ride.

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


Teton Reserve Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Last Updated: 12/2
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set
It snowed and we are excited to begin grooming soon. Stay tuned to the grooming report for updates as we get trails open. Please respect the Teton Reserve golf course and only ski on the groomed trail. We will announce when the trail is open, soon. Stay tuned…

Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 12/2
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set
It snowed and we are excited to begin grooming soon. Stay tuned to the grooming report for updates as we get trails open. 


Driggs School Loops

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 12/2
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set
It snowed and we are excited to begin grooming. Stay tuned to the grooming report for updates as we get trails open. 


Alta Nordic Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Last Updated: 12/6
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set
Unfortunately, the snow from last weekend has mostly melted away. Now we wait for another round. Let it snow!

JH Ski & Snowboard Club’s
Black Tie Blue Jean Ski Ball

Saturday, December 9th
Bridger Gondola

VIP tables and General Admission tickets available.  This incredible evening will consist of cocktails, a silent auction, dinner, dancing, and a Grand Raffle.  Funds raised are used to offset program costs, purchase safety & protective gear and support our young athletes.

Nordic Waxing Clinic

Wednesday, December 13th
Skinny Skis

Learn the basics of glide waxing with demonstrations and hands-on use of iron and liquid applications. Each clinic limited to 10 attendees. Sign up at Skinny Skis or emailskis@skinnyskis.com.

Cost: Suggested donations of $10 to support grooming in Grand Teton National Park.

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.

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


Fat Bike Community Meeting

Monday, December 18th
Highpoint Cider, Victor, ID

Discuss current opportunities with Teton Valley Trails & Pathways, regional organizations, bike shops and riders. Topics to be discussed: · Singletrack grooming · Where to ride in the region · Volunteer grooming opportunities · Trail sharing and etiquette on multi-use trails · Supporting grooming and programming · Meet local riders · Short film + fat bike games!

Betty Woolsey Classic Race

Saturday, December 23rd
Trail Creek Nordic Center

This event commemorates Betty Woolsey, a ski racing Olympian and the founder of Trail Creek Ranch. During her lifetime, Betty Woolsey pioneered backcountry skiing on Teton Pass, opened Trail Creek to JHSC for Nordic skiing in 1967, and helped the JHSC Nordic and biathlon programs get off the ground.  

This community event offers distances for every age and ability; 10 AM start time with a mass start classic format.

Racers can choose from 0.5k, 3k, 5k, and 10k options.  

Christmas Brunch with Santa

Saturday, December 23rd
Turpin Meadow Ranch

Head over to Turpin Meadow Ranch 11:30am – 2:30pm for brunch and pictures with Santa! Reservations are required. Call 307-543-2000 to reserve your spot today!

Teton Ridge Classic

Saturday, January 6th
Mike Harris Trail System
Classic cross country ski races -distances: 15 km and 7 km courses.

For the last 2 decades, the Teton ridge Classic (TRC) has been one of the premier classic Nordic ski races in the Greater Teton region. The Teton Ridge Classic will take place just south of Victor, Idaho on the Mike Harris trail system.

Save the Date
JH Nordic Alliance 6th Annual Free Ski, Fat Bike, & Snowshoe Day

Sunday, January 7th, 2024
Turpin Meadow Ranch

Free Classic and skate ski gear demos, ski lessons, trail use, Backcountry Nordic ski tours, Snowshoe tours, Kids Corral, Town-to-Turpin free van shuttle -Family friendly.

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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