Groomer Down – No Grooming in GTNP at least until Tuesday

No grooming on Teton Park road – GTNP on Friday/Sunday. They hope grooming will resume Tuesday as soon as parts arrive for the groomer.


Mule Deer Migration in Grand Teton National Park

Wednesday, February 24, 20214:00 – 5:30 pm MT
Grand Teton National Park Foundation invites you to join us for a special virtual presentation and conversation with Sarah Dewey, wildlife biologist at Grand Teton National Park.When: Wednesday, February 24 – 4:00pm to 5:30pm (MT) Where: Zoom Meeting (*Link will be shared following your RSVP) Sarah will present research involving movements of mule deer between their summer ranges and wintering areas, highlighting the discovery of a network of migration routes that connect the park with distant landscapes throughout the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Sarah will be joined by retired GTNP senior wildlife biologist and GTNPF consultant, Steve Cain. Please respond to rsvp@gtnpf.org or call 307-732-0629 by Monday, February 22nd to attend.

Along with your RSVP, we encourage you to email us with questions in advance on this topic. Please note that due to time restraints, Sarah may not be able to respond to all questions during the presentation.  email rsvp@gtnpf.org or call 307-732-0629

February 10, 2021 Nature Update

provided by Cathy Shill
Founder of The Hole Hiking Experience
www.holehike.com/

“I live not in myself, but I become a portion of all around me…Are not the mountains, waves, and skies a part of me and of my soul, as I am part of them?” – Lord Byron

Windy and snowy this week in Jackson Hole. Storms keep rolling over the mountains with moments of blue sky and nightly stars. Jackson landscape is winter white. It’s always fun to see the mountains on these windy days with the snow billowing from the summits. Looks like more snow is on the way and lots of the month ahead.  During February, average snowfall on the upper mountain at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is 70 inches. It can be a wonderful snowy month.  

One of my favorite parts of winter is seeing Bald Eagles on a regular basis. Eagles depend on carrion as their main food source at this time of year. Eagles are often seen near town, along the river, by the Elk Refuge and perched on power poles. They are common in the southern part of Jackson Hole as long as they find enough food. When you see groupings of ravens and magpies, a good guess is they are feeding on something dead so eagles may be nearby.  

I recently saw an eagle carrying a twig over the Snake River. They are early nesters and will lay eggs sometime between February and April. They do tidy their nest and return each season if a successful nesting sight. You will find nests closer to water since trout is their main summer food. The Yellowstone/Grand Teton area is home to one of the largest eagle populations in the United States so you have a good chance of seeing one! 

Mule deer don’t like snow deeper than eight inches so look for them on the hills near town. You can easily see their tracks as they move through the winter landscape.  The East Gros Ventre Butte is a favorite territory for the deer and directly above Flat Creek. They the prefer the east and south sides since less snow so right above Broadway Street as you drive through town.  Fun to look and observe and hope you see them!

Walking away from the car across the winter landscape can’t be beat as you explore and discover beneath these majestic mountains. Mother Nature thrives in Jackson Hole and we enjoy these mountains each day and feel honored to share some spectacular parts. We take care of all the details. Our motto: make a plan, be prepared, stay within your limits, respect wildlife, and tread lightly. It’s important for all of us as we get the opportunity to travel through this amazing ecosystem! Join us or discover on your own and remember to respect and preserve.

The Hole Hiking Experience | www.holehike.com | 307.690.4453

Trail Creek Nordic

Last Updated: 2/12

Speedy Delivery!

Today’s grooming was a bit on the abbreviated side as the grooming department is off to Logan, UT to retrieve the replacement final drive for our long serving Pisten Bully.  Snow was falling moderately through this morning’s grooming session.  

Classic skiing is always fun in a little fresh snow on top of a firm base, and skaters will also be able to get a good workout today, even if their pace is trending slower than usual.  Most trails did receive some attention from the Ginzu Groomer, so you should be able to go wherever you want in some fine “snowy slow” style.

If all goes according to plan the Pisten Bully should be up and running early next week.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Last Updated: 2/12
Game creek and three creek pathway are groomed and in good shape.


Teton Pines Nordic

Last Updated: 2/12

With lots of snow in the forecast, come out early to find perfect corduroy and classic tracks. We groom daily from approximately 6:30am-9am. We still have a few pairs of skis remaining, a decent size run of touring boots, lots of hats/gloves, and a good selection of jackets and pants from Swix and Daehlie.

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

Shooting Star

Last Updated: 2/11

Conditions continue to quite literally blow people away due to the severe winds that have been dominating our site. Skiers should expect windy conditions Thursday, followed by storm skiing Friday and Saturday. Good news is winds should hopefully die down to around 10mph by Saturday and Sunday appears to be the most stable day, just in time for a lovely Valentine Nordic outing. We’ll continue to do our best in leveling out the trails each morning during this adventurous stretch of weather. Enjoy and stay safe! Next Update Monday 2/15.

Please See the following  Restrictions

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

Grand Teton National Park

Last Updated: 2/12
The Teton Park Road was not groomed on Friday, nor will be on Sunday, due to a snow cat issue. Thus, with all the new snow, the trail will only have a skier track. Stay tuned for a possible next groom on Tuesday, subject to the snow cat groomer repair.


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Last Updated: 2/12
Lots of new snow overnight, probably around 4 inches. So the trails will be very soft today, and some flat light conditions on the flat sections. The snow is still coming down fairly heavily so it will look like we haven’t groomed today in just another few hours! If you’re new to skiing or wanting to refine your skills, book a ski lesson with our professional ski instructor Elee (she also does guided tours)! She is a wealth of knowledge and can help take your Nordic skiing, whether it be skate or classic, to the next level! To help with social distancing and to get you on the trails faster please purchase your trail passes and sign your waivers online in advance (see link below). As always, remember to recreate responsibly. Bring a mask as it is required to enter the lodge. Lunch and dinner are both by reservation only.
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: 2/11
Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed 2/11/2021, 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: 2/12
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
Friday afternoon: Making a couple passes around track, with roller, to pack down 4 inches new snow.

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: 2/12
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Grooming Driggs track today at 4:30 PM


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 2/12
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Sherman Park has been groomed and I reset the skate, classic and singletrack. Get out there soon, it’s gonna fill up. For the next few days I expect deep and soft conditions. Enjoy the ride, walk and glide!


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Last Updated: 2/12
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Friday: Looks like there will be a few inches of new snow to work with this morning. Plan to reset both skate and classic tracks. Should finish grooming by 10am.


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
Last Updated: 2/11
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Heading out early tomorrow morning.Will begin grooming around 530 and finish around 10. Planning on setting the skate and classic tracks.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Springs Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
Last Updated: 2/10
Skate: Set | Classic: Set | Singletrack: Not Set
Reset a nice classic track and polished off the fine skate lane left by my cohort, KevE. Track is back to its original width. Should be darn nice skiing before the storm (knock on wood) supposedly arrives…come one, come all!

No dogs allowed.


5th Street Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 1/25
Singletrack: Set
Did a few laps around the park with the sled and tire drag this afternoon. It will be firm and ready for action as soon as the snow sets up a bit.


Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/9
Singletrack: Set
We rolled hillbender’s, upper Lady slipper, and happy hour and Nemo on Monday. The tree on Nemo has been cleared. I tried to groom Pole Canyon connector but that’s a no go. We will need to do some shoveling to work on that one. Enjoy the ride.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Darby Canyon

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/4
Groomed to Pinnacle TH


South Leigh Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/8
Groomed 2/8

Pinedale Stampede

WHITE PINE NORDIC SKI TRAILS | PINEDALE, WY
FEBRUARY 27, 2021

6k, 10k, 20k and races. Races will all be mass start, freestyle race. Prizes and giveaways!



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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