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.

Meet this week’s JHSC Champion, Lena Poduska!

Lena traveled with four JHSC teammates, and coaches Jon Filardo and Luna Wasson, to Houghton, MI, for the 2023 US Cross Country Ski Championships, hosted by Michigan Tech University from January 2-7. The event featured nearly 500 athletes from a dozen countries, with junior and senior racers competing for glory.

Lena, a sophomore on the JHSC Nordic Prep Team, had an outstanding series, finishing 7th in a pool of nearly 200 women in the Classic Mass Start. She reached the quarterfinals in both the Classic and Freestyle sprints, falling just short of the semifinal heats.

January 10, 2023 Nature Update

Provided by Cathy Shill founder of The Hole Hiking Experience

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” -John Steinbeck

Wonderful to get Teton views! We were missed by the last weather system which does happen in the Rocky Mountains and the influence of the continental divide. At times, storms go south.  Since we get most of our annual moisture during the winter months, the Tetons are often behind the clouds. Not this past weekend and boy, are they beautiful!

Our Annual Nordic event was a huge success and such fun to visit Turpin Meadows (https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com/),  promote Nordic activities, meet Alliance members and chat with the community. Quite a local event!

The drive to Turpin Meadows is beautiful on a sunny day.  We saw bison by Triangle X and both moose and elk on the drive into Buffalo Valley. All these animals have adapted to the winter world, so the question becomes how do they get to their food? They are plant eaters, so they have to move the snow to get to the vegetation.  Bison use their head and muscular shoulders to push the snow away to reach grass. Elk use their cloven hoofs to paw at the snow to get to plants. Moose will browse on bushes above the snow but also have a great sense of smell and can find bushes covered by snow to nibble on.  Most plants are dormant in the winter so these animals are not getting much nutrition. They lose weight in the winter which is why we must be extra careful to not disturb them. #recreateresponsibly

Lots of possible adventures in our winter wonderland. I always think safety first so choose locations based on weather and conditions. It is fun to explore trails in the different mountain ranges. If a sunny day, go explore and experience a new part of the valley. Join us to get off the beaten path or set the intention to try a new place. The Gros Ventre Mountains on the eastern side of Jackson Hole offer wonderful views. Drive up Teton Pass to the Phillips trailhead and ski out the road or snowshoe through the trees. Super fun to look down on the valley. Lots of winter to come. Have fun and be safe.

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Trail Creek

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 1/11

More and More and More Snow!
Since yesterday’s grooming another half foot plus has fallen at Trail Creek, keeping things very fresh, if a little on the soft side.  The percentage of normal for the year at our local snow reporting station Phillips Bench has risen to 123% as of today.  The map below is a USDA map of snow percentages for much of the west; you can view it in more detail at this link.  Some of the lucky or unlucky, depending on your perspective, basins in California are around 250-300 percent of normal for the year, what a series of storms they’ve been having.

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Here at Trail Creek we get a reprieve from the snow for a few days with some really warm temps coming our way then more snow over the weekend.  As of report time it is still snowing moderately with a bit of wind moving a bit of snow, but not too bad so far.

Today’s grooming covered nearly every trail with a single Husky pass with fresh classic tracks.  Trails in the fields, Woolsey Woods, Homeward and Outward Bound, and Moose Loop received multiple passes.  Conditions are a bit soft, but both classic skiers and skaters have been making good progress today with lots of smiles being seen.

Today is yet another busy practice day with the full slate of teams this afternoon.  Looking ahead most high school age skiers will be off to Lander on Friday for another Wyoming High School competition. 

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Finally to close, another great shot from Coach Kirsys from the recent Teton Ridge Classic.

Groomer’s choice for today is Moose Loop.

Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Grooming Today: Emily’s Pond Levee, High School Fields, Wilson Centennial Trail
Last Update: 1/11

May park has been groomed with the snowmobile. Trails will be soft. Cache creek was groomed this morning by valley landscape and should be in great shape. They will be done with Game Creek around 11:30.

Cache Creek Singletrack

Groomed by Friends of Pathways
Grooming Schedule: As Needed

Last Update: 1/10
The trails in Cache Creek are freshly groomed this morning after the recent snow.  I’ll do another touch up lap tomorrow.

Teton Pines Nordic

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 1/9
Join Kim Springer for a Women’s skate skiing clinic this Saturday at Teton Pines. Please call the shop to sign up! The clinic is $50 and includes your daily trail pass for skiing after the clinic. Clinic time is 10-11:30am. All abilities are welcome but previous skate skiing experience is necessary.

We are open daily to the public for skiing. Click here for our current trails grooming and conditions: https://nordic-pulse.com/ski-areas/US/WY/Teton-Pines-Nordic-Center We offer private skate and classic skiing lessons daily, skate/classic ski rental packages, and bc xc rentals for the park. We are open 9am-4pm. Please call to book lessons and with any other questions.

Note—We have a new shop phone number this season: (307) 732-4130

Shooting Star

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 1/9
Expect snowy conditions through Wednesday followed by above average temperatures towards the weekend. Overall trails are in great shape and should continue to ski went if winds stay calm. Next Update will be on Friday 1/13. Enjoy!

Grand Teton National Park

Grooming: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
Last Update: 1/10
Just finished grooming Taggart Lake Trailhead to Signal Mountain.  GTNP today, Overcast. Trail conditions are good.

Turpin Meadow Ranch

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 1/8
I reworked the flats this morning as that is where most of our guests ski. The hilly trails are in great shape from yesterday’s groom and did not get a lot of pressure so they did not get re groomed this morning. All in all today is going to be a wonderful day to ski, snowshoe, and fat bike at Turpin; the sun will be shining and the entirety of the JH Nordic Alliance will be here celebrating winter trails and the Nordic community. 

Turpin Meadow Ranch is open to all for skiing, lodging, dining, Nordic lessons, and tours! Ours is a short season so be sure to plan a visit this winter between now and March 13, 2022. Call the office (307) 543-2000 or visit our website to book your adventure and/or meal

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!

Grand Targhee

Grooming Schedule: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
Last Updated: 1/11
Classic Track: Not Set | Fat Bike Trails: Closed | Snowshoe Trails: Open
It’s going to be a good day at the Ghee. As of 6:30am we are reporting 3 inches and it looks like snow will continue to fall throughout the day. We are in the midst of a storm rolling in from the Northwest, which historically brings in a large volume of good quality snow. Come prepared for a day of storm skiing!

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: 1/10
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Rolled the skate lanes and set the classic track. Both turned out well. Wind is picking up a little.


Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 1/11
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

The new snow smoothed out really well. Track should be in great shape for skate and classic. The wind is blowing in some drifts on the upper loop, otherwise everything looks great!

Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 1
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
6 laps around the course to pack the new snow. Set the walking loop, and the skate and classic tracks. Also added a new cut off in the ball fields to create a smaller 1 km loop that is all under the lights. Speaking of lights…come join us every Wednesday night in January 5-8pm for some night skiing!

Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Last Updated: 1/11
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Wednesday: Couple inches new snow overnight. Plan to reset both classic and skate tracks this morning. Will begin around 8am, and should finish around 10am.

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, Friday & Sunday
Last Updated: 1/10
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Tuesday morning: Both Yeti and Campground groomed out well. Classic and skate tracks were all reset. Will be a bit soft but should ski well. Have fun!

No dogs December 1 – April 15.

Teton Reserve Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Thursday & Saturday
Last Updated: 1/11
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Was able to groom the skate, and reset the classic track with the roller and track setter. Expect soft conditions as it’s quite warm out. Enjoy the glide!

Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 1/4
Singletrack: Set
Nemo and Hilbenders user packed Powerline from Mike Harris to Pole Canyon and both Ladyslippers were hit with the Vplow at noon 1/4 so could be soft. Please, if you dismount walk on the EXTREME edge of the single-track. Thanks and enjoy.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.

Darby Canyon

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Groomed by USFS
Last Updated: 1/3

Groomed 1/3 in the afternoon.

South Leigh Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Groomed by USFS
Last Updated: 1/9

Groomed 1/9 enjoy.

Pinnacle Trail

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Groomed by USFS
Last Updated: 1/5

Groomed 1/5 afternoon

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/

Nordic Masters Clinic

Thursdays – from Mid December to late February
TODAY! Thursday, January 12 – Skate Ski at Teton Pines Nordic Center
Thursday, January 19 – Classic Ski at Teton Pines Nordic Center
The JHSC would like to encourage participants to pre-register/pre-pay for the clinics, including drop-ins.

Join us this winter season to increase your ski speed, stamina, and strength. Work on your technique and form with professional tips and exercises from USSA certified coaches. Stay and ski all day with your clinic ski pass at Teton Pines Nordic Center or Trail Creek Nordic Center (we will ski at both locations through out the winter to provide a variety of terrain and technique).

TVTAP “Ski With a Buddy”

Saturday January 14th | Alta Track | 11AM – 2PM

January Women’s Skate Ski Clinic

Saturday, January 14 | 10AM – 11:30AM
Teton Pines Nordic Center

If you’d like to improve your skate skiing, join us at Teton Pines on Saturday. We’ll practice basic balance and progress to more advanced techniques. All abilities are welcome. $50(includes trail pass for the day).

Banff Film Festival

February 10th and 11th, 2023
Jackson Hole High School
Skinny Skis presents two showings of the Banff Mountain Film Festival. The showings will be a fundraiser for the Friends of the Bridger Teton. Tickets now on sale at Skinny Skis!

28th Annual Skinny Skis Moose Chase Nordic Ski Race

Saturday, February 11th, 2023 | 10:00AM
Trail Creek Nordic Center
After a four year hiatus, we are bringing back this community nordic event at Trail Creek on Saturday, February 11th. We would love to see all families, club athletes, and nordic community members on the start line to celebrate cross-country skiing in Jackson Hole. Parents are encouraged to race or volunteer, and we will be sending out volunteer shifts to sign up for shortly. We will have 20k, 10k, 5k, 3k, and free 0.5k options that accommodate all ages and abilities. Every athlete from Lollipoppers to Devos to Prep/Comp should plan on attending this event! We will have a food and awards following race completion at Trail Creek.

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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