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.


Friends of BT- January Happenings

Last month we held a panel to engage with some of our partners; this month we’re co-hosting (with the BTNF) a symposium for the communities around the BTNF about why the upcoming BTNF Forest Plan update is important, and how community members can be a part of this process. Click here to watch the live stream or learn more here.

Nordic Ambassadors Snow might be slow coming this winter, but our Nordic Ambassador program is ready for action. We have 9 Nordic Ambassadors—several of whom are returning from last winter—on board for this winter season. These USFS volunteers will patrol some of the highest-use areas on the BTNF’s Jackson Ranger District, including the Cache, Trail, and Game Creek Trailheads. “Ambassadors are a friendly, helpful Forest presence and will be out communicating winter regulations and dog leash requirements,” says program manager Margo Feingold.


2024 Spud Chase Updates

The next race in the Teton Valley will be the 2024 Spud Chase at Teton Reserve in Victor.  We invite everyone to come to this Freestyle race format event.

The course this year will include the newly added 4 kilometer loop which increases the race lap to 11 kilometers.  The races include a 22km and 11km for the adults, and a 7km, 3km and 1/2km for the kids.  Click here for a link to the website for information and course map descriptions.

Races will be awarded to the top 3 placings in each category. 

Best price registration pricing continues through midnight January 13 at:  22km: $30, 11km: $25, 7km: $15, 3km: $10, 1/2 km: $5


Free Saturday Old Pass Road, Teton Pass, Coal Creek Shuttle schedule & reservation system now available!

With several BC Nordic trails starting from the base of Old Pass road, Teton Pass, and Coal Creek trailheads, this is a fantastic service provided by Teton Backcountry Alliance. This enables all backcountry skiers (AT and Nordic alike) to use public transport (or drive) to reach Stilson, then access popular backcountry trailheads.

Please donate to the Teton Backcountry Alliance to support this shared service.


Teton Climbers Coalition honors Our Local Hero: Linda Merigliano!

Congratulations to Linda Merigliano, Recreation Program Manager, Bridger Teton National Forest, as well deserved recipient of Teton Climbers Coalition Local Hero Award. As a founding member and active leader of the Jackson Hole Nordic Alliance, she is a rock in our community for fostering responsible recreation, inclusive respectful use of our national forests, wilderness, wild lands, trails, sharing spaces with humans, dogs and wildlife respectfully.


Winter recreation begins on park roads in Grand Teton Today

Opportunities for over-snow winter recreation will be available beginning Friday, January 12, on Teton Park, Signal Mountain Summit and Moose-Wilson roads in Grand Teton National Park. Enjoy activities such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and walking during this special time of year.

Grooming is made possible through the financial support from Grand Teton National Park Foundation and a Federal Highway Administration Recreational Trails Program Grant managed by the State of Wyoming.


THIS WEEKEND
JHSC – Johnny Curtis Memorial JNQ

Saturday, January 13th
Trail Creek Nordic Center
The Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club is hosting the first Intermountain and High Plains Junior National Qualifier and Wyoming High School race January 13-14 at Trail Creek Ranch in Wilson, WY.   IMD and High Plains NRL events will be held January 13-14 and WY High School events will be held January 12-13.

Community recreational Nordic Skiers are encouraged too watch the event, but Trail Creek Nordic will be too busy for any recreational skiing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Interested in volunteering? The JH Ski Club is still looking for volunteers for this weekend! Please consider volunteering at Trail Creek this Friday and/or Saturday.


We Need Your Feedback!

Did you attend the JHNA Free Ski, Fat Bike & Snowshoe Day this year? If so, we’d like you to take this short survey about your experience. Your feedback is valuable to us so we can make sure this event continues to be a fun activity that serves the needs of our community!

Trail Creek

Grooming As Needed
Last Update: 1/11
Skating in Powder!
Many thanks to Teewinot Coach Libby for sending in some images of her Monday-Wednesday group learning “SIP-ing” or how to “skate in powder”.  All that powder we’ve had recently has been an amazing addition to all of the trails at Trail Creek, allowing our Husky to venture out and bring many trails closer to midwinter perfection

So far today, we have had a break from the snow. The forecast does indicate another good shot in the next 24 hours; however, the outlook for over the weekend has diminished slightly with accumulations now being in the “few inches per day” range.

In today’s grooming the Husky was able to cover nearly every trail recently groomed with multiple passes and classic tracks on the Close Field, Armin’s, Animal Farm, and (first of the season) Moose Loop.  This will most likely be the last journey into the woods until Monday as tomorrow our massive three day Johnny Curtis Memorial, IMD Nordic, High Plains Nordic, and Wyoming High School race begins.  The course (map is available on the website) will be closed to the public Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

There was a bit of new experimental grooming in the East Fields today with the primary focus being the development of practice areas for the race.  The final call on whether it is time to open them for the season will be made next week.

Groomer’s choice is to enjoy some great Husky grooming today and then support our teams at the upcoming races.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Last Update: 1/11
Staff was able to get to Stilson and Emily’s Pond Levee yesterday afternoon with the snowmobile. As of today we will groom Game Creek on Saturday and Cache Creek on Monday with a full groomer. Staff will be trying to do some work at May Park today.

The High School Fields will be groomed next week. It is early season conditions and schedule will be more random until next week when we anticipate falling into the normal winter schedule. Keep checking back for updates.

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 As Needed

Last Update: 1/11
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.

Please help support trail grooming for the Cache Creek Single track trails by donating to the Friends of Pathways.  Visit: friendsofpathways.org/donate/ and leave the comment “Grooming” in the campaign section. 


Teton Pines Nordic

Grooming Daily
Last Update
: 1/11
Fresh snow and fresh classic track! We groomed a loop with the snowcat the make sure the depth and firmness was good, and it is! We will begin using the snowcat tomorrow morning although it might be a little rough weather wise for skiing. Once the blizzard is gone we will have primo conditions for the MLK weekend.

Shooting Star

Grooming As Needed
Last Update: 1/11
All trails were able to be groomed today and everything is now open. Classic tracks have been set where snow depths allow, and early season conditions persist. The sled hill was packed down and is best to stay off it until the weekend so the snow can set up firm. Please, note that Friday’s weather appears to be on the windy and wild side as very high winds and possible heavy snow is expected tonight and through tomorrow, so plan accordingly if considering venturing out on the track. Enjoy and Stay Safe!

  • Trail conditions are early season. Please ski with caution as the snow profile is extremely thin.
  • Walking is not allowed.
  • Sled Hill is Closed. We hope to allow full usage this weekend after we have time to prep it from Friday’s storm.
  • Small game/scavenger animals may be present throughout the whole course. Use extra caution when skiing with dogs.

Turpin Meadow Ranch

Grooming As Needed
Last Update: 1/8
Thanks to all who joined us for the annual JH Nordic Alliance Free Ski, Fatbike, and Snowshoe day – it was so much fun and we hope you all come back and join us on a more normal day at the ranch too.

The grooming Monday morning was done with the ginzu, multiple passes in the flats and a single best pass of the hills. We are anticipating quite a bit of snow in the coming days so it may be storm skiing this week, what a nice change! The plan is to allow the hills to fill in with fresh snow for a couple of days, we will still be grooming the flats throughout the week and will buff the hills (hopefully full of new snow) on Friday. 

TMR is open to the public daily for skiing, meals, Nordic lessons, and tours! Call the office (307) 543-2000 or visit our website to book your adventure! Check out our live webcam for current conditions.

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.

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK — Grand Teton National Park (GTNP) shared a road status update to its Facebook page on Thursday, Dec. 21, sharing that grooming operations on Teton Park Road will be delayed until more snow falls.


Grand Targhee

Grooming: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Last Updated: 1/5

GTR is grooming Rick’s Basin area trails on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday. Skate skiing is good. Classic track is set for all 5 trails except the connector, and are skiing very well. Variable conditions exist, please ski with caution. 

GTR is no longer grooming for fat biking or snowshoeing, however fat biking is permitted on the groomed Nordic trails.

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: 1/11
Thursday am: Plan to roll new snow and set classic. 

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: 1/11
Wednesday evening groomed powerline/BPA Road, upper and lower lady slipper singletrack trails. Expect soft conditions with all the new snow. 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: 1/11
Groomed all the loops and packed it with a roller. Expect soft conditions. Only the skate lane has been established and of moderate quality. When the storm cycles finish things will shape up nicely. Until then, have fun shuffling and help us pack the track. Enjoy the glide.


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 1/10
Reset the classic and skate tracks for Wednesday lights. Quite soft, but not as thin as this morning. The wind and snow were working against us so get it while you can! 


Driggs School Loops

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 1/11
All trails have been rolled. More snow is needed for complete coverage. Stay tuned.

Please pick up your trash and dog pop with the supplied Mutt Mitt station.


Alta Nordic Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Last Updated: 1/11
Just rolled two laps on all the North loops. The south-facing hills are still rather thin. Ski with caution!


Darby Canyon

Grooming As Needed
Last Updated: 1/4
Plan to groom to summer TH today 1/4.

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


Rammell Mountain Road

Grooming As Needed
Last Updated: 12/29
Caution in the first 1.5 miles – a tractor drove on road and left large ruts and frozen chunks of snow. Beyond that the road groomed out nicely.

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


South Leigh Road

Grooming As Needed
Last Updated: 1/9
Grooming this morning 1/8.

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

JHSC – Johnny Curtis Memorial JNQ

Saturday, January 13th
Trail Creek Nordic Center
The Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club is hosting the first Intermountain and High Plains Junior National Qualifier and Wyoming High School race January 13-14 at Trail Creek Ranch in Wilson, WY.   IMD and High Plains NRL events will be held January 13-14 and WY High School events will be held January 12-13.


Forest Plan Symposium
Friends of Bridger Teton National Forest

Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Center for the Arts, Jackson

5:00 – 8:30pm

This event is an opportunity for everyone who has an interest in the future of our National
Forests to learn how to get involved in the Forest Planning process. It will feature a panel of non-forest service individuals who have experience participating in the planning process. They will share what they have learned and be available to answer your questions.

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.


Spud Chase

Saturday, January 20th
Teton Reserve Nordic Trails
9am – 1pm
The course this year will include the newly added 4 kilometer loop which increases the race lap to 11 kilometers.  The races include a 22km and 11km for the adults, and a 7km, 3km and 1/2km for the kids.  Click here for a link to the website for information and course map descriptions.

Races will be awarded to the top 3 placings in each category. 

Best price registration pricing continues through midnight January 13 at:  22km: $30, 11km: $25, 7km: $15, 3km: $10, 1/2 km: $5

Sublette Trails Association – Pinedale STAmpede Nordic Ski Race

Saturday, January 27th
Pinedale, Wyoming
9am – 12pm

The STAmpede is Pinedale’s only timed intergenerational Nordic ski race and is hosted by the Sublette Trails Association. The Pinedale STAmpede is one of eight races in the ‘Wydaho Nordic Ski’ Series, which serves communities in Wyoming and eastern Idaho.

Annual skate and classic ski race that is family-friendly in Pinedale Wyoming! The race will feature the scenic course through the Bridger-Teton National Forest and grooming.

Bib pick up on 1/26.

Pinedale STAmpede Poster image

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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