Daily Trail Report Spring Schedule

As winter trail grooming is wrapping up, the JH Nordic Daily Trail Report will be transitioning towards a spring schedule which means beginning Monday, April 3 updates will happen a little less frequently. You can expect emails Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays until April 15 (which will be the final winter trail post of the 2022/23 winter season). You can still stay up to date on opened groomed trails and last grooming dates anytime by checking the grooming page. On May 6th we will shift to monthly JH Nordic Trail Reports delivered on the 1st Saturday of each month until late November when snow covered trails return!

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.

On the Blog: Wildlife in Wyoming is at it’s most vulnerable

There is no denying it, thanks to record snowfall and low temperatures, this past winter was one to remember. Even as May approaches, snow continues to fall, and it feels more like December than early April.

While this might add more days to a skier’s count, this also adds more stress to an already vulnerable wildlife population. “Springtime is the most challenging time for animals. The Wyoming winters are long, cold, and snowy and the animals are at their weakest,” confirms Taylor Phillips, owner, and founder of Jackson Hole EcoTour Adventures.

Founder of The Hole Hiking Experience and Biologist Cathy Shill confirms,  “The snow is deep. It’s above average and animals are struggling, especially 4-legged animals that are dependent on plants. They’re stressed because it’s March and they haven’t had any food or caloric intake since fall. Their saving grace is that we had such a great fall.” 

To Live Or Die In Bear Country: Counting The Seconds In Your Grizzly Moment Of Truth

Mountain Journal’s in-depth look at grizzly attacks, bear spray, and what you need to know.

Set the timer on your cell phone stopwatch to six seconds. Now click and begin the countdown.  

As the notion goes, if this were the amount of time your hand was placed in a pot of boiling water or, for purposes of this story, your skull or other body part clenched in the jaws of a grizzly bear, it would seem, possibly, an eternity.  But think how fast it just passed by.

A world-class human sprinter, running 21.7 miles per hour, can cover 60 yards—180 feet—in roughly that time—six seconds.

A charging grizzly can reach a speed of around 30 miles an hour and at full gait that translates into about 44 feet per second.

Spring in full swing on Teton Park Road

Article from Buckrail
Each year, Grand Teton National Park plows the Teton Park Road between Taggart Lake Trailhead and Signal Mountain Lodge. Currently, visitors can recreate on four miles of the road heading north from Taggart Lake parking lot to Jenny Lake Junction. In the northern part of the park, visitors may also access five miles of the Teton Park Road from Signal Mountain Lodge to the Scenic Drive Junction. During this time, recreationists can enjoy the road on wheels or on foot without the presence of motor vehicles. Dogs are also permitted on the park road but must be leashed.

Trail Creek

Grooming has Ended for the Season
Last Update:
Thanks For A Beautiful Season!
It’s been a beautiful day, and a beautiful season. Near-record snows have kept us going in perfect condition far beyond the average, making every day a gift we should truly stop and take a moment to appreciate. Alas, all good things must come to an end, and today, Trail Creek had its final grooming of the season. The last of the signs and markers were pulled last night, leaving Trail Creek clean and unblemished. A few signs were lost under the snow, so if any start to pop out later in the season, please bring them back up to the cabin; it would be much appreciated!

Today’s grooming was a near-total double pass over all the trails in the system, the Husky doing its utmost to bring every single trail to perfection before entering its long hibernation over the summer. This includes Woolsey Woods, Moose Poop Loop, Moose Loop, Déjà vu, Animal Farm, Black Hole, Boiler, Mugs Meadow, the East Fields, and the Close Fields. Take advantage of it while you can, there’s an unbelievable amount of new snow on the way!

A massive thank you to the many, many people who help make grooming at Trail Creek possible!

  • The Coaches, who help introduce new generations to the joys of Nordic skiing.
  • The ski teams, who put in enormous effort to be the best they can be.
  • The people who work behind the scenes, building the framework we need to function.
  • The donors, who provide the resources needed to make Trail Creek a success.
  • The landowners, who generously allow us to use their property.
  • The volunteers, who offer up priceless time to keep Jackson Hole the skiing treasure it is.
  • And most importantly: You! Without the skiers, none of this would be possible.
  • A special thanks to Groomer 1; without your constant advice and guidance, this season could never have been as good as it was.
  • Thanks to all of you, and we hope to see you next season!

Signing off, Groomer 2(and, by proxy, Groomer 1).

Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Done grooming for the season
Last Update: 4/8
The levee and stilson are groomed and in decent shape for now. Expect them to get slushy by this afternoon. The school fields will be done around 10. Today is the last day of grooming for the season. See you next year.

Last day of grooming April 8th

Cache Creek Singletrack

Groomed by Friends of Pathways
Last Update: 4/6

Singletrack groomed 4/6.

Teton Pines Nordic

Closed for the Season
Teton Pines Nordic Center and trails are closed for the season.  The golf crew is getting things ready for summer and we ask that everyone stay off the track until we open next December. Thanks for a great season! 

Shooting Star

Closed for the Season
Last Update
: 4/9
It’s officially the final day to Nordic ski! We’ve been open for almost 130 days this season! Thanks to all the dogs, skiers, and staff for another great year! Reminder, GCM will begin snow removal on cart paths and start spring course prep tomorrow (4/10). Thanks again and enjoy the off season!

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.

Grand Teton National Park

Grooming Has Ended For The Season
Winter grooming of the 14-mile section of Teton Park Road between Taggart Lake Trailhead and Signal Mountain parking area ended March 10. The road will remain open for winter activities until March 20 when snow removal operations begin.

While grooming in GTNP has come to an end for the season, there are other great options of where you can track ski. Check out JHNordic.com/Grooming/ to find other fresh grooming in our new real-time map, thanks to our partner, Nordic-Pulse.

Turpin Meadow Ranch

Grooming has ended for the season
Thank you all for a wonderful winter season at Turpin Meadow Ranch! While our trails are on the Bridger-Teton National Forest (meaning you can still come enjoy them on your own) they are no longer being maintained. If you do make the drive, bring your bear spray and remember: the lodge and all services are closed for the season, please respect that all buildings on the resort are private.

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: 4/12
Classic Track: Set | Fat Bike Trails: Closed | Snowshoe Trails: Open
Happy hump day. Today will be another wam morning with highs in the low 40’s. As we approach the later afternoon, temperatures will drop and a significant precipitation cycle will persist for the next few days. It appears that the storm will be brief and we should have sunny skies back for closing weekend.

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: 4/11
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set
Are you crust cruising in Alta? If so, please respect the residents and their property. Avoid skiing near homes which may invade someone’s privacy. Tuesday AM: It’s too warm to groom today. Grooming trail with snowmobile equipment this time of year is all about timing. There is a magic hour or two when the Ginzugroomers can effectively work the snow into a skiable surface. Go out too early and the trails are hard as an ice skating rink. Too late and we’re swimming in mashed potatoes. If only we had a machine with a hydraulic tiller that could grind up the frozen surface into a flat skiable track. I believe that tool is called a snowcat (or better yet, a Snow Rabbit) and we don’t have one in our toolbox…yet. https://www.faverosnowtech.com/en/


Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 4/12
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set

Too warm to groom today. The track is junk right now. But, the weather service is forecasting a winter reprise tonight and tomorrow, so I expect to groom Thursday morning. In the meantime, dig around your couch for extra coins to give to TVTAP. Nick has a really nice groomer that he wants to get for our trails.

Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 4/5
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set
Grooming sled wouldn’t start. Hope to fix over the next two days. Appreciate your patience

Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Last Updated: 4/10
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
The parking lot is being plowed now! Come on out and enjoy the funshine! A new classic track was set to Reunion, skate is groomed in full.

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: 4/12
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set
Rain rain go away! Crossing fingers that the temperatures drop below freezing Wednesday night so we can groom on Thursday.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.

Teton Reserve Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
Last Updated: 4/11
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Tuesday morning is 42° at 7 AM. We will not groom because of this.
Previous grooming report is here: Smoothed out the skate lane Saturday morning. Classic track is in good condition. Please get out early before it gets too soft. Last week of grooming so get out while you can!

No dogs allowed. Please stay on the groomed trails at all times.

Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 4/5
Singletrack: Set
Wednesday evening groomed powerline all the way, Lower Lady Slipper, Upper Lady Slipper and Nemo. Enjoy the ride!

No dogs December 1 – April 15.

Darby Canyon

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Groomed by USFS
Last Updated: 4/4

Done grooming for the season.

Rammell Mountain

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Groomed by USFS
Last Updated: 4/4

Done grooming for the season.

South Leigh Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Groomed by USFS
Last Updated: 4/4

Done grooming for the season.

Pinnacle Trail

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Groomed by USFS
Last Updated: 4/4

Done grooming for the season.

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/

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

Sunday, January 7th, 2024
Turpin Meadow Ranch

4th of July 10K Run

July 4, 2023
7–7:45AM: Bib pickup in Owen Bircher Park
8AM: 10K runners start
8:05AM: 5K walkers start
9:30AM: Awards and Raffle in Owen Bircher Park

Join us for the annual Skinny Skis 4th of July 10K Run! Thanks to Skinny Skis, JHSC is the nonprofit beneficiary of all proceeds from this community race. This race is for all ages and abilities with timed 10K and 5K runs and an untimed 5k walk. What a great way to start off your holiday!

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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