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.


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.


JHSC Student-Athletes Headed for International Competitions

Three Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club student-athletes have successfully kicked off the 2023-2024 season and are now headed for international competitions in the next four weeks.

Lena Poduska and Lucas Wilmot wrapped up three races at US Cross Country Ski Nationals in Soldier Hollow, UT, last week with invites to the 2024 U18 Nordic Nations Cup in Falun, Sweden, January 19-21, 2024. The top six US U18 skiers, of both genders, will compete against Scandinavian skiers in Sweden as part of an athlete exchange introducing them to international racing. More information about the U18 Nordic Nations Trip & results will be HERE

Lucas also qualified as one of the top six junior men to represent the United States for the 2024 Nordic Junior & U23 World Championships in Planica, Slovenia, February 5-11. Lucas will be joined by Will Wicherski, JHSC Nordic Program Director, who will be coaching and Elijah Weenig, JHSC Alum & current DU Pioneer, who qualified as one of the top six U23 men. 2024 Nordic Junior & U23 World Championships offers international level racing for developing junior, pro and collegiate skiers. 

More information about the Nordic Junior & U23 World Championships & results will be HERE.


New on the Blog: TMR – Adventure and Fine Dining Anytime

The Annual JHNordic Alliance Free Ski, Fat Bike, and Snowshoe Day brought the JHNordic community together and introduced people to Turpin Meadow Ranch (TMR) and human-powered winter activities on YOUR Bridger Teton National Forest public lands.

What blew the minds of our gracious hosts was how many people are under the impression that TMR is only open to the public during the free annual event. We are here to dispel that rumor and encourage you to show some love to one of our Alliance members by visiting on a regular day. Whether you’re a seasoned adventurer or you’re looking for a cozy getaway for the day, Turpin Meadow Ranch promises an unforgettable winter wonderland experience any day of their operating season (mid December to mid March). 


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.


Winter recreation begins on park roads in Grand Teton

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.


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


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.


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.


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 Daily
Last Update: 1/12
Racing Today!
Friday was day one of the three day Johnny Curtis Memorial IMD Nordic, High Plains Nordic, and Wyoming High School race at Trail Creek.  Friday’s venue was high school skating with a start time of 11 AM.  It was a bit of a blizzard but racing was fantastic!  Catch the shuttle and check it out.  All information is on the website.

Groomer’s choice for today is to cheer the racers.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Last Update: 1/12
The blowing and drifting of snow with pretty significant accumulations is going throw a wrench into our grooming efforts. With our PistenBully down we may not be able to get the snowmobile and pull behind around after this storm since we can’t keep up. Stay tuned 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
: 1/12
Come enjoy some fresh corduroy and classic track set with the snowcat today!

Shooting Star

Grooming As Needed
Last Update: 1/12
Blizzard conditions will persist all day Friday with high winds, white outs , and heavy drifting. Unless you are part Sasquatch, I would highly advise against usage on the trails Friday . Grooming will be ongoing to take advantage of the snowfall, and reminder trails will likely drift in immediately after it’s been groomed. Saturday looks to be calmer and more ideal for skiing. Stay safe and take advantage of a down day by tuning up your Nordic skis for Saturday. 

  • 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 Daily
Last Update: 1/12
The pisten bully made a pass on all trails Friday morning. Classic track is set in the flats, the way back 40, and the connector trail between the Mule Loop and Lower Pasture. The single track groomers spent much of Friday shoveling on the mule loop single track to make it really nice. Bundle up and enjoy the ride and glide.

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: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
Last Updated: 1/12

Teton Park Road will be groomed between Taggart Lake parking and Signal Mountain Lodge beginning January 12 and continuing through mid-March, as conditions allow. The road will be groomed three times a week on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, weather permitting. Four lanes will be groomed from Taggart Lake parking to one mile north and then two lanes to Signal Mountain Lodge


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: 1/12
Friday: Rolled the 8 inches new snow on Thursday.  Plan to use roller again this morning and set classic. About to begin grooming at 9am, as snow and wind have let up.

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: 1/12
All loops have been rolled. A few sections have thin cover but  a big improvement over all. No classic track has been set at this time.

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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  • 5 Mar 24 – Daily Trail Report
    Keep up with the forecast as heavy snows and high winds may persist.Connect to the grooming page for relevant updates before you head out! Today’s Avalanche Forecast Nordic and winter trail users are urged to use caution when recreating on trails and terrain below steep slopes. The BTAC reports and their website is a valuable local resource for planning your outing. Visit their forecast page for the most up-to-date information. Trip Report: Trail Creek Nordic trails on a… Read More