Friends of Pathways: Healthy & Responsible Recreation and Contribute Conservation Advocacy in Jackson Hole

Chris Owen is the Trails Program Manager at Friends of Pathways and works in partnership with the JH Nordic Alliance through his work grooming for fat biking and advocating for responsible trail use. Friends of Pathways is a non-profit that focuses on advocating for the completion of a safe and sustainable pathways system for healthy recreation and transportation opportunities in Jackson Hole.

At Friends of Pathways, Chris is currently collecting and analyzing trail use data to help the Forest Service with their upcoming forest-wide plan. In conjunction with other wildlife and conservation advocacy organizations, they are creating a wildlife-recreation interface map to aid in determining the location of future development. 

You can learn more about Friends of Pathways and their ongoing projects at, and you can find more information about fat biking in the 2020-2021 winter season here. has over 40 fat bike trail maps – go to the page and search by clicking the bike icon.

Recreate Responsibly this Winter

Thank you Bridger-Teton USFS and Friends of Bridger-Teton for hosting our local Recreate Responsibly initiative!

The Bridger-Teton National Forest offers unparalleled winter recreation opportunities, with miles of groomed ski trails and snowmobile trails, three downhill resorts, and mountainous backcountry terrain and vast cross country travel opportunities. Whether you’re skiing, fat biking, snowshoeing or snowmobiling, responsible recreation is critical to protect our wildlife and watersheds.

Nordic Masters Recreational Clinic

The Next Nordic Masters Skate Skiing Recreational Clinic is this Thursday Feb 18th 11-12:30. With JH Ski Club Nordic coaches, small groups, at Teton Pines NordicFor more information and to sign up online, go to : Nordic Masters Recreational Clinics

Trail Creek Nordic

Last Updated: 2/13

Stormy Nordic!

While the winter storm watch is ending soon, light snowfall has continued throughout the morning at Trail Creek.  Storm totals weren’t too heavy, being in the 6-8 inch range, leaving the trails not too deeply buried in most places.  There have been some areas of significant drifting in some places in the fields, but all in all amounts of snow have been quite manageable. 

Today’s grooming was a mix of Ginzu grooming and rolling with rolling being the dominant method.  No classic tracks were set today although hopefully Sunday will see a return of them as well.  Almost all trails did receive multiple passes with the results being soft but surprisingly skiable.  A pretty good crowd was out early Saturday morning and even skaters seemed to be making pretty good time.  Lots of moose and elk were out today as well.

The Pisten Bully part did arrive late last night although another smaller issue emerged during deconstruction; it currently looks like about Thursday will be the first Pisten Bully grooming day although we might be able to push that up a day. 

Our racers are giving it their all today and tomorrow in McCall, ID at the final IMD qualifier of the season.  Results will be posted at this site as soon as they are available

Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Last Updated: 2/13
The levee and stilson are groomed and in good shape. Get out early before they are snowed in again! The school fields will be done around 10:30.

Groomed Cache to Noker 2 wide, hagen, sidewalk, hagen highway, river trail, and sidewalk around the trailhead.  The sidewalk between the trailhead and bridge 2 is wind hammered and not groomable right now by human power but everything else should set up nice with the colder temps tonight.

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 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: 2/13
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. | 307.543.2000, office

Grand Targhee

Last Updated: 2/13
Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed 2/13/2021, 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: 2/13
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Saturday: ALOT of new snow! Made three passes with roller on all loops, then a fourth pass with roller and classic track setter. Skate track is there but quite soft. Classic track is pretty good but probably has an inch of new snow in it.Saturday: ALOT of new snow! Made three passes with roller on all loops, then a fourth pass with roller and classic track setter. Skate track is there but quite soft. Classic track is pretty good but probably has an inch of new snow in it.

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.


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: 2/13
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Saturday: More snow overnight to work with this morning. Plan to use the roller to pack down skate track and reset classic. Expect track to remain quite soft today.

Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
Last Updated: 2/13
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set
I plan on grooming Campground and Yetis loops in the early morning and hope to be done by 9 AM.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.

Teton Springs Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
Last Updated: 2/13
Skate: Set | Classic: Set | Singletrack: Set
I was able to groom the Skate track, singletrack and reset the classic track. I reset the classic track. It’s going to be really soft snow conditions. Enjoy the ride glide.

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: 2/13
Singletrack: Set
We were able to groom happy hour, power line up to Nemo, Nemo, and hillbender’s loop. We also removed the tree on Nemo. 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

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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  • 13 April 24 – Daily Trail Report
    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. A Heartfelt Thank You to Teton Area Groomers Throughout the 2023-2024 ski season in the Teton area, a dedicated group… Read More