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.


Trip Report: Taggart to Lupine Meadows via Lucas Fabian Cabins

Just got back from xc skiing Taggart to Lupine Meadows via the skier track/ Lucas Fabian cabins, then return via the road. The skier track was well established, but with warm temps, we stopped often to scrap our skis, in spite of having just waxed.  Sticky through the meadows and woods along beautiful Cottonwood Creek. Once we passed Lucas Fabian Cabins ( water and food stop) we had another mile of pre-existing skier track, then broke our own trail through fresh snow up near Lupine Meadows for about a mile. 

The changing cloudscapes in the crayons of the Tetons directly overhead made for dramatic skies. The winter sun emerged from time to time..

Nice to have the freshly groomed road for the return! 9 miles total. 


Skiing on Frozen Lakes…

Below is an image taken of Phelps Lake on Sunday, January 15. The park ranger did not know if the lake was safe for cross country skiing but they did say they monitor Jackson Lake and it is safe for ice fishing and XC skiing as long as one does not wander too far out from the shore. We recommend checking with GTNP before skiing onto any lake. Skiing across rivers and creeks is not recommended due to flowing water and warm temps.


Announcing the First Ever On Snow Turpin Triathlon!

By now it is well known that the folks at Turpin Meadow Ranch like to have a good time (night skis, the JH Nordic Annual Free Event, full moon skis + fondue, etc.). To continue the series of good times had by all on snow the team at TMR is hosting their first ever Turpin Triathlon on Saturday, January 28. This is a friendly competition. There will be prizes but the point is to get outside and glide with other community members, maybe even get some folks who are “Nordic curious” involved in a low cost fun competition.

This merrymaking event is like a triathlon, but snowy. Instead of a swim you’ll be skate skiing (by the way, does anyone else’s fitness tracker think they’re swimming when they’re indeed skate skiing?), the biking is the same but on snow, and the classic ski will represent the run. You’re welcome to do the whole thing as an individual OR put together a team of up to 3 people.

The course will be a 2 mile skate ski in the hills (total ascent of 185′), 2.4 mile fat tire bike around the summer homes loop, and a 2 mile classic ski (same track as the skate). For those of you who are familiar with our track the ski loops will leave from the lodge down the willows straight away to the mule loop, climb the mule loop hill to the connector trail, take the connector trail to the lower pasture and turn right at the first jct. with the lower pasture loop, turn left at the connector trail junction, turn right to head towards home, finally a left to head back to the lodge.

Registration is $15 per person; additional charges if you need to rent skis or a bike. To register please email activities@turpinmeadowranch.com. Race day is Saturday, January 28. 9AM check in, 10AM race start.


Today: Eat Pizza for a Purpose!

You’re invited to hang out with The Friends of the Bridger-Teton at Handfire Pizza on Tuesday January 17th from 5PM-close. A portion of all sales will go to help the friends group purchase fire rings for the North Zone of the Bridger-Teton (that’s the Jackson and Buffalo ranger districts). In addition to pizza with a purpose, there will be swag, prizes, and fun!

Trail Creek

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 1/16

Top 10 Day!
Temps in the 20’s, a few inches of freshly groomed powder, calm winds, and plenty of sunshine; it doesn’t get much better than this.  If you are a winter Nordic kind of person, today is your day for a great ski!

Today at Trail Creek the Husky has been extra busy in anticipation of lots of afternoon skiers.  First thing this morning was laying out the Nordic X version 1.1.  While a little on the rough side, the first iteration is skiable and will only get better as it is groomed additional times.  Also all five of the potential play areas (the Stadium, Aspen Bump Stadium, Skyview Stadium, Lollipopper Land, and Moose Loop Stadium) are buffed and ready for Nordic soccer or whatever crazy game the coaches come up with today.

We haven’t forgotten the rest of the skiers with at least a single skate/classic pass on every trail with double passes on the fields, Moose Loop, and Animal Farm.  Skiing is simply really nice today.

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Looking ahead this week, most youth skiers from Junior High on up will be headed to Soldier Hollow on Thursday for the IMD super qualifier.  Masters also have an opportunity to head over the hill on Saturday for the great Spud Chase.  After a busy early week, those of you left in the valley should have plenty of room on the trails.

Groomer’s choice for today is the sunny lovely fields.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Grooming Today: Emily’s Pond Levee, High School Fields, Wilson Centennial Trail
Last Update: 1/14

Game creek is groomed and in good shape. The levee and stilson are groomed and in good shape. The school fields will be done around 11:00, south park pathway will be done around 12:45.


Cache Creek Singletrack

Groomed by Friends of Pathways
Grooming Schedule: As Needed

Last Update: 1/16
Blue skies and sunshine up Cache Creek to Noker mine today. 


Teton Pines Nordic

Grooming Daily
Used ski sale!! We are currently selling our classic rentals/demos. Price for Skis, bindings, boots: $215. (Must buy whole package). We still have most sizes available. This sale won’t last long so come out and see us soon! Sorry but we don’t have any used skate gear for sale but we have lots of new skate boots, skis, bindings and poles available in the shop.

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: 1/16
Trails are in great shape and it should be an amazing week for Nordic! The forecast is calling for calm weather and lots of sunshine. Get outside and Enjoy! Next Update will be Friday.

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: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
Last Update: 1/15
Taggart to Signal


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 1/16
All trails got a pass with the pisten bully and are in great shape. Current conditions are light snow and temps in the mid-twenties. This is an ideal day to Nordic ski! 

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: 1/16
Classic Track: Not Set | Fat Bike Trails: Closed | Snowshoe Trails: Open
10 inches of fresh snow accumulated in the past 24 hours at Targhee. Today’s highs will get to the low 30’s with partially sunny skies and low winds in the afternoon. 

 

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: 1/15
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Sunday: Plan to leave yesterday’s classic track be. Will buff out the skate lane. 


Driggs

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 1/16
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set

Lots of snow in Driggs today! Groomed three laps trying to pack new snow. Will set classic track on Wednesday. Soft but good skiing.


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 1/16
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Reset both classic and skate track. Skating should be great! There was just not enough snow for the classic track but came out alright in spots. Single/walking track was reset also Please watch you dogs, pick up after them as there is lots of poop out there. If you can help it please try and walk on single track.


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Last Updated: 1/16
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Road is plowed, trail is groomed, Sun is out, HAVE FUN!

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: 1/14
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Saturday evening I groomed and reset the skate and classic track on campground and yeti’s loop. It should turn out very nice. Enjoy the glide.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Reserve Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
Last Updated: 1/14
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Smoothed out skate lane and reset classic track. Enjoy!


Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 1/12
Singletrack: Set
Thursday, mid morning I was able to groom, happy hour, powerline all the way to lower Ladyslipper, upper and lower Ladyslipper, and Nemo with multiple passes. Expect soft conditions for the next day and a half. That temperatures will be above freezing. It should set up well overnight so get your ride in early and late. Enjoy the ride.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Darby Canyon

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Groomed by USFS
Last Updated: 1/13

Friday the thirteenth. We groomed to summer trail head. It is in great shape.


Rammell Mountain

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Groomed by USFS
Last Updated: 1/12

Groomed 1/12 PM.


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
Thursday, January 19 – Classic Ski at Teton Pines Nordic Center Thursday, January 26 – Skate 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).






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
THE MOOSE CHASE PRESENTED BY SKINNY SKIS IS BACK! 
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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