Registration OPEN for Pole Pedal Paddle

Registration is now OPEN for JHSC’s Rendezvous River Sports Karen Oatey Pole Pedal Paddle on March 26th. Since 1975 the “PPP” has served as the annual kickoff to spring in Jackson Hole with a five-leg race that includes:

  • Ski/snowboard alpine race at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
  • Running leg from Teton Village to Shooting Star 
  • Cross country ski leg at Shooting Star Nordic track
  • Cycling leg from Shooting Star to Von Gontard’s Landing at South Park Bridge
  • Paddling leg on the Snake River to Astoria boat ramp

Competitors are invited to race individually or on a team and competitively or for fun.  Either way, costumes are highly encouraged! The PPP will conclude with a large community celebration at Astoria Hot Springs Park open to the public*. 

Registration closes at midnight on Wednesday, March 23rd Details and registration HERE.

*Please no dogs at any leg of the PPP and if you plan to soak at Astoria, reservations are required.


Trip Report: Horseshoe Canyon

Heading to Teton Valley for a ski?  We would recommend skiing the 7.1 mile out and back Horseshoe Canyon ski!  Although this road is known as being for snowmobiles, we saw only two groups in our three hour ski and they were gone in a flash.  The grooming was like corduroy on the sides and the sun softened the track by 10:00!   -Karen D.


What is, Ambassadors for Responsible Recreation for $1 million?

WE DID IT!! Friends of the Bridger-Teton secured $1 million for visitor education & mitigation in Teton County through our Ambassadors for Responsible Recreation.

Watch our presentation to the Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board here.There is ample public comment at the meeting start but for our presentation, skip ahead to 23:30 and watch the presentation followed by discussion and vote.

We will leverage visitor education & outreach before travel, in Teton County, on Bridger-Teton National Forest, & after travel. This pitch & the financial support will have rippling benefits throughout the forest and beyond.

Thank you for your support. We are excited to continue this work!

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Trail Creek

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 3/16

Taco Truck, Nordic X, and Season Finale Party!
A fun day is in store for Trail Creek today with end of season festivities on the docket for the afternoon.  From 3-6 the completely renovated Nordic X course will be getting a thorough workout by our skiers and to top that off, a taco truck will be onsite providing food to participants.  Everyone is welcome to come and give the Nordic X course a shot and why not buy a taco while you are here.

In addition to renovating the Nordic X course, the Husky has been making the rounds of nearly every other trail today.  What started out as a gentle snowfall and was originally forecast to be quite light is approaching 4-5 inches in places at Trail Creek today and is still coming down at a moderate pace.

Today’s venue included double passes with fresh classic tracks on the close field, Moose Loop, Animal Farm, and Olympic.  The rest of the trails mostly received a single skate/classic pass.  The earlier groomed trails might be a bit slow with all the fresh snow, but skiing on a snow day is always fun.  Teams will continue to ski through Friday.

Groomer’s choice for today is a taco and the Nordic X.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Grooming Monday-Saturday
Last Update: 3/16

Game creek and three creek pathway are groomed. Game creek is icy in spots. Three creek has many bare or very thin spots. Three creek pathway will no longer be groomed this year and we will start trying to clear the pathway for use.

Cache creek and May park are groomed and in ok shape. Both trails did not completely freeze last night. Game creek will be done around 10:30.

Thursday Grooming Schedule: High School Fields, Emily’s Pond Levee, Wilson Centennial Pathway


Cache Creek Fat Bike Trails

Last Update: 3/13

I did a pass on all the Cache Creek trails this evening.  Things are holding up well but as the temps get above freezing try to avoid using the trails in the late afternoon.

Grooming by Friends of Pathways.


Teton Pines Nordic

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 3/9

Winter is back! The snowcat was out this morning and the track is perfect! Conditions should be awesome through the weekend. Wax for today: am Swix green, pm Swix blue. Our retail shop is still well-stocked with gear and clothing so come on out and see us!

Our trails and shop are fully open to the public 9am-4pm daily. Please call us in advance to book lessons at: (307) 733-1733. You do not need a reservation for skiing and we do not take reservations for rentals. Please contact us in advance to check availability for off-site rentals.

In our retail shop we still have a small size selection of skate skis and BC skis, but have lots of boots, poles, jackets, pants, gloves, and hats. We also have a good selection of used skate gear available. Call or come by to see if we have your sizes! We have a full tuning shop so drop off your skis for a wax done by our great wax techs! Visit our website for pricing and other information: www.tetonpinesnordiccenter.com


Shooting Star

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 3/16

All trails and the sled hill were groomed this morning as flurries continue to fall. Trails are holding up well throughout the course. Expect cloudy weather and enjoyable skiing today with the sun possibly making an appearance later in the afternoon. Mostly sunny and warm temperatures tomorrow will make for a spring day out on the track. Cloudier skies on Saturday and a chance of snow on Sunday will round out the weekend. 
Enjoy!

TRAIL STATUS

  • YELLOW LOOP OPEN
  • SLED HILL GROOMED on 3/16 (Grooming will occur as needed)
  • CLASSIC TRACKS SET,  INCONSISTENT DUE TO SPRING PROFILE
  • SNOWSHOEING OPEN (BLUE LOOP ONLY, STAY ON THE EDGE OF THE TRAIL OR IMMEDIEDATEY NEXT TO TRAIL)
  • ORANGE LOOP OPEN
  • WALKING, NOT ALLOWED

Snake River Sporting Club

Daily Nordic grooming for both “Front Nine”  (south side) and “Back Nine” (North side) Nordic Trails

Public access to the groomed Nordic trails is $50 per person per day, with no season passes available. Ski rentals are available at the Sports Shop. Guests must check in at the Sports Shop to sign a waiver and make payment before heading out. The daily pass does not allow access to the Restaurant this season. The clinics that are being offered are for members and lodging guests only.

Please call the Sports Shop with any questions you may have at 307-200-3093


Grand Teton National Park

Grooming is finished for the season and plowing operations began 3/14

Grooming is sponsored by the GTNP Foundation and generous donations from our community.


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Grooming is finished for the season.
Last Update: 3/14

The lodge closes for the season today.  Grooming has come to an end for this winter season.  As I groomed for the final time last night,  I found myself already looking forward to seeing all the familiar faces again next year and meeting some new ones. Thanks to all who came out and visited the ranch this winter.
–Cheers, Aaron and/or Elee Deschu

https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com/the-ranch/live-conditions
https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com | 307.543.2000

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


Grand Targhee

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
Last Updated: 3/16
Cross Country 15k: XC OPEN
Fat Bike Trails : Closed
Snowshoe Trails: Open

Targhee’s Nordic trails are groomed Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sat/Sundays. Fat bike/snowshoe trails are groomed regularly but not on a set schedule – the groomer usually waits until after a storm cycle to groom the single track. 
Trail day passes are $20 this winter. 

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: 3/15
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Reset skate track, icy at the moment. Unable to do anything with frozen classic track this morning.

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.


Driggs

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 3/16
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set

Pulled the drag around all 3 loops. It’s all in pretty good shape really considering the temperatures. No way to set a classic track however. Enjoy! May not be much left, starting to see dirt on south facing slopes.


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated:
3/16

Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Rolled out the new snow Wednesday night. Made a few extra passes to smooth out the waves. The perfectionist in me doesn’t like it but over all both the classic track and the skating should be pretty damn nice! Get out there and enjoy as the forecast next week looks like this might be it?…keeping the dream alive! Walking single track was also packed down and groomed, watch for old post hole marks!


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Last Updated: 3/
16

Skate: Set | Classic: Set

A couple inches of new snow allowed both classic and skate tracks to groom out surprisingly well.


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday & Sunday
Last Updated: 3/15
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Waiting for these temperatures to drop and the potential snow to fall. The snow is a bit too soft to successfully groom. Standby for updates.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Reserve Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Thursday & Saturday
Last Updated: 3/14
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Monday morning I was able to groom and reset the classic and skate track. Due to firm snow conditions the classic track is a little inconsistent. It’s the best I could do. Enjoy the glide.

No dogs allowed.


Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 3/14
Singletrack: Set

Happy hour, Hill benders and Nemo were all groomed after the last storm cycle March 7th & 8th. Trails are still in decent shape and mostly rider packed. Enjoy the ride.

Hillbender to Nemo

Nemo to Lady Slipper

Happy Hour (aka Mike Harris to ID/WY state line)

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Darby Canyon

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 3/16

Groomed to Pinnacle TH only.


Rammell Mountain Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 3/16

Grooming is done for the 21/22 season.


South Leigh Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 3/14

Groomed this morning. 3/14

Registration OPEN for Pole Pedal Paddle

Registration is now OPEN for JHSC’s Rendezvous River Sports Karen Oatey Pole Pedal Paddle on March 26th. Since 1975 the “PPP” has served as the annual kickoff to spring in Jackson Hole with a five-leg race that includes:

  • Ski/snowboard alpine race at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
  • Running leg from Teton Village to Shooting Star 
  • Cross country ski leg at Shooting Star Nordic track
  • Cycling leg from Shooting Star to Von Gontard’s Landing at South Park Bridge
  • Paddling leg on the Snake River to Astoria boat ramp

Competitors are invited to race individually or on a team and competitively or for fun.  Either way, costumes are highly encouraged! The PPP will conclude with a large community celebration at Astoria Hot Springs Park open to the public*. 

Registration closes at midnight on Wednesday, March 23rd Details and registration HERE.

*Please no dogs at any leg of the PPP and if you plan to soak at Astoria, reservations are required.



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