JH Nordic Masters Classic Ski Clinic This Week

After much anticipation the JH Nordic Masters Ski Clinic begins on Thursday December 23 with classic skiing at Teton Pines!


Discover a Whole New Winter World by Snowshoe

Exhilarating and peaceful describe a snowshoe experience. You walk to increase your heart rate while enjoying winter and the solitude of Grand Teton Park.  Journeying into the backcountry away from crowds makes the most of your visit. You get to explore and tour beneath the majestic, granite pinnacles of the Teton Range.

During the winter  months, fewer visitors come to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and Grand Teton National Park. Nature enters the season of dormancy. You hear your breath in the crisp morning air. You hear everything. You easily put on the snowshoes and walk. You explore. You are free to discover. No trail. It’s just you, the mountains, and wild nature.  Can’t be beat!


Betty Woolsey Classic 2021

Come work off your Christmas feast in style! This community event offers distances for every age and ability. 10 AM start time with 30 second interval start format. Racers can choose from 0.5k, 3k, 5k, and 10k options. There will be no laps or repeating loops to minimize racer overlap.

DO NOT COME to Trail Creek if you or a member of your household is feeling sick. Masks must be worn whenever 6 feet of distance cannot be maintained while not actively racing, and at all times when around the Cabin area.

Visiting racers, please complete the online Acknowledgement of Risk


Celebrate Cycling With The Hub Holiday Bike Sale

This holiday season give the gift of cycling (or get yourself something for being extra good this holiday season)! We have the best selection of the year, and we’re offering fantastic deals to help spread the cheer. So whether you’re looking for a new kids bike, a commuter E-Bike to make getting around easier, or something for shredding the trails, now is the time! Benno, Prevelo, Cannondale, Orbea, Marin, and more.

20% Off All Kids Bikes
20% Off All E-Bikes
Up To 30% Off Select Mountain and Road Bikes
IN-STORE ONLY
Call us for more details 307-200-6144


Banff Mountain Film Festival to be Online Again This Year

Skinny Skis has been Jackson’s local host for the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour for over 20 years! While we were hoping to again host an in person event it wasn’t possible this year in the capacity required to make an event like this happen. We will be back to the full, in person, screenings as soon as possible as sharing these amazing mountain stories with our community has been a privilege over these many years.

Click the links below to enjoy the 21/22 edition of the Banff Mountain Film Festival presented by Skinny Skis from the comfort and safety of your own home this season. Thank you for your support and enjoy the show!

To make the festival easier to watch in this virtual format the films have been divided up into 2 programs, the Sage Program and the Pine Program. Each program features a diverse set of films but we’d strongly recommend getting the Pine & Sage Tour Bundle for the full Banff Film Festival experience as it includes both programs, an extended rental time, and a package discount. 

Individual programs: $15 (3-day rental period)
Bundle (2 programs): $28 (14-day rental period)

Your rental period starts when you begin viewing and can be gifted to a friend or loved one by selecting “Gift this” on the left hand side during checkout. If viewing through the android or apple apps click the “Library” button at the bottom followed by the “Purchased” button at the top. 


Trail Creek

Last Update: 12/18

As the warming early morning rays of sunshine were bathing the fields of Trail Creek Nordic Center, the Ginzu was busy on a maiden journey of classic track planting around the close field with the results being quite positive.  Classic skiers will now have a crisp track to guide their skis if they so desire.

The Ginzu continued its Nordic mission with skate lanes being laid throughout the fields and on most woods trails as well.  While the woods trails are still quite rustic and a foot or so away from classic tracks, the Close Field is looking surprisingly nice, thanks in  part to the dedicated efforts of many volunteers in trail prep; Thanks!  We’ve gone from closed to a lot of skiing in almost no time.

Looking ahead, while our smallest Teewinots and Lollipoppers aren’t on snow until January, anticipate Devos, Juniors, and Prep/Comp skiers next week.  Since school is out for the holiday break, they could appear at any time although there are plenty of trails for everyone.  A week ago the Betty Woolsey Classic Race on December 26 was looking doubtful but we should be able to pull that one off with current snow forecasts, you can click on the link and register now.

Groomer’s choice for today is laps in the sunny and surprisingly nice Close Field, classic or skate your choice.

Passes can be purchased at the Trail Creek page.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Last Update: 12/18
Cache, Game, May park, and Stilson were groomed with the snowmobile. All have shallow bases with hazards especially Game Creek. We will be using the snowmobile until we get another good storm.


Cache Creek

Last Update: 12/17
Will be groomed with a snowmobile on Saturday


Teton Pines Nordic

Last Update: 12/17
Teton Pines Nordic Center is open to the public, with fresh grooming. Classic cross country skiing recommended as snow is still soft from the latest snowfall. Skate skiing also good.
Open 9-4 Call Teton Pines Nordic at 307 733-1733 for more info.  


Shooting Star

Last Update: 12/14
Not yet open, grooming coming soon
NEW for 2021-22: 
*ACCESS: Non-members may access the Nordic ski trails and rental gear from 12pm-5pm only.
*EXCEPTIONS: 
– Purchase of a Season Pass allows Full-Access 9am-5pm
– A non-member may book a lesson with a Shooting Star Nordic Instructor during any normal operating hours.
* TRAIL FEES:
-Member Guest: $15
– Adult non-member: $40
-Jr. non-member-13+ $20
-Junior 12 and under Free

*Season Passes – $450 (December); $350 (January); $300 February.
RENTALS AND LESSONS:
A wide range of rental classic cross country, skate skis and snowshoes are available .
Nordic Instruction is available for individual and group lessons. Rentals not included.
Call Shooting Star Nordic Shop to reserve: 307 739 3270


Grand Teton National Park

Grooming coming soon
Skiing is becoming more and more available in GTNP!  Official grooming has not yet begun, and snow can be patchy in places, but there should be enough snow for ungroomed classic skiing on carefully selected routes.  Cross country skiing, skate skiing, walking, and snowshoeing are permitted on the groomed trail on Teton Park Road, but recreationists are reminded to use the designated tracks for the appropriate uses. Dogs on leash are only permitted in the multi-use lane (west side).


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Last Update: 12/18
The lodge and restaurant are open. Our ski trails are thin despite the last snow – we recommend snowshoes or bc xc skis. We’ve laid classic track on the trails with the best conditions – if there are no classic tracks then venture onto the trail at your own risk. Until more snow we will not be able to rent skis but snowshoes and fatbikes are available.
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: 12/16

Cross Country 15k: XC OPEN
Fat Bike and Snowshoe: Jolly Green Giant and Roundabout OPEN

Remember, singletracks will be closed when there is more than 3 inches of snow in a 24 hour period. With substantial snowfall predicted this week, be sure to check ahead to make sure trails are open!


Alta Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Sunday
Last Updated: 12/16
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set

Still pretty thin at 3 pm this afternoon when I groomed the library loop and in and out. More snow is needed to expand the grooming into the tilled fields. This new snow will help, but it is going to take significant depth of snow to not have dirt showing. Hopefully this storm will allow grooming equipment to start the smoothing and packing process. That being said, what is groomed is great for the little ones to get out on snow and have fun!

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: 12/15
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set

Caution – Very thin snowpack. Many hazards exist! Just finished rolling out the 5” of snow on the Driggs track to stare establishing a base. We need more snow to hide all the rocks, grass and twigs. I’d recommend walking along the edges of the groom, or use your rock skis with caution. LET IT SNOW!


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 12/1
8
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set

The skate track & singletrack have been set. No classic track was set as we need more snow. I groomed the Nordic with the corrugated roller and do not lay down any corduroy in this thin snowpack. ⚠️ Be aware of shrubbery and debris sticking up on the eastern side of the park. Most stuff around the baseball fields should turn out nicely. Enjoy the ride and the glide.


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Last Updated: 12/
18

Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Saturday am: Plan to use the Ginzu to reset both skate and classic tracks. Expect good results. The canyon has received about 2 feet of snow this week. Quite a bit of wildlife in the area.


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday & Sunday
Not yet open, grooming coming soon
Last Updated: 12/17
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set

Further compacted the trails (with the exception of the extension OFF of the campground loop) with some corduroy. The longer we skiers can stay off of it, the harder/faster it’ll be in the AM. A few rolling bumps and twigs, but not too shabby.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Reserve Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Thursday & Saturday
Not yet open, grooming coming soon
Last Updated: 12/13

It’s good to see some snow on the ground, but we need quite a bit more before grooming around the golf course. It won’t be long!

No dogs allowed.


Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 12/18
Singletrack: Set

Happy hour, Hellbenders, powerline to the summit and Nemo all got a double or triple pass tonight. It should set up well as it supposed to be quite cold this evening. ⚠️ Heads up, there is a downed aspen tree on the northern most hillbender. Enjoy the ride.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Darby Canyon

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 12/15

CLOSED TO WHEELED MOTORIZED TRAVEL. Groomed 12/15 to summer TH


Rammell Mountain Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 12/15
Grooming coming soon

The USFS is continuing to monitor snow levels on our roads and will close them to wheeled motorized vehicles when there is enough snow to groom


South Leigh Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 12/16
Grooming coming soon

Groomed 12/16. South Leigh is now closed to wheeled motorized vehicles for the winter.

JH Nordic Masters Classic & Skate Ski Clinics
Hosted by Scott Horn and JH Ski Club Nordic Team Coaches

FIRST CLASSIC SKI CLINIC THURSDAY DECEMBER 23, 2021

There will be 10 clinics running every Thursday in January and February from 11am-12:30pm. The Nordic Masters clinics will focus on skate ski and classic cross country skiing every other week.

Joining all 10 clinics is your best approach to developing your full Nordic skiing technique, balance, stride, stamina, and overall fitness while having fun in a small group. For those who only wish to focus on one technique, we are offering a Skate Ski Clinic series of 5 clinics or a Classic Cross country series of 5 clinics.

The groomed trails at Teton Pines and Trail Creek are both too shallow for skate skiing at this time so we will postpone the first skate ski clinic to Thursday Dec 30th 11a-12:30p at Teton Pines Nordic Center. Thank you for your understanding and patience for our trails to become Nordic ski ready.

There’s still time to sign up for the skate and/or classic xc clinics.  Our first classic ski clinic will be on Thursday, Dec 23rd at Teton Pines Nordic Center. We look forward to seeing you there!


Betty Woolsey Classic 2021

Come work off your Christmas feast in style! This community event offers distances for every age and ability. 10 AM start time with 30 second interval start format. Racers can choose from 0.5k, 3k, 5k, and 10k options. There will be no laps or repeating loops to minimize racer overlap.

DO NOT COME to Trail Creek if you or a member of your household is feeling sick. Masks must be worn whenever 6 feet of distance cannot be maintained while not actively racing, and at all times when around the Cabin area.

Visiting racers, please complete the online Acknowledgement of Risk


JHNordic 5th Annual Free Ski, Fat Bike, & Snowshoe Day at Turpin Meadow Ranch 

SPONSORED BY THE JH NORDIC ALLIANCE MEMBERS

SAVE THE DATE: SUNDAY, JANUARY 9TH, 2022

Turpin Meadow Ranch – 1 hr north of Jackson- Buffalo Valley Road (off Hwy 287/26) – Parking onsite/carpooling encouraged.

Fun, Free Community Day – with Raffle benefiting a local Nordic Alliance non-profit:

Free trail pass and demo gear, though it is encouraged that folks bring their own equipment to maximize time on the snow!

Family, friends, visitors, dogs (on leash) welcome: please register in advance to secure your spot!

Email : Info@JHNordic.com for more info



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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