GTNP Winter Wildlife Closure Update

This map updates the Wildlife Closure areas in GTNP. We encourage all winter trail and off trail users to give wildlife the wide space they need and deserve to survive winter. Please avoid the areas noted on the map. Contact GTNP with any questions. #RecreateResponsibly

Coombs Outdoors “Ositos” (little bears) – The After School Nordic Program

Every Tuesday and Thursday evening, Coombs kids head to Trail Creek Ranch or Colter Elementary to learn the basics of Nordic skiing. The Ositos (Little Bears), are what we call our small but mighty team of Nordic skiers, with 18 elementary school kids in this afterschool program. So far, kids have spent the evenings getting comfortable walking around on cross-country skis, with plenty of games interspersed between drills. It’s a combination of learning and adventure skiing, and no one can resist trying the small jumps along the way!

“This is now the third season in a row that I’ve gotten to work with this group of kids, and it’s been impressive to watch them grow with each other and with different outdoor activities,” says Molly Watters, Coombs Program Coordinator. “They’ve gotten more confident cross country skiing in just this winter alone, and have grown at other things too like making friends, listening, helping each other, being patient, and staying positive (even when it’s snowing or they’re hungry or they fall on their face)!”We love being able to offer a Nordic program for our participants since it’s an accessible way to get outside during the week and in the evenings without needing a lift ticket or extra gear. Check out some of the highlights below!

This program is made possible through our partnership with the Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard Club.

2nd Giveaway Drawing!

@mtnmamatales was our first winner and we want to keep giving away great prizes before this Winter season is over. If you have entered already in the first round, you are still in the running!  More details below.

The Jackson Hole Nordic Winter Giveaway 2020-21 is a special contest to win some great prizes contributed by the JHNordic Alliance. Our Annual Event held at Turpin Meadow Ranch was cancelled this winter season because we prioritize Public Health and Safety. Although at a distance recreating this winter responsibly we can all enjoy what the Jackson Hole Nordic community has to offer. We want to hear from you and how you are enjoying the trails this season. 

Enter to Win:
1/ Send us your Trail Report by filling out the form in our bio link. You can submit unique videos or photos and have the choice to submit up to 2 paragraphs describing your experience. Submitting a Trail Report will grant you 5 giveaway submissions. Upon submitting you grant JHNordic permission to share your photos or videos for future posts, with your credit of course. 

2/ You can also enter to win by following and liking our Instagram and Facebook accounts as well as our Alliance members. You can also commenting on the giveaway post mentioning a friend. Each like and comment is worth 1 extra submission to our giveaway.
Good luck and see you on the trails!

PRIZES YOU COULD WIN: We will be drawing new winners a few times this season, so you will have multiple chances to win something. JHNordic buffs, Kate’s Real Food bars, USA Cycling 20 oz Stainless Steel Tumbler, Jackson Hole Trail Maps, JHNordic Nosopatch, JHNordic stickers, Orvis Pint Glass, Sun shirt, 1 hour skate or classic xc lessons, EcoTour Adventures winter Beanie, EcoTour Adventures buff, 3 EcoTour Adventures Ski Straps and even more prizes coming!

 Prizes provided by the Jackson Hole Nordic Alliance. #jhnordic #JacksonHole #giveaway #recreateresponsibly

JH Nordic Masters Rec Clinic

3 JH Ski Club nordic coaches, 3 skier groups, excellent snow, a little sun. Perfect morning! It always amazes me how one can refine and improve subtle aspects of V1, V2 and V2 alternate to improve ones glide, power, efficiency, balance, rhythm, stamina, and enjoyment! Thanks to Scott, Luna, Bill!

Friends of Pathways 2020 Annual Report

Learn more about what Friends of Pathways has been up to over the course of 2020 maintaining our pathways, grooming trails and connecting our community.

Trail Creek Nordic

Last Updated: 2/18

Happily Munching on Aspens!
This pair has been hanging around for a while and today they were close enough to the trail to get a good look.  Momma moose is wearing tag number 26 and she and her calf both appeared to be very content browsing the aspen patch on the way to Skyview Stadium.

Today’s grooming was a Ginzu Groomer mixed bag.  The close field received multiple skate passes with fresh classic tracks while the rest of the trails received multiple skate passes as the classic tracks were quite nice.  Conditions have firmed nicely and skiing should be nice today.

Groomer’s choice for today is the close field

Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Last Updated: 2/18
The school fields and the levee are groomed and in good shape. Stilson will be done around 11:30.

Cache Creek

Last Updated: 2/13
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.

Grooming provided by Friends of Pathways.

Teton Pines Nordic

Last Updated: 2/18

Perfect, silky smooth corduroy and 2 crisp classic  tracks side-by-side today. Hero groomed snow, smooth glide, firm but soft enough for excellent skate purchase. The new Snow cat is making a nice difference!  Highly recommended!

Call us for specific retail questions (307) 699-3394 or Our hours are 9am-4pm daily.

Shooting Star

Last Updated: 2/16
Look for snowy conditions over the next 7 days as the forecast is calling for daily accumulations of 2”-6”. Winds appear to be light to moderate with higher gusts this weekend. Overall, skiing should be enjoyable. Get out and have fun! Next Update will be Monday 2/22.

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

Teton Village Pathway

Last Updated: 2/17
Teton Village Pathway from Lake Creek Bridge north to just south of the GTNP moose-wilson road south entrance was groomed this morning. Nice for an easy , flat nordic ski, fat bike , or trail run. Or if you’re commuting by ski or bike from Wilson or Jackson!

Groomed by Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, and funded by Teton Village Association .

Grand Teton National Park

Last Updated: 2/16
Today GTNP Taggert to South Jenny. A foot or so of fresh snow will make for soft trail conditions. Cold and overcast. 

Turpin Meadow Ranch

Last Updated: 2/18
The trails are buttery soft and skiing fast. The ski lessons and tours have been so much fun, people are coming back calling their skis “giggle sticks” as so much joy is shared while learning and sharpening skills. Whether your group wants to play games on giggle sticks or go for a tour and dive deep into winter sensations our guides have availability now through the end of the season. Bring a mask, make a lunch reservation, and enjoy all that Turpin has to offer. | 307.543.2000, office

Grand Targhee

Last Updated: 2/18
Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed 2/18/2021, 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: 2/18
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Groomed Alta Vista 10K race course. Did not groom horse loop or “new” loop. I widened the track in preparation for the race. On the inner loops the track is set on the inside of the loop and I hope pole plants will not be too soft. Track is crisp and inviting Skate lanes are finally starting to feel firm!

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: 2/17
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set
Groomed Tuesday night. Set skate and classic track. Possibly a little fluff on top!

Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 2/17
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Did a combination of drag and roll to try and get a smooth surface. Snow is very soft so I suspect it will track out quickly. Sure looks like you could have a good ski out there right now though.

Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Last Updated: 2/17
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Wednesday: 12-18 inches of light density snow has fallen in canyon past 48 hours, so track remains quite soft. Used the roller past 2 days, but continues to snow after groom.

Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
Last Updated: 2/17
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
Groomed Campground and Yetis loops. I set the skate track but I did NOT set the classic track.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.

Teton Springs Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
Last Updated: 2/17
Skate: Set | Classic: Set | Singletrack: Not Set
Heading out to groom, should be starting in the next 20 min. Hope to be done by 7:30pm. Stay tuned to this channel..

No dogs allowed.

5th Street Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/18
Singletrack: Set
Got the trail packed in and buffed out yesterday afternoon. It will be good till the next round of snow arrives.

Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/17
Singletrack: Not Set
We are in a storm cycle and trails are very soft due to all the new snow. It needs to stop snowing for a couple days and the temperature needs to drop for the trails to firm up. Till then, consider alternative places to ride, like plowed roads, or machine groomed snowmobile trails. Or, go ski powder!

No dogs December 1 – April 15.

Darby Canyon

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/17
Groomed to ATV trailhead 2/17

South Leigh Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/17
Groomed this morning 2/17

Pinnacle Trail

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/17
Groomed 2/16 to the meadows

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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