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Nordic Rec Masters Clinic

The Nordic Rec Masters clinic switched gears this week onto classic cross country skis to ski right thru the snowstorm this morning. It was a winter wonderland at Teton Pines Nordic, with many useful tips on how to ride the glide, keep weight over the front foot, naturally swing the arms, keep the head up, and more.
Next clinic: Thursday Jan 31st, will be a Skate Day!

Save the Date: Winter Trails Day February 2nd

Join Friends of Pathways, Bridger-Teton National Forest, Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation and many others to celebrate winter trails day!

TETON PASS 9am – noon

Join Friends of Pathways Pass Ambassador Jay Pistono and Teton County Search and Rescue Foundation at your favorite backcountry access point.

CACHE CREEK noon – 4pm
Bike Demos, PAWS of Jackson Hole, and Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation at the Trailhead with hot chocolate and interpretive activities at our most popular close-to-town trailhead.

MAY PARK 11am – 1pm
FREE preschool ski lessons with Snow King Mountain Ski School with children’s nordic ski equipment provided by Snow King Mountain. FREE Nordic Tips for Adults by Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK
Ranger Led Snowshoe Hike/Meet at Taggart Lake Trailhead
All ability levels, ages 8 and up, guided tour with stops.
Suggested donation of $5/adult (plus park entrance fee: show annual pass or $10/vehicle/day)
Space limited, call 307-739-3399 to reserve a spot. Some snowshoes available.

COAL CREEK – 9am – noon
Teton County Idaho Search and Rescue will be at the Coal Creek Trailhead with information.

JACKSON HOLE MOUNTAIN RESORT 12 – 3pm
Top of Bridger Gondola

Bridger-Teton National Forest with Bighorn sheep and Wildlife closure information. TOGWOTEE – 9am – noon

Teton County Search and Rescue Foundation with the Bridger-Teton National Forest will be talking to snowmobile riders with treats and hot chocolate.

 


Trail Creek Report

Last Updated: 1/18

Let’s Have Some Fun!

Thanks to Coach Kathy for the image of one of the Wilson Winter Sports skiers having a great time yesterday on their outing to Trail Creek.  If you make time for an outing to Trail Creek today you will surely have some fun as well.

Yesterday’s storm has more or less wound down with total snow fall in the foot plus range in the last 30 hours.  As Yeti the grooming dog shows below, it is getting pretty deep with the snow depth being close to a person’s waist on the level off the trails.  As of 12:30 the temperature is -1ºC/30ºF with cloudy skies and a light breeze.

Today’s grooming consisted of double Pisten Bully passes on all major trails.  The first pass placed fresh classic tracks with the final pass being for the benefit of skate skiers.  Conditions are still a bit soft and the trails are not quite as wide as they have been, but as we catch up over the next few days things will just get better and all in all it’s pretty good today. Groomer’s choice for today is Beaver Ponds.


Turpin Meadow Ranch Grooming Report

Last Updated: 1/18 @ 12pm

This last storm brought a few inches of new snow but nothing our groomers couldn’t keep up with. All trails are fresh and the classic track is super fun right now. Things are quiet so if you want to have dog friendly trails to yourself come on up!

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Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec Grooming Report
Last Updated: 1/18

8:40am: Cache Creek and Wayne May Park are groomed and in good shape. I am on my way to Game Creek now and should be done around 11:00.

11:10am: Game Creek is finished and is looking great. Game Creek will be the best skiing of the day. I am just start Three Creek Pathway and should be done around 1:00.

Grooming to Signal Friday morning courtesy : Bushong for GTNP Foundation

Grand Teton National Park Grooming Report

Last Updated: 1/18
Taggart to Signal this morning. The new snowfall has softened the groomed trail. worth getting out there for amazing views like this!

Next groom: Taggart to South Jenny on Sunday.


Teton Pines Grooming Report

Last Updated: 1/18@ 3pm
Excellent grooming, snow quality, 2 classic track and wide Skate lane , for classic and skate at your own pace.. We had fun hosting the Nordic Rec Masters group of 9 yesterday in the snow!!


Shooting Star Grooming Report

Last Updated: 1/18 @ 5pm

Get outside and enjoy the fluffy wintery backdrop from the recent storm. Conditions should be very enjoyable on Friday with only light flurries expected. Outlook is for a snowy weekend beginning Saturday. Have fun!

Next Update: Sunday


Grand Targhee Grooming Report

Last Updated: 1/18 @ 5pm
8″ in 24 hrs, 3″ of that overnight will make for stellar conditions on the mountain today! The recipe goes; add more snow to a decent amount of already-fallen snow and you’ve definitely got a bigger, better powder day. With the passage of this first storm pulse, conditions will be much more mellow; winds will remain light-moderate, 1-3″ of additional snow will fall gently from the sky, and temperatures will remain cooler with a high near 22. We’ve got a whole week of snow in the forecast, so get up today and make the most of what could certainly end up being a season-defining series of back-to-back-to-back powder days!

Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed AM 1/18/2019, No Classic), Fat Bike CLOSED.


Pinedale Nordic Trail Report

Last Updated: 1/18@ 11am
Half Moon Tie-In, Kelly Park, Kelly Tie-In, Lower Surveyor, the perimeter of Upper Surveyor, Tree Loop, Moose Ridge, and Old Road Trail all groomed this morning. About ½ foot of new snow. 30F degrees. Still a few moose hanging out up above. The road and parking lot are plowed. As always, please pick up after your pets and pitch droppings off the groomed ski trails – it really helps to keep the trails clean.


Alta Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Last Updated: 1/17 @ 10am
Skate: Fair|  Classic: Good
Groomed all Alta trails with the ginzu groomer. Set new classic track throughout. It looked really good at 7:30am (and I saw a couple of skiers enjoying it) but it is quickly being covered with heavier, wet snow. Finished grooming at 9:45am.

Driggs

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 1/16 @ 2:30pm
Skate: Excellent  |  Classic: Fair
Check out the East Loop. It starts at the parking lot and heads due East. Made one grooming pass today.

Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 1/16 @ 8pm
Skate: Good |  Classic: N/A
Rolled down the roughly 3″ we received today.

Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Last Updated: 1/18 @ 11am
Skate: Fair |  Classic: Fair
Made 4 passes with roller to pack down 6 inches new snow. Set both classic.

Teton Springs

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Last Updated: 1/17 @ 5pm
Skate: Good  |  Classic: Good
Rollered the entire course and set classic track. Finished by 4pm.

5th Street Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 1/11 @ 5pm
Singletrack: Good
Groomed Fri AM, might get soft mid-day but should setup overnight. Riding fast.

Teton Springs Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 1/8 @ 10am
Singletrack: Fair
Groomed from TVTAP trailhead to the gate at Sherman Springs (most direct route).

Southern Valley Single Track

Grooming Schedule: As Needed
Last Updated: 1/15 @ 110am
Singletrack: Excellent
Will be firm and fast this weekend. Enjoy!

For more info on Teton Valley grooming, visit their grooming page.


Buffalo Stampede: 10K Freestyle/Skate Ski Race
When: TODAY, Saturday, January 19th
Where: Teton Pines Nordic Center
10 am


14th Annual Spud Chase (Peaked Sports)-16K, 8K, 2K Freestyle
When:
Saturday, January 26th
Where: Teton Springs, Victor, Idaho
More info: TVTAP.com


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