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: GTNP Taggart to Signal

These are the days I live for! Taggart to Signal and back. 29 miles roundtrip!
-From Ultra Skate Skier Virgie.

Parking & Traffic on Old Pass Road

We are getting into the heart of the season with lots of snow and cold temperatures! All of our age groups are up and running now which means that Trail Creek is crowded on high traffic days. I wanted to reiterate the guidelines around parking and the road at Trail Creek, and also stress patience and kindness when coming to practice. A little patience and kindness can go a long way when there is so much going on at once.

• Please do NOT stop while pointing west in front of the cabin when coming in from the highway. This creates blockages and unsafe situations.

• Please drive ALL THE WAY to the end of cars before turning around. 

• Please do NOT walk down or turn around in the driveway that runs in front of the Cabin. This is an emergency access issue for our neighbors.

• Nordic skiing down the old pass road is dangerous. Please don’t let your kids ski around and in front of cars.

And please just remember to be kind! Everyone is trying their best to be safe and get to practice on time. Thank you!

Women of the Tetons – Nordic gathering Thursday afternoon

JH Nordic joined Women of the Tetons this afternoon for some Nordic fun at Stilson Loop. Carol Heitman of Shooting Star Nordic shared her tips on good form and smooth classic glide to this lively group. Apres ski at the Stagecoach too! Fun to meet, see and ski with local ladies ! Thanks to Kim Hunt for hosting!

Check out future Women in the Tetons events at womeninthetetons.org/. We look forward to the next Nordic event in March. All women welcome!!


by Cathy Shill, founder of The Hole Hiking Experience

With the most tour locations, we adapt the day to current conditions. Join the naturalists with The Hole Hiking Experience on the trail to discover winter, wildlife, and the beauty of Jackson Hole.  

“Winter is nature’s sleep.” -H.S. Jacobs

After a dry December, snow has returned to Jackson Hole. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort reported over 40 inches of fresh, mountain snow during the last storm cycle and another system is heading our way. Great news since most of the annual moisture comes during the winter, and we are currently about 74% of average mountain snowfall.

When nature changes, all organisms must adjust to survive. Seasonal changes can be quite stressful. Without enough valley snowfall to insulate the ground, plants and insects can die. Drastic temperature fluctuations stress wildlife.  All species “harden” to winter and having steady, slow change is best.

Mild temperatures then extreme cold can kill animals and plants. Frigid temperatures this week in the northern United States and Canada stress livestock, crops, and the natural world.

Plants will harden with cooling temperatures so change needs to be gradual. For each species, the killing temperature is that “temperature below freezing necessary to kill the plant on any given date. Freezing resistance in the cell is the result of water moving out of the cell to growing intercellular crystals.” James Halfpenny, Winter: An Ecological Handbook.  Steady cooling helps plants harden and prepare for winter weather. It is believed lipids replace water in the cells, so cells are less threatened by ice crystals puncturing the cell wall. Freeze resistance and tolerance are time dependent so abrupt cold snaps can kill plants that were doing well. Without snow and its’ insulation, winter wheat grown in Montana will be affected by recent frigid temperatures.

The snowpack also shows the instability of winter weather and avalanche danger is high. If journeying into the backcountry, be careful and conservative. Nordic trails are great right now and as the snow deepens, our team of naturalists explore more freely. Join us to experience Grand Teton Park and the solitude of winter. You can’t beat it.

www.holehike.com  | 307.690.4453 

Today’s Avalanche Forecast

Nordic and winter trail users are urged to use caution when recreating on trails and terrain below steep slopes. The BTAC reports and their website is a valuable local resource for planning your outing. 
Visit their forecast page for the most up-to-date information.

Trail Creek

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 1/18
Breezy and a Foot!

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Nearly a foot of heavy snow fell since yesterday’s grooming at Trail Creek and a moderate breeze is moving all that fresh powder around a bit today at Trail Creek.  Today’s Husky grooming began in the much calmer woods and covered most every trail with a single skate/classic pass.  Due to the drifting conditions, the fields were saved towards the end of grooming.  Moose Loop did receive a double wide pass today.  One final note, Gutflop received its first grooming of the year; use with caution as there are many granite dragons lurking just under the surface!

The high school team is off to White Pine Ski Area where the Pinedale Nordic team is hosting a two day race tomorrow and Saturday so ski traffic should be a bit lighter than usual Friday afternoon.

The weather for the next few days will continue with a little bit of snow and pretty warm temps around freezing which should make for some great skiing over the weekend.

Groomer’s choice for today is Moose Loop.

Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Last Update: 1/17
No grooming today…pass closure…reduced staffing. We will pick back up tomorrow.

Staff will pack Emily’s Levee and Stilson tomorrow, Friday 1/19 with snowmobile and pull behind. Cache Creek will be groomed in the afternoon so keep and eye out for the groomer. Game Creek will be groomed on Saturday late morning/early afternoon.

For the most up-to-date grooming info visit: http://www.tetonparksandrec.org/1353/Grooming-Report

Cache Creek Singletrack

Groomed by Friends of Pathways
Grooming As Needed

Last Update: 1/18
I groomed late last night and again this afternoon to pack down the new snow.  I’ll get the smaller trails near the trailhead this weekend.

Please help support trail grooming for the Cache Creek Single track trails by donating to the Friends of Pathways.  Visit: friendsofpathways.org/donate/ and leave the comment “Grooming” in the campaign section. 

Teton Pines Nordic

Grooming Daily
Last Update
: 1/18

We are now in our regular grooming schedule so the daily report will slow down. We groom approximately 16km of track for both skate and classic daily. We have a full retail and rental shop. We offer lessons daily. Call us with questions and to book lessons: (307) 732-4130. To keep our track in pristine shape for skiing we do not allow dogs, walking, snowshoeing, or fatbikes. 

Teton Village Trail

Last Update: 1/13
The Teton Village Trail (Moose-Wilson Road pathway) is groomed from Teton Village south to Lake Creek bridge road crossing – well covered for XC skiing, fat biking, trail running, walking.

Shooting Star

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 1/18
Skiers may use the trails after 10am. Grooming will be ongoing through 11am. I would advise against skiing today if high winds persist as trails continue to drift back in despite grooming efforts. Better Nordic conditions are expected to return on Friday.

Turpin Meadow Ranch

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 1/17
Looks like it will be storm skiing for the next couple of days. Snow has been falling steadily though it hasn’t amounted to much as of report time (9:30 on Wednesday January 17). The pisten bully went over the flats and a single pass with the ginzu was done in the hills. Conditions will be a little soft for biking. It is a quiet and peaceful day for a little tour. 

TMR is open to the public daily for skiing, meals, Nordic lessons, and tours! Call the office (307) 543-2000 or visit our website to book your adventure! Check out our live webcam for current conditions.

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 Updated: 1/16

Taggart Lake trailhead to Signal Mountain

Grand Targhee

Grooming: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Last Updated: 1/18

Groomed 1/18.

GTR is grooming Rick’s Basin area trails on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday.  Abundant snow is building the base, and soliding grooming. Fat biking discouraged while snow is soft.

GTR is no longer grooming for fat biking or snowshoeing, however fat biking is permitted on the groomed Nordic trails.

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!

Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Last Updated: 1/18
Thursday: Plan to begin packing down the foot of new snow that fell last night.  Did not set classic,  made 4 passes over the track with roller. 9 inches new, fairly dense, remained soft after groom. Tomorrow morning, pi  plan to reset both skate and classic.  Should be good.

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: 1/18
Parking lot won’t likely get plowed till tomorrow. Stay tuned…

Please note the USFS dog closure policy Dec 1st – April 15th at this venue.  

Teton Reserve Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Last Updated: 1/18
Groomed all the loops and cutoffs. Set the skate lane and did not set the classic track due to snow temps by the end of the groom. It got too warm and conditions were deteriorating. 

Teton Reserve parking lot works best when you park in the configuration in this image. Please refer to the photo for visual representation. Feel free to be a community member and coach each other on best practices. Park in the red highlights. NO PAKING IN THE GREEN HIGHLIGHTS. 

Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 1/17
Reset the single track, classic and skate lanes. In decent condition, but still a bit soft. Get it before the new snow comes in!

Driggs School Loops

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 1/18
Rolled the 6-8″ of fresh snow on all loops. Hopefully, the trails will be firm for tomorrow. No classic track is set.

Please pick up your trash and dog pop with the supplied Mutt Mitt station.

Alta Nordic Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Last Updated: 1/18
Reset skate and classic tracks this morning. Skate track is a little soft but should be fast with the warmer temperatures.

Darby Canyon

Grooming As Needed
Last Updated: 1/17
Groomed to the summer TH today, 1/17.

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

Rammell Mountain Road

Grooming As Needed
Last Updated: 12/29
Caution in the first 1.5 miles – a tractor drove on road and left large ruts and frozen chunks of snow. Beyond that the road groomed out nicely.

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

South Leigh Road

Grooming As Needed
Last Updated: 1/15
Groomed this morning, 1/15.

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

Pinnacle Trail

Grooming As Needed
Last Updated: 1/17
Finally got a groom on this one today, 1/17. Watch for rocky spots in the woods and southern exposures.

Spud Chase

Saturday, January 20th
Teton Reserve Nordic Trails
9am – 1pm
The course this year will include the newly added 4 kilometer loop which increases the race lap to 11 kilometers.  The races include a 22km and 11km for the adults, and a 7km, 3km and 1/2km for the kids.  Click here for a link to the website for information and course map descriptions.

Races will be awarded to the top 3 placings in each category. 

Best price registration pricing continues through midnight January 13 at:  22km: $30, 11km: $25, 7km: $15, 3km: $10, 1/2 km: $5

JH Ski & Snowboard Club Nordic Masters Ski Clinics

Thursdays, Dec 14 – Feb 22
Teton Pines and Trail Creek

11am – 12:30pm

5 classic clinics and 5 skate clinics at Teton Pines Nordic Center and Trail Creek Nordic Trails.

Join these clinics to work on your Cross-country classic and/or skate ski technique, balance, stamina, efficiency, performance , and fun.

Sublette Trails Association – Pinedale STAmpede Nordic Ski Race

Saturday, January 27th
Pinedale, Wyoming
9am – 12pm

The STAmpede is Pinedale’s only timed intergenerational Nordic ski race and is hosted by the Sublette Trails Association. The Pinedale STAmpede is one of eight races in the ‘Wydaho Nordic Ski’ Series, which serves communities in Wyoming and eastern Idaho.

Annual skate and classic ski race that is family-friendly in Pinedale Wyoming! The race will feature the scenic course through the Bridger-Teton National Forest and grooming.

Bib pick up on 1/26.

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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/

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