Winter Wildlife Closures Begin in BTNF December 1st

Photo: Nick Sulzer/Buckrail

Starting December all winter closure areas are in effect in The Bridger-Teton National Forest, Gros Ventre Road is the only exception with closures stating Dec. 15.

Please be mindful of winter closure areas. These closures protect the habitats of already stressed wildlife by providing a retreat where they don’t have to spend extra energy they can’t afford.

Leash requirements are also in effect in areas like Cache Creek trailhead, Teton Pass parking area, Putt-Putt Trail, and Game Creek. These rules keep wildlife safe as well as decrease user conflicts.


Shred the Spread of COVID19

Regrettably, Jackson Hole is in serious COVID code red. 
We remind everyone to take extra care to wear a mask, keep over 6 ft apart, stay outside, stay away from indoor public places, follow and respect community precautions, stay home if you are sick, and reach out if you need care or assistance

Trail Creek Nordic

Last Updated: 12/1
You’re Going to Like This!
About 2 inches of glorious snow graced us overnight, returning Trail Creek’s extensive trail network back to the “winter wonderland” category today.  The Pisten Bully made quick work of the new addition, making double passes on almost all trails with more classic tracks than ever before.  While we’re still not quite to the nearly perfect mid-winter conditions we often experience, if you are lucky enough to make it out for a ski today, you should have a good time.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Last Updated: 12/1
Stilson and Game have been groomed with the snowmobile. Both still have very thin coverage with many uneven areas but are skiable just not great. Cache creek has been groomed by friends of pathways. All other trails still need substantial snow until we can groom.


Teton Pines Nordic

Last Updated: 11/26
We will have skiing available but be prepared for early season conditions. Snow coverage is thin in some areas. We hope to be able to remain open for skiing until we receive more snow, but the forecast is looking pretty sunny over the next 10 days. 


Grand Targhee

Last Updated: 12/1
Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed
12/1/2020), Fat Bike CLOSED.

Alta Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Sunday
Last Updated: 11/26
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
The south and middle loops are groomed for skating. Probably about 3 or 4k total. North loops are not set. It’s thin but not bad. Some grass poking up here and there. We have a new loop out there but you will need to sidestep through the ditch to get to it. Still lots of weeds on that one. Might want to wait for more snow to give it a try.


Driggs

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 11/12
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set
It is good to have snow in the Valley! We are monitoring the forecast and working hard to get the grooming equipment ready for action. We plan to begin the scheduled grooming season on December 1st. There is a chance we might be able to get things groomed ahead of schedule, so stay tuned.


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 11/12
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set | Singletrack: Not Set
It is good to have snow in the Valley! We are monitoring the forecast and working hard to get the grooming equipment ready for action. We plan to begin the scheduled grooming season by December 1st. There is a chance we might be able to get things groomed ahead of schedule, so stay tuned.


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Last Updated: 12/1
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Tuesday: A couple inches new snow looks to allow both skate and classic tracks to groom out nicely this morning.


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
Last Updated: 11/29
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
Update Sunday 8:00pm. Both Yeti’s and Campground loop received 1 overlapped full width pass with the Nordic drag and 1 overlapped full width pass with the Nordic roller. No classic track was set. The tracks are becoming more leveled with every grooming session. There are a few sticks and limbs sticking up, be aware. Enjoy the whitetrack.


Teton Springs Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
Last Updated: 11/12
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
The Bronze Buffalo Sporting Club at Teton Springs will be open to the public for skiing this winter. We have made an agreement with the new owners to continue grooming the trail this winter, for the public to enjoy. The plan is to begin the scheduled grooming season on December 1st. There is a chance we might be able to get things groomed ahead of schedule, so stay tuned. Note: Dogs are not allowed on this trail.


5th Street Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 11/12
Singletrack: Not Set
We plan to groom about a one-mile loop in the frisbee golf area behind the 5th Street Skate Park

Avalanche Awareness Night – Tomorrow!

A VIRTUAL EVENT THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3RD 6:30-8:45pm MST
Even if you don’t go deep or high into the winter backcountry on your Nordic skis, fat bike or snowshoes, it is important to understand risk, the evolving state of our snowpack, how to be ready in case of emergency. We highly encourage everyone to attend this informative program (online this year) and support Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center. They are one of our daily “go-to” information sites for winter weather and snow information, along with MountainWeather.com.
Register Here.

Help support the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center. You can help us enhance the work of the BTAC; all it takes is a small donation. Donate Now.
Silent Auction Is Now Open! Bid on thousands of dollars worth of items from essential safety gear to guided trips. Get your holiday gifts and feel good about supporting the Avalanche Center. Thank you to the many wonderful companies who donated prizes. For Avalanche Awareness Night registration, auction, and raffle links click here. 

Save the Date: JH Nordic Alliance Annual Free Nordic Ski, Fat Bike, Snowshoe Event

SUNDAY, JANUARY 10th | NOW IN THREE LOCATIONS!
Nordic Skiing, Fat Biking and Snowshoeing for all! Our Annual Event looks a bit different this year but still filled with winter trails activities, snacks, coffee, fun. We welcome community and visitors, families, kids of all ages and dog friendly (on leash) at Cache Creek, Stilson Park and Turpin Meadow Ranch.


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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