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TODAY! Celebrate Winter Trails Day
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd

Celebrate Jackson Hole Winter Trails Day by testing out cross country skis or a fat bike, touring on snowshoes, working with a dog trainer, taking a wildlife walk or just sipping hot chocolate at your favorite local trailhead on Saturday, February 2, 2019. Organized by many community organizations collaborating to increase awareness of winter activities while developing positive trail interactions by a range of trail users.

Visit your favorite winter trails locations for warm drinks, snacks and fun including: 

Cache Creek Trailhead  12-4 pm
Cache groomed over the last 2 nights and it has set up nicely for trails day today! 
  
FREE fat bike demos with the Teton Mountain Bike Tours, the Hub, Hoback Sports, and Fitgerald’s Bicycles.

FREE dog training tips with P.A.W.S and Star Valley Trainers

Join the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation for a short, winter wildlife walk in Cache Creek at 12:30pm and 2pm. 

May Park 11am- 1pm
FREE Toddler Ski Lessons | FREE Ski and wax tips with Teton County Parks and Recreation

Preschool Ski Lessons (ages 3-5) with Snow King Mountain Ski School Nordic Staff.  Children’s Nordic Ski Equipment provided by Snow King Mountain.

Coal Creek 9am -12pm
Teton County Idaho Search and Rescue will be at the Coal Creek Parking Area

Teton Pass 9am -11am 
Friends of Pathway, Teton County Search & Rescue Foundation, and the Bridger-Teton National Forest will hand out batteries for avalanche transceivers, hot chocolate and treats.

“It’s one of our favorite events of the year,” said Leslie Williams. “We hope to see people who use the trails often, but also to inspire folks to try out new trails during the winter.”  

See you on our trails!


Bridger-Teton Open House

The Bridger-Teton National Forest is inviting the public to a community open house at their 340 N. Cache office on Monday February 4th from 9-11am. The Bridger-Teton National Forest would like to thank their neighbors, partners and friends for the support during the recent government shutdown and will be offering free refreshments. Friends of the Bridger-Teton will also be there to share information about the new organization and how you can help support the Forest. https://www.facebook.com/events/341595570024747/?active_tab=about


Add JHNordic.com to your Home screen on your mobile device or phone

Looking for a new trail for your Nordic ski, fat bike or snowshoe outing in the Jackson Hole area? Want to access directions to a trailhead or check the GPS map and elevation profile quickly and on-the-go from your phone or mobile device?

Did you know that you can create a bookmark (app-like icon for your home screen) from JHNordic.com?  So, at the tap of the icon, you can open up JHNordic and get the info quickly, easily!

Here’s how on Apple IOS:

  1. Visit the website: JHNordic.com on your mobile device.
  2. At the bottom of the browser, tap on the square with up arrow (“Share icon”)
  3. Look for the “Add to Home Screen” button, and tap it.
  4. In the upper right corner, select “Add” to create the JHNordic icon.
  5. Now you should see it appear on your Home Screen of your device, you may need to tap and drag it in the desired place.

Here’s how on an Android:

  1. Visit the website: JHNordic.com on your mobile device.
  2. At the top right of the browser, tap on the 3 stacked dots (“Share icon”)
  3. Look for the “Add to Home Screen” option, and tap it.
  4. In the center of the screen, select “Add” to create the JHNordic icon.
  5. Click on “Add Automatically” for the 2nd prompt.
  6. Now you should see it appear on your Home Screen of your device, you may need to tap and drag it in the desired place.

It’s as simple as that! See you on the trail.


GTNP Update

Grand Teton National Park road crews have cleared snow from the north end of the Moose-Wilson Road between Murie Ranch Road junction and Death Canyon Road junction. This section of road was closed during the government shutdown.

Motor vehicles may now use Moose-Wilson Road to the normal seasonal closure at Death Canyon Road. Please drive carefully as packed snow and ice may persist on this road and other park roads.

Nordic Ambassadors in GTNP are back!


Trail Creek Report

Last Updated: 2/1

Race Weekend!
Click here to see the results from Friday.


Turpin Meadow Ranch Grooming Report
Last Updated: 2/1

I cannot emphasize enough how great of condition our trails are in right now, you’ve got to get up here! The weather has been perfect for ski, snowshoe, and bike adventures with cold mornings and warmer days. We’ve got tours going out daily if you’ve got friends who’ve been wanting to try a Nordic sport with a little bit of guidance. Sunday is the Super Bowl and we’re going to have a tailgate party! Come on up for your human powered sport of choice and enjoy a buffet dinner, games, prizes, and festive atmosphere for apres.

Buy Your Turpin Meadows Trail Pass!

 

Last Updated: 2/1
8:05am: Cache Creek and Wayne May Park are groomed and in good shape. I look forward to some fresh snow to work with though! I will be heading to Game Creek shortly and should be done around 11:00.
11:10am: Game Creek is groomed and in great shape. I am currently grooming Three Creek Pathway and I should be done around 12:30.

Grand Teton National Park Grooming Report
Last Updated: 2/1

Photo courtesy of Angela K.

The sky can’t get anymore blue than this! ☀️🎿 Hope everyone has time to go out and enjoy the fresh tracks before the snow comes over the weekend. Grooming Taggart Lake to Signal today (2/1).


Teton Pines Grooming Report
Last Updated: 1/29

Conditions are great at Teton Pines! We groom daily, so come out and enjoy our beautiful track and the sunny days this week! Wax recommendations: Glide: Swix LF7(purple); Grip: Swix Blue/Blue Extra


Shooting Star Grooming Report
Last Updated: 2/1

Soak up the sunshine today as the weather outlook is looking very snowy beginning tomorrow. Overall the skiing should continue to be very delightful. Enjoy!

Next Update: Sunday


Grand Targhee Grooming Report
Last Updated: 2/1

Blue skies, immaculate groomers sparkling in the sun and the perfect chance to carve deep on some wide-open Targhee slopes! A system will be moving in for the next several days, so carpe sol before the skies cloud over and the snow starts a’ falling.

Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed AM 2/1/2019), Fat Bike OPEN.


Pinedale Nordic Trail Report
Last Updated: 1/31 @ 10am

The skating portion of the CCC Ponds and Golf Course have been groomed. Pretty nice day. 5F degrees, breezy, a bit chilly.


Alta Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Last Updated: 1/31 @ 10am
Skate: Good  |  Classic: Good
Freshened up (and tried to widen) the skate lane with the Ginzu groomer. Left the classic track alone (as I was worried it would not set well with the colder temperatures).
Finished grooming at 10:00am. Looks good.

Driggs

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 1/30 @ 6pm
Skate: Good  |  Classic: Good
Reset classic and groomed skate on main loop.

Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 2/1 @ 12pm
Skate: Good |  Classic: N/A
No grooming in the park today. The track is firm and in good condition. Go enjoy before the weekend storm rolls in.

Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Last Updated: 1/31 @ 6pm
Skate: Excellent  |  Classic: Fair
Thursday: Resurfaced skate lane late in the afternoon while temperatures were optimal. Turned out well. Was not soft enough to improve classic, still in descent shape.

Teton Springs

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Last Updated: 1/30 @ 7pm
Skate: Excellent  |  Classic: Good
Ginzu groomed the skate track; classic is holding up quite nicely. Should be firm and fast tomorrow!

5th Street Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 1/24 @ 10am
Singletrack: Good
Packed in nicely. Go spin out those ski legs!

Teton Springs Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 1/24 @ 7pm
Singletrack: Good
All Singletrack in Teton Springs is groomed. Enjoy!

Southern Valley Single Track

Grooming Schedule: As Needed
Last Updated: 1/28 @ 12pm
Singletrack: Good
Corduroy goodness.

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

Cross-Country Ski outing at the Historic Murie Ranch

When: Saturday, February 2nd from 1-3:30pm
Where: Murie Ranch, Grand Teton National Park, Moose
Join us on Saturday, February 2 from 1-3:30 p.m. at The Murie Ranch for our first Community Soup & Ski! Enjoy an afternoon of fresh air and hot soup with friends and family. Spots are limited, RSVP required.
More info: https://www.tetonscience.org/programs/community-soup-ski/


Boulder Mountain Tour Nordic Race
When: Saturday, February 2nd
Where: Ketchum, Idaho
34 km- designated as a skate race, but classic track is set the length of the course – part of IMD Nordic Marathon Series. bouldermountaintour.com/


Alta Vista Freestyle Nordic Race 2019:
9th Annual Alta Vista Freestyle Race

When: Saturday, February 9th
Where: Alta, WY – Alta Nordic Track
This is a beautiful trail race across the foothills of the Tetons. There is something for everyone and fun for all. Come enjoy a very family oriented race in Alta, WY on TVTAP’s Alta Nordic Trail. It is a freestyle race, so either skate or classic skiing is allowed. Kids can choose between the 1/2k, 2.5k, or 6k. The big kids and adults can choose to take on the 10k, or do two laps to conquer the 20k race.
For more information and to register: https://tvtap.org/alta-skate-race/


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