Trip Report: Hermitage Point

We did a nice little tour at Hermitage Point in Grand Teton National Park on Sunday. With blue skies, sunny days ahead, this is a perfect time to ski to Hermitage Point or Island Hopping on Jackson Lake. -Chris W.


XC Ski – Granite Canyon


Protected: Garmin InReach -Gear Review

Safety net for you and reassurance for family and friends -Review by Scott Sanchez

No one plans on accidents, but they do happen.  In the modern world, we have been so habituated to our cell phones that we think they can get us out of emergencies, anywhere and anytime.  Well, welcome to Wyoming.  The best places don’t have service.  99% of the time, I think not having cell service is a blessing, but for the 1%, electronic communications can be a life saver or at least let loved ones know you are safe.  While we only think of extreme adventures needing rescue, more routine situations may merit assistance.  A longer than expected tour, a sudden change in the weather, a twisted ankle or broken gear. Nice to have a Garmin inReach satellite communication tool in your pack!



First Day on Nordic skis at age 3!


March Nordic Newsletter

JHSC Club and Community Nordic Update. Happenings of the JHSC Nordic Program, Trail Creek Nordic Center, and Local Nordic Community

February has been a banner month for JHSC Nordic!  All of our age groups are skiing at Trail Creek; we have been attending races locally and regionally; we wrapped up our Winter Sports programs at Colter and Wilson elementary schools; and we kicked off our campaign to buy a new Pisten Bully for Trail Creek!  

The big news this month is that the Western Youth Championships event is coming to Trail Creek March 6-7!  This event will gather the best 10–13-year-olds from across the American West at Trail Creek to race in the highest-level youth racing in the country this year!  If your athlete is in the Devo or Junior Programs, I highly encourage them to compete in this event.  More information is available at this page.

Trail Creek

Last Updated: 3/1

Very Busy Fields!
Race week is upon us and we’ve shifted race prep into high gear today at Trail Creek.  Saturday and Sunday will see hundreds of regional youth descending upon our beloved ski area, competing to see who are the fastest of the upcoming classes while having a lot of fun along the way.  If you are wondering what the myriad of trails are for that have recently appeared in the fields, the map above kind of explains everything.

Today’s grooming focused most of its time in the fields as there was so much to do.  All the trails and play areas pictured above were groomed.  Some of the new additions will be a bit soft for a day or two but they’re all skiing pretty well.  There was just enough time for the Pisten Bully to make a skate pass through most woods trails except for the National Forest today as well.  While some of the classic tracks might be getting a bit weak, all in all everything should ski well today.

Looking ahead to the rest of the week, Monday and Wednesday afternoons will be very busy with all teams on deck, with Tuesday and Thursday being the quieter days.  Friday afternoon will probably see a pickup in activity as the teams roll in.  The fields will be closed most of the weekend although you should be able to find plenty of skiing in the woods.

Groomer’s choice for today is to check out the very busy fields.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Last Updated: 2/27

The levee and stilson are groomed and in good shape. They will be a bit soft for walkers until it sets up but it should ski well. The school fields will be done around 10:30.


Cache Creek

Last Updated: 2/20
We rolled Cache Hagen Sidewalk and Hagen Highway this evening and will snowshoe the trails near the trailhead this weekend.

Grooming provided by Friends of Pathways.


Teton Pines Nordic

Last Updated: 2/27

Trip Report Sat. Feb 27th update:
Wide open spaces with friendly , occasional,  passing encounters, families, friends, couples all enjoying the sunshine and perfect grooming at Teton Pines. Look forward to more of these conditions all week! Groomed every morning.

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

Shooting Star

Last Updated: 2/28

It looks to be a full week of calm weather and sunny skies! Nordic skiing should be extremely enjoyable and fast! Beginning today and again on Monday, GCM will be packing down the snow & laying down corduroy on top of the greens with our snowcat. (Please, Do Not Walk or Ski on the Greens!) This is needed to support our walking rotary push spreaders that apply the black colored sand. The sand is the same natural material we use in the summertime but is the color black. The dark color absorbs the sunlight and naturally assists with a faster snowmelt on these surfaces. The black sanding process will likely begin Tuesday and last through Thursday or Friday. On Monday we will shift our daily grooming to the evening hours beginning at 6pm and continue this pattern until we are finish with this practice. The evening grooming is needed to allow our staff more maneuverability in the morning hours to efficiently complete this time sensitive operation. Please, note that skiers will likely encounter our equipment (snowmobiles & snowcat) throughout this week and the trails could have a few rougher sections around the areas we are currently working. I will send our next update towards the end of the week once we have finished.  Enjoy and soak up the sunshine!


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: 2/28
It’s the last day of February. Hope everyone is able to get out and enjoy the fresh groomed tracks that Lee is laying today from the Taggart Lake Trailhead to South Jenny.  Happy Sunday Funday! 


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Last Updated: 3/1
The sun will be shining this week and the Teton views should be in full glory from many parts of the ranch. One more week of daily grooming at Turpin so come up and enjoy the pristine trails before the lodge closes! Last call for getting professional Nordic tips from our instructors or going on a guided tour via snowshoe or classic ski. We hope to see you here! 
https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com/adventures/winter-adventures/
https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com/the-ranch/live-conditions/
https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com | 307.543.2000, office


Grand Targhee

Last Updated: 2/28
Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed 2/27/2021, 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: 2/28
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Sunday: Plan to use the Ginzu to reset both skate and classic tracks this morning. Expect both to turn out well. Should finish by 9am.

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.


Driggs

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 3/1
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
I left the classic track as is. Smoothed the skate track with drag. Skiing should be excellent.


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 3/1
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Sherman Park was freshly groomed this morning. The classic track was reset. The skate track and singletrack and ready to roll. Enjoy.


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Last Updated: 3/1
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Monday: Track is in good shape from Sundays groom. I will reset skate track late morning and probably leave the classic as is.


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
Last Updated: 2/28
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Campground and Yetis loops got a fresh groom this morning. Classic track and skate track are set. Enjoy the glide and the up-and-coming high pressure system.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Springs Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
Last Updated: 3/1
Skate: Set | Classic: Set | Singletrack: Set
All trails set.

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: 2/28
Singletrack: Set
After the month of heavy snows I was only able to groom happy hour and the connector to the Moose Creek parking area. All other singletrack trails had a groom last week and are partially filled with snow and partially rider packed. We will have to get a team groom going in the near future. Any and all snowshoe, bike and ski traffic will help the process. Thanks for being an advocate. Standby for updates.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Darby Canyon

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/26
Groomed to Pinnacle TH – 2/25


South Leigh Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/26
Groomed 2/25


Pinnacle Trail

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/26
Groomed to upper meadows – 2/25

Nordic Masters Recreational Clinic

TRAIL CREEK NORDIC CENTER | WILSON, WYOMING
THURSDAY, MARCH 4th

Time: 11am -12:30pm – Meet on snow outside the JH Ski Club Nordic cabin.

3 Nordic coaches from the JH Ski Club – 3 small skier groups based on ability. This clinic will focus on classic XC techniques. BYO Mask.

Trail Creek Nordic trail pass is included for the day for Clinic season pass holders and drop-in participants ($35). Stay on and explore the trails after the clinic.


14th Annual Togwotee Winter Fat Bike Classic

BROOKS LAKE PARKING LOT | TOGWOTEE PASS EASTSIDE 7:00AM-3:00 PM
SATURDAY MARCH 06, 2021

Togwotee Winter Classic is a not-for-profit and currently the longest standing, contiguous fat bike race in the Lower 48. The ride takes place on groomed snow and/or snowmobile trails at 8000′ to 9,600′ in elevation on the Continental Divide under extreme winter conditions.

Entry Fee: Free

Registration: 74 Racer Limit — please register on Athlete360 to reserve your spot.



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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