Hiring: Two Full-Time Naturalist Guides for Hole Hiking Experience

The Hole Hiking Experience is currently hiring TWO full-time naturalist hiking guides. Join our exceptional guide team and let nature be your office.
This may be the perfect fit if you: 

  • are curious and always learning
  • pursue experiences in nature that enrich you
  • have a background in natural science
  • have knowledge of GYE and Jackson Hole trails

All new guides receive paid training that will begin in May.Guides earn competitive pay, great tips, and paid First Aid and CPR certification. 

Email resume to info@holehike.com.


JHSC March Newsletter

It’s been a fantastic month to be a Jackson Hole Ski Club Nordic athlete!  Our programs have been going full gas this month and things have been busy across the board.  All our programs—including Lollipoppers, Teewinots, Devos, Ositos, Juniors, Prep, Comp, High School, Masters, and Winter Sports—have been practicing this month with our 30+ coaches.  We have seen huge participation from every single team in practice and races, as anyone who has been out at Trail Creek on a weekday afternoon can attest. 

The major highlight this month was the Bank of Jackson Hole Johnny Curtis Memorial JNQ, which attracted hundreds of athletes from across the West.  The races were a fantastic advertisement for the Club, which set a number of records and markers for our organization.  We had 450 racers each day and the races were our first to have FIS (International Ski Federation) designation, which cast an examining spotlight on our ability to pull off a big event. 


Provide your input with the JH Travel and Tourism Resident Sentiment Survey. Tourism is important to our economy, and JH Travel and Tourism Board is refocusing how we manage it so we can protect the environment, enhance residents’ quality of life, and maintain a sustainable local economy.


Trail Creek

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 3/1

Modern Technology!

Modern technology, love it, hate it…  The modern technology of our new Husky has allowed it to do a fantastic job of taking a less than average snowfall winter and converting it into some great Nordic skiing.  However, today, that same sophisticated technology is having a hiccup.

In order to be environmentally friendly, most modern diesel engines require the addition of diesel emission fluid (DEF) to reduce pollution.  If you are curious, Wikipedia has a great explanation of how this works.  Anyway, getting this all to work, and done in the most efficient manner requires some very sophisticated engineering.  Unfortunately, something in this chain of control is having a slight issue today and our beloved Husky is getting error messages.

Fortunately, our Prinoth dealer in Utah had a tech onsite first thing this morning and hopefully he’ll have things in tip top shape shortly.

Because of this issue, today’s grooming is a bit askew.  Last night the Ginzu was called to action and made passes throughout the fields with fair results.  The snow froze up before passes in the woods could be made.  Conditions are a bit fast this morning, but as the day warms, good skiing conditions should abound.

Finally a great action shot sent in from Coach Kathy from last weekend’s fun ski day!

Groomer’s choice for today is a mid-day ski through the woods.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Grooming Monday-Saturday
Last Update: 3/1

The school fields, the levee, and Stilson are groomed. The school fields are thin with some grass showing through in a few spots. The levee and stilson are still ok with spring skiing conditions.

Wednesday Grooming Schedule: Cache Creek, Wayne May Park, Game Creek, South Park Pathway


Cache Creek Fat Bike Trails

Last Update: 2/22

I groomed the trails in Cache last night and will take another lap this afternoon to firm things up and will snowshoe the smaller trails on Wednesday. That way everything should be in good shape for Winter Trails Day this Saturday!

Grooming by Friends of Pathways.


Teton Pines Nordic

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 2/23

New Salomon skis in stock now!!  Today we received a surprise shipment of classic skis that are perfect for the 110-145lb and 160-195lb weight range. We have boots and poles to go with them too! These skis were supposed to arrive last September but have been stuck in the Covid shipping delay situation. We are happy they finally made it to the shop!

Our trails are in great shape after the recent snowfall so come out and ski! We groom 13km+ daily for both skate and classic with our new snowcat. Our trails and shop are fully open to the public 9am-4pm daily. Day passes, 10 punch cards, and season passes are available.

Please call us in advance to book lessons at: (307) 733-1733. You do not need a reservation for skiing and we do not take reservations for rentals. Please contact us in advance to check availability for off-site rentals.We still have a small size selection of skate skis and BC skis, but have lots of boots, poles, jackets, pants, gloves, and hats.

We also have a good selection of used skate gear available. Call or come by to see if we have your sizes! We have a full tuning shop so drop off your skis for a wax done by our great wax techs! Visit our website for pricing and other information: www.tetonpinesnordiccenter.com


Shooting Star

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 3/1

The trails are currently in great shape after this morning’s groom. Continue to expect faster, icier conditions in the mornings with a softening of the track throughout the day. Warm temperatures yesterday have begun to shrink the already low valley snowpack. We will continue to do our best to keep the Nordic trails in shape, but anticipate more thin spots and spring conditions while Nordic skiing this week. Most of these are thin spots are confined to small areas along the edge of the track and majority of the course will still ski very well. Warm temperatures, nearing the 50s, will continue for Wednesday and Thursday before an active storm system will bring precipitation through the weekend. 

Next Nordic update will be Friday.

TRAIL STATUS

  • YELLOW LOOP OPEN
  • SLED HILL GROOMED on 2/26 (Grooming will occur as needed)
  • CLASSIC TRACKS SET
  • SNOWSHOEING OPEN (BLUE LOOP ONLY, STAY ON THE EDGE OF THE TRAIL OR IMMEDIEDATEY NEXT TO TRAIL)
  • ORANGE LOOP OPEN
  • WALKING, NOT ALLOWED

Snake River Sporting Club

Daily Nordic grooming for both “Front Nine”  (south side) and “Back Nine” (North side) Nordic Trails

Public access to the groomed Nordic trails is $50 per person per day, with no season passes available. Ski rentals are available at the Sports Shop. Guests must check in at the Sports Shop to sign a waiver and make payment before heading out. The daily pass does not allow access to the Restaurant this season. The clinics that are being offered are for members and lodging guests only.

Please call the Sports Shop with any questions you may have at 307-200-3093


Grand Teton National Park

Last Update: 3/1

Check out the inner controls of the groomer.  Brandon will be heading to Signal Mountain today. 

Grooming is sponsored by the GTNP Foundation and generous donations from our community.


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 3/1

Trail conditions are reflecting the warm temperatures we’ve been  experiencing; despite that we are still grooming daily (resetting the skate lane each afternoon with the ginzu). Mid-day skiing has been super fun and on the faster side. We recommend fat biking in the morning when the trails are at their firmest, going for a skate ski mid-day and ending the day on your classic skis or snowshoes. 

Upcoming dates to put on your calendar:Thursday, March 3 – last night ski of the season Friday and Saturday, March 4/5 – The lodge will be closed for a private event March 4 at 2pm and remain closed March 5. We will see you all again on Sunday, March 6!Monday, March 14 – Last day of the season at TMR
Please sign acknowledgment of risk forms and pay for trail passes online ahead of your visit. Call the front office (307) 543-2000 ahead of your visit for booking equipment rentals and Nordic adventures (lessons and tours).

https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com/the-ranch/live-conditions
https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com | 307.543.2000

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


Grand Targhee

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
Last Updated: 3/1
Cross Country 15k: XC OPEN
Fat Bike Trails : Open
Snowshoe Trails: Open

Targhee’s Nordic trails are groomed Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sat/Sundays. Fat bike/snowshoe trails are groomed regularly but not on a set schedule – the groomer usually waits until after a storm cycle to groom the single track. 
Trail day passes are $20 this winter. 

Remember, singletracks will be closed when there is more than 3 inches of snow in a 24 hour period.


Alta Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Sunday
Last Updated: 3/1
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Reset classic track and smoothed out skate lane. Conditions are softening up quickly with the warm temperatures.

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: 2/28
Skate: Set | Classic: Set


Smoothed the skate track with drag and left the classic track as is.


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 2/
27

Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Sunday evening 6 PM headed out to groom Sherman Park. Plan to reset the skate, classic and singletrack. Please be aware of the grooming equipment.rm up great in the next cold hour or two. Enjoy!


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Last Updated: 2/
28

Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Plan to reset both skate and classic tracks this morning. Finish by 9am.


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday & Sunday
Last Updated: 2/28
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Monday evening I was able to reset the skate track only on yetis and the inner campground loop. The air and snow temperatures are too warm for any success of trying to reset a classic track with the Ginzu. It would just clog up. The classic track was in fine shape so I left it as is. Enjoy the glide.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Reserve Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Thursday & Saturday
Last Updated: 2/27
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Reset Skate & Classic Track. Came out really nice!

No dogs allowed.


Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 3/1
Singletrack: Set

With warm Temps any exposed trail will be soft by midday. Please try to ride before 10am or after 6pm. Thanks

Hillbender to Nemo

Nemo to Lady Slipper

Happy Hour (aka Mike Harris to ID/WY state line)

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Darby Canyon

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/18

Groomed to summer TH 2/16


Rammell Mountain Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/10

Groomed 1/14


South Leigh Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/18

Groomed 2/16


WYLD Times at R Park, Hosted by JH Land Trust

Saturday, March 5th
Rendezvous Park | 3 – 5 pm
On Saturday, March 5 from 3-5 pm the Jackson Hole Land Trust (JHLT) will host WYLD Times at R Park. You are invited to enjoy this free, winter festival to kick off the JHLT’s new WYLD membership initiative. WYLD members fuel free community conservation programming that enriches the livability of this valley and invites accessible open space experiences for all.

WYLD Times at R Park will feature several activity stations with something for everyone. You can take a fat tire bike for a spin courtesy of The Hub Bicycles and brush up on avalanche rescue skills and backcountry preparedness with Teton County Search and Rescue. Kids (or those young at heart) can learn about nature with the JHLT’s Discovery Boxes and sled R Park’s iconic knolls. All activities are free, and you are invited to join WYLD for fun extras like hot cocoa, beer, and custom donuts from Provisions. Don’t have avalanche safety gear to practice with? You can join WYLD for a chance to win an ARVA Evo 4 Combo Kit, including a beacon, probe, and snow shovel!

Become a WYLD member by visiting jhlandtrust.org/wyld today. Attendees who join the WYLD membership program before or during the March 5 WYLD Times at R Park event will be entered into the giveaway to win the ARVA Evo 4 Combo Kit, including a beacon, probe, and snow shovel.


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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