SKI REPORT

12/19:

“Skier report for Cache Creek. Skiing beautifully this morning on both skate and classic. Some of the best snow this season. Good grooming ( Wed morning)! Nice to get out before work!”


Upcoming Event: Santa’s Classic 12/22
Don’t miss Santa’s Classic this weekend at Teton Pines! Start time has been moved back to 11am. Register for the 5k or 10k Nordic/Freestyle race for adults and the 1.5k race for the kiddos.
Stick around after the race and head to the Restaurant to warm up with soup and chili! Also, a ski pass is included with your entry fee so you can ski free until 4pm!

For more information, call 307-733-1733 or visit www.tetonpinesnordiccenter.com

 

 


New! Recreation Nordic Master’s Program

Starts TODAY!, 11am-12:30pm at Teton Pines Nordic Center.

Tips, technique, fun- Meets every 2 weeks from Dec 20-Feb 28. Masters Nordic instructor coaches, daily groomed Nordic Trails,  Skate and Classic Nordic .

Dates: Dec 20, Jan 3, Jan 17, Jan 31, Feb 14, Feb 28

First clinic: Dec 20th, sign in at Teton Pines Nordic Center shop at 10:45a to be on the snow at 11.

Trail Pass + Nordic coaching – Tips & Technique, alternating Classic cross-country and skate skiing: 
-$150 for 6 clinics at Teton Pines with coaching, includes Teton Pines Nordic day Trail pass for each clinic
-$100 for 6 clinics for existing Teton Pines Nordic Pass holders. 
-Season Passes and 10 punch cards available for adults and seniors separately from Teton Pines Nordic Center.

Drop-in clinic and trail pass: $35

Clinic only:  $30.

Alternate Thursdays: the Rec Masters group will plan independently to visit other regional Nordic trails , no coaching, car pool, pay-as you go (i.e. GTNP, Trail Creek, Cache , Game, Teton Canyon, Targhee, etc.)

More info? Contact Nancy at info@jhnordic.com. 650-464-6000

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GROOMING REPORTS


Trail Creek Grooming Report

Last updated: 12/19

Lively Woods!

A powerful almost Chinook wind is blasting its way down the canyon today, making the forest jump to life.  The conifers are swaying and moaning in the wind and a last few umber aspen leaves are skittering across the snow, but also the animal life has been very active today.  A multitude of squirrels were seen scampering about, a small herd of mule deer does and fawns were spotted near Blowing Colon, and the biggest bull moose (nearly the size of the image below) sighted in some time was wandering in the Woolsey Woods area.  If you are lucky enough to make it out to Trail Creek today, your batteries will surely be recharged!

While all recently groomed trails received Pisten Bully grooming today, about 90% of trails received double Pisten Bully passes with fresh classic tracks.  As of 11:45 AM the temperature is 1ºC/34ºF with a partly cloudy sky and strong winds. Overnight the forecast five inches of snow came as 1-2 inches of really dense sleet/graupel which actually groomed up very nicely as you can see in the banner image.  Why the camera was having psychedelic hallucinations today is hard to say, but it did make for an interesting image.  Anyway, skiing is simply quite nice today in the woods although the fields are still drifting a bit.

Groomer’s choice for today is Homesite/Suicide.

Buy your Trail Creek Pass!


Shooting Star Grooming Report

Last Updated: 12/18

The trails received some extra blade work this morning to buff out a few soft spots that formed from this past weekend’s weather and the course should ski well for the majority of the day.  Outlook is calling for a winter weather system to pass through later this afternoon and linger through Thursday. Once the storm arrives expect possible drifting and snow accumulations to occur. Next update will be Friday. Enjoy!


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Last Updated: 12/19

With 3 inches of fresh snow overnight the trails groomed out really well. With tonight’s cooler temps we expect the trails to be firm and fast for the rest of this week. There are still a few thin spots around but overall we’re really happy with trail conditions.

Buy Your Turpin Meadows Trail Pass!


Grand Teton National Park Grooming Report

Last Updated: 12/19

Next grooming is Friday morning. **Christmas Holiday Notice: The park road will be groomed Wednesday next week instead of Tuesday due to the Christmas falling on Tuesday.


Teton Pines Grooming Report

Last Updated: 12/16

The conditions are great at the Pines! With new snow in the forecast, we should be set for a great Holiday season! We have lots of great gifts available in the shop–pants, jackets, base layers, gloves, hats, skate skis, classic skis, boots, poles, bindings and lots more! Come see us from 9am-4pm! Wax report for 12/17: Glide: Swix LF 7, Grip/Kick: Swix Blue Extra/Violet Special


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec Grooming Report

Last Updated: 12/19

8:00am: Cache Creek and May Park are groomed and in great shape. I will be doing a radio interview at 8:30 so Game and Three Creek will be finished a bit later than usual.

11:15am: Game Creek is finished and in great shape. If I were skiing today Game would be my choice. I am currently starting Three Creek and should be done by 1:00.


Grand Targhee Grooming Report

Last Updated: 12/18

Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed AM12/18/2018), Fat Bike CLOSED.


Alta Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Last Updated: 12/18/2018 9:20:28
Skate: Good  |  Classic: Fair
Comments: Groomed with the ginzu on Monday night and reset the classic track. The skate lanes seemed to set up overnight despite the warm temps. The classic track is a little crumbly in places but still skiable.

Driggs

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 12/19/2018 10:36:16
Skate: Poor  |  Classic: Poor
Comments: It’s melting fast. No grooming today, but forecast looks promising for the holidays. There is still enough snow out there to go shuffle around.

Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 12/19/2018 8:23:18
Skate: Not Set  |  Classic: N/A
Comments: The 1/2 inch of snow and barely freezing conditions was not enough to help reclaim the track. Track was not holding my weight in spots and with the less than 6 inch base I chose to not ruin what we have. Looks like we will try again on Friday…Bummer!

Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Last Updated: 12/19/2018 6:12:45
Skate: Good |  Classic: Good
Comments: Wednesday: Guessing an inch or two new snow in canyon. Plan to reset both skate and classic tracks this morning. Finish by 930am.

Teton Springs

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Last Updated: 12/19/2018 12:41:14
Skate: Good |  Classic: Good
Comments: Groomed with the Ginzu this morning and all came out really nice. Still need a little more snow to get good coverage everywhere. Overall, it should be skiing good for our early season start.

5th Street Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 12/1/2018 10:26:20
Singletrack: Excellent
Comments: Rode-in 5th St. this AM. Fast, fun and tight! Start north of skatepark for 1mi figure-8. Happy Global Fatbike day! Go grab a demo bike from local shops.

Teton Springs Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 12/19/2018 21:12:02
Singletrack: Fair
Comments: Groomed Saturday 12/15. As of 12/18, the trail had a firm base. However, with the high winds last night, snow has drifted over much of the trail, making it challenging to follow and ride. You won’t ruin the trail by riding it, it will just be difficult to follow.

Southern Valley Single Track

Grooming Schedule: As Needed
Last Updated: 12/18/2018 13:20:41
Singletrack: Excellent
Comments: Conditions are phenomenal right now. Firm and fast! Upper and Lower Lady Slipper from the Grumpy trail to Pole Canyon are riding, as well as the Powerline Road from Pole Canyon to Mike Harris. Nemo trail is groomed and riding great! The Grumpy Loop is not groomed, but packed in and rideable for the advanced riders — lots of moose traffic in that region, so be on alert. The back path behind Teton Springs is groomed.

Rammell Mountain Road to Indian Meadows

Grooming Schedule: As Needed
Last Updated: 12/19/2018 7:51:17
Singletrack: N/A
Comments: Groomed Today

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


Pinedale Nordic Grooming Report

Last Updated: 12/15

Half Moon Tie-In, Kelly Park, Kelly Tie-In, Upper & Lower Surveyor, Tree Loop, Moose Ridge, and Old Road Trail all groomed this morning. 14F degrees. Nice day. Should be exceptional skiing. Headed to pack the CCC trails now.

This Nordic Ski Trail grooming report is courtesy of the Sublette County Recreation Board.


UPCOMING EVENTS


Junior National Qualifier Week! TODAY!

Thursday, December 20
The first mega-racing event of the season takes place beginning Thursday this week when bus loads of valley Nordic youth travel to Bozeman, MT for the first junior national qualifier of the season.  If you are at all inclined to view the spectacle it would be an opportune time to not only see some great Nordic racing, but perhaps take advantage of a little sales tax-free Montana Christmas shopping.  This race and two more qualifiers later in the season will determine who makes it to nationals this year.  To see these events and more click on JHSC, Trail Creek, and Community Nordic Calendar.


Betty Woolsey Classic – 2k, 5k, 12k

Saturday, December 29
Trail Creek Nordic Center, Wilson WY (off Hwy 22) – 9am-12pm

 

 


Countdown to Jackson Hole Nordic Alliance’s Annual Free Ski and Fat Bike Day at Turpin Meadow Ranch on Sunday, January 6th, 10 am – 3 pm
A little under 3 weeks to go!

Remember:

  • FREE Nordic Ski & Fat Bike Demos
  • Nordic Ski Lessons for the newbies
  • Backcountry Nordic & Snowshoe tours
  • Kids Corral with Sledding & XC skiing
  • Stay Wild Fat Bike Raffle & many others
  • You can bring the whole family including the dog, just be sure to have your pup on a leash and clean up after them
  • Don’t forget we have a Free shuttle to Turpin Ranch from Jackson, email info@jhnordic.com to reserve your seat

For more events, visit our events page.


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