Winter Trail Resources

Have you explored the JH Nordic winter trail resources page yet? Check it out – it’s one page with loads of links to Nordic Resources including publications, trip planners, rentals, instruction, and more. Plan you’re next adventure and pass it onto that one person who always asks… what should we do today?


Betty Woolsey Classic 2021

Come work off your Christmas feast in style! This community event offers distances for every age and ability. 10 AM start time with 30 second interval start format. Racers can choose from 0.5k, 3k, 5k, and 10k options. There will be no laps or repeating loops to minimize racer overlap.

DO NOT COME to Trail Creek if you or a member of your household is feeling sick. Masks must be worn whenever 6 feet of distance cannot be maintained while not actively racing, and at all times when around the Cabin area.

Visiting racers, please complete the online Acknowledgement of Risk


JH Nordic Masters Classic Ski Clinic This Week

After much anticipation the JH Nordic Masters Ski Clinic begins on Thursday December 23 with classic skiing at Teton Pines!


Trail Creek

Last Update: 12/19

One of the special things about a Nordic outing at Trail Creek is that there is always a good chance of running into one of our furry or feathered friends when you’re out and about on the trails.  While some residents are year round, others especially prefer the winter season to make our home theirs (or more correctly we make their home ours).

The moose are arriving in pretty good numbers, there is once again a small band of elk living in the wooded perimeter away from the road, and our coyotes and foxes have been especially busy, preying on the resident rodent population.  You can hardly miss the moose tracks, but you might notice lots of digging going on in the freshly groomed trails where our disturbance has perhaps foiled a rodent plan for the winter, allowing a carnivore easy access.  Keep your eyes open and spot something unique on your next outing.

Today’s grooming was pretty much a Ginzu Groomer best line pass on most recently groomed trails with double passes in the close field.  Conditions are “early season” with lots of things sticking through the snow and snow surfaces still following the undulating land surfaces below.  Never less, you can still have a great Nordic ski today, bring the right gear and use some common sense and great exercise will be yours, perhaps even a rare sighting of one of our wild friends.

Groomer’s choice for today is to carefully check out Homesite. 

Passes can be purchased at the Trail Creek page.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Last Update: 12/18
Cache, Game, May park, and Stilson were groomed with the snowmobile. All have shallow bases with hazards especially Game Creek. We will be using the snowmobile until we get another good storm.


Cache Creek

Last Update: 12/17
Will be groomed with a snowmobile on Saturday


Teton Pines Nordic

Last Update: 12/19
Our track is skiing quite well for both skate and classic even with our low snowfall total. We are grooming daily with the snowmobile/ginzu and plan to begin grooming with the snowcat after we receive a few more inches of snow. This week looks snowy so the snowcat should be out very soon!

We are open to the public 9am-4pm daily (closed on Christmas Day). Please call us in advance to book lessons at: (307) 733-1733. You do not need a reservation for skiing and we don’t take reservations for rentals. During the next two weeks we don’t allow multi-day or off-site rentals.

We still have a shop full of classic skis, skate skis, boots, jackets, pants, gloves, and hats so come on out to pick up last minute gifts for the XC skier on your list. We are looking for part-time help with daily Nordic Instruction from 8AM-2PM over the holidays. Please call Cody for more information (307) 733-1733

Visit our website for pricing and other information: www.tetonpinesnordiccenter.com


Shooting Star

Last Update: 12/14
Not yet open, grooming coming soon
NEW for 2021-22: 
*ACCESS: Non-members may access the Nordic ski trails and rental gear from 12pm-5pm only.
*EXCEPTIONS: 
– Purchase of a Season Pass allows Full-Access 9am-5pm
– A non-member may book a lesson with a Shooting Star Nordic Instructor during any normal operating hours.
* TRAIL FEES:
-Member Guest: $15
– Adult non-member: $40
-Jr. non-member-13+ $20
-Junior 12 and under Free

*Season Passes – $450 (December); $350 (January); $300 February.
RENTALS AND LESSONS:
A wide range of rental classic cross country, skate skis and snowshoes are available .
Nordic Instruction is available for individual and group lessons. Rentals not included.
Call Shooting Star Nordic Shop to reserve: 307 739 3270


Grand Teton National Park

Grooming coming soon
Skiing is becoming more and more available in GTNP!  Official grooming has not yet begun, and snow can be patchy in places, but there should be enough snow for ungroomed classic skiing on carefully selected routes.  Cross country skiing, skate skiing, walking, and snowshoeing are permitted on the groomed trail on Teton Park Road, but recreationists are reminded to use the designated tracks for the appropriate uses. Dogs on leash are only permitted in the multi-use lane (west side).


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Last Update: 12/18
The lodge and restaurant are open. Our ski trails are thin. We’ve laid classic track on the trails with the best conditions – if there are no classic tracks then venture onto the trail at your own risk. Until more snow we will not be able to rent skis but snowshoes and fatbikes are available.
https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com/the-ranch/live-conditions/
https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com | 307.543.2000


photo: Nick B.

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: 12/16

Cross Country 15k: XC OPEN
Fat Bike and Snowshoe: Jolly Green Giant and Roundabout OPEN

Remember, singletracks will be closed when there is more than 3 inches of snow in a 24 hour period. With substantial snowfall predicted this week, be sure to check ahead to make sure trails are open!


Alta Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Sunday
Last Updated: 12/16
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set

Still pretty thin at 3 pm this afternoon when I groomed the library loop and in and out. More snow is needed to expand the grooming into the tilled fields. This new snow will help, but it is going to take significant depth of snow to not have dirt showing. Hopefully this storm will allow grooming equipment to start the smoothing and packing process. That being said, what is groomed is great for the little ones to get out on snow and have fun!

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: 12/15
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set

Caution – Very thin snowpack. Many hazards exist! Just finished rolling out the 5” of snow on the Driggs track to stare establishing a base. We need more snow to hide all the rocks, grass and twigs. I’d recommend walking along the edges of the groom, or use your rock skis with caution. LET IT SNOW!


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 12/1
8

Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set

The skate track & singletrack have been set. No classic track was set as we need more snow. I groomed the Nordic with the corrugated roller and do not lay down any corduroy in this thin snowpack. ⚠️ Be aware of shrubbery and debris sticking up on the eastern side of the park. Most stuff around the baseball fields should turn out nicely. Enjoy the ride and the glide.


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Last Updated: 12/
19

Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Both classic and skate were set this AM and are in good shape. Conditions are firm and fast.


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday & Sunday
Not yet open, grooming coming soon
Last Updated: 12/19
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set

I was able to use the Ginzu groomer on the campground inner loops and yetis and set the classic track and skate track on both. I did not use the Ginzu on the outer campground loop. Be aware that it’s still a thin snow pack and there are some saplings and sticks poking through. Enjoy the glide.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Reserve Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Thursday & Saturday
Not yet open, grooming coming soon
Last Updated: 12/13

It’s good to see some snow on the ground, but we need quite a bit more before grooming around the golf course. It won’t be long!

No dogs allowed.


Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 12/18
Singletrack: Set

Happy hour, Hellbenders, powerline to the summit and Nemo all got a double or triple pass tonight. It should set up well as it supposed to be quite cold this evening. ⚠️ Heads up, there is a downed aspen tree on the northern most hillbender. Enjoy the ride.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Darby Canyon

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 12/15

CLOSED TO WHEELED MOTORIZED TRAVEL. Groomed 12/15 to summer TH


Rammell Mountain Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 12/15
Grooming coming soon

The USFS is continuing to monitor snow levels on our roads and will close them to wheeled motorized vehicles when there is enough snow to groom


South Leigh Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 12/16
Grooming coming soon

Groomed 12/16. South Leigh is now closed to wheeled motorized vehicles for the winter.

JH Nordic Masters Classic & Skate Ski Clinics
Hosted by Scott Horn and JH Ski Club Nordic Team Coaches

FIRST CLASSIC SKI CLINIC THURSDAY DECEMBER 23, 2021

There will be 10 clinics running every Thursday in January and February from 11am-12:30pm. The Nordic Masters clinics will focus on skate ski and classic cross country skiing every other week.

Joining all 10 clinics is your best approach to developing your full Nordic skiing technique, balance, stride, stamina, and overall fitness while having fun in a small group. For those who only wish to focus on one technique, we are offering a Skate Ski Clinic series of 5 clinics or a Classic Cross country series of 5 clinics.

The groomed trails at Teton Pines and Trail Creek are both too shallow for skate skiing at this time so we will postpone the first skate ski clinic to Thursday Dec 30th 11a-12:30p at Teton Pines Nordic Center. Thank you for your understanding and patience for our trails to become Nordic ski ready.

There’s still time to sign up for the skate and/or classic xc clinics.  Our first classic ski clinic will be on Thursday, Dec 23rd at Teton Pines Nordic Center. We look forward to seeing you there!


Betty Woolsey Classic 2021

Come work off your Christmas feast in style! This community event offers distances for every age and ability. 10 AM start time with 30 second interval start format. Racers can choose from 0.5k, 3k, 5k, and 10k options. There will be no laps or repeating loops to minimize racer overlap.

DO NOT COME to Trail Creek if you or a member of your household is feeling sick. Masks must be worn whenever 6 feet of distance cannot be maintained while not actively racing, and at all times when around the Cabin area.

Visiting racers, please complete the online Acknowledgement of Risk


JHNordic 5th Annual Free Ski, Fat Bike, & Snowshoe Day at Turpin Meadow Ranch 

SPONSORED BY THE JH NORDIC ALLIANCE MEMBERS

SAVE THE DATE: SUNDAY, JANUARY 9TH, 2022

Turpin Meadow Ranch – 1 hr north of Jackson- Buffalo Valley Road (off Hwy 287/26) – Parking onsite/carpooling encouraged.

Fun, Free Community Day – with Raffle benefiting a local Nordic Alliance non-profit:

Free trail pass and demo gear, though it is encouraged that folks bring their own equipment to maximize time on the snow!

Family, friends, visitors, dogs (on leash) welcome: please register in advance to secure your spot!

Email : Info@JHNordic.com for more info



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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