Trip Report: Fighting for Solitude

C&C S. were fighting for solitude in Yellowstone, while others found good snow conditions albeit in a “congested” area of Teton Canyon. Thank you all for your photo contributions! 


Recreate Responsibly

While we all love to have our favorite wide open spaces to ourselves it is important to remember that we all deserve to enjoy the benefits of being outside in winter. We all have a responsibility to take care of ourselves, others, and the outdoors. A little respect and kindness can go a long way.

It is also helpful to yourself and others if you “know before you go.” You can check two live webcams right from the JH Nordic website. Simply visit jhnordic.com and scroll half way down the home page. There is a refresh image every 15 minutes for the GTNP webcam (and views of the Grand Teton) and live streaming at Turpin Meadow Ranch, a good way to check the weather and trail conditions.


Locals Train for Birkebeiner

Larry T. and Rob M. kept lapping our Nordic Masters clinic on Thursday as they put in some serious miles at Trail Creek Nordic. They are training for the annual Birkebeiner Race in Hayward, WI later this month. Larry will skate ski 50k and Rob will classic cross country 55k. Way to go gents!!


Trail Creek

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 2/19

Quiet Saturday!

With races to the southeast and races to the northwest, it’s been quite tranquil today at Trail Creek.  The Pinedale Stampede and the Alta Vista Freestyle Race are both great community races and hopefully attendees are having a grand time.  The Alta Vista race is a one day event while the Pinedale Stampede continues tomorrow.

Something else that is supposed to happen tomorrow which hasn’t happened for some time is that we are forecast to get some significant snowfall.  Looking at the hourly totals, the current model calls for almost 6 inches by Wednesday which will be a welcome addition to our trails.

If you weren’t able to make it to Pinedale or Alta today, there’s still plenty of time to come out to Trail Creek for a great ski.  Conditions are nearly perfect with temps in the high 20’s, calm winds, and lots of strengthening sunshine.  Our faithful Husky was out making passes on nearly every trail today.  The focus in the woods was to touch up and widen skate lanes, only resetting classic tracks in the narrower sections while the fields received multiple passes with one or two fresh classic tracks.

Groomer’s choice for today is the sunny fields.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Grooming Monday-Saturday
Last Update: 2/18

Cache creek and May park are groomed. Game creek and three creek pathway are groomed. The levee, stilson, and the school fields will be groomed tomorrow.


Cache Creek Fat Bike Trails

Last Update: 1/31

I ran a drag over the trails in Cache tonight to smooth out the new snow into ruts and footprints.  Things are still nice and firm up there.

Grooming by Friends of Pathways.


Teton Pines Nordic

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 2/18

Our trails continue to be in great shape despite the warm weather we’ve recently had. Our snowpack is holding steady right now and we are hoping the snow arrives late this weekend for a nice refresh. Skate skiing is off the charts and classic is good, but it will be better once we get this new snow! The classic track conditions are perfect for your skin skis but we are really hoping to get back to some Blue Extra conditions next week!

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 at the shop. 

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 limited selection of skate skis, a few classic track and BC skis, 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: 2/18

Expect blustery conditions this President’s Day weekend as a series of new weather systems are forecasted to push through. Windy weather will exist Friday-Sunday, followed by snow beginning Sunday afternoon and lasting through Monday. Possible Drifting and inconsistent snow profiles may exist as the wind will promote soft and icy sections. Overall, skiing should be enjoyable, but be aware that conditions may change very quickly depending on how this system develops. Next update will be by Monday (2/21).

TRAIL STATUS

  • YELLOW LOOP OPEN
  • SLED HILL GROOMED on 2/16 (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: 2/18

It is overcast and lightly snowing in GTNP today. Brandon is grooming from the Taggart Lake Trailhead to Signal Mountain.

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


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 2/19

It was a record breaking day at Turpin on Saturday with close to 70 skiers enjoying the trails. The conditions could not have been better: buttery snow, blue skies, and smiles all around. We expect more of the same for today, plus some snow! We will be putting ice cubes in toilets and wearing pjs inside out again in hopes of a big dump. Sunday’s grooming happened Saturday afternoon when the ginzu went out to reset the skate lane everywhere. We will likely wait until Monday morning to bring the Pisten Bully out to compact all of the freshies we’re hoping to receive.

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: 2/19
Cross Country 15k: XC OPEN
Fat Bike Trails : Closed
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: 2/18
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

The Alta Vista Freestyle race is tomorrow, Saturday! I just finished setting up all the race signs and groomed the skate lane. A breeze started to pick up when it got dark…dang! I’ll get up early, check on the signs and set some fresh tracks for all you classic ski racers.

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: 2/19
Skate: Set | Classic: Set


All trails groomed Friday evening. Trails are in great condition. Enjoy skiing in town. Sledding hill groomed and ready for fun !!


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 2/
18

Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Skating at Sherman park should be fantastic. The classic track I did not reset as I felt I wouldn’t be able to put one in better!? The classic track is ok in spots and non existent in spots but it’s there! Cheers and Ski On!


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Last Updated: 2/
19

Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Plan to reset both skate and classic tracks this morning. Track has finally firmed up and skiing well.


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday & Sunday
Last Updated: 2/17
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Everything set for some great skiing. Should set up well over night.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Reserve Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Thursday & Saturday
Last Updated: 2/18
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Friday evening I plan to start grooming by 5:45 PM. I plan to reset the skate track and possibly the classic track depending on conditions. Please be aware of the grooming equipment this evening.

No dogs allowed.


Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/14
Singletrack: Set

I was able to drag and fill in some ruts and post holes on upper and lower lady slipper. All the other trails are in fine shape. Enjoy the ride.

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


JH Nordic Masters Classic & Skate Ski Clinics

SKATE SKI CLINIC at TRAIL CREEK NORDIC
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2022
11am – 12:30pm

Hosted by Scott Horn and JH Ski Club Nordic Team Coaches

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.




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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