Bundle up tonight and experience the winter solstice on a moonlight ski tour and astronomy presentation with Wyoming Stargazing and Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation!
Program begins at the Teton County/ Jackson Recreation Center before heading to GTNP for a short moonlight tour on the groomed park road. Pack a headlamp and hope for clear skies as we enjoy our longest night. Not a skier? Throw on some warm boots and join us anyway! The evening will conclude with an indoor astronomy presentation, hot drinks and snacks at the Rec Center.
Program Fee: Adults $30, Children $15 (minimum age 10). Registration closes noon Thursday, December 20thdon’t wait to sign up!
To register and for more information, follow the link below or call Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation at 307-739-9025.
Date: Friday, December 21st
Time: 6pm—9pm
Difficulty: Easy, 1—2 miles groomed 
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks – John Muir

 


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 Nordic Master’s Program kicked off just yesterday at Teton Pines Nordic Center

With 13 participants, Scott Horn, nordic masters coach and racer, ran the group through drills, exercises on V2, balance, efficiency of stride and more. Snow was perfectly groomed at The Pines. Fun morning, followed by a lap around the Pines outer loop (6 miles) to put our new skills into practice.

Next Nordic Masters clinic will focus on classic technique on Jan 3rd: 11-12:30. Open to all!

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

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: 12/20

Trail Creek Monarchs!

While it is certainly debatable whether the bulls or the cows are the current monarchs of the “Alcesian” world, these guys are sporting some impressive crowns on their heads.  They were seen lounging and foraging around the close field this morning.  It is good to remind Nordic skiers that moose are much bigger than skiers and they can move at Olympic speeds with proper motivation.  Even though they do tend to be relatively calm in winter, a recent report indicated erratic and threatening behavior from one of our resident ruminants; keep your distance on your next Nordic ski!

While you are viewing and avoiding being trampled by moose, you will be able to have a great Nordic ski today at Trail Creek.  Yesterday’s dense snow responded very favorable to today’s Pisten Bully best line skate set.  All trails received such grooming and in addition the close field received a total Pisten Bully rework with fresh double classic tracks.  Yesterday’s classic tracks in the woods are all in all quite pristine yet today and will ski nicely.  11:30 conditions are partly cloudy, calm, a temperature of -5ºC/23ºF, and a forecast of 3 inches of fresh snow in the next 24 hours.  It is simply a great day to ski at Trail Creek!

Groomer’s choice for today is Beaver Ponds.

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: 12/20

It’s officially winter and there is more snow forecasted for the area. It is a happy solstice! All trails have good coverage and a fresh groom, come celebrate with a few laps. ***Important note, the trails and restaurant will close on Saturday December 22 at 1pm for a wedding. We will reopen to normal operations on Sunday morning.

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: 12/20

10:30am: The school fields, the levee, and Stilson are finished and in great shape. Both classic and skate lanes are in good shape. There are a few thin spots in the classic lanes at Stilson though.


Grand Targhee Grooming Report

Last Updated: 12/20

Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN, Fat Bike OPEN.


Alta Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Last Updated: 12/20/2018 1:41:35
Skate: Good  |  Classic: Good
Comments: Groomed all trails with ginzu groomer and reset all classic track late Wednesday night. Should set up nicely overnight. Some of classic track is still a bit crumbly.

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: 12/20/2018 7:10:22
Skate: Excellent|  Classic: Good
Comments: Thursday: On such a nice day for Nordic skiing, plan to reset skate track. Both classic tracks turned out well yesterday. Finish by 9am.

Teton Springs

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Last Updated: 12/20/2018 9:21:23
Skate: Good |  Classic: Fair
Comments: Heading out to groom should be done by 10:30am.

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


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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