Best Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Trips in Grand Teton National Park

Winter in Jackson Hole.  The breathtaking peaks of the Teton Range are covered with a deepening snowpack, to the delight of downhill skiers and snowboarders at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.  Grizzly and black bears and smaller mammals are hibernating beneath the snow, and herds of elk and bison are retreating to the southern end of the Jackson Hole valley, seeking out winter habitat.  Pronghorn antelope and mule deer have migrated south to the Red Desert. 

As snow covers the valley of Grand Teton National Park, a winter wonderland has emerged, providing ample opportunities for exploration on cross country skis or snowshoes.  The guides at Jackson Hole Ecotour Adventures , Hole Hiking Experience and Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools have been out exploring Grand Teton National Park on ski and snowshoe tours.Here are some of our favorite spots!


Snow, Snow and more Snow! Getting out there this Weekend

Get out right behind the groomer at any of the Trails groomed on a Sunday, for easier skiing.  There will be no grooming on the Teton park Road in GTNP Sunday due to a snow cat mechanical issue.   Bring your classic skis instead and follow the skier track or break trail in the meadows. 

This weekend break trail up your favorite off-track trail  -be ready to cover less distance and a workout.
Enjoy the magic of mid-winter, listening and watching  for birds like trumpeter swans spotted at Teton Pines, Pine Grosbeaks, and lots of smaller birds in trees.


Jackson Hole Ski Club Nordic Program launches new Trail Creek Pisten Bully Fundraising Campaign

The Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club is reaching out to our community to let you know that our Pisten Bully Fundraising Campaign has now gone public to over 400 members of our community who are users, donors, and supporters of the trails at Trail Creek just like you. We ask for your support to reach our fundraising goal by the end of the winter season, and for your help spreading the word on our goal to secure a new Pisten Bully.

How Can I Donate to the New Pisten Bully? 

  • Online HERE with a credit card (3% fee) – select “General Support” – enter “Cat Campaign” in the ‘memory field’
  • Call (307) 733-6433 to pay with credit card (3% processing fee)
  • Check made out to “JHSC” and mailed to PO Box 461, Jackson WY 83001 

If you have any questions about this exciting purchase or are interested in otherhttps://jhskiclub.org/donation means of support, please reach out to me at ali@jhskiclub.org or (307) 733-6433 ext 101. 

Trail creek

Last Updated: 2/20

Enjoying the Snow!

And there’s plenty to enjoy today at Trail Creek!  Throughout most of this morning’s grooming the snow was falling heavily with about 6 inches accumulating throughout today’s session.  Add this on top of the 6 or so inches before that and the totals are reaching the “pretty deep” category. 

The only tool able to move through all of the heavy snow was the roller which was able to make multiple passes on almost all trails.  If you come out to enjoy the white bounty today you will probably notice the major amount of snow that fell between passes. 

Yes conditions are rustic today, and yes there are no classic tracks, but yes you can have fun skiing through the very snowy woods today as well.

Groomer’s choice for today is Woolsey Woods.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Last Updated: 2/20
The levee and stilson have been groomed for the morning but filled in quickly with new snow. Expect soft conditions. The school fields will be done around 10:30.


Cache Creek

Last Updated: 2/13
Groomed Cache to Noker 2 wide, hagen, sidewalk, hagen highway, river trail, and sidewalk around the trailhead.  The sidewalk between the trailhead and bridge 2 is wind hammered and not groomable right now by human power but everything else should set up nice with the colder temps tonight.

Grooming provided by Friends of Pathways.


Teton Pines Nordic

Last Updated: 2/18

Perfect, silky smooth corduroy and 2 crisp classic  tracks side-by-side today. Hero groomed snow, smooth glide, firm but soft enough for excellent skate purchase. The new Snow cat is making a nice difference!  Highly recommended!

Call us for specific retail questions (307) 699-3394 or tetonpinesxc@gmail.com. Our hours are 9am-4pm daily.

Shooting Star

Last Updated: 2/16
Look for snowy conditions over the next 7 days as the forecast is calling for daily accumulations of 2”-6”. Winds appear to be light to moderate with higher gusts this weekend. Overall, skiing should be enjoyable. Get out and have fun! Next Update will be Monday 2/22.

Please See the following  Restrictions

  • Dog Loops & All Nordic Skiing Trails OPEN
  • Sled Hill OPEN
  • Classic Tracks SET
  • Snow Shoeing Loop OPEN
  • Casual Walking Not Permitted

Teton Village Pathway

Last Updated: 2/17
Teton Village Pathway from Lake Creek Bridge north to just south of the GTNP moose-wilson road south entrance was groomed this morning. Nice for an easy , flat nordic ski, fat bike , or trail run. Or if you’re commuting by ski or bike from Wilson or Jackson!

Groomed by Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, and funded by Teton Village Association .


Grand Teton National Park

Last Updated: 2/19
We’ve unfortunately run into another problem today unrelated to last weeks breakdown.  There will be no grooming until further notice.  We will keep you posted!


Friends of Pathways

Last Updated: 2/19

We rolled Cache Hagen Sidewalk and Hagen Highway this evening and will snowshoe the trails near the trailhead this weekend.

Turpin Meadow Ranch

Last Updated: 2/19
Are you still looking for something to do this weekend? Might we suggest a day trip up to Turpin for some Nordic skiing through some of the most stunning winter scenery Jackson Hole has to offer? Come get a good workout while having a good time. Re-energize with a hearty lunch from the lodge and don’t forget the apres beverages. 
https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com/adventures/winter-adventures/
https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com/the-ranch/live-conditions/
https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com | 307.543.2000, office

Trip Report: This first photo is from an annual overnight at Turpin Meadows, and the second two from yesterday –We began a snowshoe up Blacktail Butte but the winds caused us to rethink, quickly! Instead, we toured the more sheltered, skier tracked Gros Ventre campground down to the River — beautiful!


Grand Targhee

Last Updated: 2/20
Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed 2/20/2021, Fat Bike CLOSED.

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


Alta Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Sunday
Last Updated: 2/19
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Alta Vista Freestyle Race is today! We are out grooming this morning and setting up the race course. Race starts at 10AM. If you are not racing, please consider another venue to reduce parking congestion.

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: 2/20
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set
BONUS GROOM! Did a couple laps around the East Loop this afternoon. We will groom again on Monday.


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 2/20
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Bonus Groom! Made multiple passes to pack out the track. I’m hoping that things will set up tonight and track will be great tomorrow. 8 inches or so of light snow so it still may be a tad soft.


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Last Updated: 2/20
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Saturday: Running late, will begin grooming at 9am. Plan to reset both skate and classic tracks.


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
Last Updated: 2/20
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set
Finished around 1030 this morning. Soft conditions with skate and classic tracks in place. The road in between the highway and the parking area is in rough shape. High clearance vehicles highly recommended. Parking area should be plowed this weekend but maybe not until Sunday. Happy skiing!

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Springs Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
Last Updated: 2/20
Skate: Set | Classic: Set | Singletrack: Set
With some effort I was able to groom the singletrack, skate track, and classic track. Enjoy the ride, and glide!

No dogs allowed.


5th Street Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/18
Singletrack: Set
Got the trail packed in and buffed out yesterday afternoon. It will be good till the next round of snow arrives.


Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/17
Singletrack: Not Set
We are in a storm cycle and trails are very soft due to all the new snow. It needs to stop snowing for a couple days and the temperature needs to drop for the trails to firm up. Till then, consider alternative places to ride, like plowed roads, or machine groomed snowmobile trails. Or, go ski powder!

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Darby Canyon

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/17
Groomed to ATV trailhead 2/17


South Leigh Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/17
Groomed this morning 2/17


Pinnacle Trail

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/17
Groomed 2/16 to the meadows

Pinedale Stampede

WHITE PINE NORDIC SKI TRAILS | PINEDALE, WY
FEBRUARY 27, 2021

6k, 10k, 20k and races. Races will all be mass start, freestyle race. Prizes and giveaways!



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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