Trip Report: Island Hopping From Colter Bay

Trip Report: Island Hopping Jackson Lake, from Colter Bay. The sculpted shapes of the Tetons and its glacial canyons brought such beauty to this B.C. cross country outing. Snow had drifted in parts and was surprisingly deep. Be alert for occasional small pools of open water. Submitted by Nancy L.

New Moon Night Ski March 3

“A new moon teaches gradualness and deliberation and how one gives birth to oneself slowly. Patience with small details makes perfect a large work, like the universe.” -Rumi

Turpin Meadow Ranch will be hosting their final night ski of the season on Thursday March 3. There are currently 5 rooms available if you’re interested in coming up, skiing, and staying for the evening. Call 307.543.2000 to make your reservation.

JH Nordic Masters Skate Ski Clinic

11am – 12:30pm

Hosted by Scott Horn and JH Ski Club Nordic Team Coaches

Trail Creek

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 2/20

Red in the Morning!

The old adage that goes “Red in the morning sailors take warning” has been around for a very long time with references going clear back to the Bible; even Shakespeare wrote in his play, Venus and Adonis, “Like a red morn that ever yet betokened, wreck to the seaman, tempest to the field, sorrow to the shepherds, woe unto the birds, gusts and foul flaws to herdsmen and to herds.” 

While we definitely don’t want sorrow to shepherds or any of the other dire predictions from our beautiful red morning start today, a little snow storm would be much appreciated by most in our beautiful valley.  The forecast is not overly optimistic; however it does look like we’ll be getting a few inches of that amazing white stuff over the next couple of days which will do a fantastic job of freshening our Nordic trails.

Those Nordic trails are ready and waiting for you to take a ski at Trail Creek today.  Today’s grooming actually began last night with almost every trail in the woods receiving a pass of the Husky.  The majority of the evening operations included fresh sharp classic tracks.  The Husky returned to duty early this morning, making double classic track and skate passes throughout the fields.  Skiing is nice now and should continue to be nice throughout the day as hopefully some snow begins to fall.

Groomer’s choice for today is to enjoy a ski through the woods in the falling snow.

Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Grooming Monday-Saturday
Last Update: 2/18

Monday Grooming Schedule: Cache Creek to Noker Mine

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:

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).


  • SLED HILL GROOMED on 2/16 (Grooming will occur as needed)

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: 2/20

It’s about 35 degrees and the sun is starting to come out in GTNP. Grooming from Taggart to South Jenny today. 

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

Turpin Meadow Ranch

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 2/20

The pisten bully will be out grooming Monday morning. Things will probably be too soft for fat bikes Monday but it’ll be a delightful day for the xc skis and snowshoes. Enjoy the fresh snow!

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). | 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: 2/20
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: 2/20
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Plan to reset skate and classic tracks this morning. Should be finished by 10am.

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.


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/

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/

Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Finished grooming skate track at 10am. Classic track is still in great shape but a little icy. Skate track is firm and fast.

Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday & Sunday
Last Updated: 2/19
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Saturday evening I reset the skate and classic tracks on yetis and Campground loop‘s. Enjoy the glide before the next snowstorm.

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

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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