Share Your Jackson Hole Outdoor Adventure

With this span of “Blue Bird Days” in our forecast, the conditions are good, the trails are groomed and the sun is shining. We invite you to hit the Nordic trails, take photos of your adventures and share them with us. When you submit your photo(s) and describe your outing we may share your adventure on social media, our trail reports, and we will also enter you to win our Photo Buff Competition! We’ll be seeing you on the trails.https://jhnordic.com/share-your-jackson-hole-outdoor-adventure/


January Women’s Skate Skiing Clinics

TODAY!
Dates: Friday January 21
Time: 11am-12:30pm
Teton Pines Nordic Center

If you’d like to improve your skate technique and fitness, come join us for three Skate lessons at Teton Pines. We’ll improve our glide on skate skis and learn to be more efficient uphill, downhill, and review the different skating strides. These clinics are for those with some skate skiing experience who would like to improve. We will cover more than the basics to get you skating longer distances with ease and going up and down hills with proficiency and confidence. Each session will be part instruction with plenty of time to ski and practice. $50/Clinic or $135 for all 3 ($45/Clinic for Teton Pines Nordic Center season pass holders). Rentals available for $35. Trail pass is included.

Instructor: Kim Springer Kim grew up warming her fingers in the Octagon on Mt. Mansfield in Stowe, Vermont. After college she discovered the warm world of Nordic skiing and has been passionate about all aspects of the sport ever since. She loves sharing that passion with others and has taught in and around Jackson Hole for many years.

Questions or to register: Call Teton Pines Nordic Center at: (307) 733-1733


TRIP REPORT: Teton Canyon

There is nothing like an afternoon on the Teton Canyon trail!  We encountered all sorts of happy trail users.  One group of four had been out all weekend, skiing up Table Mountain, and carried sleds behind them full of their overnight gear!  Another party included a homemade dog-sled pulled by two gorgeous dogs!  And of course, there were all sorts of classic and skate skiers – all excited to be in the sunshine and on a beautifully groomed trail!

Karen Daubert
Friends of the Bridger Teton


The Overwhelming Peace and Quiet of the Outdoors

“The door to the woods is the door to the temple.”  Mary Oliver

“Love is the greatest force in the universe…the heartbeat of the moral cosmos.”  Martin Luther King Jr.

Simply being in the peace and quiet of the snowy outdoors inspires a sense of overwhelming peace!  And when one shares this with our four and two legged friends – and with a sense of history – a sense of true bliss results.  Such is the case at the Hunter Hereford Ranch where an adventure is often shared with bald eagles, mule deer, moose, elk and many who left only their beautiful tracks.  One friend smiled the grandest of smiles and said she felt “pure bliss”. 

And if inspired to research the history of your special adventure, there is no better place than the Jackson Hole History Museum.  In this case, Nordic adventurers cross the valley that is now part of the Grand Teton National Park and borders the Bridger Teton National Forest.  How fortunate to have such grand pieces of public land so close to home.  https://jacksonholehistory.org/hunter-hereford-ranch/

Karen Daubert
Friends of the Bridger Teton

Trail Creek

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 1/20

Snow?!

The forecast is still calling for around 5 inches in the next day or so at Trail Creek and while the sky is looking promising in the image above, only a few flakes have fallen so far.  Hopefully we’ll get our five inches so we’ll be able to put a fresh face on all of our ski trails.

Even without a fresh facing of snow, skiing is still happening in a great way.  Our new Husky was once again out reconditioning our hard working snow, creating a quite pristine surface for your skis to slide on.  Pretty much every trail received skate grooming today with classic tracks being reset on the narrower woods trails.  In order to groom the full width of the woods trails, some of the classic tracks were moved to the other side today.

As of report time a good crowd was just getting going with the Nordic Master class.  Also Coach Kathy reported that she got 17 Lolli’s all the way out and down Faceplant yesterday, what an accomplishment!

Groomer’s choice for today is the East Field Woods.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Grooming Monday-Saturday
Last Update: 1/20

The school fields and the levee are groomed and in ok shape. Tracks are very firm and there isn’t much I can do with the classic tracks until we receive some new snow. Stilson will be done around 10:30.

Friday Grooming Schedule: Cache Creek, Wayne May Park, Game Creek, Three Creek Pathway, South Park Pathway


Cache Creek Fat Bike Trails

Last Update: 1/15

I touched up the trails in Cache Friday night so they should be good to go for the weekend.

Grooming by Friends of Pathways.


Teton Pines Nordic

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 1/14

The skiing conditions have been incredible at Teton Pines! The cold temps and clear skies are great for our track. Our track is immaculately groomed every morning so come on out and check it out!

We groom 13km+ daily for both skate and classic with our new snowcat. 

Our trails and shop are open to the public 9am-4pm daily. 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 great selection of classic skis, skate skis, boots, jackets, pants, gloves, and hats. We have a full tuning shop so drop off your skis for a nordic wax done by our great wax techs who are all nordic skiers!

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


Shooting Star

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 1/18

The weather continues to be very nice and should provide great conditions for nordic skiing through Thursday. Our pistenbully/snowcat is currently being tested outside in Utah to see if repairs have been successful and we’re waiting to hear back on the results along with when it will be return. Until further notice, only the yellow loop will be groomed via the snowmobile, and we’ll continue to keep you posted regarding the status of the Pistenbully. Overall, the forecast looks great for snowmobile grooming and would expect the trails to remain smooth & enjoyable. Next update will be Friday (1/21).

TRAIL STATUS

  • YELLOW LOOP OPEN
  • SLED HILL GROOMED on 1/10 (Grooming will occur again when Snowcat is back from Repairs)
  • CLASSIC TRACKS NOT SET (Will be set once Snowcat is Repaired)
  • SNOWSHOEING CLOSED (Will be open once Snowcat is Repaired)
  • ORANGE LOOP, CLOSED (Will be open once Snowcat is Repaired)
  • 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: 1/18

Today GTNP Taggert to South Jenny. Cold and overcast. Trail conditions are good.

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


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 1/19

There is a light dusting of snow on our trails and the conditions are so fine. There has been much excitement around the ranch with a moose keeping us company at the ski hut and Turpin being nominated for a few categories in the Best of Jackson Hole! We’d love your support in the categories of Best Hotel, Best Overall Restaurant, Best Family Friendly Activity (Nordic Skiing!), Best Chef – Josh Black, and Best Musician – Gabe Hassan. If you’ve not experienced the magic of Turpin you’ve got to come up and enjoy first hand why we’re in the running for “best of JH.” Please sign waivers 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: 1/19

Cross Country 15k: XC OPEN
Fat Bike Trails : Open
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: 1/20
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Reset skate lanes on all loops. Reset classic track in practice area only as other tracks still in great shape. Conditions are ideal for a long skate ski!

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: 1/19
Skate: Set | Classic: Set


Drug the skate track. Should be in good shape tomorrow if not trampled before you can get to it. Skate track will need more snow before it can be set. Fingers crossed for more snow soon.


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 1/
18

Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set

Groomed Tuesday evening in the fog… Was able to comb/ drag most but most all of the holes out of the track. With the cold temps and firm snow the skating should be great! Classic track is gone and will need new snow to reset. Please, Please watch your dogs and pick up after them…lots of poop out there. We don’t want to loose another place where are furry friends can run!


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Last Updated: 1/
19

Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Plan to reset skate track this morning. Unable to improve classic until new snow falls.


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday & Sunday
Last Updated: 1/17
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

The skate track and classic track have been reset on yetis and campground loops.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Reserve Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Thursday & Saturday
Last Updated: 1/19
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Grooming completed tonight. should setup nicely overnight and be excellent gliding tomorrow.

No dogs allowed.


Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 1/20
Singletrack: Set

I went out this morning and used the drag on upper and lower hillbender and was successful in removing 90% of the moose tracks. The entire singletrack system is in good condition.

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: 1/13

Grooming to summer trail head 1/13


Rammell Mountain Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 12/15

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: 1/19

Groomed 1/19/22.

January Women’s Skate Skiing Clinics

TODAY!
Dates: Friday January 21
Time: 11am-12:30pm
Teton Pines Nordic Center

If you’d like to improve your skate technique and fitness, come join us for three Skate lessons at Teton Pines. We’ll improve our glide on skate skis and learn to be more efficient uphill, downhill, and review the different skating strides. These clinics are for those with some skate skiing experience who would like to improve. We will cover more than the basics to get you skating longer distances with ease and going up and down hills with proficiency and confidence. Each session will be part instruction with plenty of time to ski and practice. $50/Clinic or $135 for all 3 ($45/Clinic for Teton Pines Nordic Center season pass holders). Rentals available for $35. Trail pass is included.

Instructor: Kim Springer Kim grew up warming her fingers in the Octagon on Mt. Mansfield in Stowe, Vermont. After college she discovered the warm world of Nordic skiing and has been passionate about all aspects of the sport ever since. She loves sharing that passion with others and has taught in and around Jackson Hole for many years.

Questions or to register: Call Teton Pines Nordic Center at: (307) 733-1733


JH Nordic Masters Classic & Skate Ski Clinics


SKATE SKI CLINIC

THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 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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