JH Nordic Masters Classic Ski Clinic TOMORROW

THURSDAY DECEMBER 23, 2021
11am – 12:30pm
Teton Pines Nordic Center

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.

  • Thurs. December 23rd – classic cross country ski
  • Thurs. December 30th -Skate ski
  • Thurs. January 6th – classic cross country ski
  • Thurs. January 13th – Skate ski
  • Thurs. January 20th – classic cross country ski
  • Thurs. January 27th – Skate ski
  • Thurs. February 3rd – classic cross country ski
  • Thurs. February 10th – Skate ski
  • Thurs. February 17th – classic cross country ski
  • Thurs. February 24th -Skate ski

Photo Courtesy of TetonMtBike.com

David Hunger, founder/owner of Teton Mountain Bike Tours, on fat biking, human-powered grooming, and giving back

David Hunger started Teton Mountain Bike Tours in 1991. In the beginning, he focused on mountain biking in the warm months. Before fat bikes came around, David ran winter bike tours on mountain bikes with studded tires, but it wasn’t really going anywhere. Then about 10 or 12 years ago, he got his first fat bike. 

David and Kris Quant were the first people to pioneer grooming for fat biking at Cache Creek. Without the Forest Service’s help, they had to do what they called human-powered grooming on snowshoes with a weighted sled. Luckily, their hard work paid off and brought the Forest Service on board to allow for snowmobiles with rollers to take over the human power today. After raising enough funds to buy a snowmobile, grooming began with volunteers and is now paid work mostly through Friends of Pathways and local bike shops.


Get excited for the 2021 Betty Woolsey Classic this Sunday 12/26!

Get excited for the 2021 Betty Woolsey Classic this Sunday 12/26!  This Christmas tradition is a fantastic family affair that honors the legacy of Betty Woolsey with a beautiful classic tour through the woods at Trail Creek.  All ages of JHSC athletes are encouraged to participate in this fun community event.

This year we will move back to the mass-start format for 10k, 5k, 3k, and 0.5k distances.  All ages are welcome for their appropriate distances: athletes under 8 years old are encouraged to race the 0.5k, under 14 the 3k, under 16 the 5k, and everyone else should race the 10k!  Last year we had one family with three generations of participants, my father raced, and it was inspiring to see the whole Jackson Hole nordic community from lollioppers to seasoned masters out in force!  Online registration before race day is preferred, but day-of registration is available. Race registration closes at 9:00 AM, and the first race will start at 10:00 AM.  The race is classic technique so no skate skiing!  Please forward this email to anyone you know who may be interested.  Ages from 1-99 welcome!

Registration and information can be found at this link. See detailed schedule below:9:00 AM Day-of registration closes10:00 AM start of 10 km Classic race10:15 AM start of 5 km Classic race10:30 AM start of 3 km Classic race10:45 AM start of 0.5 km Classic raceHope to see you at Trail Creek this weekend! 

Trail Creek

Last Update: 12/21

Focusing on the Betty Woolsey Classic Race!
The image above is most probably the official course map for the 2021 Betty Woolsey Classic Race which is happening Sunday December 26th at 10 AM.  This long time valley favorite features distances of ½ (10:45 start), 3 (10:30 start), 5 (10:15 start), and 10 (10:00 start) kilometers and is an awesome opportunity for the Nordic community to gather for a little early season camaraderie and to have the opportunity for a lovely classic ski cruise through our amazing woods.  Please remember we are still in pandemic mode and act accordingly.

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All the information is available on the event page as well as a registration link.  Race day registration is available, but only until 9:00 AM. 

Today is another relatively balmy day at Trail Creek with mostly sunny skies.  The close field is holding nicely and actually received a fresh classic track today as the wind had kicked up a bit in the past 24, causing moderate drifting.  The new classic track is quite nice and the skate lanes are skiing nicely too after having received multiple passes.  The woods are still working and did receive a best line Ginzu pass but are quite thin with lots of vegetation showing through.

Fortunately the forecast continues to indicate that the skies will open and release a steadily accumulating bounty of snow beginning late Wednesday, continuing on to race day which should bless us with some great classic skiing conditions on race day!

Groomer’s choice for today is some laps in the field.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Last Update: 12/21
No trails will be groomed until we get more snow. Cache and Game are too firm for our old snowmobile groomer to make a difference. All other tracks have too shallow of a base to groom. With snow forecasted later this week we will be able to continue to pack our bases.


Cache Creek

Last Update: 12/19
After a lot of shoveling over the last 4 days I got a groomed track on all the trails on the map below. Things are a little thin but the trails should be good to go until we get more snow later in the week.


Teton Pines Nordic

Last Update: 12/19
Our track is skiing quite well for both skate and classic even with our low snowfall total. We are grooming daily with the snowmobile/ginzu and plan to begin grooming with the snowcat after we receive a few more inches of snow. This week looks snowy so the snowcat should be out very soon!

We are open to the public 9am-4pm daily (closed on Christmas Day). Please call us in advance to book lessons at: (307) 733-1733. You do not need a reservation for skiing and we don’t take reservations for rentals. During the next two weeks we don’t allow multi-day or off-site rentals.

We still have a shop full of classic skis, skate skis, boots, jackets, pants, gloves, and hats so come on out to pick up last minute gifts for the XC skier on your list. We are looking for part-time help with daily Nordic Instruction over the holidays. Please call Cody for more information (307) 733-1733

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


Shooting Star

Last Update: 12/14
Not yet open, grooming coming soon
NEW for 2021-22: 
*ACCESS: Non-members may access the Nordic ski trails and rental gear from 12pm-5pm only.
*EXCEPTIONS: 
– Purchase of a Season Pass allows Full-Access 9am-5pm
– A non-member may book a lesson with a Shooting Star Nordic Instructor during any normal operating hours.

RENTALS AND LESSONS:
A wide range of rental classic cross country, skate skis and snowshoes are available .
Nordic Instruction is available for individual and group lessons. Rentals not included.
Call Shooting Star Nordic Shop to reserve: 307 739 3270


Grand Teton National Park

Last Update: 12/21
Not much snow, only about a mile of good groomed and only 2 lanes wide, we need snow. Other GTNP nordic ski alternatives include Moose-Wilson Road starting at Granite Canyon trailhead, plus more untracked/skier tracked trails on JHNordic.com/trails.

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


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Last Update: 12/18
The lodge and restaurant are open. Our ski trails are thin. We’ve laid classic track on the trails with the best conditions – if there are no classic tracks then venture onto the trail at your own risk. Until more snow we will not be able to rent skis but snowshoes and fatbikes are available.
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: 12/21
Cross Country 15k: XC OPEN
Fat Bike and Snowshoe: Jolly Green Giant and Roundabout OPEN

Remember, singletracks will be closed when there is more than 3 inches of snow in a 24 hour period. With substantial snowfall predicted this week, be sure to check ahead to make sure trails are open!


Alta Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Sunday
Last Updated: 12/16
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
Still pretty thin at 3 pm this afternoon when I groomed the library loop and in and out. More snow is needed to expand the grooming into the tilled fields. This new snow will help, but it is going to take significant depth of snow to not have dirt showing. Hopefully this storm will allow grooming equipment to start the smoothing and packing process. That being said, what is groomed is great for the little ones to get out on snow and have fun!

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: 12/15
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set

Caution – Very thin snowpack. Many hazards exist! Just finished rolling out the 5” of snow on the Driggs track to stare establishing a base. We need more snow to hide all the rocks, grass and twigs. I’d recommend walking along the edges of the groom, or use your rock skis with caution. LET IT SNOW!


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 12/
20

Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set
Unfortunately we need more snow before we can groom the park again.🤞🏼 For more winter snow.


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Last Updated: 12/
21

Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Tuesday: Plan to make a couple passes over skate track with Ginzu this morning. Classic is still in fair shape, will reset once new snow arrives. Coverage is good, a few thin areas at culverts and cattle guards.


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday & Sunday
Not yet open, grooming coming soon
Last Updated: 12/21
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
We’re in a holding pattern until we get a little more snow before the next groom. The skate and classic track were last set on Saturday.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Reserve Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Thursday & Saturday
Not yet open, grooming coming soon
Last Updated: 12/13
It’s good to see some snow on the ground, but we need quite a bit more before grooming around the golf course. It won’t be long!

No dogs allowed.


Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 12/19
Singletrack: Set
Happy hour, Hillbender, powerline to the summit and Nemo all got a double or triple pass tonight. It should set up well as it supposed to be quite cold this evening. ⚠️ Heads up, there is a downed aspen tree on the northern most hillbender. Enjoy the ride.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Darby Canyon

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 12/15
CLOSED TO WHEELED MOTORIZED TRAVEL. Groomed 12/15 to summer TH


Rammell Mountain Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 12/15
Grooming coming soon
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: 12/16
Grooming coming soon
Groomed 12/16. South Leigh is now closed to wheeled motorized vehicles for the winter.

JH Nordic Masters Classic & Skate Ski Clinics

FIRST CLASSIC SKI CLINIC THURSDAY DECEMBER 23, 2021
11am – 12:30pm
Teton Pines Nordic Center

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.


Betty Woolsey Classic 2021

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26
10am start
Trail Creek
Nordic Center

Come work off your Christmas feast in style! This community event offers distances for every age and ability. 10 AM start time with 30 second interval start format. Racers can choose from 0.5k, 3k, 5k, and 10k options. There will be no laps or repeating loops to minimize racer overlap.

DO NOT COME to Trail Creek if you or a member of your household is feeling sick. Masks must be worn whenever 6 feet of distance cannot be maintained while not actively racing, and at all times when around the Cabin area.

Visiting racers, please complete the online Acknowledgement of Risk


JHNordic 5th Annual Free Ski, Fat Bike, & Snowshoe Day at Turpin Meadow Ranch 

SAVE THE DATE: SUNDAY, JANUARY 9TH, 2022
Turpin Meadow Ranch – 1 hr north of Jackson- Buffalo Valley Road (off Hwy 287/26)
Parking onsite/carpooling encouraged.

Fun, Free Community Day – with Raffle benefiting a local Nordic Alliance non-profit:

Free trail pass and demo gear, though it is encouraged that folks bring their own equipment to maximize time on the snow!

Family, friends, visitors, dogs (on leash) welcome: please register in advance to secure your spot!

Sponsored by the JH Nordic Alliance members

Email : Info@JHNordic.com for more info



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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