Pinedale Nordic Ski Race

The Pinedale Aquatic Center is proud to present the 2nd annual Pinedale Stampede Nordic Ski Race, which will be held at the White Pine Nordic Ski area adjacent to White Pine Ski Resort in Pinedale, Wyoming. Registration includes the event, swag, giveaways, and prizes for top competitors (both Skate and Classic). Races will all be mass start, freestyle races. Grooming is provided by the Sublette County Rec Board. 

Teton Pines Update

With the new grooming snow cat, and an inch of soft snow, trails at The Pines were silky smooth, fast today. The JH Nordic Masters skate ski clinic was fun, practicing V2 technique and drills, and simply skiing!

Finding a Foothold for Nordic Skiing in Rural Alaska

Photographs and Text by Seth Adams | New York Times

Much like our JH Ski Club Nordic Program, serving 130 local children in Jackson Hole, as well as Coombs Outdoors, this beautiful story in the New York Times highlights connecting with local youth through Nordic skiing.

It was minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit, and a lot of the children were wearing jeans. They forgot to bring snow pants again. But they wanted to go skiing anyway, and that’s why we were there, so we took them skiing — even if a few of the less appropriately dressed kids turned back early.

I was in Nulato, a Koyukon Athabascan village of a couple hundred people that sits on the lower Yukon River in Alaska’s western interior, volunteering as a ski coach with a program called Skiku — a playful portmanteau of the Inupiaq word for ice, siku, and the English word ski.

Trail Creek Nordic

Last Updated: 1/21

Horse and Carriage!
The Lollipoppers were out in force yesterday having what looked like a wonderful time playing horse and carriage.  Thanks to Coach Kathy for the great shot.  Perhaps this could be something fun to do with your significant other…maybe not? 

The Lollipoppers and Teewinots are done with their training for the week and today will be a light practice day with only the oldest groups training and possibly not even at Trail Creek.  The big news du jour is Friday and Saturday’s high school races which begin at noon each day.  The race course will be closed to the public although spectators practicing Covid safety will be allowed.  The course can be viewed here

Today’s Pisten Bully grooming focused mainly on the race courses, laying the prep work for some good racing tomorrow.  The trails however are all in nice shape today.  Temps are quite moderate and the snow actually seemed to soften a bit overnight.  You’ll find crisp classic tracks and firm fast skate lanes pretty much everywhere. 

Unless the forecast changes dramatically this afternoon, the next grooming will be tonight for tomorrow’s race. 

Groomer’s choice for today is to ski the Friday Course.

Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Last Updated: 1/21
The school fields and the levee are groomed and in decent shape. Stilson will be done around 10:00.

Teton Pines Nordic

Last Updated: 1/21

With the new grooming snow cat, and an inch of soft snow, trails at The Pines were silky smooth, fast today. The JH Nordic Masters skate ski clinic was fun, practicing V2 technique and drills, and simply skiing!Check out the new snow cat for grooming perfection, just arrived this morning! We tested the before and after. The new groomed corduroy was silky smooth, nice and wide…will be a great bonus!

Daily grooming, wide corduroy skate ski lanes with well defined classic tracks make for excellent ski conditions. Skate and classic cross country ski/ boots/ pole rentals. If you want to explore Grand Teton NP and the Jackson Hole area on xc skis, we carry the must have xc ski trail guidebook for our region in the shop:
Please call or email Cody for more details: (307) 733-1733

Shooting Star

Last Updated: 1/17
Fantastic Nordic conditions should continue through Thursday! Trails will likely remain hard packed with icy sections and ski fast. Weather is calling for light snow on Sunday followed by more cold/dry weather until Friday. Next Update will be on Friday. Enjoy!

Please See the following  Restrictions

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

Grand Teton National Park

Last Updated: 1/19
Blue Bird day in GTNP.  Grooming from Taggart Lake Trailhead to South Jenny.  Trail conditions are good!

Turpin Meadow Ranch

Last Updated: 1/21
No new snow overnight tonight. The trail groomed very nicely so classic, and skate skiing should be great! The fat bike single track should be nice a firm as well. If you’re new to skiing or wanting to refine your skills, book a ski lesson with our professional ski instructor Elee (she also does guided tours)! She is a wealth of knowledge and can help take your Nordic skiing, whether it be skate or classic, to the next level! To help with social distancing and to get you on the trails faster please purchase your trail passes and sign your waivers online in advance (see link below). As always, remember to recreate responsibly. Bring a mask as it is required to enter the lodge. Lunch and dinner are both by reservation only. | 307.543.2000, office

Grand Targhee

Last Updated: 1/21
XC OPEN Last groomed 1/21/2021, Fat Bike OPEN.

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: 1/21
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Heading out to groom quickly before ski practice. Will be focusing on trails close to trailhead

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: 1/18
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Just enough new snow ( 1”) to freshen the skate track. Classic track is set and, hopefully, firm up tonight.

Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 1/20
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Sherman Park ski trails look pretty inviting today. Not enough snow to reset the classic track but The old classic track is still in decent shape. Did three passes with the drag on the skate track. Also groomed the single track/dog walking trail. Enjoy!

Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Last Updated: 1/20
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Wednesday: Cold, dry weather makes for good Nordic skiing. This morning plan to reset skate track and will try to improve classic, if conditions allow.

Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
Last Updated: 1/21
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
Cleaned up the skate tracks on both loops. Reset the classic track on campground loop.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.

Teton Springs Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
Last Updated: 1/21
Skate: Set | Classic: Set | Singletrack: Set
Combed the skate lane and widened it a bit; should be firm and decently fast. Classic looked great so I left it alone. Come one, come all!

No dogs allowed.

5th Street Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 1/19
Singletrack: Set
Thurs night – 5th St. singletrack riding fast and firm. Good times! Go fatbike!

Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 1/14
Singletrack: Set
Trails are solid and firm with the warmup and cool down yesterday. High winds has shedded some snow from trees and there are limbs and branches across trail. Use caution.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.

Darby Canyon

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 1/19
Groomed to the Pinnacle summer TH.

South Leigh Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 1/21
Grooming on 1/22

JH Nordic Recreational Masters – Classic Ski Clinic

FEBRUARY 4, 2021

All welcome (no beginners)
Drop-in $35 (includes clinic & Teton Pines Nordic all day ski pass)
or $30 (if you already have a Teton Pines Nordic pass or membership).

Pinedale Stampede

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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