Trip Report: Full Moon Ski at Turpin Meadow Ranch

On Monday night under the glow of the Wolf Moon we ventured out into the stillness. The temperature was mild and the trails were in great condition. There was a lot of laughter and good conversation shared. We realized after taking this photo that we were all dressed as Nordic ninjas with our matching black pants and coats. We had planned to do just one loop in the hills but after our first pass we had to go for another! All of the conditions were just right and we were so elated to be enjoying the first full moon of 2022.


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/

Trail Creek

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 1/21

Brilliant Day!

After a bit of a gray start, the sun is blasting through the thinning clouds, creating a luminescent wonderland in the freshly washed landscape of trees, mountains, meadows, and ski trails.  Overnight about 5 inches of fresh powder was the soap of the fresh wash of the Trail Creek network.

Our trusty Husky has been hard at work on that five inches this morning, covering almost every trail with at least a single skate/classic pass with the fields and Moose Loop receiving multiple passes.  Skating is just a tad soft this morning but that doesn’t seem to be suppressing the smiles of the early morning skiers.  With a temp approaching freezing, if classic skiers can nail their wax, it should be an awesome day to ski the trails.

Word has it that there will be a few Prep/Comp skiers at Trail Creek this afternoon in addition to the Junior team, many of our area high school age Nordic skiers will be in Laramie today and tomorrow for a Wyoming High School race.  Start lists for today’s skate race are up on Webscorer; results will probably be up later today and hopefully posted here tomorrow.  Tomorrow’s venue is classic.

Groomer’s choice for today is Gut Flop in the “best of the year” condition.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Grooming Monday-Saturday
Last Update: 1/21

Cache Creek, Game Creek and May park were groomed and in good shape Friday.

Saturday Grooming Schedule: High School Fields, Emily’s Pond Levee, Wilson Centennial Pathway.


Cache Creek Fat Bike Trails

Last Update: 1/21

I groomed Cache to Noker Mine, Gauging Station, Hagen, Sidewalk, Hagen Highway, and Ferrins Friday night.

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: 1/21

We received just enough snow overnight for the snowmobile to struggle while grooming this morning and skiers should anticipate soft conditions that will favor a classic or touring set up. Barring any delivery issues, we hope to have our Pistenbully/snowcat back late today. Assuming the snowcat arrives as planned, we will continue to only groom the yellow loop/sled hill this weekend and evaluate how the snowcat/pistenbully performs. If the snowcat is functioning properly, we will then begin to shape and prep the orange loop this Monday. Trail conditions should firm up on the yellow loop each day over the weekend and I will update everyone again Monday regarding how the snowcat is doing along with if any additional loops may open.

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: 1/21

Headed to Signal Mountain, it was cold and a little overcast Friday morning.

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


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 1/21

All of the trails were reworked with the pisten bully on Friday and came out superb. We are ready for fun this weekend at TMR. In Turpin news: the moose is still around so please be aware when you’re out on our trails, we have new merch in the gift shop, and there is still 10 days to vote for Turpin 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: 1/21
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Friday noon: Made a couple passes around the track with the roller and set classic.

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: 1/21
Skate: Set | Classic: Set


Grooming now, enjoy!


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 1/
21

Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Was able to set everything. Nice and soft thanks to a good amount of fresh snow.


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Last Updated: 1/
21

Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Friday: Finally some new snow to work with. Plan to use roller to reset both skate and classic tracks.


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday & Sunday
Last Updated: 1/21
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Rolled out about 8-10” and set classic track. It’s a bit soft, so we’ll see how long the tracks survive. Otherwise some seriously sweet corduroy. Enjoy!

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: 1/21
Singletrack: Set

Groomed NEMO POWERLINE TO POLE CANYON UPPER AND LOWER LADYSLIPPER Groomer broke on Nemo so did not do Grumpy or Hillbenders, may get to it later

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.


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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