What’s Groomed in Jackson Hole/Teton Valley?

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February 22, 2023 Nature Update

Provided by Cathy Shill founder of The Hole Hiking Experience
https://www.holehike.com/

“The fire is winter’s fruit.” -Arabian Proverb

What a stormy week! Nice change after the recent cold, dry weather.  We get most of our annual moisture during the winter months, so a deep snowpack helps moisten summer meadows and fill lakes and reservoirs. Each winter, the Tetons receive about 400 inches of snow at 9,000 feet and snowfall has now surpassed 400 inches in Rendezvous Bowl at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

The earliest people in Jackson Hole came about 11,000 years ago at the end of the last ice age. They were nomadic tribes hunting animals and harvesting plants known as “hunter gatherers.” A timeline has been created using artifacts. They came during the summer months but most left in the late fall. We are in a small, isolated valley with deep snow. One local tribe, the Sheep Eaters, did remain in the valley and hunted the big horn sheep that winter on the rocky hills near town.

Winters can be tough, and our creature comforts make this fresh snow super fun.  We get out to play in deep powder but nature quiets as animals conserve energy. When stormy, animals often “yard up” or hunker down in a protected spot. It takes so much effort to move they find a small area where needs are met. They wait for the snowpack to consolidate or settle.

My neighborhood squirrel stored extra cones last week. He found a spot under a snowbank, and I watched him run and gather. Squirrels remain active during the winter relying on stored food, fat reserves and a snug den. Wonder if he or she sensed this upcoming storm cycle?

It’s usually about three days after a storm that animals become quite active, and you find tracks everywhere. When the storm cycle ends, enjoy all the fresh tracks! Join us to learn about tracks, wildlife and what happens in nature after a storm. www.holehike.com 307.690.4453


Women of the Tetons – February 25 Cache Creek XC CANCELLED

We are sorry to announce that we have to cancel our Cache Creek Nordic Ski Meet up that was planned for Saturday, February 25.  With a few board members on crutches, one with sickness in the house, and another on baby watch, we sadly will need to postpone the event. Stay tuned for more details.


Nordic Masters Clinic

Last Clinic Today!
Thursday, February 23 – Skate Ski | Trail Creek
The JHSC would like to encourage participants to pre-register/pre-pay for the clinics, including drop-ins.
Join us to increase your ski speed, stamina, and strength. Work on your technique and form with professional tips and exercises from USSA certified coaches. Stay and ski all day with your clinic ski pass at Trail Creek Nordic Center.


Join us this weekend for Winter Trails Day! JH Nordic Alliance will have partners in all 3 locations!

Trail Creek

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 2/22

Breezy But Beautiful
State Championships are coming up fast, and trails are rapidly being groomed to accommodate them. It’s quite windy out at Trail Creek today, with significant gusting and drifting, but even so, conditions have come together to be quite beautiful. Yesterday’s snow has combined with last night’s cold temperatures to be surprisingly cooperative, and many trails are in significantly better shape than they often are after a big wave of snow like this.

Today’s grooming was an offset pass of the skate course to clean up leftover heavy snow, and a double pass of pretty much everything else, as well as grooming on the Stadium, Lollipopper Land, and Skyview. Skyview was a bit rough and quite breezy, and so may need some fine tuning over the next few days, but at least it’s skiable now. Drifting was erasing many of the classic tracks fairly rapidly as well, but skate tracks seemed to be holding up. Current plans for grooming are an early grooming tomorrow morning before the race inspection, and then switching to evening grooming that night and the ensuing nights until Saturday, to make sure the race course is in as good of shape as possible.

Groomer’s Choice is any trail out of the wind!


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Grooming Today: Emily’s Pond Levee, High School Fields, Wilson Centennial Trail
Last Update: 2
/17
Cache creek and May park are groomed and in good shape. Game creek is groomed and in good shape.


Cache Creek Singletrack

Groomed by Friends of Pathways
Grooming Schedule: As Needed

Last Update: 2/22
Singletrack groomed 2/21.


Teton Pines Nordic

Grooming Daily

Presidents Day Sale! Our 20% off sale has been extended on nearly everything in the store (skis, boots, poles, clothing, waxing accessories, etc)—we even have lots of clothing at 30% off! We have most sizes available in everything in the shop including: skate skis, classic skis, bc touring skis, boots, poles, gloves, jackets, pants, and hats. 

We are open daily to the public for skiing. Click here for our current trails grooming and conditions: https://nordic-pulse.com/ski-areas/US/WY/Teton-Pines-Nordic-Center. We offer private skate and classic skiing lessons daily, skate/classic ski rental packages, and bc xc rentals for the park. We are open 9am-4pm. Please call to book lessons and with any other questions.

Note—We have a new shop phone number this season: (307) 732-4130


Shooting Star

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 2/20
Anticipate very windy, snowy, and drifty conditions today through Wednesday as this current severe winter storm passes through. Advice would be to avoid trail usage during whiteout conditions and if you decide to brave the elements use a touring/backcountry Nordic set-up. Grooming will continue to occur daily throughout this weather event but will likely be ongoing past 10am as these conditions make for a slow groom. Again, please avoid trail usage when whiteout conditions exist and use extreme caution if venturing out on the trails during severe winter weather. Conditions look to be more favorable for Nordic Skiing on Thursday. Thanks, and stay safe!

Please help support trail grooming in GTNP by donating to the Grand Teton National Park Foundation. It’s easy and encouraged. All you need to do is visit: GTNPF.org/donate/ and leave the comment “Nordic” in the designation section. There is the opportunity to leave a one time gift or reoccurring monthly donations in any amount.

Grand Teton National Park

Grooming: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
Last Update: 2/21

No grooming today!

2/19 Trip Report and Photo: Good skating from Signal heading south Sunday, but late in the day the storm and wind was a bit much. This week will be interesting! – Ryan K.

Lots of fresh corduroy from Taggart to Signal, thanks to GTNP grooming! Check out JHNordic.com/Grooming/ to find other fresh grooming in our new real-time map, thanks to our partner, Nordic-Pulse.


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 2/20
It’s storm skiing today. The flats and the mule loop had multiple passes and classic track set in most places however the snow is filling in quickly. The lower pasture did not receive any attention today so it will be a great spot for your BCXC skis. Fat biking is not recommended today, the single track is open for snowshoeing but closed to bikes today. 

Turpin Meadow Ranch is open to all for skiing, lodging, dining, Nordic lessons, and tours! Closing day (March 12, 2022) is not too far away so make your plans to come to Turpin soon! Call the office (307) 543-2000 or visit our website to book your adventure and/or meal! 

Please support TVTAP winter trail grooming on your favorite TV winter trails by purchasing a TVTAP Trail sticker  Please remember to manage your dogs and respect dog and wildlife closures. Buy a dog trail sticker, too!

Grand Targhee

Grooming Schedule: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
Last Updated: 2/22
Classic Track: Set | Fat Bike Trails: Open | Snowshoe Trails: Open
A few inches have accumulated overnight during the tail end of a 3 day storm. Most of the 24 hour snow total fell yesterday between 6 am and 1pm. If you’re skiing today, anticipate light winds, cold temperatures and cloudy skies throughout the day. 

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: 2/22
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
Wednesday: Plan to take the sled out and survey the track. Then will make a few passes with the roller. Probably will not set the classic. Will start at 12:30 and continue for most of the afternoon. Today’s goal is to pack the snow one more time so that a good groom can take place tomorrow. Let it keep snowing!


Driggs

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 2/22
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set

This morning I rolled out the new snow. Since the forecast is calling for more snow and wind, I didn’t set the classic track. The skate track is very soft. Don’t expect any quick laps today.😉 It looks like the weather will settle late Friday, so I plan on doing a more thorough groom then.


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 2/22
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
Adventurous out there today. I made a few passes with the roller just to reclaim the track. Skating should be ok but a bit soft. Walking track was reset. Watch out near the riding area. Groomer got stuck and the track got a bit chewed up.


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Last Updated: 2/22
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
Wednesday afternoon: Made several passes over track with the roller. Snow was dense and turned out fairly smooth and flat, except for some parts. No classic was set. Currently 12 degrees and moderate snowfall. Stake at 66″.

Trail Etiquette: Please keep your dogs leashed in the parking lot and be sure to clean up after them!


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday & Sunday
Last Updated: 2/21
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set
Tuesday mid-day: I tried to get to the trailhead to groom but it’s a no go. The highway is not fully plowed and the plow attempting to clear the trailhead was stuck just past the bridge. Grooming will have to wait for the storm to pass. Sorry for the inconvenience!

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Reserve Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
Last Updated: 2/22
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set
Thursday morning I plan to finish the groom that I started on Wednesday with the plan to reset the skate and classic track. I hope to be done by 10 AM.

No dogs allowed. Please stay on the groomed trails at all times.


Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/22
Singletrack: Set
Wednesday evening we groomed powerline to the top of Nemo and grumpy intersection. We groomed Nemo with four passes. It should turn up nicely. Enjoy the ride.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Darby Canyon

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Groomed by USFS
Last Updated: 2/15

A short Haiku for you/ Darby canyon was groomed/ Enjoy the sunshine. 2/15 AM


Rammell Mountain

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Groomed by USFS
Last Updated: 2/17

Groomed 2/17.


South Leigh Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Groomed by USFS
Last Updated: 2/17

Groomed 2/16.


Pinnacle Trail

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Groomed by USFS
Last Updated: 2/1

Groomed 2/1

Mark your calendar so you don’t miss out on all the wonderful events coming up! Explore the highlighted events below or find more events on our website at https://jhnordic.com/events/


Nordic Masters Clinic

Last Clinic Today!
Thursday, February 23 – Skate Ski | Trail Creek
The JHSC would like to encourage participants to pre-register/pre-pay for the clinics, including drop-ins.

Join us to increase your ski speed, stamina, and strength. Work on your technique and form with professional tips and exercises from USSA certified coaches. Stay and ski all day with your clinic ski pass at Trail Creek Nordic Center.







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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