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Cache Creek Update

Just a heads up..we were unable to get the dump truck and Pisten Bully up Cache this morning. It didn’t set up last night with the warmer temps and Brian almost got stuck and had to back out. It’s too far to road the PB on pavement down low for us. He said there will likely be some folks getting stuck today unless it can get scraped or given some attention.

Andy Erskine

Parks Manager, Teton County/Jackson Parks & Recreation Department


JHSC Club and Community Nordic Update

Coaches Ben and Scott with the “Alaska Delegation”

The Junior National Championships took place from March 11th to 16th in Anchorage, Alaska and Jackson had 7 athletes competing! All athletes were extremely impressed by national-level racing and enjoyed racing in the world class venue of Kincaid Park. Racing at sea level, traveling by plane to a race, lining up with athletes from thousands of miles away and racing for the Intermountain Division were great new experiences for all. Notable results include a 9th place finish from David King in the 5k classic, mass start. Elijah Weenig, David King and Sam Johnson all qualified to move onto the sprint heats in the Skate Sprint race. Elijah placed 12th (a mere 3 seconds out of top ten) in the 5k skate, interval start.

Stay Tuned this Weekend for More Trail Creek News!


End of season grooming updates:

Monday, March 11th – Last day for grooming (and lunch) at Turpin Meadow Ranch
Friday, March 15th – Last day for GTNP grooming-Taggart to Signal Mtn (Teton park road)
Friday, March 22nd – Last day – Teton Pines Nordic grooming
Saturday, March 30th – Last grooming day for TC/J Parks & Rec trail grooming
Saturday, March 30th – Trail Creek grooming – last day

You can also reference:  https://jhnordic.com/grooming/

Trail Creek Report

Last Updated: 3/22

Lose Yourself on a Trail!

You still have plenty of daylight left today to hop on your skis and get lost somewhere on a great Nordic ski. You’ll find plenty of nice skiing if Trail Creek is the location where you will eventually find yourself.

Today’s grooming was double Pisten Bully passes of the perimeter of the fields and most major woods trails. It was actually quite busy this mid-day with lots of smiling skiers. Fresh classic tracks were dropped in everywhere as while with about 80% coming out quite nice with a few issues here and there. As of report time at 1:45 PM the temperature was 4ºC/40ºF with no wind and a little precip and a little sun.

The fields are currently quite skiable but softening a bit while the more poop free sections of the woods trails should ski pretty nicely all day. The trails should freeze overnight with a slightly wetter repeat of today tomorrow. The woods will probably be nice all day tomorrow with the field’s primo time being late morning to early afternoon. Look for the next grooming Saturday evening.

Groomer’s choice for today is to get lost on a long ski.


Turpin Meadow Ranch Grooming Report

Last Updated: 3/10

*Thanks for a wonderful winter Jackson and JH Nordic Alliance!

Last call: this was the closing weekend for Turpin’s winter season. Monday March 11 is the last day that trails will be groomed and lunch will be served this winter.

Big thanks to Turpin for hosting the Annual JH Nordic Alliance Free Nordic Ski, Fat Bike, Snowshoe day in January. Mark your calendar for the 4th Annual Free event next year on Sunday, January 5th 2020!!

 


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec Grooming Report
Last Updated: 3/22

9:55am: Game Creek is groomed and should ski really nicely today. Classic track will be shallow but still usable. I will be starting Three Creek Pathway shortly and should be done around 11:30am.
Cache Creek Road is really rough shape as mentioned previously. We would recommend only 4 wheel drive trying it today. Forest Service has been notified of the conditions.

6:25am: Wayne May Park is groomed. The skate lane is in good shape, the classic tracks are shallow. I cannot make it up the Cache Creek road hill and I have no other place to park when the town road is down to pavement. CACHE CREEK WILL NOT BE GROOMED TODAY.


Grand Teton National Park Grooming Report
Last Updated: 3/18

Plowing has begun at both the north and south ends of the Park road, meeting in the middle. The Park’s intention was to start today, and we believe that they did.

Please do not ski on the road that has not yet been plowed, as this trail is closed for the season

We will keep everyone informed when the road re-opens to bikes, walkers, and other modes of human-powered transport.


Teton Pines Grooming Report
Last Updated: 3/19

Come out and ski with us through Friday! Our Classic track will be fast today. We reset it yesterday at 4pm, so it will be very mice once it warms up a bit. Skate skiing will be awesome today. The tracks will be softened up by 11am. Come out and enjoy our last few days of an incredible season!


Shooting Star Grooming Report
Last Updated: 3/22

Solid Nordic conditions persist and enjoyable spring skiing should be expected over the weekend. Reminder that the course will be course until 11 am on Saturday morning to allow for the PPP race to take place. Enjoy!

Next Update: Wednesday


Grand Targhee Grooming Report
Last Updated: 3/22

Snow flurries will dominate over the next few days. Temperatures have dropped a bit, but do remain on the warmer end, with highs nearing 36 degrees today.

Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed AM 3/19/2019), Fat Bike OPEN.


Pinedale Nordic Trail Report
Last Updated: 3/21 @ 9am

Most trails above groomed last night. Expect firm conditions this morning, softening conditions as the day goes on. The best skiing likely between 10AM to 1PM today. It will certainly be soft as the afternoon goes on. Predicted for temperatures to be above 50F degrees up above today. Because of the warm afternoon temperatures, do not recommend trail use after 2PM. If we stay off the trails in the afternoon, it will help preserve them for the next day.


Alta Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Last Updated: 3/21 @ 7am
Skate: Excellent  |  Classic: Good

Moonlit grooming session last night ended at 2am. Ginzued 2-3 passes on skate lanes. Could not improve the classic track (as the snow was too cold to reset). Left it alone. Just checked the surface of the track (8am) and it seems to have set up nicely. It should be great skate skiing and okay classic skiing today (until it hits 50 degrees)!

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 3/22 @ 6pm
Skate: N.A |  Classic: Fair

Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 3/22 @ 6pm
Skate: Poor |  Classic: Not set

Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Last Updated: 3/20 @ 10am
Skate: Good | Classic: Good

I ginzued the skate lane this morning. It’s so firm out there, it should be good. I left the classic lane because it was so solid, I could not improve it. Enjoy this beautiful day.

Teton Springs

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Last Updated: 3/21 @ 11am
Skate: Good |  Classic: Fair

Just got one pass finished before the sled pooped out, but was able to set classic (the classic tracks are pretty but soooooft. If the tracks can set up overnight, they should be good for the morning). The course is getting narrower as the sides soften up and the golf course is starting to plow/auger right up against the groomed trail, so be careful!

Yeti’s Loop

Grooming Schedule: As Needed
Last Updated: 3/13 @ 2am
Skate: Excellent  |  Classic: Excellent

Just finished grooming the Yeti. It always takes longer than anticipated…so much hair. Anyways, classic track is set for counter-clockwise skiing and the skate lane should be amazing. The trail is rather narrow so pay attention and stay in control.
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Enjoy!

5th Street Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 3/1 @ 8am
Singletrack: Not set
Trails closed for wildlife. Please respect closure till snow recedes.
Thanks

Teton Springs Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 3/8 @ 7pm
Singletrack: Poor
Did two passes earlier today and got it established again, then it started snowing…

Southern Valley Single Track

Grooming Schedule: As Needed
Last Updated: 3/11 @ 3pm
Singletrack: Excellent

Rendezvous River Sports Karen Oatey Pole-Pedal-Paddle (PPP) – part of the Triple Crown series

When: Saturday, March 23
Where: Nordic leg: Shooting Star Nordic Trail – Access via Shooting Star maintenance access road -1 mile south of Teton Village
jhskiclub.org/triplecrown


Teton County Winter Grooming & Plowing Community Open House

When: March 25
Where: 4H Extension Bldg, 255 W Deloney Ave, Jackson

Hosted by TC/J Parks & Recreation – come provide your feedback on winter trails – grooming, plowed, other TetonParksandRec.org


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