Government Shutdown at Grand Teton


In response to the lapse in federal appropriations, Grand Teton National Park is implementing its plan for a government shutdown. Government-operated facilities in the park will be closed. Visitors will be able to access the park, though no visitor services will be available.
Grand Teton National Park Deputy Superintendent Gopaul Noojibail said, “Visitors will be able to access Grand Teton National Park, but should plan ahead and use caution as park staff will not be available to provide guidance or assistance. If visitors see something that jeopardizes visitor safety or park resources, call Teton Interagency Dispatch Center at 307.739.3301.”
Grand Teton National Park’s shutdown plan includes:
  • Park roads will remain open if they are essential to respond to emergencies-this includes most roads that are normally maintained and open at this time of year. Access to all residences will be maintained.
  • Emergency response may be delayed.
  • Entrance stations will not be staffed.
  • Grooming of the Teton Park Road will continue through a partnership agreement with Grand Teton National Park Foundation.  Grooming is scheduled to occur twice a week.
  • Access to Yellowstone National Park’s south entrance will continue, including staging and winter services available at Headwaters Lodge at Flagg Ranch in John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway.

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Trail Creek Grooming Report
Last updated: 12/23 @ 11AM
Something for Everyone!

The relatively benign weather has preserved yesterday’s classic tracks nicely while today’s Pisten Bully grooming refreshed almost all skate lanes throughout the trail system.  While on a few of the trails in the close woods a bit of the base is showing through, the field and far woods are all holding nicely although additional snow would be welcome.  All in all skiing will be nice for all today, no matter what your age, style, or skill.

Groomer’s choice for today is Moose Loop.

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Shooting Star Grooming Report
Last Updated: 12/23 @ 11AM
The course groomed out well and should provide enjoyable skiing. Look for some light snow to fall this afternoon and linger through tomorrow. Enjoy!

Turpin Meadow Ranch
Last Updated: 12/23 @ 4PM
Snow is in the forecast and we are always grateful for that! Unfortunately both pieces of grooming equipment are out of order so we will not be able to refresh our trails until they are fixed (we are working on it) or we beg/borrow/steal some one else’s equipment (we’re talking to some folks)!

In the meantime we would like to offer a Christmas gift to you: we invite you to come ski Turpin free of charge on Christmas Eve and Day! Please still sign in at the office but know that your trail pass will be waived, all other operations will be running normally. We are recommending you bring your classic skis.

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Grand Teton National Park Grooming Report
Last Updated: 12/21 @ 8AM
Taggart Lake Trail Head to Signal Mountain today – cloudy – cool – and windy today.  Have a great day out there everyone.

**Christmas Holiday Notice: The park road will be groomed Wednesday next week instead of Tuesday due to the Christmas falling on Tuesday.

Teton Pines Grooming Report
Last Updated: 12/23 @ 10PM
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at Teton Pines Nordic Center! We will be open everyday 9am-4pm throughout the holiday season(except for modified hours of 11am-4pm on Christmas Day).

Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec Grooming Report
Last Updated: 12/22 @ 9AM

The levee and Stilson are groomed in in great shape. Skate and classic lanes will ski nicely. I will be done with the school fields around 11am. Cache will be groomed to Noker Mine Draw on Monday. Because of Christmas there will be no grooming on Tuesday.

Grand Targhee Grooming Report
Last Updated: 12/23 @ 8AM

Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed AM 12/23), Fat Bike OPEN.

Oh, the day before Christmas. Family is in town, kids aren’t scrambling to get ready for the school week, and snow is in the forecast. What else could one ask for?

Wing Night at the Trap from 3-6pm.
Apres at the Branding Iron from 3-5pm.

Alta Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Last Updated: 12/22 @ 11PM
Skate: Good  |  Classic: Good
I ran two laps around the track on Saturday night. There was one motivated skier out there enjoying the gorgeous full moon conditions. I left the classic track alone since it was firm and in good shape. I did smooth out the skate lane since it had seen a lot of traffic through the day. It should set up very well overnight. Enjoy!

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 12/21 @ 9Am
Skate: Good  |  Classic: Not Set
A drag was used to level track today in anticipation of coming snow. Nordic track will be set Monday.

Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 12/21 @ 3PM
Skate: Fair  |  Classic: N/A
Couple of laps with the roller. Track is in descent shape with the thin cover.

Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Last Updated: 12/23 @ 6PM
Skate: Good |  Classic: Good
No new snow in past 24 hours, so will reset skate lane and probably leave classic alone, as both turned out nicely on Saturday. Finish by 9am.

Teton Springs

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Last Updated: 12/21 @ 4PM
Skate: Excellent |  Classic: Good
Just finished grooming with the Ginzu. Winds have calmed and conditions should be excellent for Saturday.

5th Street Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 12/21 @ 10PM
Singletrack: Fair
Pulled the singletrack roller around the loop today. It’s thin out there, but definitely rideable.

Teton Springs Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 12/21 @ 3PM
Singletrack: Fair
It’s blowing snow. Groomed the short route out to Sherman Springs, but it’s probably blown in by now. Also groomed the Sherman Springs access road out to 9500.

Southern Valley Single Track

Grooming Schedule: As Needed
Last Updated: 12/21 @ 3PM
Singletrack: Good
Upper Lady Slipper is in great shape. Lower Lady Slipper had a bit of wind loaded snow in spots. It’s groomed all the way to Pole Canyon, but wind is blowing. Nemo is in good condition with a solid base.

Rammell Mountain Road to Indian Meadows

Grooming Schedule: As Needed
Last Updated: 12/19/2018 7:51:17
Singletrack: N/A
Comments: Groomed Today

For more info on Teton Valley grooming, visit their grooming page.

Pinedale Nordic Grooming Report
Last Updated: 12/22 @ 10AM
Half Moon Tie-In, Kelly Park, Kelly Tie-In, Upper & Lower Surveyor, Tree Loop, Moose Ridge, Flatline, Heart Attack and Old Road Trail have all been groomed this morning. A little breezy. 12F degrees. Should be good skiing.


Betty Woolsey Classic – 2k, 5k, 12k
Saturday, December 29

Trail Creek Nordic Center
Wilson WY (off Hwy 22)


Teton Pines Nordic Center
New Nordic Master’s Program
Thursday January 3
11-12:30: Classic Technique for All


Dates: Jan 3, Jan 17, Jan 31, Feb 14, Feb 28
Trail Pass + Nordic coaching on Tips & Technique, alternating Classic cross-country and skate skiing.
$150 for 6 clinics, $100 for 6 clinics for existing pass holders.
Drop-in clinic and trail pass: $35
Clinic only:  $30.

More info? Contact Nancy at 650-464-6000

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Countdown to Jackson Hole Nordic Alliance’s Annual Free Ski and Fat Bike Day at Turpin Meadow Ranch on Sunday, January 6th, 10 am – 3 pm
A little under 3 weeks to go!


  • FREE Nordic Ski & Fat Bike Demos
  • Nordic Ski Lessons for the newbies
  • Backcountry Nordic & Snowshoe tours
  • Kids Corral with Sledding & XC skiing
  • Stay Wild Fat Bike Raffle & many others
  • You can bring the whole family including the dog, just be sure to have your pup on a leash and clean up after them
  • Don’t forget we have a Free shuttle to Turpin Ranch from Jackson, email to reserve your seat

For more events, visit our events page.

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