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Betty Woolsey Classic 2021 TOMORROW!

TOMORROW SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26
10am start
Trail Creek
Nordic Center

Come work off your Christmas feast in style! This community event offers distances for every age and ability. 10 AM start time with 30 second interval start format. Racers can choose from 0.5k, 3k, 5k, and 10k options. There will be no laps or repeating loops to minimize racer overlap.

DO NOT COME to Trail Creek if you or a member of your household is feeling sick. Masks must be worn whenever 6 feet of distance cannot be maintained while not actively racing, and at all times when around the Cabin area.

Visiting racers, please complete the online Acknowledgement of Risk


Skinny Skis in Stock at Skinny Skis and other local Nordic retail shops

Not too late to pick up a new pair of cross-country classic or skate skis!!


Fun at the First Masters Nordic Rec Clinic

Fresh snow on the groomed trail at Teton Pines Nordic Center made for a great day! We divided into two small groups and practiced 4 climbing techniques, balance and posture.

Next clinic is Thursday, December 30th for skate skiing.


December 22, 2021 Nature Update

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

Kindness is like snow; it beautifies everything it covers – Kahlil Gibran

Fortunately, Old Man Winter blew into Jackson Hole and left over a foot of snow in the mountains last week with more on the way. What perfect timing for the Solstice on December 21 and start of winter. It is important that valley snow starts to accumulate so the ground becomes insulated against our cold temperatures. Snow is an amazing insulator and we need about 6-8 inches. Snowy forecast also helps prepare us for holiday travelers. Enjoy all the festivities. Here’s a list of events provided by the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce:
https://www.jacksonholechamber.com/events-calendar/holiday-events/ 

As winter begins, lots of wildlife happenings near town. Flat Creek flowing through the town of Jackson is always a great place to look for winter wildlife. Trumpeter swans seek free moving water and can often be seen flying over town. They move along the creek and other bodies of water in the area. Mallards travel south just enough to find fresh moving water so you will find them along Flat Creek as well. The creek is also frequented by deer and moose.  Lots of wildlife near town in the winter.  Remember to give them lots of space and minimize disturbance. Winter is long and harsh.

Snow is still thin but more on the way.  The R Park is a fun winter excursion. A great place to walk, snowbike, snowshoe or ski as conditions allow. Easily accessible of the Teton Village Road/Highway 390 and you can access the Snake River so distance can be customized to how you feel. Make sure to visit Mama Mia, our local troll, who oversees this area and was created by artist, Thomas Dambo. It’s a wonderful addition and created in association with JH Public Art and the JH Land Trust.

Happy Solstice! As we share nature, we customize the day to client interest and what we have been seeing in the great outdoors. With endless tour options, we choose what is best. The Hole Hiking Experience is Jackson’s original nature company and we have the most tour locations to share.

Hole Hiking Experience | www.holehike.com | 307.690.4453

Trail Creek

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 12/24

Early Christmas Present!

Finally a good dump is in progress at Trail Creek with nearly a foot falling in the past 24 hours.  The really good news is that our new Prinoth Husky was able to make its maiden voyage out onto our trail system with some fantastic results.

Not a lot got groomed today as there was more education going on than actual grooming, but the net result was that the close field got several skate only passes; in additions a cautious venture into the woods made a loop up Grunt, over to Confusion, and back through Beaver Ponds to the close field.  No classic tracks were set today, but if you have a chance, be sure to come out and enjoy some Husky grooming.

Tomorrow look for the entire Betty Woolsey Classic Course to be groomed.  Make sure to get your registration in as it should be a great race.

Groomer’s choice for today is to ski some Husky grooming at Trail Creek.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Last Update: 12/24
The Pistenbully is out of hibernation! Cache creek and May park have been groomed this morning so far. Cache still has some thin spots mostly in the first mile and on the climbs. I did two passes at May park. I will be heading to the levee and stilson next.

Stilson and the levee were groomed with the pistenbully this morning also. Both came out nicely but stilson has a few ditches that can’t be filled in at the moment. They are easily navigated on skis though. Because of the holidays there will be no grooming tomorrow.

We will begin our regular grooming schedule on Tuesday using the pistenbully and possibly the snowmobile depending on the snow depths at the trails south of town.


Cache Creek

Last Update: 12/19
After a lot of shoveling over the last 4 days I got a groomed track on all the trails on the map below. Things are a little thin but the trails should be good to go until we get more snow later in the week.


Teton Pines Nordic

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 12/19
Our track is skiing quite well for both skate and classic even with our low snowfall total. We are grooming daily with the snowmobile/ginzu and plan to begin grooming with the snowcat after we receive a few more inches of snow. This week looks snowy so the snowcat should be out very soon!

We are open to the public 9am-4pm daily (closed on Christmas Day). Please call us in advance to book lessons at: (307) 733-1733. You do not need a reservation for skiing and we don’t take reservations for rentals. During the next two weeks we don’t allow multi-day or off-site rentals.

We still have a shop full of classic skis, skate skis, boots, jackets, pants, gloves, and hats so come on out to pick up last minute gifts for the XC skier on your list. We are looking for part-time help with daily Nordic Instruction over the holidays. Please call Cody for more information (307) 733-1733

Visit our website for pricing and other information: www.tetonpinesnordiccenter.com


Shooting Star

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 12/22
Open daily, light grooming daily, early mornings, conditions are thin, but should improve as this next storm comes in. Currently, only the yellow loop is open, however more trails expected to open this weekend.


Grand Teton National Park

Last Update: 12/24
Friday morning grooming from Taggart to Signal. Merry Christmas!

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


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Last Update: 12/23
While not a lot has changed in snow conditions we are looking forward to this next storm cycle. One of our staff members is a former kindergarten teacher and she swears by the superstition that putting an ice cube in the toilet before bed and wearing your pjs inside out will bring a snow day…

Currently there are about 5k of decent trail for both skate and classic skiing. Lessons have been going on almost daily and lots of folks have been enjoying snowshoeing. New this year – we have a child size fat bike in our fleet! So bring the kids, bring the dogs (but please keep dogs on leash around the lodge and cabins) and have yourself a merry little trip to Turpin!

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: 12/24
Cross Country 15k: XC OPEN
Fat Bike and Snowshoe: Jolly Green Giant and Roundabout 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: 12/23
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
Still pretty thin at 3 pm this afternoon when I groomed the library loop and in and out. More snow is needed to eGroomed Library loops and In and Out at 3 pm today. I also made a trip out to the Horse Loop. This storm is really going to help to get things going at Alta. It is going to take some time and snow, but there is enough snow now to bump around in the fields and start to fill in the deep furrows. Stay tuned and keep the snow coming!

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: 12/24
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set

Just did one pass around and it’s snowing heavily. Still some twigs poking through in a few spots, but mostly pretty good. Merry Christmas!


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 12/
24

Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
Groomed the Nordic track and was only able to set a skate track. It’s getting better but be aware there are some limbs still sticking up. The area on the baseball fields is great. Also able to set the singletrack trail. In these warm temps that snow is really soft. But it should set up well when it cools off. It’s going to fill in fast. Merry Christmas Eve.


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Last Updated: 12/
24

Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Friday: Plan to use roller to pack down 6 inches dense snow. Will reset both skate and classic tracks. Finish by 10am.


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday & Sunday
Not yet open, grooming coming soon
Last Updated: 12/24
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Skate track and classic track are set on both campground and yetis. The snow is soft but should set up well overnight. The parking lot has recently been plowed. Enjoy the glide. Happy holidays.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Reserve Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Thursday & Saturday
Not yet open, grooming coming soon
Last Updated: 12/13
It’s good to see some snow on the ground, but we need quite a bit more before grooming around the golf course. It won’t be long!

No dogs allowed.


Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 12/19
Singletrack: Set
Happy hour, Hillbender, powerline to the summit and Nemo all got a double or triple pass tonight. It should set up well as it supposed to be quite cold this evening. ⚠️ Heads up, there is a downed aspen tree on the northern most hillbender. Enjoy the ride.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Darby Canyon

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 12/15
CLOSED TO WHEELED MOTORIZED TRAVEL. Groomed 12/15 to summer TH


Rammell Mountain Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 12/15
Grooming coming soon
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: 12/16
Grooming coming soon
Groomed 12/16. South Leigh is now closed to wheeled motorized vehicles for the winter.

Betty Woolsey Classic 2021

TOMORROW SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26
10am start
Trail Creek
Nordic Center

Come work off your Christmas feast in style! This community event offers distances for every age and ability. 10 AM start time with 30 second interval start format. Racers can choose from 0.5k, 3k, 5k, and 10k options. There will be no laps or repeating loops to minimize racer overlap.

DO NOT COME to Trail Creek if you or a member of your household is feeling sick. Masks must be worn whenever 6 feet of distance cannot be maintained while not actively racing, and at all times when around the Cabin area.

Visiting racers, please complete the online Acknowledgement of Risk


JH Nordic Masters Classic & Skate Ski Clinics

SKATE SKI CLINIC THURSDAY DECEMBER 30, 2021
11am – 12:30pm
Teton Pines Nordic Center

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.


JHNordic 5th Annual Free Ski, Fat Bike, & Snowshoe Day at Turpin Meadow Ranch 

SAVE THE DATE: SUNDAY, JANUARY 9TH, 2022
Turpin Meadow Ranch – 1 hr north of Jackson- Buffalo Valley Road (off Hwy 287/26)
Parking onsite/carpooling encouraged.

Fun, Free Community Day – with Raffle benefiting a local Nordic Alliance non-profit:

Free trail pass and demo gear, though it is encouraged that folks bring their own equipment to maximize time on the snow!

Family, friends, visitors, dogs (on leash) welcome: please register in advance to secure your spot!

Sponsored by the JH Nordic Alliance members

Email : Info@JHNordic.com for more info



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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