What’s Groomed in Jackson Hole/Teton Valley?

See real-time grooming in the Jackson Hole/Teton Valley region. Find all the latest grooming & fresh groomed tracks.  Plan your next Nordic Adventure with ease.


Slides and Mountain Lion Activity Up Game Creek

Earlier this week an ambassador reported a couple of snow slides about a mile up the Game Creek Trail, from last Friday. There has also been information of potential mountain lion activity in the same area. There have been reports of lion activity for the last couple of months in the Game Creek area. Skiers and those with dogs please be very aware of the surroundings while up on the Game Creek Trail!


First grizzly bear sighting of 2023 in the Jackson Hole area

This is a good reminder for Nordic skiers, fat bikers, snowshoers, and all winter trail users to be bear aware, carry bear spray, make noise, travel in a small group vs alone, and remain alert.

We need your continued help to avoid human-bear conflicts. Early in the evening on March 22, the first grizzly bear of 2023 was observed in Grand Teton National Park. As bears become active this spring, Bear Wise Jackson Hole reminds residents and visitors to secure attractants of any kind and be bear aware.

Adult male grizzly bears typically emerge from hibernation in March, while females with young typically appear between April and early May. The first grizzly bear sighting of 2022 in the Jackson Hole area occurred on March 13 in Grand Teton National Park. When bears emerge from their dens, they search for any available foods and often scavenge animals that died during the winter.


Trail Creek: Favorite Landmark Nearly Buried

It was like cross country skiing in December at Trail Creek today! Snow gently falling over groomed trails, snow covered conifers and aspens, perfect silence of snowy landscapes. One exception: our favorite landmark, Sam the Truck was almost submerged in snow! A rare but happy sighting!

Trail Creek

Grooming Daily
Last Update:
3/24
One Week To Go!
Only one week left before Trail Creek closes for the season, but it sure doesn’t look like it outside. The snow is seemingly unending, and visibility was near-zero at the time of the grooming report. This will likely result in some fairly soft skiing today, but beneath that fluffy coating is a very excellent set of corduroy, since the snow was grooming very, very nicely today, hopefully making the trails quite pleasant to explore. Even the moose seem to be getting in on the action, with at least 5 and possibly up to 7 parading around and generally being grouchy in a very moose-like manner. Fortunately, they decided to move off onto the Ranch for now.

Today’s grooming was a fairly thorough pass across the system, with double passes on Moose Loop, Animal Farm, Old Pass Loop, Homesite, and Woolsey Woods, as well as the standard Fields trails. There isn’t much wind today, and drifting shouldn’t be an issue, so expect roughly equal skiing both in and out of the woods, but don’t forget the anti-seize.

Groomer’s choice is Old Pass Loop.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Grooming Today: Emily’s Pond Levee, High School Fields, Stilson Loop, Wilson Centennial Trail
Last Update: 3/24

Cache creek and May park are groomed and in good shape. There will be snowmobile traffic up cache creek today through this weekend so don’t expect great skiing conditions. Game creek and south park pathway are groomed but will be a bit soft because of the new snow.


Cache Creek Singletrack

Groomed by Friends of Pathways
Grooming Schedule: As Needed

Last Update: 3/22
Singletrack groomed 3/22.


Teton Pines Nordic

Closed for the Season
Teton Pines Nordic Center and trails  are closed for the season.  The golf crew is getting things ready for summer and we ask that everyone stay off the track until we open next December. Thanks for a great season! 


Shooting Star

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 3/20
The track groomed out very nice yesterday evening as warmer afternoon temperatures allowed our equipment to cut through the stubborn ice layer that formed from last week’s rain and subzero temperatures. For the remainder of the season, grooming will occur in either evenings or mornings depending on temperatures and storms. Anticipate grooming to occur in the morning time for most of this week, as the forecast is calling for daily snow and rain showers. Please note, in certain situations, such as a very wet rain/snow event, we may decide not to groom to preserve the integrity of trails as the snow base can become unstable causing severe ruts. Springtime brings constant evolving conditions throughout the whole day as massive temperatures swings promotes intense freeze/thaw cycles, creating icier morning skiing and softer, even slushy snow in the afternoon. The track this time of year can also settle out inconsistently while the snow melts during the day creating sunken spots, especially around catch/drainage basins. Skiers may also encounter icy and crumbly snow sections as the track is not as pliable once it makes the spring profile shift. We will continue to do our best working with the everchanging, sometimes extremely challenging spring conditions and update everyone over any noteworthy details as they arise. Enjoy the springtime skiing and soak up those sunny days whenever they pop up!  

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 Has Ended For The Season
Winter grooming of the 14-mile section of Teton Park Road between Taggart Lake Trailhead and Signal Mountain parking area ended March 10. The road will remain open for winter activities until March 20 when snow removal operations begin.

While grooming in GTNP has come to an end for the season, there are other great options of where you can track ski. 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 Has Ended For The Season
Thank you all for a wonderful winter season at Turpin Meadow Ranch! While our trails are on the Bridger-Teton National Forest (meaning you can still come enjoy them on your own) they are no longer being maintained. If you do make the drive, bring your bear spray and remember: the lodge and all services are closed for the season, please respect that all buildings on the resort are private.

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: 3/23
Classic Track: Set | Fat Bike Trails: Closed | Snowshoe Trails: Open
Powder alert! 9″ since lifts closed yesterday at 4pm. Expect a couple more inches of fresh snow throughout the day today. Temperatures will remain in the mid teens with overcast skies. Get ready for continued precipitation over the next few days. 

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: 3/23
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Reset classic and skate tracks. Beautiful classic track today. Skate conditions will be a little soft.


Driggs

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 3/24
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set

Snow is forecast for today so will hold off grooming until later in the afternoon.


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 3/22
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set
Due to equipment issues and the city excavating a part of the Nordic track grooming is suspended until further notice.


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Last Updated: 3/24
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set
Waiting for snow to let up in the canyon. I will attempt to roll and pack snow after 2 pm. today.

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: 3/24
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Parking lot is freshly plowed (deep ruts near the bridge). The trails turned out great! Get out and get going before it’s covered with more snow!

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Reserve Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
Last Updated: 3/23
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Set
It warmed up too fast today and the snow became a sticky mess, so I was unable to finish the grooming. I did manage to get a classic track set before things became tropical, but the skate lane is terrible.

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


Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 3/22
Singletrack: Set
V-plowed the entire system. Trails are firm and ready to rip! Lots of moose activity out there… give them space. The ruts leading into Mike Harris TH are currently deep.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Darby Canyon

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Groomed by USFS
Last Updated: 3/24

Groomed 3/24 to Pinnacle TH only


Rammell Mountain

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Groomed by USFS
Last Updated: 3/8

Groomed 2/24.


South Leigh Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Groomed by USFS
Last Updated: 3/23

Groomed 3/23.


Pinnacle Trail

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Groomed by USFS
Last Updated: 3/24

Groomed 3/24 , only the lower 2 miles.

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/


Annual Spring Fling
Cardboard Race and Pond Skim
Saturday, March 25

Whitepine Wyoming Ski Resort
It’s almost time for our annual closing weekend shenanigans! Cardboard Race and Pond Skim, Saturday, March 25, 2023. Contingent upon snow conditions. If needed, we’ve got plenty of cardboard. Just ask! 

Crazy Costumes, Saturday and Sunday, March 25-26, 2023. All and any! Just keep it clean




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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LATEST JACKSON HOLE TRAIL REPORT

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