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WHSAA State Nordic Championships

Thanks to Daniel Abraham for sending in a report and pictures from the Wyoming State High School Championships in Lander.  While full results are available at High Plains Nordic, Daniel highlighted the local results:

“Girls and Boys won both state titles, and won each individual race day (5K classic and a tough 10k Skate). Both teams faced serious competition from Lander and Natrona County and really rose to the challenge! The Girls scored 233 points, beating Lander by 26 points. The Boys scored 240 points, beating Natrona by 23 points.

“Results for those scoring points (Top 5 in the top 30 score, but skiers 6-10 for JHHS would be high scorers on any other team!)” 

Day 1 Boys (10 in the top 30)

  1. Elijah Weenig
  2. Reed Carlman
  3. Sam Johnson
  4. Mason Wheeler
  5. Bridger Stiles

Day 1 Girls (9 in the top 30)

  1. Annabel Hagen
  2. Sydney Wilmot
  3. Kate Brigham
  4. Andie Cornish
  1. Chloe Stines

Day 2 Boys (12 in the top 30)

  1. Elijah Weenig
  2. Sam Johnson
  3. Mason Wheeler
  4. Des Concannon
  5. Bridger Stiles

Day 2 Girls (10 in the top 30)

  1. Kate Brigham
  2. Sydney Wilmot
  3. Andie Cornish
  4. Annabel Hagen
  5. Birch Klomparens

Trail Creek Report

Last Updated: 2/25

Lots of Racing!

If you are still in primary or secondary school and involved in a Nordic program, you were probably racing this past weekend.  The Intermountain Youth Championships wrapped up yesterday at Trail Creek and, in spite of copious amounts of snow, it appeared as if the classic racers managed to find their way around the tracks in good speed.  While all did an amazing job, Coach Ben sent out a special commendation: “Congrats to Peter and Aurora for competing at Intermountain Youth Champs this weekend. Peter won the NordicX and Aurora came in 2nd in the classic race. Aurora finished the U14 cup season in 2nd place, and Peter in second. Fantastic job from our up and coming Prep Team athletes.”  Full results are available at Sportsstats.

Today at Trail Creek snow continues to fall with the storm total reaching into the feet range.  Today’s Pisten Bully grooming was a single “let’s keep ahead of the storm” pass through the woods with more extensive grooming in the fields in preparation for today’s busy practice schedule.  Skating will be soft while classic skiers should do just fine.  If you have time it would surely be worth it to come on out and watch the snow getting deeper and deeper.

Groomer’s choice for today is a long tour in the woods.

Turpin Meadow Ranch Grooming Report

Last Updated: 2/25

The road between town and Turpin has been closed since Sunday. Please check current conditions before traveling up.

Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec Grooming Report
Last Updated: 2/25

We will not be grooming Cache Creek to Noker as the avalanche danger is high today.

Grand Teton National Park Grooming Report
Last Updated: 2/24

Because of the blowing and snowy ❄️ conditions today we will not be grooming in GTNP.

Teton Pines Grooming Report
Last Updated: 2/25

Conditions at Teton Pines are…snowy. We are doing our best this week to keep our trails nicely groomed, but due to the amount of snow in the forecast, the wind, and the varying temperatures, please visit our Facebook page or give us a call at (307)733-1733 for the latest conditions.

Shooting Star Grooming Report
Last Updated: 2/25

Expect grooming to be ongoing past 10am this morning. Please recommend skiers to stay on the yellow dog loop until 10am to allow for the longer grooming this morning. Thanks.

Grand Targhee Grooming Report
Last Updated: 2/25

Today, skies will be cloudy with mod-heavy snowfall throughout the day (6-10″), temperatures with a high of 23, and winds will be a strong 22-31 mph from the southwest.

Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed AM 2/24/2019), Fat Bike CLOSED.

Pinedale Nordic Trail Report
Last Updated: 2/25

All trails above groomed this morning except for Powerline and Heart Attack. At least 14 inches of new snow in the last 24 hours. Can expect soft conditions – Classic skiing preferred. 23F degrees and snowing & blowing. Road and parking areas plowed, snow-packed. Please no fat tire bikes today.

Alta Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Last Updated: 2/25 @ 9pm
Skate: Not Set |  Classic: Not Set
Made a feeble attempt to pack down the new snow tonight. Funky snow, poor visibility, buried stakes, heavy snowfall made it basically impossible to make any progress. I’ll get out there tomorrow afternoon and get at least a little of the track skiable for the TVSEF practice. Don’t expect much though. What a winter!

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 2/22 @ 10am
Skate: Good  |  Classic: Good
Driggs track groomed today. Cold temperatures have helped make track firm

Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 2/14 @ 11am
Skate: Fair |  Classic: N/A
Made a number of laps to reset the track Thursday am. It is a bit wet and soft but fair and skiable.

Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Last Updated: 2/25 @ 8am
Skate: Fair|  Classic: Fair
Delayed grooming today. Will start around 9:30. Should be finished by noon.

Teton Springs

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Last Updated: 2/25 @ 12pm
Skate: Good  |  Classic: Good
Just finished re-grooming all. It came out pretty good. Winds are lighter today with snow still falling.

Yeti’s Loop

Grooming Schedule: As Needed
Last Updated: 2/22 @ 7pm
Skate: Excellent  |  Classic: Excellent
Rolled on Wednesday, ginzu groomed and set a classic track Thursday evening. It skate skied excellent on Friday and should be good tomorrow (Saturday) until it’s buried with fresh snow. Will groom again when high pressure returns and equipment is available. Go explore and enjoy!

5th Street Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 2/20 @ 8pm
Singletrack: Good
Last groomed on Monday. Holding up and riding well.

Teton Springs Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 2/17
Singletrack: Poor
Marked conditions as poor due to windblown hardpack that will breakdown with traffic

Southern Valley Single Track

Grooming Schedule: As Needed
Last Updated: 2/19 @ 11pm
Singletrack: Good
Powerline to Pole Canyon
Upper Ladyslipper

West Yellowstone Rendezvous 2019 Race – 2K, 5K, 10K, 25K classic, 25K & 50K freestyle 
When:  Saturday, March 2
Where: Rendezvous Trails, West Yellowstone, MT

US College Ski Association (USCSA) Championships – Nordic Races

When: Sunday, March 10
Where: Trail Creek Nordic Center, Trail Creek Road – off Hwy 22, Wilson WY

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