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Pistenbully is Back!

Over the past few days, Teton Parks & Rec hasn’t been able to groom with the Pistenbully due to mechanical issues with their trailer. The trailer is now fixed and back to grooming with the Pistenbully!!



Breaking Trail in GTNP!

Thursday, skiing out to Jenny lake via the Cottonwood Creek Trail. So much fresh snow, the usual skier track disappeared just north of Lucas Fabian cabins. Breaking trail was quite the workout! Photo by Andrea R.



Trail Creek Report

Last Updated: 1/25 @ 1pm


The Trail Creek grooming report has to post pictures of moose every few weeks as they are one of the beloved creatures of our world, even though their massive tracks can cause a bit of consternation on your otherwise wonderful Nordic ski. Anyway this very productive mama moose was spotted leading her twins around the Armin’s area this morning.  Twins are not common although it seems like every winter we get a pair or two.  They do seem to be a bit smaller than their single calf peers but these two even though small, seem to be doing just fine so far.

Today was a day of catch up at Trail Creek.  The wind did pick up a bit yesterday so all but the most protected forest trails received fresh classic tracks this morning and pretty much every trail received fresh PistenBully skate grooming as well.  At noon today snow had once again begun to fall with calm winds and a temperature of -6ºC/22ºF. Groomer’s choice for today is Gut Flop.

Turpin Meadow Ranch Grooming Report
Last Updated: 1/25 @ 3pm

The snow continues to fall and our trails continue to be superb! If you need a rest from all the powder skiing come to Turpin to take some Nordic laps this weekend. Bring the whole family; trail passes are only $5 for kids 11 and under. Plus we have lots of amenities for our day guests: we have snowshoes and skis for rent, lunch is served from 11:30-2:30, and there is a full service bar for apres.

Buy Your Turpin Meadows Trail Pass!

Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec Grooming Report
Last Updated: 1/25
8:10am: Cache Creek and Wayne May Park have been groomed with the Pistenbully. Both are in good shape. You will notice some extra areas groomed at May Park. This is in preparation for the special Olympics. I will be done with Game Creek around 11:00.
11:00am: Game Creek is groomed and in great shape. I am just about to start Three Creek Pathway and should be done with it around 1:00.

Grand Teton National Park Grooming Report
Last Updated: 1/25

The Teton Park Road was groomed yesterday from Taggart Lake Trailhead to Signal Mountain. Spend your weekend in the Park!

Teton Pines Grooming Report

Last Updated: 1/23 

Conditions have been great and with fresh snow, this weekend will be incredible! Come ski with us.

Shooting Star Grooming Report
Last Updated: 1/23 @ 9am

Trails are in great shape! Skiing on Wednesday will be on the powdery side from the current storm and then progressively firm up through the week. Enjoy!

Next Update: Saturday

Grand Targhee Grooming Report
Last Updated: 1/25

Partly cloudy to clear skies this morning will make it easy to seek-and-destroy the remaining lines of untouched powder on the mountain. Set those skis and boards to the “powder-seeking” setting, aim them downhill, then engage and let them do the rest! Gradually, a new short-duration storm system will work its way into the area, dropping an additional 2-4″ so be ready to recalibrate to “extra powder.”

Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed AM 1/24/2019, no classic), Fat Bike OPEN.

Pinedale Nordic Trail Report
Last Updated: 1/25 @ 9:30am

All trails above groomed this morning except Old Road Trail – will groom that shortly. The Special Olympics games are up at White Pine today. Opening Ceremonies start at 10AM.

Alta Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Last Updated: 1/24 @ 3am
Skate: Fair  |  Classic: Good
Rolled Alta Track through much of the night, finishing up at 3am. Last pass was with ginzu groomer to set classic track. Didn’t groom quicky loop or the NW inner loop. Will try to get to them tomorrow (around 11am) and clean up some of the clumps on the skate track. Was a bit of a battle breaking through drifts, but came overall the groom went okay. Will be soft, but not shin/knee deep!


Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 1/23 @ 3pm
Skate: Good  |  Classic: Not Set
Rolled out the new snow. East loop was hard to see, so I may have missed some. Hopefully we can set the classic tracks on Friday.

Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 1/23 @ 7am
Skate: N/A  |  Classic: N/A
Plan to groom this afternoon/evening (wed) after the bulk of the storm has fallen

Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Last Updated: 1/25 @ 8am
Skate: Good  |  Classic: Good
Friday: At 10 am this morning plan to make a pass in and out with the Ginzu to firm track up a bit, as it’s still fairly soft. Will reset both classic and skate tracks.

Teton Springs

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Last Updated: 1/24 @ 8am
Skate: Good  |  Classic: Good
I rolled the new snow this morning, in addition to Kevin rolling the track yesterday afternoon. Between the two, it should be fairly firm. The classic track looked like it set beautifully in the new snow. Enjoy!

5th Street Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 1/24 @ 10am
Singletrack: Good
Packed in nicely. Go spin out those ski legs!

Teton Springs Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 1/22 @ 9am
Singletrack: Excellent
TS system groomed to perfection *may be wind blown

Southern Valley Single Track

Grooming Schedule: As Needed
Last Updated: 1/22 @ 9am
Singletrack: Good
Entire Southern Valley Trail System has been groomed to perfection

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

14th Annual Spud Chase (Peaked Sports)-16K, 8K, 2K Freestyle
When: Saturday, January 26th
Where: Teton Springs, Victor, Idaho
More info:

Boulder Mountain Tour Nordic Race
When: Saturday, February 2
Where: Ketchum, Idaho
34 km- designated as a skate race, but classic track is set the length of the course – part of IMD Nordic Marathon Series.

Winter Trails Day
When: Saturday, February 3rd
Join Friends of Pathways, Bridger-Teton National Forest, Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation and many others to celebrate winter trails day!

TETON PASS 9am – noon
Join Friends of Pathways Pass Ambassador Jay Pistono and Teton County Search and Rescue Foundation at your favorite backcountry access point.

CACHE CREEK noon – 4pm
Bike Demos, PAWS of Jackson Hole, and Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation at the Trailhead with hot chocolate and interpretive activities at our most popular close-to-town trailhead.

MAY PARK 11am – 1pm
FREE preschool ski lessons with Snow King Mountain Ski School with children’s nordic ski equipment provided by Snow King Mountain. FREE Nordic Tips for Adults by Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation

Ranger Led Snowshoe Hike/Meet at Taggart Lake Trailhead
All ability levels, ages 8 and up, guided tour with stops.
Suggested donation of $5/adult (plus park entrance fee: show annual pass or $10/vehicle/day)
Space limited, call 307-739-3399 to reserve a spot. Some snowshoes available.

COAL CREEK – 9am – noon
Teton County Idaho Search and Rescue will be at the Coal Creek Trailhead with information.

Top of Bridger Gondola

Bridger-Teton National Forest with Bighorn sheep and Wildlife closure information. TOGWOTEE – 9am – noon

Teton County Search and Rescue Foundation with the Bridger-Teton National Forest will be talking to snowmobile riders with treats and hot chocolate.

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  • 3 Mar 24 – Daily Trail Report
    Today’s Avalanche Forecast Nordic and winter trail users are urged to use caution when recreating on trails and terrain below steep slopes. The BTAC reports and their website is a valuable local resource for planning your outing. Visit their forecast page for the most up-to-date information. Deep Snow PSA With the huge amount of snow that fell in the couple of days there have been road closures, challenges for groomers to access trails to attempt to… Read More