Online Free Nordic Wax and Tuning Clinic

by US Ski & Snowboard Association

Ski Racing Media and Swix are pleased to announce a series of virtual tuning clinics, kicking off Jan. 28. As part of the four-part series, participants will hear from host Graham Lonetto, Alpine Director for SWIX/Brav USA, who has more than 23 years of race-service experience. Participants will learn why fluoro wax was banned, how to rid your skis of fluoro wax, and gain a better understanding of the rules for this season. Sign up today to learn how side-edges work, how to maintain your base bevel, and how to buy the right iron. In general, step up your knowledge and fine-tune your ski racing performance.
Register Today:  
January 28 — 7 – 8 p.m. EST: Fluoro Free Wax: Know The Rules 
February 4 — 7 – 8 p.m. EST: How to Tune Your Skis
February 11 — 7– 8 p.m. EST: How to Wax Your Skis
February 12 — 7 – 8 p.m. EST: How to store your skis and prepare for race day 

Hidden Gem to Explore!

Ditch Creek is a hidden gem of the Bridger-Teton National forest.  It’s an easy, gentle grade classic cross country or fat bike outing into a semi-remote valley of the Gros Ventre Range.  We saw a fat biker with his two little kids in a chariot, and a friendly neighbor with her handsome, friendly Alaskan Malamutes. Otherwise, pristine forest, solitude, a meandering creek, a quiet valley.


Fat Biking In Jackson Hole and Teton Valley

Fat biking is expected to be much more popular this winter due to the COVID-19 pandemic that not only increased outdoor recreation activity in the summer and fall, but also has caused the ski areas in Jackson to limit their lift capacity. People are likely to spread out throughout Jackson Hole and Teton Valley to participate in a greater variety of activities, including fat biking. Since social distancing is done easily on bikes, fat biking will be a great way to participate in some safe, healthy, winter fun this year.

With help from Chris Owen at Friends of Pathways and David Hunger from Teton Mountain Bike Tours, we have put together information on operation updates, gear recommendations, and responsible recreation for fat biking this winter.

Trail Creek Nordic

Last Updated: 1/25

Frost Snow?
While you won’t easily find a good definition of what was falling from the sky this morning at Trail Creek, nearly an inch of the lightest champagne powder you could ever imagine was happily drifting earthward most of the morning from a perfectly blue sky.  Somehow these insubstantial snowflakes were materializing from thin air; the result of all this fluff on the terrain was in itself ethereal, bathing everything in a fresh coat of sparkly white. 

The Pisten Bully was hard at it today, mashing down that fluff in the process of making some nice Nordic ski trails.  The fields received a second classic track today along with lots of skate grooming while the woods trails mostly received a best line skate pass.  The classic tracks in the woods, even with the new almost nothing snow, will ski nicely today.

Results are now available from last weekend’s racing, they can be found here.  Once again our skiers and coaches made us proud! 

Starting tomorrow snow returns to the forecast for the rest of the week and while it doesn’t appear to be a major winter storm, totals could reach towards a foot at Trail Creek by next weekend.

Groomer’s choice for today is the fields.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Last Updated: 1/25
Friends of Pathways groomed everything in Cache except Hagen Highway this weekend and Lee Bushong took the groomer up Cache to Noker Mine this morning.  If you get a chance, share a reminder to keep pets leashed in and around the trailheads and on the Putt Putt trail from Nelson Dr. to the Wiggle junction.  This helps to minimize unsupervised pet poops, chasing wildlife, and negative interactions with other pets and trail users.


Teton Pines Nordic

Last Updated: 1/21

With the new grooming snow cat, and an inch of soft snow, trails at The Pines were silky smooth, fast today. The JH Nordic Masters skate ski clinic was fun, practicing V2 technique and drills, and simply skiing!Check out the new snow cat for grooming perfection, just arrived this morning! We tested the before and after. The new groomed corduroy was silky smooth, nice and wide…will be a great bonus!

Daily grooming, wide corduroy skate ski lanes with well defined classic tracks make for excellent ski conditions. Skate and classic cross country ski/ boots/ pole rentals. If you want to explore Grand Teton NP and the Jackson Hole area on xc skis, we carry the must have xc ski trail guidebook for our region in the shop:
https://www.facebook.com/SkiYellowstone
Please call or email Cody for more details: (307) 733-1733
or tetonpinesxc@gmail.com

Shooting Star

Last Updated: 1/22
Last night’s snow really freshened things up! Trails may be a touch narrower today and will gradually widen up over the upcoming days. Also, conditions may still have some icy sections and will trend towards being hard packed until our next storm cycle. Forecast is calling for a promising snow system to return around Wednesday of next week. Next update will be Wednesday or Thursday depending on how the weather evolves. Enjoy!

Please See the following  Restrictions

  • Dog Loops & All Nordic Skiing Trails OPEN
  • Sled Hill OPEN
  • Classic Tracks SET Inconsistent Depths due to Ice
  • Snow Shoeing Loop OPEN
  • Casual Walking Not Permitted

Grand Teton National Park

Last Updated: 1/24
Grooming done today from Taggart to South Jenny late morning.


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Last Updated: 1/24
All trails groomed BEAUTIFULLY this morning! We are loving all the new snow we’re getting up here in the Buffalo Valley. We groom DAILY so come ski our freshly groomed trails and try our Fat Bike single track! Bring your dog!
Want to improve your classic or skate ski skills? Want to explore new places on the edge of the Teton Wilderness by snowshoe? Let us know! Elee, one of our incredible PSIA certified instructors, would love to help expand your XC skills and show you all the incredible things right in Turpin Meadow Ranch’s backyard! All rental equipment is included! 

To help with social distancing and to get you on the trails faster please purchase your trail passes and sign your waivers online in advance (see link below). As always, remember to recreate responsibly. Bring a mask as it is required to enter the lodge. Lunch and dinner are both by reservation only.

https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com/adventures/winter-adventures/
https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com/the-ranch/live-conditions/
https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com | 307.543.2000, office


Grand Targhee

Last Updated: 1/25
XC OPEN (Last groomed 1/24/2021, Fat Bike OPEN.

Trail Etiquette: Please keep your dogs leashed in the parking lot and be sure to clean up after them!


Alta Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Sunday
Last Updated: 1/24
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Sunday: Nordic ski conditions continue to be great. This morning, plan to reset the skate track and leave classic alone, as still in good shape from Saturday groom.

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: 1/25
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Kept classic track as is. Smoothed skate track with drag. Looking good!


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 1/25
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Sherman park skate, classic, and single track got a fresh groom. Everything is in pretty good shape. The snow is firm and fast. Enjoy the ride, walk and glide.


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Last Updated: 1/25
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Monday: Once it warms up a bit, plan to reset skate track and will leave classic alone, as should still be in good shape from Sunday groom. Finish by 10am.


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
Last Updated: 1/25
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Campground and Yeti’s loops got a freshen up this evening. In these colder temperatures the snow is firm and should be fast tomorrow. Enjoy the glide.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Springs Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
Last Updated: 1/25
Skate: Set | Classic: Set | Singletrack: Set
Groomed singletrack and skate trails this am. Conditions are great!

No dogs allowed.


5th Street Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 1/25
Singletrack: Set
Did a few laps around the park with the sled and tire drag this afternoon. It will be firm and ready for action as soon as the snow sets up a bit.


Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 1/24
Singletrack: Set
Saturday morning I was able to groom happy hour and Pole Canyon connector. SkyLiners Groomed Powerline from Mike Harris to Pine Creek. Sunday morning I groomed Nemo and lower Lady slipper. Hillbender and grumpy connector a rider packed and riding well. Enjoy the ride! Warning, there’s a downed Aspen on lower Lady slipper. The trail is rider packed.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Darby Canyon

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 1/19
Groomed to the Pinnacle summer TH.


South Leigh Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 1/21
Grooming on 1/22

JH Nordic Recreational Masters – Classic Ski Clinic

TETON PINES
FEBRUARY 4, 2021

All welcome (no beginners)
Drop-in $35 (includes clinic & Teton Pines Nordic all day ski pass)
or $30 (if you already have a Teton Pines Nordic pass or membership).


Pinedale Stampede

WHITE PINE NORDIC SKI TRAILS | PINEDALE, WY
FEBRUARY 27, 2021

6k, 10k, 20k and races. Races will all be mass start, freestyle race. Prizes and giveaways!



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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