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.


ICYMI: March 2023

  • Scott Sanchez of JD High Country Outfitters has rarely missed a ski day in the Tetons.
  • Ven a esqui conmigo, “Ski with me” – a featured blog on local organization Camina Conmigo gets Latinx residents outside.
  • Scott O’Brien of Skinny Skis open his doors in 1974, one of best places for cross-country skiing in Jackson.
  • Did you miss the Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation Open House? Take their survey, they need your feedback to improve their Winter Operations.
  • This is what Responsible Nordic Skiing Looks like.. Leave No Trace and Know Before You Go.
  • Last but not least, we have a JH Outdoor Adventure Giveaway, share your trail report, your photos, your experience and win amazing JH Nordic Alliance prizes.

Crust Cruising, Get it While You Can!

Crust Cruising in Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park (photo courtesy: Sean O’Malley)

After a winter of heavy snowfall in the Tetons – it might be hard to conceptualize that spring is just around the corner. But alas, our clocks have already sprung forward and spring is officially coming. And with spring comes the fleeting window of crust-cruising classic and skate skiing: skiing on top of the firm snow crust at the perfect moment between too firm/icy and slush over endless open meadows. Read the article for tips on how to get the most enjoyment out of this fickle and fun season.


Profiles in Nordic: Stacey Barker of Barking Goat Studios

For the 2023 ski season, we were fortunate to collaborate with Stacey Barker of Barking Goat Studios on a custom JH Nordic NoSo Patch and sticker. The design, pictured left, depicts a few of the different ways recreators can use winter trails with animals doing human things, a familiar subject for Stacey’s illustrations. “A lot of my stuff is animal based. I like doing this thing where I draw an animal doing a human activity,” explains Barker.

Check out the article to learn more about the artist and to find out how you can win a JH Nordic NoSo patch for yourself!

Trail Creek

Grooming Daily
Last Update:
3/25
Drifting Away
Trail Creek, like many of us, drifted away last night; but while we drifted away to sleep, Trail Creek just drifted away across our beloved trails! The wind must have been powerful, because drifts had actually formed inside the cabin this morning. Certainly makes one glad they’re not sleeping in one of those forest service cabins, or worse, outside of one! When encountered this morning, the moose had been almost entirely buried!

In spite of the wind, which had mostly faded by grooming time, the Husky did good work this morning, turning wind-packed snow back into beautiful trails. The snow was still falling and will continue for the rest of the day, so wooded trails might be the best option going into the afternoon hours. Today’s grooming was a standard rework, with single tracks on all trails, and doubles on Animal Farm, Olympic, Moose Loop, and the Fields and East Fields.

Groomer’s choice for today is Woolsey Woods.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

No Grooming Today
Last Update: 3/25

Unfortunately there was no grooming Saturday at Emily’s Pond Levee, High School Fields, Stilson Loop, Wilson Centennial Trail because the groomer was sick and the backup operator was not available either. Grooming will resume on Tuesday.


Cache Creek Singletrack

Groomed by Friends of Pathways
Grooming Schedule: As Needed

Last Update: 3/24
Singletrack groomed 3/24.


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

Closed 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: 3/25
Classic Track: Set | Fat Bike Trails: Closed | Snowshoe Trails: Open
Our biggest snowfall of the season so far! Mother Nature delivered 22″ yesterday with 12″ falling after lifts closed at 4pm. Expect a more 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: 3/25
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set
Went to the track this afternoon with the intention of running the sled around to pack out the snow. However, there is a thing called too much snow and that is where the Alta track is currently. Many of the guiding stakes have disappeared making it difficult to impossible keep the equipment on the track. We’re in a holding pattern until the snow settles and the stakes reappear.


Driggs

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 3/25
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Rolled the 6” of lightweight snow and set the classic track. Cold temps tonight should help firm the track for weekend.


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: 3/25
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set
Wow what a beautiful storm ! Waiting for snow to stop and let snowpack settle. Tomorrow at 1 pm will begin grooming process for Teton Canyon. Snow on Saturday night will dictate how long grooming process will take. Hoping to have grooming back to normal by Monday. Thanks for your patience. Mother Nature always wins.

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: 3/25
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
Rolled out the track. Did not set a classic track because it will fill in quickly. A hardy skier thought the track skied well. Enjoy!

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


Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 3/25
Singletrack: Set
Groomed Powerline, Grumpy’s, and both Hill Benders tonight. Everything is setup pretty good and should ride well if it doesn’t snow too much tonight. Moose seemed to be moved out of the hill benders tonight but no promises so be careful out there!

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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