Event Recap: Winter Trails Day

Winter Trails Day at Emily’s Pond included Friends of Pathways, Skinny Skis, PAWS, the Poop Fairies, and JHNordic warmly greeting cross country and skate skiers, dog walkers, fat bikers on a sunny day, in spite of frigid temps. Winter Trails Day at Cache Creek included Friends of Pathways, JD High Country Outfitters, The Hub, Teton Mtn Bike Tours, Bridger Teton US Forest Service. Free Nordic demos, hot chocolate, Kates Bars, doggie treats and mutt mitts, sun cream, winter trail maps and info. Conversations and smiles were shared with community, another fun day on the trails!


New on the Blog: Profiles in Nordic, Brot Coburn

JH Nordic interviewed Brot Coburn about his storied history with Nordic skiing and gleaned some sage advice in the process.

JH Nordic: What advice would you offer a Nordic skier who is just starting out?

I hope that anyone able, young or old, can learn to X-C and get out and ski at least occasionally; if they live to my age, it just may be the safest winter recreation one can find, short of migrating to Florida. Until recently, I nurtured dreams of picking up wingsuit diving and open ocean kiteboarding (“splat sports,” a friend calls them) but have decided — okay, my wife Didi decided — that I should stick to more age-appropriate activities.  I should have stuck with X-C all along.  Slow down and enjoy!

Trail Creek

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 2/26

State Championships!

The second day of the 2022 Wyoming High School Nordic Skiing Championships is happening today (Saturday) in Pinedale where our skiers are attempting to score yet another state championship.  Results will be posted as soon as they are available on this High Plains Nordic page.  Mason Wheeler and Kate Brigham each won their division yesterday.

Today’s grooming will focus on the close field, but hopefully everything else will get a Husky pass today as well.

Groomer’s choice for today is to check out the festivities.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Grooming Monday-Saturday
Last Update: 2/25

Saturday Grooming Schedule: High School Fields, Emily’s Pond Levee, Wilson Centennial Pathway.


Cache Creek Fat Bike Trails

Last Update: 2/22

I groomed the trails in Cache last night and will take another lap this afternoon to firm things up and will snowshoe the smaller trails on Wednesday. That way everything should be in good shape for Winter Trails Day this Saturday!

Grooming by Friends of Pathways.


Teton Pines Nordic

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 2/23

New Salomon skis in stock now!!  Today we received a surprise shipment of classic skis that are perfect for the 110-145lb and 160-195lb weight range. We have boots and poles to go with them too! These skis were supposed to arrive last September but have been stuck in the Covid shipping delay situation. We are happy they finally made it to the shop!

Our trails are in great shape after the recent snowfall so come out and ski! We groom 13km+ daily for both skate and classic with our new snowcat. Our trails and shop are fully open to the public 9am-4pm daily. Day passes, 10 punch cards, and season passes are available.

Please call us in advance to book lessons at: (307) 733-1733. You do not need a reservation for skiing and we do not take reservations for rentals. Please contact us in advance to check availability for off-site rentals.We still have a small size selection of skate skis and BC skis, but have lots of boots, poles, jackets, pants, gloves, and hats.

We also have a good selection of used skate gear available. Call or come by to see if we have your sizes! We have a full tuning shop so drop off your skis for a wax done by our great wax techs! Visit our website for pricing and other information: www.tetonpinesnordiccenter.com


Shooting Star

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 2/26

Trails are in great shape and should ski well through Monday. Be advised that the snowpack is now hardpacked and icy from the lack of fresh snow. For the remainder of the season anticipate icier conditions in the morning and softer skiing in the afternoon as temperatures warm. Outlook is calling for warmer weather next week, which may bring spring like snow qualities (icy, slushy, thinning areas) . Side note… is we recently groomed all our greens to firm up/compact the snow for our annual application of black sand. Weather pending, we plan on applying the black sand around Monday, March 7th. Please stay off the greens to prevent turf damage or post holing of the snow, as we need a smooth surface for our push spreader to roll over when applying the sand. Enjoy the Sunshine! Next update will be Tuesday 3/1.

TRAIL STATUS

  • YELLOW LOOP OPEN
  • SLED HILL GROOMED on 2/26 (Grooming will occur as needed)
  • CLASSIC TRACKS SET
  • SNOWSHOEING OPEN (BLUE LOOP ONLY, STAY ON THE EDGE OF THE TRAIL OR IMMEDIATELY NEXT TO TRAIL)
  • ORANGE LOOP OPEN
  • WALKING, NOT ALLOWED

Snake River Sporting Club

Daily Nordic grooming for both “Front Nine”  (south side) and “Back Nine” (North side) Nordic Trails

Public access to the groomed Nordic trails is $50 per person per day, with no season passes available. Ski rentals are available at the Sports Shop. Guests must check in at the Sports Shop to sign a waiver and make payment before heading out. The daily pass does not allow access to the Restaurant this season. The clinics that are being offered are for members and lodging guests only.

Please call the Sports Shop with any questions you may have at 307-200-3093


Grand Teton National Park

Last Update: 2/25

A little foggy in GTNP Friday morning while grooming from Taggart to Signal Mountain. 

Grooming is sponsored by the GTNP Foundation and generous donations from our community.


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 2/26

The trails are looking good and skiing well. The ginzu was out Saturday evening resetting the skate lane everywhere, the classic track is in good shape. PSA: Turpin is only open for a couple more weeks this season so if you’ve been waiting to make the drive up, now is the time!

Please sign acknowledgment of risk forms and pay for trail passes online ahead of your visit. Call the front office (307) 543-2000 ahead of your visit for booking equipment rentals and Nordic adventures (lessons and tours).

https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com/the-ranch/live-conditions/
https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com | 307.543.2000


CREDIT: David J Swift

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


Grand Targhee

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
Last Updated: 2/26
Cross Country 15k: XC OPEN
Fat Bike Trails : Open
Snowshoe Trails: Open

Targhee’s Nordic trails are groomed Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sat/Sundays. Fat bike/snowshoe trails are groomed regularly but not on a set schedule – the groomer usually waits until after a storm cycle to groom the single track. 
Trail day passes are $20 this winter. 

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: 2/26
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Full-width skate track set on all loops, and classic track reset on south loops. North loop classic is fair. Everything else is very nice.

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: 2/25
Skate: Set | Classic: Set


Driggs will be groomed 3PM Friday. Skate and classic will be set at this time.


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 2/
25

Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Reset everything. Turned out pretty nice and should firm up great in the next cold hour or two. Enjoy!


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Last Updated: 2/
26

Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Plan to reset both skate and classic tracks this morning. Will begin grooming at 9am.


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday & Sunday
Last Updated: 2/26
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Saturday evening 5:30 PM will start to groom yetis in campground loops with a plan to set the classic and skate track. Please be aware of the grooming equipment. Thank you.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Reserve Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Thursday & Saturday
Last Updated: 2/25
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Friday evening I plan to groom starting by 5:45. The plan is to reset the skate track and possibly the classic track. Please be aware of the grooming equipment.

No dogs allowed.


Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/23
Singletrack: Set

Wednesday evening we were able to groom multiple passes on happy hour, powerline, pole connector, upper and lower ladyslippers, upper and lower Hillbenders.

Hillbender to Nemo

Nemo to Lady Slipper

Happy Hour (aka Mike Harris to ID/WY state line)

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Darby Canyon

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/18

Groomed to summer TH 2/16


Rammell Mountain Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/10

Groomed 1/14


South Leigh Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/18

Groomed 2/16

WYLD Times at R Park, Hosted by JH Land Trust

Saturday, March 5th
Rendezvous Park | 3 – 5 pm
On Saturday, March 5 from 3-5 pm the Jackson Hole Land Trust (JHLT) will host WYLD Times at R Park. You are invited to enjoy this free, winter festival to kick off the JHLT’s new WYLD membership initiative. WYLD members fuel free community conservation programming that enriches the livability of this valley and invites accessible open space experiences for all.

WYLD Times at R Park will feature several activity stations with something for everyone. You can take a fat tire bike for a spin courtesy of The Hub Bicycles and brush up on avalanche rescue skills and backcountry preparedness with Teton County Search and Rescue. Kids (or those young at heart) can learn about nature with the JHLT’s Discovery Boxes and sled R Park’s iconic knolls. All activities are free, and you are invited to join WYLD for fun extras like hot cocoa, beer, and custom donuts from Provisions. Don’t have avalanche safety gear to practice with? You can join WYLD for a chance to win an ARVA Evo 4 Combo Kit, including a beacon, probe, and snow shovel!

Become a WYLD member by visiting jhlandtrust.org/wyld today. Attendees who join the WYLD membership program before or during the March 5 WYLD Times at R Park event will be entered into the giveaway to win the ARVA Evo 4 Combo Kit, including a beacon, probe, and snow shovel.


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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