JHNordic Winter Giveaway 2020-21

The Jackson Hole Nordic Winter Giveaway 2020-21 is a special contest to win some great prizes contributed by the JHNordic Alliance. Although our Annual Event at Turpin Meadow Ranch was cancelled this season to prioritize health and safety, we can still recreate responsibly this winter and enjoy all the Jackson Hole Nordic community has to offer. We want to hear from you and how you are enjoying the trails this season.

Enter to Win:
1/ Send us your Trail Report by filling out the form here: https://jhnordic.com/enter-to-win-our-jackson-hole-nordic-winter-giveaway-2021/. You can submit unique videos or photos and have the choice to submit up to 2 paragraphs describing your experience. Submitting a Trail Report will grant you 5 giveaway submissions. Upon submitting you grant JHNordic permission to share your photos or videos for future posts, with your credit of course.

2/ You can also enter to win by following and liking our Instagram and Facebook accounts as well as our Alliance members. You can also comment on the giveaway post mentioning a friend. Each like and comment is worth 1 extra submission to our giveaway.

Good luck and see you on the trails!

We will be drawing new winners a few times this season, so you will have multiple chances to win something.
JHNordic buffs Kate’s Real Food bars, USA Cycling 20 oz Stainless Steel Tumbler, Jackson Hole Trail Maps, JHNordic Nosopatch, JHNordic stickers, Orvis Pint Glass, Sun shirt, 1 hour skate or classic xc lessons, EcoTour Adventures winter Beanie, EcoTour Adventures buff, 3 EcoTour Adventures Ski Straps and even more prizes coming!
Prizes provided by the Jackson Hole Nordic Alliance.
#jhnordic #JacksonHole #giveaway #recreateresponsibly  

Photo by EcoTour Adventures Naturalist @tyler_greenly

EcoTour Adventures Wildlife Wednesday

Ask a Naturalist: How to Identify Male and Female Bison
Can you tell the difference between a bull (male) and a cow (female) bison?  Both sexes have horns, meaning even experienced wildlife watchers can be challenged when sexing bison.  That’s why we try to use multiple methods of identification.  Careful observation in four main areas; horn shape, horn size, head shape, and body characteristics are how we tell the difference.  Read on to learn more, and test your bison knowledge with a fun quiz! 

Trip Report: Rammel Mountain Road, Teton Valley

Rammel Mountain Road has long been on our list of Teton Valley trails to explore, intrigued by its inclusion on the TVTAP “groomed” trails page. Located north of Driggs , north of South Leigh Canyon trail , we ventured up there this week. Groomed by the Caribou-Targhee USFS by snowmobile approximately once a week (last groomed date was Jan 21st), the trail follows the summer dirt road known by a few locals as a great gravel/mountain bike ride in summer/fall.

The trail climbs uphill for the first mile following a ridge through dense forest. Occasional breaks in the trees reveal a stunning view of the Grand Teton and Grand Targhee (Fred’s Mountain) to the south. The trail eventually flattens out, though continues to climb gently, heading east into the western foothills of the Tetons. Good trail if you are ready for some uphill climbing, solitude, and OK with a snowmobile packed trail on most days.

Note that the trail is part of the snowmobile trails popular on weekends, so we recommend mid-week.

Trail Creek Nordic

Last Updated: 1/26

Snow on the Way!
Not that we’ve been suffering too much, but it does look like steady snow fall is on the way for the rest of the week.  The chart above shows total accumulation by sunrise of each date shown.  If all goes according to plan we’ll be approaching a foot by Sunday.  Speaking of charts, Coach Will has produced a very beautiful spreadsheet showing the practice schedule for all groups associated with JHSC, including masters for the next few weeks. 

Today at Trail Creek you’ll find some very nice skiing.  The Pisten Bully covered nearly every trail today with a best line skate pass.  Classic tracks were mostly untouched but are also mostly in good shape.  If you check that schedule you’ll see that no teams are practicing today at Trail Creek so if you can make it out you should have plenty of space.

Groomer’s choice for today is Shades of Gray.

Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Last Updated: 1/26
The school fields and the levee are groomed and in good shape. Stilson will be done around 10:30.

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:
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: 1/26
Trail conditions are looking good from Taggart Lake Trailhead to South Jenny today, can’t get much better! @grandtetonfoundation @jhnordic #gtnpgrooming

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 | 307.543.2000, office

Grand Targhee

Last Updated: 1/26
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: 1/25
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Groomed the skate lanes Monday night. Looking great. Left the classic track as is. It is still intact and firm.

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.


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.

Rammell Mountain Road

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

South Leigh Road

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

JH Nordic Recreational Masters – Classic Ski Clinic

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

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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    Let’s make lemonade out of lemons.. the lemonade being morel mushrooms and the lemons being the lingering cold temperatures (snow, sleet, and hail). What comes with so much needed precipitation are morels! Morel mushrooms are fungi that grow in the filtered light of forests. These oddly shaped mushrooms graze the valley floor and make for a fun activity for the whole family. Walking through the woods or floating the Snake River with a keen eye… Read More