Share Your Jackson Hole Outdoor Adventure: Emily’s Pond

Emily Skiing Emily’s Pond – Photo: Karen D.

Heading out for a ski, bike or snowshoe? We invite you to hit the Nordic trails, take photos of your adventures and share them with us. When you submit your photo(s) and describe your outing we may share your adventure on social media, our trail reports, and we will also enter you to win our Photo Buff Competition! We’ll be seeing you on the trails.

12.12.2021, Davos, Switzerland (SUI): Jessie Diggins (USA), Therese Johaug (NOR), Frida Karlsson (SWE), (l-r) – FIS world cup cross-country, 10km women, Davos (SUI). © Modica/NordicFocus.

Book Review: Trail to Gold, the Journey of 53 Women Skiers

How far women’s skiing has come, and how hard women have worked to bring the program to its current status was recently highlighted to in Trail to Gold, The Journey of 53 Women Skiers, a collection of stories written by the 1972-2018 U.S. Olympic Women Cross-Country Skiers. This is a book that will be impactful in a unique way to each reader.

Silicon Couloir Entrepreneurs “start-up” XC skiing to Phelps Lake

A group of intrepid Silicon Couloir staff, entrepreneurs, and mentors met up to cross country ski up to Phelps Lake in GTNP recently, taking advantage of a sunny weekend to “kick-start” some camaraderie, sharing stories of entrepreneurial work here in Jackson Hole . 

Silicon Couloir is a Jackson Based non-profit that aligns entrepreneurship with community vision to promote a diverse economy and a healthy environment for current and future generations. SC is the the hub connecting local entrepreneurs to all the resources needed to succeed: an expanded personal network, education, access to capital, connection to mentors, and leadership training.

January 27, 2022 Nature Update

Provided by Cathy Shill
Founder of The Hole Hiking Experience

“We saw a raven very high above us. It called out, and the dome of the sky seemed to echo the sound. It called again and again as it flew onwards, and the mountains gave back the sound, seeming as if from their centre; a musical bell-like answering to the bird’s hoarse voice.” – Dorothy Wordsworth

Cold mornings, sunny afternoons and beautiful views this week in Jackson Hole. Earlier storms keep the current snowpack above average. Recent temperatures have been close to normal. January is the coldest month of the year with an average low of 6 degrees Fahrenheit and a high of 25. High pressure continues through the end of the month.

In January with a day length of about 9.5 hours, additional light is noticeable. As light returns to the northern hemisphere, changes begin in nature. At this time of the winter, more ravens are seen in pairs. Like owls, they are early nesters and adult ravens begin to court in January.

You might catch a glimpse of a pair of ravens playing in the wind or enjoying the afternoon sun and preening each other. With sufficient food, most ravens stay in their home territory and return to their nesting site. They are mainly monogamous so form long-term pair bonds. Ravens are mysterious and intelligent creatures. They happen to be opportunistic and omnivores so they eat what is available; often carrion or a tasty pile of garbage. 

Enjoy these sunny days. With 97% of Jackson Hole protected, we have endless options to explore and discover. Maybe travel north in Grand Teton Park towards Signal Mountain or Colter Bay so you can enjoy the entire majestic Teton Range as it rises above Jackson Lake. Such beauty.

To connect more deeply and learn along the way, give us a call for a customized nature excursion. Lots of wildlife possibilities, numerous tour options with fun and engaging naturalists. Can’t be beat! Hole Hiking Experience ( 307.690.4453

Masters Nordic Rec Skate Skiing Clinic This Thursday

Trail Creek Nordic Center
Thursday, January 27

11am – 12:30pm

Join the JH Ski Club Nordic Masters Recreational Clinic this week to perfect your Skate ski technique – we will have 3 certified coaches for 3 levels of skate skiers on freshly groomed trails of Trail Creek. If you have not already registered, please register online. Questions? Email

Trail Creek

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 1/26

Wild Wednesday!

Once again a very full slate of Lollipoppers, Teewinots, Devos, Juniors, and Prep/Comp skiers will descend upon the trails of Trail Creek this afternoon.  Thankfully we have plenty of groomed kilometers for everyone to find their very own space.

The Husky was hard at it again this morning, grooming all those kilometers of trails.  If you’ve been following the snow pack, our nearest recording station, Phillips Bench is now in the deficit range with today’s reading being 88% of normal.  The image below shows the business end of the Husky, aggressively churning up the snow into yet another great ski surface, allowing the skiing to remain pristine in spite of a slight shortfall in precipitation.

Almost every trail received fresh grooming with many of the classic tracks being set along the way.  No matter where you go you should be able to find plenty of nice skiing today.

Groomer’s choice for today is to ski some laps in the fields.

Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Grooming Monday-Saturday
Last Update: 1/25

Cache Creek and May Park are groomed and in good shape. Game Creek will be done around 11:00.

Game Creek is groomed and in good shape.

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

Cache Creek Fat Bike Trails

Last Update: 1/21

I groomed Cache to Noker Mine, Gauging Station, Hagen, Sidewalk, Hagen Highway, and Ferrins Friday night.

Grooming by Friends of Pathways.

Teton Pines Nordic

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 1/23

Our trails continue to be in incredible shape with this awesome weather we’ve recently had! The cold temps and clear skies are great for the track. 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 at the shop. 

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 great selection of skate skis, a few classic track and BC skis, boots, 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:

Shooting Star

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 1/25

The trails are in excellent shape, and everything is open. Weather and trail conditions should continue to be very enjoyable throughout this whole week. Soak up the sunshine and enjoy! Next Update will be Friday (1/28).


  • SLED HILL GROOMED on 1/25 (Grooming will occur as needed)

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: 1/25

Blue bird day in GTNP.  Brandon is going to groom from Taggart Lake trailhead to Signal today.  Should be a nice one out there.  After the park he will head to Bar B Bar.  Have a great day everyone.

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

Turpin Meadow Ranch

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 1/26

All trails were reset with the pisten bully Wednesday night so things should be fresh and fast. Come make meaningful connections, explore our trails, and get some fun exercise. Please sign waivers 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). | 307.543.2000

Western aspect of the Tetons – grooming by TVTAP

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: 1/26

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: 1/25
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Set skate and classic tracks. It is going to be a beautiful day on the Alta tracks. Perfect classic skiing conditions.

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: 1/24
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Groomed the skate track and left the classic track as is. The skiing should be excellent!

Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 1/

Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Sunday evening I was able to groom and reset the singletrack, skate track and classic track. In these cold temperatures it should turn out well. Walkers and fat tire riders please use the singletrack trail. If you do choose to Used the roller to pack out the inch of snow and try and fill in foot/dog prints. Visually might not be pretty in spots but the skating should be great. The classic I decided to not touch as I didn’t think I could make it better with the firm base…should be ok. Singletrack and dog walking trail was also smoothed out as well *Please watch your dogs and pick up after them! *walkers please try and use singletrack or far left side of track if you must Thanks…Let it snow!!!

Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Last Updated: 1/

Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Tuesday Noon: Wanted to take advantage of the great grooming conditions today. Set south classic and skate tracks. Tomorrow morning, will reset north side classic and skate tracks.

Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday & Sunday
Last Updated: 1/25
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Reset the classic and skate track on campground and yetis loops. It’s a beautiful, cold, high-pressure day so get out and enjoy it.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.

Teton Reserve Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Thursday & Saturday
Last Updated: 1/26
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Finished setting both skate and classic tracks at 6 PM. Erased many elk footprints on the Elk View loop. Skiing tomorrow should be really nice; don’t be surprised if you encounter fresh (i.e. overnight) Elk tracks on the groom at the south end of Elk View.

No dogs allowed.

Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 1/25
Singletrack: Set

Groomed Pole Canyon connector single-track. All trails in South Valley system are now groomed. Enjoy the ride!

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: 1/13

Grooming to summer trail head 1/13

Rammell Mountain Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 12/15

The USFS is continuing to monitor snow levels on our roads and will close them to wheeled motorized vehicles when there is enough snow to groom.

South Leigh Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 1/19

Groomed 1/19/22.


JH Nordic Masters Classic & Skate Ski Clinics


11am – 12:30pm

Hosted by Scott Horn and JH Ski Club Nordic Team Coaches
There will be 10 clinics running every Thursday in January and February from 11am-12:30pm. The Nordic Masters clinics will focus on skate ski and classic cross country skiing every other week.

Joining all 10 clinics is your best approach to developing your full Nordic skiing technique, balance, stride, stamina, and overall fitness while having fun in a small group. For those who only wish to focus on one technique, we are offering a Skate Ski Clinic series of 5 clinics or a Classic Cross country series of 5 clinics.

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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