JH Nordic Webcam

Wondering about the trail and weather conditions on the Teton Park Road  trail at Taggart? Check out conditions on the JHNordic- GTNP webcam on jhnordic.com’s home page!

The image refreshes every 30 minutes. The camera operates via cellular transmission and solar power, thus minimizing its environmental impact. Winter conditions in GTNP can be rugged, so after a new modem and software upgrade from last winter, we’re hoping to keep the webcam running all season!

This webcam (and its view of the groomed trail and Grand Teton) view was recently moved 1/4 mile north of its previous location, since the groomed trailhead also moved north to just before the Cottonwood Creek bridge.


Trip Report: GTNP Taggart to Jenny

Picture perfect day on one our most favorite Nordic trails. Freshly groomed at 8am (sunrise) this morning. 2 crisp classic tracks and a wide skate ski lane. Snow was silky smooth, good gliding, no wind, a few small groups of friendly skiers, snowshoers, walkers, families! Remember that dogs must be on leash, and are only allowed on the groomed trail in the section of GTNP.

Note the holiday grooming schedule for Teton Park Road: 

  • Sunday 12/27 — Grooming to 4 passes x4 miles Taggart to south Jenny
  • Tuesday 12/29 — Grooming to Signal Mountain AND 4x to South Jenny
  • Friday 1/1 — No grooming.
  • Sunday 1/3 — Grooming 4x to South Jenny
  • Tuesday 1/5 Grooming to Signal Mountain AND 4x to South Jenny
  • [Back to regular schedule after 1/5]

Please consider making a donation to the Grand Teton National Park Foundation for funding winter grooming -one of our most iconic trails. For bonus points, note “Nordic grooming” on your donation so we can track the involvement from our invested community members!


GTNP: Grooming from Taggart Lake Trailhead to Signal Mountain

The 14-mile section of the Teton Park Road between the Taggart Lake Trailhead and Signal Mountain in Grand Teton National Park will be groomed approximately three times a week dependent on snow and weather conditions. All four lanes will be groomed on Tuesdays and Sundays from Taggart Lake Trailhead to South Jenny Lake Junction. On Fridays, two lanes will be groomed from Taggart Lake Trailhead to Signal Mountian. Due to the holiday season, grooming will not occur on Jan.1 but there will be additional grooming to Signal Mountain on Dec. 29 and Jan. 5.

Cross country skiing, skate skiing, walking, and snowshoeing are permitted on the groomed trails but recreationists are reminded to use the designated tracks for the appropriate uses. Dogs are only permitted in the multi-use lane.

There are four lanes from Taggart Lake Trailhead to South Jenny Lake Junction. From South Jenny Lake Junction to Signal Mountain, the groomed trail is reduced to two lanes,  a multi-use ski, snowshoe, and walking lane and a skate ski lane.


Trail Creek Nordic

Last Updated: 12/27

The Days of Christmas!
The twelve days of Christmas are magical on their own, but throw in a half a foot of perfect white powder and over the top it goes!  Many thanks to Coach Libby and family for adding a special touch to the Trail Creek network in the decorated tree pictured above.  Not only a lovely sight for human eyes but also a treat for our avian friends, just one more great reason for a lovely Nordic ski at Trail Creek today.

Also today we want to thank the Nordic community that came together yesterday to pull off a record setting Betty Woolsey race.  Lots of people managed to come together in a safe way and enjoy our Nordic home.  Thanks to all who helped to make this happen, full results are available here.

This morning the Pisten Bully discovered a half foot of fresh light snow when it ventured forth.  Multiple passes were made in the fields, Woolsey Woods, and Moose Loop with fresh classic tracks.  Armin’s received a single skate/classic pass while most of the rest of the trails received a single skate only pass.  While it will take another day to totally catch up, there’s plenty of really nice, slightly soft, but incredibly beautiful skiing today.  Enjoy the Christmas season with a great ski at Trail Creek today!

Groomer’s choice for today is Homesite.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Last Updated: 12/27
Hagen, Sidewalk, Gauging Station, Hagen Highway, and lower Ferrins are groomed. Cache Creek up to Noker Mine is also groomed.


Teton Pines Nordic

Last Updated: 12/19
We are open daily 9am-4pm. We groom 16km of track each morning for both skate and classic skiing. The conditions are great right now and will continue to improve as we get more snow this week. 

Please come ready to ski as we do not have an indoor area for getting ready this year. We have lots of covid protocols to keep everyone safe and healthy this season. Please check in with us at our outside window/intercom located on the southside of the Teton Pines Clubhouse. The main Clubhouse upper level/front door is closed to the public. The restaurant is closed to the public this winter as well.

We still have lots of nordic gear in our shop if you need to pick up some last minute gifts for the nordic skiers on your list! We currently have a good selection of sizes in skate  gear ( skis/boots/poles) but our classic gear is currently in short supply. We are expecting a small shipment of classic skis around Jan 1. We have a great selection and supply of hats, jackets, pants, socks and gloves by Daehlie, Skida, and Swix. 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: 12/27
The trails are in excellent shape and should remain very enjoyable through Wednesday. The snowshoe loop is now open again

SNOWSHOEING RULES:

  • Stay On the Far Edges of the Actual Groomed trail Surface OR Stay within 6FT of the groomed Trail
  • DO NOT WANDER off the trails OR WALK ON GREENS! STAY ON DESIGNATED LOOP At All Times
  • Walking On the Greens Promotes Severe Damage/Injury to the Putting Surface
  • Don’t Walk Across Lakes (Our Lakes Don’t Fully Freeze Over)

NORDIC RESTRICTIONS:

  • Dog Loops & All Nordic Skiing Trails OPEN
  • Sled Hill OPEN (Will be Groomed Again once more Snow Returns)
  • Classic Tracks SET
  • Snow Shoeing Loop OPEN
  • Casual Walking Not Permitted

Enjoy the Nordic Course and the fun conditions during the final days of 2020! Next Update will be Thursday 12/31.


Teton Village Pathway

Last Updated: 12/23
Teton village pathway – from Lake Creek Bridge north to the end of bike path/GTNP south entrance groomed today. Thanks to JHMR for the grooming and Teton Village Association for making it happen!


Grand Teton National Park

Last Updated: 12/27
Grand Teton Park Foundation has provided the following modifications to the grooming schedule for Teton Park Road over the holidays:

Sunday 12/27 — Grooming to 4 passes x4 miles Taggart to south Jenny
Tuesday 12/29 — Grooming to Signal Mountain AND 4x to South Jenny
Friday 1/1 — No grooming.
Sunday 1/3 — Grooming 4x to South Jenny
Tuesday 1/5 Grooming to Signal Mountain AND 4x to South Jenny
[Back to regular schedule after 1/5]

Remember that dogs must be on leash, and are only allowed on the groomed trail in the section of GTNP. Please consider making a donation to the Grand Teton National Park Foundation for funding winter grooming -one of our most iconic trails. For bonus points, note “Nordic grooming” on your donation so we can track the involvement from our invested community members!


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Last Updated: 12/26
On Boxing Day, December 26, we got a fresh layer of snow and it was warm which made for soft conditions and magical scenery. People were out snowshoeing, skating, and classic skiing, it was just too soft for the fat bikes. 

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. To keep an eye on live conditions, check out the webcams here


Grand Targhee

Last Updated: 12/27
Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed 12/26/2020) 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: 12/27
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Bonus groom Sunday night with the ginzu. Skate and classic track set. Looks really good. Hopefully it sets up tonight. If so, Monday should be really good.

Please do not park in the library parking lot.


Driggs

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 12/25
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set
Cold temperatures made it possible to drag groom Driggs track. Track has early season conditions good for classic


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 12/27
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Did a Sunday Groom to pack down the 8 or so inches. Was a tad soft on the afternoon tracks I saw but should ski nice on Monday with the cold temp Sunday night. Classic track set….Still some grass and twigs sticking through Enjoy


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Last Updated: 12/27
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Reset both sides of the classic track and packed the skate lane. The surface is quite soft, skaters were digging in a couple inches. Looks like a classic kind of day, enjoy!


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
Last Updated: 12/27
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Blower powder day. Oh wait, I groomed the skate track on Campground and Yeti’s. I was not able to set the classic track as there was over 10″+ of light density pow. The conditions will be quite soft for awhile. Enjoy the glide!

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Springs Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
Last Updated: 12/27
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
6-8 inches of new snow.

No dogs allowed.


5th Street Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 12/27
Singletrack: Set
Sunday night – 5th St. is ridden in. A few inches of fluff on top packed in well and smoothed out the previous bumps. Go low on the tire pressures if these low temps stick around. Clockwise laps always easier (riding it both ways is believing).


Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 12/27
Singletrack: Set
The entire Southern Valley singletrack system has a fresh haircut. We groomed everything: Happy Hour, Nemo, Hillbenders, Upper and lower Lady Slipper and Pole Canyon to the trailhead. Enjoy the ride!

No dogs December 1 – April 15.



JH Nordic Recreation Masters Clinics

THURSDAY, JANUARY 7th | TETON PINES
The third of eight in the clinic series featuring classic XC ski. Sessions run bi-weekly from 11:00am – 12:30pm through March 18th, alternating between skate skiing and classic cross-country.

Teton Ridge Classic

SATURDAY, JANUARY 9TH | GRAND TARGHEE
The 18th annual Ridge Classic benefits both Teton Valley Trails and Pathways and Teton Valley Ski Education Foundation. The race will start at 10 am. The 24, 14, and 7 km races will be intervals starts separated by 20 seconds. Individual start times will be emailed to registered participants on Friday before the race.


CANCELLED
JH Nordic Alliance Annual Free Nordic Ski, Fat Bike, Snowshoe Event

Based on our goal to Recreate Responsibly, the JH Nordic Alliance has decided to cancel this season’s Annual Free Winter Trails Nordic, Fat Bike and Snowshoe Event. Stay tuned for January 2022! In the meantime, we encourage you to get out safely, responsibly, wear a mask, keep your groups small, and space out!


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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