What’s Groomed in Jackson Hole/Teton Valley?

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March 22, 2023 Nature Update

Provided by Cathy Shill founder of The Hole Hiking Experience
https://www.holehike.com/

“Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed… Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.” -Henry David Thoreau

Spring! In the Tetons, it can mean a wet, snowy month and this March is no exception. Warmer temperatures have begun to melt the snowpack in town and on southern slopes. Spring break begins so town quiets as locals go on vacation.  I was able to go to Florida where my brother lives to see my mom and spend some time in the sun.  Nice to have a break from this long winter.

With longer days and warmer temperatures, snow begins to melt. Any obstacle in the snow world such as rocks, trees, bushes or a fallen leaf will heat in the sun and begin to melt the snow around it.  The buttes near town now have some exposed ground so look for deer near the bare spots.  As the snow melts, drops of water form and melt more snow. This change to the landscape changes animal behavior. Aspen trees photosynthesize through their trunks so they will be greener at this time of year.  Some spring plants begin to grow at the edge of the snow. It’s the time of the year where winter and spring mix as the snow world begins to change.

Besides the feel of spring, birds return and find a suitable habitat. Bluebirds and red-winged blackbirds have been seen near town.  I have starlings at my feeder enjoying the suet. Robins look for open ground to forage. Magpies carry nesting materials to secure and tidy their nest. They also dance with the weather.

Varying temperatures will change the consistency of the snow so enjoy the firmness in the valley and the powder in the mountains. Each day is new and different as the pulse of life changes. Females may be heavy with young. Wildlife will be found on the roadways. Hard time of the year for them. Be extra vigilant and enjoy the signs of spring. info@holehike.com 307.690.4453


Trip Report: Phelps Lake

Don’t let cloudy gray days stop you; winter snow-scapes are beautiful in every light, every condition, and are worthy of exploration. Check out the monochromatic beauty of Phelps Lake from a cloudy day.

Trail Creek

Grooming Daily
Last Update:
3/27
Crystalline Perfection
It was an ethereal experience grooming this morning. Crystal blue skies above, and a million diamonds shining in the air and on the ground, like some lost treasure of ages past. What a beautiful day.

Today’s grooming was a full pass of the system, with most wooded trails getting at least one pass, and all fields trails getting two. The snow conditions and temperature were nearly perfect for ideal grooming today, so the corduroy may be the best seen all year. A fox was spotted in the Lower East Fields, which is a pretty neat sighting; unfortunately, the light conditions were not ideal for a good photo, but if you head down that way, you might be able to spot him again.

Groomer’s choice for today is a sunny sunscreened ski in the fields.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Grooming Today: Emily’s Pond Levee, High School Fields, Wilson Centennial Trail
Last Update: 3/27

Cache Creek Trailhead to Noker Mine this afternoon.


Cache Creek Singletrack

Groomed by Friends of Pathways
Grooming Schedule: As Needed

Last Update: 3/26
Singletrack groomed 3/26.


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: 3/27
Anticipate similar conditions to last weeks, as daily light snow accumulations are again forecasted with possible heavier amounts towards the weekend. Skiing should remain enjoyable but keep up with the weather in case the winds pick up. Enjoy the late season snowy weather!

Also, reminder that we will continue to groom the Nordic Course until Sunday, April 9th. After this date the course will be closed as GCM will begin removing snow from the cart paths and commence spring golf course preparations once conditions allow. Thanks. 

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: 3/27
Classic Track: Set | Fat Bike Trails: Closed | Snowshoe Trails: Open
3″ in the past 24 hours with 3″ falling after lifts closed at 4pm. Expect light flurries throughout the day today with temperatures remaining in the mid twenties and overcast skies. Looking into next week, we will have a break in the pattern of deep snowfall until Wednesday evening, bringing a new storm cycle our way. 

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: 3/24
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: 3/27
Skate: Sset | Classic: Set
Teton Canyon is groomed to Reunion Flats. Giving the Moose a break at end of canyon. Counted six this morning.

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: 3/26
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Sunday morning: Yeti and Campground loops are all groomed up for sliding. Skate and classic tracks turned out great. The resident moose is hanging around on Yeti’s so be careful and give her some space. Enjoy the skiing!

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: 3/24
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/


Save the Date
JH Nordic Alliance 6th Annual Free Ski, Fat Bike, & Snowshoe Day

Sunday, January 7th, 2024
Turpin Meadow Ranch



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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