Trip Report: Taggart to Jenny

Stellar Day from Taggart to Jenny Lake. Groomed perfection, sun and big Teton views. It was awesome and I turned around and headed south on virgin track just set by the groomer. -Will H.

Note: If you’re planning to ski Taggart to Jenny Lake section of groomed trail this week, unfortunately a GTNP staffer drove his snow machine on half the groomed track, crushing the grooming. So only half the normal width is groomed from Wednesday until Friday .

Nominate JHNordic for Best Family Friendly Activity and Best Website!

Nominations for Best of Jackson Hole 2021 are now open. You have until Friday, March 5 at 12 p.m. to nominate your favorites! We’d love your nomination for our website and as Best Family Friendly Activity. Nordic skiing is fun for all ages and our website provides all the tools needed to get out on the snow with 100+ GPS trail maps, grooming info and resources!


Wildlife Tour in GTNP by XC Skis with Jackson Hole EcoTour Adventures

Perfect family cross country ski tour in GTNP with JH Ecotour Adventures today, with wildlife viewing bonus – hosted by naturalist Josh Metten.

Trail Creek

Last Updated: 3/2

Splendiferously Brilliant Day
Our streak of bluebird days continues with another nearly ultramarine blue sky today at Trail Creek.  After a brisk near zero start the temps are rapidly heading towards freezing, giving us a wonderful opportunity for taking a great Nordic ski.

Except for a smidge too much snow now and then, this winter has been close to Nordic Nirvana with steady not too cold but not above freezing temperatures, however, spring is in the air with temps forecast to climb into the 40’s later in the week.  The arrival of warm spring weather makes for sometimes hugely variable skiing conditions throughout the day so keep your eye on the thermometer and watch for your favorite ski.

Touching on the schedule this week, there is a Master’s Classic Skiing Clinic here at Trail Creek at Thursday at 11 AM.  All the information is available on the JH Nordic Event Page.  Wednesday will be a very busy practice day and Saturday and Sunday will be very busy race days in the fields.

Today’s grooming focused mainly on the woods trails with a total rework of classic tracks and skate lanes with the results being really nice conditions.  Keep your eyes open for some new routing in the Armin’s section.  The close field also received substantial grooming with the spaghetti bowl arrangement of trails being prepped for the weekend’s races.  The East Fields are in good shape from yesterday’s grooming.  There was some amazing frost this morning.

Groomer’s choice for today is a long tour through the woods.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Last Updated: 3/2

The school fields, levee, and stilson are groomed and in good shape. Enjoy the sun!


Cache Creek

Last Updated: 2/20
We rolled Cache Hagen Sidewalk and Hagen Highway this evening and will snowshoe the trails near the trailhead this weekend.

Grooming provided by Friends of Pathways.


Teton Pines Nordic

Last Updated: 2/27

Trip Report Sat. Feb 27th update:
Wide open spaces with friendly , occasional,  passing encounters, families, friends, couples all enjoying the sunshine and perfect grooming at Teton Pines. Look forward to more of these conditions all week! Groomed every morning.

Call us for specific retail questions (307) 699-3394 or tetonpinesxc@gmail.com. Our hours are 9am-4pm daily.

Shooting Star

Last Updated: 2/28

It looks to be a full week of calm weather and sunny skies! Nordic skiing should be extremely enjoyable and fast! Beginning today and again on Monday, GCM will be packing down the snow & laying down corduroy on top of the greens with our snowcat. (Please, Do Not Walk or Ski on the Greens!) This is needed to support our walking rotary push spreaders that apply the black colored sand. The sand is the same natural material we use in the summertime but is the color black. The dark color absorbs the sunlight and naturally assists with a faster snowmelt on these surfaces. The black sanding process will likely begin Tuesday and last through Thursday or Friday. On Monday we will shift our daily grooming to the evening hours beginning at 6pm and continue this pattern until we are finish with this practice. The evening grooming is needed to allow our staff more maneuverability in the morning hours to efficiently complete this time sensitive operation. Please, note that skiers will likely encounter our equipment (snowmobiles & snowcat) throughout this week and the trails could have a few rougher sections around the areas we are currently working. I will send our next update towards the end of the week once we have finished.  Enjoy and soak up the sunshine!


Teton Village Pathway

Last Updated: 2/17
Teton Village Pathway from Lake Creek Bridge north to just south of the GTNP moose-wilson road south entrance was groomed this morning. Nice for an easy , flat nordic ski, fat bike , or trail run. Or if you’re commuting by ski or bike from Wilson or Jackson!

Groomed by Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, and funded by Teton Village Association .


Grand Teton National Park

Last Updated: 3/2
What a beautiful day to be grooming in GTNP.  Taggart Lake Trailhead to South Jenny


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Last Updated: 3/2
The roads are clear, skies are blue, trails are groomed, the only thing missing is you!
https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com/adventures/winter-adventures/
https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com/the-ranch/live-conditions/
https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com | 307.543.2000, office


Grand Targhee

Last Updated: 3/2
Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed 3/2/2021, Fat Bike CLOSED.

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: 3/1
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Ginzued the skate lanes Monday night. It is firming up nicely. Classic track was still in great shape from yesterday. I saw the biggest and longest shooting star I have ever seen at about 8:30 pm. It was in the western sky and it was HUGE! I love being out there at night! Tuesday morning should be great. Enjoy the sunshine! Happy March.

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: 3/1
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
I left the classic track as is. Smoothed the skate track with drag. Skiing should be excellent.


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 3/1
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Sherman Park was freshly groomed this morning. The classic track was reset. The skate track and singletrack and ready to roll. Enjoy.


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Last Updated: 3/2
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Tuesday afternoon: Tried to take advantage of the warm afternoon, mainly to be able to reset classic track. Turned ot well, for most part. Skate track is nice and firm, a bit rough first mile, but quite nice beyond.


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
Last Updated: 3/2
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
A groomed Campground and Yetis loop’s this morning. I think this is going to set up really well and make for an incredible day of gliding. I did not reset the classic track as it was still in good shape. Enjoy the incredible weather and beautiful sunshine.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Springs Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
Last Updated: 3/1
Skate: Set | Classic: Set | Singletrack: Set
All trails set.

No dogs allowed.


5th Street Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/18
Singletrack: Set
Got the trail packed in and buffed out yesterday afternoon. It will be good till the next round of snow arrives.


Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/28
Singletrack: Set
After the month of heavy snows I was only able to groom happy hour and the connector to the Moose Creek parking area. All other singletrack trails had a groom last week and are partially filled with snow and partially rider packed. We will have to get a team groom going in the near future. Any and all snowshoe, bike and ski traffic will help the process. Thanks for being an advocate. Standby for updates.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Darby Canyon

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/26
Groomed to Pinnacle TH – 2/25


South Leigh Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/26
Groomed 2/25


Pinnacle Trail

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/26
Groomed to upper meadows – 2/25

Nordic Masters Recreational Clinic

TRAIL CREEK NORDIC CENTER | WILSON, WYOMING
THURSDAY, MARCH 4th

Time: 11am -12:30pm – Meet on snow outside the JH Ski Club Nordic cabin.

3 Nordic coaches from the JH Ski Club – 3 small skier groups based on ability. This clinic will focus on classic XC techniques. BYO Mask.

Trail Creek Nordic trail pass is included for the day for Clinic season pass holders and drop-in participants ($35). Stay on and explore the trails after the clinic.


14th Annual Togwotee Winter Fat Bike Classic

BROOKS LAKE PARKING LOT | TOGWOTEE PASS EASTSIDE 7:00AM-3:00 PM
SATURDAY MARCH 06, 2021

Togwotee Winter Classic is a not-for-profit and currently the longest standing, contiguous fat bike race in the Lower 48. The ride takes place on groomed snow and/or snowmobile trails at 8000′ to 9,600′ in elevation on the Continental Divide under extreme winter conditions.

Entry Fee: Free

Registration: 74 Racer Limit — please register on Athlete360 to reserve your spot.



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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