New Grand Teton National Park Camera

Thinking of heading up to the Taggart trailhead in Grand Teton National Park, to ski the groomed Teton Park Road trail? Want to check out the weather, visibility, and trail grooming conditions before you drive out there? We highly recommend checking out the JH Nordic – GTNP web cam, set a hundred yards north of the new ski track trailhead (just north of Cottonwood Creek Bridge). The webcam image captures the groomed track as well as the Grand Teton and adjacent slopes, and is refreshed every 30 minutes, from dawn to dusk.

The webcam is a joint effort by JH Nordic, Grand Teton National Park Foundation, Grand Teton National Park, and See JH. Grand Teton National Park will eventually be adding the webcam to their website for visitors to see in the summer as well.

Located on the home page of our JH nordic website you will find the updated camera photos to make it easier to plan your park days. 


Friends of the Bridger-Teton: One of Jackson’s Newest Nonprofits Aiming to Strengthen the Support for the Bridger-Teton National Forest

Friends of the Bridger-Teton is the nonprofit partner that supports the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Though there are many nonprofits in Jackson that work with the national forest, including Friends of Pathways and PAWS, Friends of BT is the first solely focused on the national forest.

“Prior to 2019, there had been talk of creating a nonprofit partner that is fully for the Bridger-Teton forest to bridge some of the gaps in needs that aren’t being met by other partners.  The hope (of establishing) a designated nonprofit partner is to better support all the existing nonprofit partners that are out there,” said Sarah Walker, former Executive Director of Friends of the Bridger-Teton. 

While most national parks have nonprofit partners (like the Grand Teton National Park Foundation), before Friends of the Bridger-Teton, there hadn’t been any equivalent for national forests. Though both national forests and national parks struggle with inadequate funding, the national forest can have very different challenges than national parks. Under the Department of Agriculture, the national forest is prioritized in a different way than the national parks under the Department of the Interior.

Friends of the Bridger-Teton have only been around for the last 2 years, but their initial priority was getting boots on the ground in places that aren’t covered by forest service staff or other nonprofit partners, utilizing volunteer ambassadors for trail and campsite maintenance projects in high use areas. Their other main focus is in education and outreach to help people recognize when they are on national forest and how to be responsible on the national forest too. 

“It is amazing how few people know that they’re on the national forest–nobody knows that Snow King and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort are on the BT,” Sarah said. “People aren’t going to protect it if they don’t know what it is and love it and appreciate it, so visibility is important. That’s where JH Nordic is already a great, extraordinary asset in pointing out which trails are on the BT and raising awareness. I think it’s just those little things that go a really long way.”


Trail Creek Nordic

Last Updated: 1/29

Mountains of Snow!
Storm totals are approaching the 2 foot range for our most recent snowfall event here at Trail Creek.  As morning grooming began and snowfall was mostly nonexistent, it looked like we had a good shot of getting in front of the snow, however as grooming progressed, once again the beautiful white flakes began to fall rapidly on our trails. 

All in all, things are much more groomed than yesterday with most trails except for a few of the National Forest Service trails receiving double Pisten Bully passes with fresh classic tracks.  Even the National Forest trails all received at least one pass.  About 3 inches had fallen from the time grooming began so even skaters were still able to make some progress on the somewhat soft trails.  Classic skiers appeared to be having a good time. 

The teams are off to Bozeman today for the course inspection at the Bozeman JNQ although they might be wishing they were here as current conditions show rain and about 40ºF in Bozeman.  If your valley fever is getting to a high level and your covid protection armor system is good, you could actually go up and spectate this weekend.  Event details are at this website and covid safe spectators are allowed.

Groomer’s choice for today is Armin’s.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Last Updated: 1/29
Game creek, May park and three creek pathway are groomed and in good shape. Both trails will be a bit soft for walkers.

On 1/28 Friends of Pathways groomed cache hagen sidewalk and hagen highway this evening and will start snowshoeing the trails near the trailhead tomorrow.  Big storm cycle! 


Teton Pines Nordic

Last Updated: 1/27

New snow and the new groomer snow cat are making for excellent skiing at Teton Pines. The groomer has been out at sunrise, and tracks – classic and skate  – are skiing well all day long. Friendly reminder, please no snowshoeing or dogs!  (there’s plenty of snowshoe and dog friendly trails just down the road at Stilson, Wilson Centennial, and Emily’s Pond).

Please call or email Cody for more details: (307) 733-1733 or tetonpinesxc@gmail.com

Shooting Star

Last Updated: 1/27
After an unusually dry start to winter, it appears plenty of snow is finally headed our way. If the forecast comes true, expect 2-4” of snow to accumulate on the trails during the daylight hours each day through Saturday. The heaviest of snow appears to be on Thursday. We’ll do our best to smooth the track out each morning, but anticipate storm style skiing with potential drifting (if windy) until Sunday. Keep your fingers crossed for lots of snow! Enjoy! Next Update Monday 2/1.  Please See the following  Restrictions

  • Dog Loops & All Nordic Skiing Trails OPEN
  • Sled Hill OPEN
  • Classic Tracks SET
  • Snow Shoeing Loop OPEN
  • Casual Walking Not Permitted

Grand Teton National Park

Last Updated: 1/29
Visibility is a little poor in GTNP. Grooming to Signal Mountain today. Have a great day everyone. @jhnordic @grandtetonfoundation #gtnpgrooming

Trip Report: It was a deep powder day in GTNP. Granite trailhead to LSR Preserve via Moose-wilson Road and untracked meadow. We appreciated the snowshoe snd xc skier track after breaking trail in knee deep snow across the meadow. Serene, winter beauty.


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Last Updated: 1/29
Got just the right amount of snow to make the skate lane groom great! Around an inch of fresh snow and temps around 20 should make for great skiing today, come on down!. If you’re new to skiing or wanting to refine your skills, book a ski lesson with our professional ski instructor Elee (she also does guided tours)! She is a wealth of knowledge and can help take your Nordic skiing, whether it be skate or classic, to the next level! 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/adventures/winter-adventures/
https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com/the-ranch/live-conditions/
https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com | 307.543.2000, office


Grand Targhee

Last Updated: 1/29
Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed
1/28/2021, 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: 1/28
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Groomed the Alta Track this morning. Came out pretty well. Reset the majority of the classic track and buffed out the skate lane.

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: 1/27
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Track is holding up well. Do your snow dance!


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 1/29
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
I groomed the skate track, singletrack and reset the classic track this morning. The snow is a bit soft but it should still be good. Come get your glide on before more snow falls.


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Last Updated: 1/29
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Friday: Overnight temperatures just above freezing should allow a good reset of both skate and classic tracks this morning. Plan to finish grooming by 930am.


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
Last Updated: 1/29
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Rolled yeti and campground loop. Did not set classic track.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Springs Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
Last Updated: 1/28
Skate: Set | Classic: Set | Singletrack: Set
I’m heading out to groom the Nordic track, singletrack and I hope to reset the classic track. I plan to be done by 9 AM. Please be aware of the machinery.

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: 1/27
Grooming to summer TH 1/27 PM


Rammell Mountain Road

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


South Leigh Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 1/27
Grooming 1/27 AM

JH Nordic Recreational Masters – Classic Ski Clinic

TETON PINES
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

WHITE PINE NORDIC SKI TRAILS | PINEDALE, WY
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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