TRIP REPORTS: GTNP and R Park to Wilson

There are many opportunities for family and friends to join in the camaraderie of Nordic skiing on these beautiful days! If you can wait until noon or later, these sunny days Nordic skiing are heavenly. The afternoon sun is just enough to warm the face without warming the snow, making for good gliding, and comfortable activity. Take advantage of this beautiful weather and enjoy a winter trail or two, however you like! – Submitted by Nancy L.

“It was the first time x-country skiing for my brother’s kids who are down from Bozeman. My mom and her partner are from Maine/Vermont and requested a ski day in the park. Such a beautiful day for it!” – Submitted by Jenny WH

Emily’s Pond to R Park, Stilson Loop, Wilson Centennial Trails- excellent grooming and packed trails to make a connected longer ski or fat bike (30 ft in the bike tunnel requires ski removal). Thanks to TC/J Parks & Rec for trail grooming, pathway prep! – Submitted by Nancy L.


Recreate Responsibly: Plan and Prepare


NEW ON THE BLOG: Stay The Ranch. Ski The Ranch – Harriman State Park

Ranch Manager’s House, Harriman State Park

Let’s be honest, we Nordic skiers are kind of spoiled here in Jackson Hole, with so many great groomed trails within twenty minutes of the town square. But just imagine the luxury of a skate and classic track, beckoning on crisp winter mornings say, fifty feet from your kitchen coffee pot. Add to that, twenty-four miles of connected trails that first hug the edge of a meandering river—steam rising among a lamentation of swans—and then climb up into sunny conifer-covered hills to a yurt with a welcoming wood burning stove. Try to imagine the silent nights, the only sound being the crunch of snow underfoot, and stars sparkling like sequins on a black dress. Then you would have either to be dreaming; or enjoying a winter retreat at Harriman State Park in Island Park, Idaho.

Harriman State Park, just over ninety miles from Jackson and thirty miles from West Yellowstone, offers year-round recreation and accommodations in a gorgeous historic ranch setting stitched together by the scenic and sinuous Henry’s Fork of the Snake River.


HAPPENING TOMORROW:

Trail Creek

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 1/29

Upgrade in Progress!

Even though our new Husky has been doing a fantastic job of keeping our hard working snow in top Nordic skiing condition, the people at Prinoth weren’t quite happy.  They redesigned the Nordic comb to leave an even nicer finish and their tech is in the process of installing a new comb today.

The installation process will limit the amount of grooming done today, but yesterday was a light practice day and all in all conditions are still great.  We might have time for a quick loop around the fields yet this morning, the woods will probably be groomed around sunset with a very early morning of the fields on Sunday morning.

Racing is ongoing in West Yellowstone with some good results flowing in already.  You can follow along at the event website.  The West Yellowstone Nordic area has a live webcam, and while you can see a bit of activity, it doesn’t appear to be focused on the races.

Check out the Alumni Feature of former JHSC Nordic racer Elliot Neal as well as the monthly Nordic newsletter on the website today.

Groomer’s choice for today is laps around the sunny Close Field.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Grooming Monday-Saturday
Last Update: 1/29

The levee, school fields, and stilson are groomed and in decent shape.


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: www.tetonpinesnordiccenter.com


Shooting Star

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 1/28

The temperatures may be cold, but the views and trail conditions are extra hot! Anticipate chilly blue bird conditions to persist through Sunday, followed by light snowfall during the day on Monday. Also, skiers should be aware that icy areas are beginning to form due to lack of fresh snow combined w/the existing snow’s pliability is reduced from the bitterly cold temps. Overall, skiing should continue to be great… Bundle up and enjoy! Next Update will be Tuesday (2/1).

TRAIL STATUS

  • YELLOW LOOP OPEN
  • SLED HILL GROOMED on 1/25 (Grooming will occur as needed)
  • CLASSIC TRACKS SET
  • SNOWSHOEING OPEN (BLUE LOOP ONLY, STAY ON THE EDGE OF THE TRAIL OR IMMEDIEDATEY NEXT TO TRAIL)
  • ORANGE LOOP OPEN
  • WALKING, NOT ALLOWED

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: 1/28

Went Taggart Lake to Signal Mountain on Friday.

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


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 1/29

Coming up TOMORROW, new moon night ski at Turpin Meadow Ranch!

The skate lane on all trails was reset with the ginzu on Friday night. Trails are firm and fast. People enjoyed all forms of Nordic today but the fat biking is particularly glorious AND we have a new dedicated fat bike loop along the summer homes and riverside trails! Come check it out for yourself. 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).

https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com/the-ranch/live-conditions/
https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com | 307.543.2000


photo: Nick Beatty

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: 1/29

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: 1/29
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Alta was groomed Saturday

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: 1/28
Skate: Set | Classic: Set


All trails were groomed Friday afternoon.


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 1/
27

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 Set the single and skate tracks. Did not reset the classic track, but left it as is – still a decent track, but shallow in a few spots.


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Last Updated: 1/
28

Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Groomed the skate track Friday afternoon, during the warmer temperature. Classic tracks still in good condition, for the most part. Continued dry, cold, weather has allowed all of our Nordic venues to remain in great shape. Thanks to all the volunteers.


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday & Sunday
Last Updated: 1/29
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Saturday evening I plan to start grooming by 5:45 PM. Please be aware of the grooming equipment out on the trails.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Reserve Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Thursday & Saturday
Last Updated: 1/29
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Friday evening I was able to reset the skate and classic track. Enjoy the glide.

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

CLASSIC SKI CLINIC at Teton Pines
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2022
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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