Looking Back at the 2020-21 Nordic Ski Season

The end of the year can be a great time for reflection. We are still early in this Nordic season but it is fun to glide down memory lane and see all that we did as a community in 2020-21. While we may groan and wish to forget a lot of the recent past there were some incredible highlights worth celebrating. Enjoy these memories and get out there to make some more. Please share with us YOUR Nordic season highlights by emailing trailconditions@jhnordic.com.


Friends of Pathways Cache Creek Winter Grooming Fundraiser

HO HO HO – LOOK WHAT SANTA DELIVERED TO FOP…AND JUST IN THE ST. NICK OF TIME!

NOW WE NEED YOUR HELP putting this shiny new sled to work and keeping 12 miles of singletrack in Cache Creek open during the winter.

If you enjoy walking, running, skiing or fat biking along the beautiful Hagen trail during the winter, please consider donating to FOP’s winter grooming program. New equipment will help our groomers cover more terrain more efficiently, but the trails don’t groom themselves!

Last winter there were 24,275 users on the Hagen Trail and Cache Creek Road enjoying the groomed trails. If you use these trails, please donate today and share this campaign with your friends and fellow trail users!

FOP will update Cache single track grooming status on social channels, or for a more complete grooming schedule, go to JH Nordic.


JH NORDIC ALLIANCE ANNUAL FREE SKI-FAT BIKE-SNOWSHOE DAY – CANCELLED

Due to the surge in Covid outbreaks in Teton County, the JH Nordic Alliance and Turpin Meadow Ranch sincerely regret we must cancel our Annual Event, previously scheduled for January 9th.

Turpin Meadow Ranch Lodging and Restaurant are currently closed for 5 days, until Monday January 3rd. Daily groomed trails for Nordic skiing, fat biking, and snowshoeing remain open. Please buy your trail pass and sign waiver online. 

Check TurpinMeadowRanch.com or the JH Nordic Trail Reports for updates for Nordic Ski, fat bike and snowshoe trails.

For the health and safety of our community, we encourage responsible outdoor winter recreation with social distancing, using a mask when indoors, stay home when sick.  

Thank you for your understanding… See you on the trails..

Trail Creek

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 12/30

Guiding The News & Guide

The word is apparently out that we have a new Prinoth Husky careening around our trails and as Jackson Hole News and guide got that word, they wanted to come check it out for themselves.  Intern Reed Mattison stopped by this morning to see the Husky in action; look for a feature in next week’s Wednesday edition of the weekly.

Today’s feature is that another 4-6 inches of snow has blanketed the trails of Trail Creek.  However, our new Husky on its adventurous tour of the ski tracks today did a bang up job of whipping things into shape.  Most every trail except for the East Fields received at least one pass with classic tracks on around 65% of the trails. 

While there was a pretty good morning crowd today, this afternoon’s venue is a little lighter than usual with only the Prep/Comp team practicing.  Look for late afternoons to get quite busy next week as all programs, even the littlest ones, will be on snow beginning Monday.

Groomer’s choice for today is Moose Loop.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Last Update: 12/30

The levee and stilson are groomed and in good shape although they are drifting in quickly.


Cache Creek Fat Bike Trails

Last Update: 12/30

Tonight we groomed the Cache Road, Gauging Station, Hagen, Sidewalk, Hagen Highway, and lower Ferrins. 

Grooming by Friends of Pathways.


Teton Pines Nordic

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 12/27

The snow is great at Teton Pines! We groom 13km+ daily for both skate and classic with our new snowcat. 

We are open to the public 9am-4pm. 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. During the next two weeks we don’t allow multi-day or off-site rentals.

We still have a great selection of classic skis, skate skis, boots, jackets, pants, gloves, and hats so come on out to pick up last minute gifts for the XC skier on your list. 

Visit our website for pricing and other information: www.tetonpinesnordiccenter.com


Shooting Star

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 12/30

Windy, drifty, and less than ideal conditions are to be expected all day as another winter storm passes through. The snowcat was able to limp through and groom the yellow loop but would recommend waiting until this system passes after Friday morning before venturing out on your next Nordic adventure. We are expecting the Pistenbully service tech to arrive this morning and we’ll troubleshooting it out into the field today. … so be aware that skiers may encounter us on the trails throughout the day. Fingers crossed we can get it fixed! I’ll try and update everyone again Friday. 

TRAIL STATUS

  • YELLOW LOOP OPEN
  • SLED HILL GROOMED on 12/28 (Grooming Frequency Depends on Machinery Functioning)
  • CLASSIC TRACKS NOT SET
  • SNOWSHOEING CLOSED
  • ORANGE LOOP, CLOSED
  • WALKING, NOT ALLOWED

Grand Teton National Park

Last Update: 12/28
Good conditions in Grand Teton National Park! Enjoy the day!

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


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Last Update: 12/29
The lodge and restaurant at Turpin Meadow Ranch are closed to outside guests until January 3. However our trails are open and we have all sorts of winter gear for rent. We also offer Nordic ski lessons & classic ski and snowshoe tours. We are asking that folks sign their waivers and pay for trail passes online ahead of your visit. Please call the front office (307) 543-2000 for booking equipment rentals and Nordic adventures. Enjoy these last days of 2021 and have a safe and happy new year!

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


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: 12/28

Cross Country 15k: XC OPEN -last groomed 12/26/2021
Fat Bike Trails : Closed & Not Groomed
Snowshoe Trails: Open & Not Groomed

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: 12/30
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set

No grooming today. With all this new snow we plan to begin following the regular grooming schedule starting this weekend.

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: 12/29
Skate: Set | Classic: Set


Still some weeds out there but I’m pretty good shape overall. Did 3 passes on the outer loops but did not set classic on the middle loop. Still a bit shallow for the classic track but getting there


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 12/
28

Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set

Got on the track Tuesday night, made multiple passes with the roller. Should set up beautifully and ski (skate) great. Classic track was not set. Fat bike and or walking single track was packed with just the sled. More snow in the forecast and snowing at report time 11:00pm


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Last Updated: 12/
30

Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Thursday: Plan to make couple passes with roller to stay on top of the new snow, 4-6 inches currently. Will set south side classic and skate track. Finish around 11am.


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday & Sunday
Last Updated: 12/30
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set

Lots of snow to compact. Ran the roller over the course and came out with a nice flat surface; no bumpety-bumps. Was still snowing good while I finished up, should snow lots tonight, no point in setting classic. We’re getting a nice base and the season is underway!

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Reserve Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Thursday & Saturday
Last Updated: 12/28
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set

Skate track has been set. Classic track was not set due to conditions. Enjoy the glide.

No dogs allowed.


Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 12/27
Singletrack: Set

Singletrack trails have almost all been groomed. Happy hour, Nemo, Lady slipper, pole canyon connector, powerline, and lower hill bender all got multiple passes. If you can’t ride please walk off to the side of the trail. It’s probably gonna be pretty soft. Enjoy the ride.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Darby Canyon

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 12/28

Groomed 12/28 to summer trailhead.


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: 12/28

Grooming 12/28

JH Nordic Masters Classic & Skate Ski Clinics

CLASSIC SKI CLINIC THURSDAY JANUARY 6, 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.


January Women’s Skate Skiing Clinics

Dates: Fridays: January 7, January 14 and January 21
Time: 11am-12:30pm
Teton Pines Nordic Center

If you’d like to improve your skate technique and fitness, come join us for three Skate lessons at Teton Pines. We’ll improve our glide on skate skis and learn to be more efficient uphill, downhill, and review the different skating strides. These clinics are for those with some skate skiing experience who would like to improve. We will cover more than the basics to get you skating longer distances with ease and going up and down hills with proficiency and confidence. Each session will be part instruction with plenty of time to ski and practice. $50/Clinic or $135 for all 3 ($45/Clinic for Teton Pines Nordic Center season pass holders). Rentals available for $35. Trail pass is included.

Instructor: Kim Springer Kim grew up warming her fingers in the Octagon on Mt. Mansfield in Stowe, Vermont. After college she discovered the warm world of Nordic skiing and has been passionate about all aspects of the sport ever since. She loves sharing that passion with others and has taught in and around Jackson Hole for many years.

Questions or to register: Call Teton Pines Nordic Center at: (307) 733-1733


JHNTeton Ridge Classic Ski Race

SATURDAY, JANUARY 8TH, 2022
Grand Targhee Nordic Trails, Alta Wyoming

19th Annual Classic Cross Country Ski race – Race format: wave starts based on distance; 24 km, 14 km, 7 km, and 2 km.

For more info and registration: https://tetonridgeclassic.com/registration

For race trail maps: https://tetonridgeclassic.com/maps



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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