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Celebrate Winter Trails Day

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd

Celebrate Jackson Hole Winter Trails Day by testing out cross country skis or a fat bike, touring on snowshoes, working with a dog trainer, taking a wildlife walk or just sipping hot chocolate at your favorite local trailhead on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Organized by many community organizations collaborating to increase awareness of winter activities while developing positive trail interactions by a range of trail users.

Visit your favorite winter trails locations for warm drinks, snacks and fun including: 

Cache Creek Trailhead  12-4 pm   
FREE fat bike demos with the Teton Mountain Bike Tours, the Hub, Hoback Sports, and Fitgerald’s Bicycles.

FREE dog training tips with P.A.W.S and Star Valley Trainers

Join the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation for a short, winter wildlife walk in Cache Creek at 12:30pm and 2pm. 

May Park 11am- 1pm
FREE Toddler Ski Lessons | FREE Ski and wax tips with Teton County Parks and Recreation

Preschool Ski Lessons (ages 3-5) with Snow King Mountain Ski School Nordic Staff.  Children’s Nordic Ski Equipment provided by Snow King Mountain.

Coal Creek 9am -12pm
Teton County Idaho Search and Rescue will be at the Coal Creek Parking Area

Teton Pass 9am -11am 
Friends of Pathway, Teton County Search & Rescue Foundation, and the Bridger-Teton National Forest will hand out batteries for avalanche transceivers, hot chocolate and treats.

“It’s one of our favorite events of the year,” said Leslie Williams. “We hope to see people who use the trails often, but also to inspire folks to try out new trails during the winter.”  

See you on our trails!


GTNP Update

Grand Teton National Park road crews have cleared snow from the north end of the Moose-Wilson Road between Murie Ranch Road junction and Death Canyon Road junction. This section of road was closed during the government shutdown.

Motor vehicles may now use Moose-Wilson Road to the normal seasonal closure at Death Canyon Road. Please drive carefully as packed snow and ice may persist on this road and other park roads.


Add JHNordic.com to your Home screen on your mobile device or phone

Looking for a new trail for your Nordic ski, fat bike or snowshoe outing in the Jackson Hole area? Want to access directions to a trailhead or check the GPS map and elevation profile quickly and on-the-go from your phone or mobile device?

Did you know that you can create a bookmark (app-like icon for your home screen) from JHNordic.com?  So, at the tap of the icon, you can open up JHNordic and get the info quickly, easily!

Here’s how on Apple IOS:

  1. Visit the website: JHNordic.com on your mobile device.
  2. At the bottom of the browser, tap on the square with up arrow (“Share icon”)
  3. Look for the “Add to Home Screen” button, and tap it.
  4. In the upper right corner, select “Add” to create the JHNordic icon.
  5. Now you should see it appear on your Home Screen of your device, you may need to tap and drag it in the desired place.

Here’s how on an Android:

  1. Visit the website: JHNordic.com on your mobile device.
  2. At the top right of the browser, tap on the 3 stacked dots (“Share icon”)
  3. Look for the “Add to Home Screen” option, and tap it.
  4. In the center of the screen, select “Add” to create the JHNordic icon.
  5. Click on “Add Automatically” for the 2nd prompt.
  6. Now you should see it appear on your Home Screen of your device, you may need to tap and drag it in the desired place.

It’s as simple as that! See you on the trail.


Trail Creek Report

Last Updated: 1/30

Race Prep!

Things are gearing up for a big racing weekend when teams from across the state of Wyoming gather to race as fast as they can go.  See the image above for a detailed map of the courses, racing starts at 1 PM Friday with the 7.5K skate race and 10 AM Saturday for the 5K classic race.

Today as part of the set up, most of the flags went out on the course.  The Pisten Bully did some light grooming on the two courses plus some major re-sculpting of some of the canted sections of the trail.  As of noon it was still a bit chilly with a temperature of -16ºC/3ºF, but the wind is calm and the sun shining so it feels pretty nice out there. Many of the trails weren’t groomed today but the cold dry conditions have preserved nice skiing all in all.

For the next few days the schedule is as follows;

  • Thursday morning grooming of race courses
  • Thursday afternoon course inspection
  • Thursday evening grooming for Friday’s skate race
  • Friday afternoon skate race
  • Early Saturday morning grooming for classic race
  • Saturday morning skate race
  • Sunday catch up and back to normal

Groomer’s choice for today is to check out the race courses.


Turpin Meadow Ranch Grooming Report
Last Updated: 1/30

We pride ourselves on our location, where the road ends and the adventure begins! These adventures sometime involve wildlife, like this guy who has been seen from the trail. Come up for a trail tour with one of our guides .

Buy Your Turpin Meadows Trail Pass!

 

Last Updated: 1/30
7:50am: Cache Creek is groomed. The trail is very firm right now which means the classic track is shallow. I will be heading to Game Creek shortly and should be done around 10:30. I will be doing May Park last today so I can pack the special Olympic areas more.
11:00am: Game Creek is groomed and in good shape. I am starting Three Creek Pathway now and will be done around 12:30.

Grand Teton National Park Grooming Report
Last Updated: 1/29

We hope everyone is able to get outdoors this week to enjoy the sunshine while cross country skiing.  Today we will be grooming in Grand Teton National Park – Taggart Lake Trail Head to South Jenny

 

 

 

 


Teton Pines Grooming Report

Last Updated: 1/29

Conditions are great at Teton Pines! We groom daily, so come out and enjoy our beautiful track and the sunny days this week! Wax recommendations: Glide: Swix LF7(purple); Grip: Swix Blue/Blue Extra


Shooting Star Grooming Report
Last Updated: 1/23 @ 9am

Trails are in great shape! Skiing on Wednesday will be on the powdery side from the current storm and then progressively firm up through the week. Enjoy!

Next Update: Saturday


Grand Targhee Grooming Report
Last Updated: 1/30

What a day for some Wednesday turns! Crisp air, clear skies, and corduroy! The groomers are looking good this morning, but they’d look a whole lot better with you cruising down them!

Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed AM 1/29/2019, no classic), Fat Bike OPEN.


Pinedale Nordic Trail Report
Last Updated: 1/28 @ 10am

CCCC Ponds and Golf Course groomed this morning. 11F degrees and breezy at the golf course.


Alta Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Last Updated: 1/28 @ 10pm
Skate: Good  |  Classic: Poor
Groomed the skate lanes Monday night. Looking good. I did not reset the classic track. Some is still in tact but we will need some warmer temps to get a good reset. I may perhaps try tomorrow afternoon in the sun.

Driggs

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 1/28 @ 7pm
Skate: Fair  |  Classic: Fair
Monday night groomed.

Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 1/30 @ 11am
Skate: Good |  Classic: N/A
Plan to groom between 3 and 5 PM after the sun has warned the snow a bit.

Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Last Updated: 1/29 @ 5pm
Skate: Excellent  |  Classic: Fair
Tuesday: Reset the skate track late in the afternoon. Track is quite firm. Both classic are still in fairly fairly good shape, could not improve, so left alone.

Teton Springs

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Last Updated: 1/29 @ 8am
Skate: Good |  Classic: Good
Ginzu groomed the course last night. Left classic alone, reset skate.

5th Street Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 1/24 @ 10am
Singletrack: Good
Packed in nicely. Go spin out those ski legs!

Teton Springs Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 1/24 @ 7pm
Singletrack: Good
All Singletrack in Teton Springs is groomed. Enjoy!

Southern Valley Single Track

Grooming Schedule: As Needed
Last Updated: 1/28 @ 12pm
Singletrack: Good
Corduroy goodness.

For more info on Teton Valley grooming, visit their grooming page.

 

Boulder Mountain Tour Nordic Race
When: Saturday, February 2nd
Where: Ketchum, Idaho
34 km- designated as a skate race, but classic track is set the length of the course – part of IMD Nordic Marathon Series. bouldermountaintour.com/


Cross-Country Ski outing at the Historic Murie Ranch
When:
Saturday, February 2nd from 1-3:30pm
Where: Murie Ranch, Grand Teton National Park, Moose
Join us on Saturday, February 2 from 1-3:30 p.m. at The Murie Ranch for our first Community Soup & Ski! Enjoy an afternoon of fresh air and hot soup with friends and family. Spots are limited, RSVP required.
More info: https://www.tetonscience.org/programs/community-soup-ski/


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