What’s Groomed in Jackson Hole/Teton Valley?

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The Gamble of Winter Bikepacking in Wyoming’s Gros Ventre

Read on for a cool story about winter bike packing on the Gros Ventre road, in the Bridger Teton USNF. There’s still time to fat bike (or XC ski) up the Gros Ventre as a day trip! See the JHNordic trail page here: https://jhnordic.com/trails/gros-ventre-road-east-of-slide-lake/

By The Radavist
The peaks of Wyoming’s Gros Ventre Range might not be quite as photogenic as the towering, craggy summits of the nearby Tetons, but snaking through the Gros Ventres just west of the Continental Divide is something the Tetons lack – a substantial network of mostly-groomed winter trails. I didn’t know much about the trails, but looking at topo maps of the area, it looked impressively rugged terrain, much more so than other places where I’ve done longer rides on a fat bike. Last January, I was in the nearby Teton Valley, and looking for a change of scenery and trails, Kait Boyle and I decided to venture over to the Gros Ventres for a few days to see just what the winter riding was like.


Trip Report: Hunter Hereford Loop – GTNP

Trail is in excellent condition! 4 hours included a leisurely lunch on the fence! -Karen D.


Wildlife Wednesdays with EcoTour Adventures

Where’s the green in this photo? All our recent snowfall might have something to do with that…

Despite how the ground looks, spring green-up is beginning throughout the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Starting in late March, plants in the southern portion of the GYE bloom. As the season progresses, this bloom trends north, creating quite literally a wave of green across the landscape. Migrating animals such as elk follow this wave, eating the new growth as they make their way to the summer range. With Jackson having one of the largest elk herds in North America–over 11,000 animals!–it’s especially important to use caution on the roads during this migration season. Obey speed limits, reduce driving at dawn and dusk, and always keep your eyes on the road!

Trail Creek

Grooming Daily
Last Update:
3/30
Warm and Wet
Spring seems to have finally sprung at Trail Creek, with temperatures never dropping much below 32 degrees last night. This made grooming a breeze, but lacking colder weather to set up the trails, they’ll likely be quite soft today. The East Fields remain ungroomed for today, as we didn’t get quite enough snow to bury the gravel that the snowplows put there yesterday; the East Fields Woods, however, are still available and in quite nice condition.

Today’s grooming was a fairly comprehensive pass over the trails, with double passes on Moose Loop, Déjà vu, Homesite, Animal Farm, Olympic, and most of the Close Fields. There was a mama elk and her baby hanging out on Woolsey, and after chasing them around the first time, they looked pretty worn out, so Woolsey received only one pass. Elk are pretty skittish, so don’t be concerned; in fact, the calf was very curious, and without mama’s prompting, likely would have let the groomer get within petting distance!

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Groomer’s choice for today is Animal Farm.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Grooming Today: Cache Creek, Game Creek May Park, South Park Pathway
Last Update: 3/30

The school fields and the levee are groomed and in good shape. Stilson will be done around 10.


Cache Creek Singletrack

Groomed by Friends of Pathways
Grooming Schedule: As Needed

Last Update: 3/26
Singletrack groomed 3/26.


Teton Pines Nordic

Closed for the Season
Teton Pines Nordic Center and trails are closed for the season.  The golf crew is getting things ready for summer and we ask that everyone stay off the track until we open next December. Thanks for a great season! 


Shooting Star

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 3/27
Anticipate similar conditions to last weeks, as daily light snow accumulations are again forecasted with possible heavier amounts towards the weekend. Skiing should remain enjoyable but keep up with the weather in case the winds pick up. Enjoy the late season snowy weather!

Also, reminder that we will continue to groom the Nordic Course until Sunday, April 9th. After this date the course will be closed as GCM will begin removing snow from the cart paths and commence spring golf course preparations once conditions allow. Thanks. 

Please help support trail grooming in GTNP by donating to the Grand Teton National Park Foundation. It’s easy and encouraged. All you need to do is visit: GTNPF.org/donate/ and leave the comment “Nordic” in the designation section. There is the opportunity to leave a one time gift or reoccurring monthly donations in any amount.

Grand Teton National Park

Grooming Has Ended For The Season
Winter grooming of the 14-mile section of Teton Park Road between Taggart Lake Trailhead and Signal Mountain parking area ended March 10. The road will remain open for winter activities until March 20 when snow removal operations begin.

While grooming in GTNP has come to an end for the season, there are other great options of where you can track ski. Check out JHNordic.com/Grooming/ to find other fresh grooming in our new real-time map, thanks to our partner, Nordic-Pulse.


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Closed For The Season
Thank you all for a wonderful winter season at Turpin Meadow Ranch! While our trails are on the Bridger-Teton National Forest (meaning you can still come enjoy them on your own) they are no longer being maintained. If you do make the drive, bring your bear spray and remember: the lodge and all services are closed for the season, please respect that all buildings on the resort are private.

Please support TVTAP winter trail grooming on your favorite TV winter trails by purchasing a TVTAP Trail sticker  Please remember to manage your dogs and respect dog and wildlife closures. Buy a dog trail sticker, too!

Grand Targhee

Grooming Schedule: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
Last Updated: 3/30
Classic Track: Set | Fat Bike Trails: Closed | Snowshoe Trails: Open
3″ in the past 24 hours, 3″ overnight. Expect to see overcast skies and comfortable temperatures throughout most of the day. Winds may pick up in the late afternoon as our next storm cycle blows into the Tetons from the Southwest. 

The storm will ramp up slowly over the next few days and last throughout the weekend. Get ready to start April off with a bang!

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: 3/30
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Classic and skate tracks set on south loops. Skate track partially set on north loops. Wet snow was balling up the roller so that it would not roll.


Driggs

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 3/28
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Reset skate and classic. Classic track is excellent. Skate lane is smooth but soft.


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 3/22
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set
Due to equipment issues and the city excavating a part of the Nordic track grooming is suspended until further notice.


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Last Updated: 3/27
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Over 80”of snow In Teton Canyon since the last storm, the canyon is now ready to ski. Due to significant moose sightings I have decided to groom only as far as Reunion Flats. Please be ready to leash your dog if you come upon a moose.

Trail Etiquette: Please keep your dogs leashed in the parking lot and be sure to clean up after them!


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday & Sunday
Last Updated: 3/30
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Grooming turned out great. There was a moose hanging out on the trail, so I only groomed the lower half of Yetis.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Reserve Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
Last Updated: 3/30
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Thursday morning is a bit too warm to groom. It would do more damage than help. Will try again Thursday evening and or Friday morning. Standby for updates.

No dogs allowed. Please stay on the groomed trails at all times.


Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 3/28
Singletrack: Set
Set Powerline, Ladyslipper, and Nemo tonight. Everything should be good if it stays cold. With the temperature forecast to be as warm as it is please stay off the trail of it is too soft. There are still moose pretty much everywhere so be careful and be aware.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Darby Canyon

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Groomed by USFS
Last Updated: 3/24

Groomed 3/24 to Pinnacle TH only


Rammell Mountain

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Groomed by USFS
Last Updated: 3/8

Groomed 2/24.


South Leigh Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Groomed by USFS
Last Updated: 3/23

Groomed 3/23.


Pinnacle Trail

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Groomed by USFS
Last Updated: 3/24

Groomed 3/24, only the lower 2 miles.

Mark your calendar so you don’t miss out on all the wonderful events coming up! Explore the highlighted events below or find more events on our website at https://jhnordic.com/events/


Save the Date
JH Nordic Alliance 6th Annual Free Ski, Fat Bike, & Snowshoe Day

Sunday, January 7th, 2024
Turpin Meadow Ranch



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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