Winter Recreation Begins with Over-Snow Access

Travel on the majority of the Teton Park Road, Moose-Wilson Road, and Signal Mountain Summit Road within Grand Teton National Park is now open to over-snow access only. The designated portions of these roads now accommodate winter recreation, and the use of wheeled vehicles is prohibited for the season.

Once snow begins to accumulate on the roadbeds, the status is changed to over-snow access and approved winter activities such as cross-country skiing, skate skiing, and snowshoeing become possible. Bicycles, including, snow/fat/electric bikes, are not permitted on roads designated for over snow access. Bikes are allowed on roadways open to motor vehicle use in Grand Teton National Park.

The 14-mile section of the Teton Park Road between the Taggart Lake Trailhead and Signal Mountain Lodge will be groomed approximately three times a week dependent on snow and weather conditions.
Tuesdays – Four lanes groomed Taggart to South Jenny Lake
Fridays – Two lanes groomed Taggart to Signal Mountain
Sundays – Four lanes groomed Taggart to South Jenny Lake

Stay tuned for grooming start date.

Trail Creek Nordic

Last Updated: 12/3

Endless Blue Sky!
Our seemingly never ending stream of sunny days has continued once again today with nary a cloud to be seen in the sky.  The day started out in the negative Fahrenheit column, but promises to warm to the mid 20’s by afternoon.

The Pisten Bully once again ventured forth this morning, making best line skate only grooming passes on most trails.  The close field received additional passes with fresh classic tracks.  Yesterday was a busy day with lots of tracks to erase, but the benign temperatures are doing a great job of preserving the snow and skiing.

One correction from yesterday, former coach Scott Lacy is currently skiing in Bozeman instead of Aspen as was reported.

A moderate number of moose have been noted lately with a couple of bulls that have been a little too friendly although no negative consequences have been reported.  The cow and calf pictured below were quietly hanging out in Woolsey Woods this morning and are definitely not “Old Number 20” who was also spotted near the cabin once again today.

Groomer’s choice for today is Moose Loop.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Last Updated: 12/1
Stilson and Game have been groomed with the snowmobile. Both still have very thin coverage with many uneven areas but are skiable just not great. Cache creek has been groomed by friends of pathways. All other trails still need substantial snow until we can groom.


Teton Pines Nordic

Last Updated: 11/26
We will have skiing available but be prepared for early season conditions. Snow coverage is thin in some areas. We hope to be able to remain open for skiing until we receive more snow, but the forecast is looking pretty sunny over the next 10 days. 


Shooting Star

Last Updated: 12/2
Shooting Star opened its groomed Nordic ski trails Monday, to both Club members and the public, including a short dog and ski loop. The retail shop has Nordic rentals and Nordic ski clothing for women and men. The course offers wide open views of the Tetons. Classic tracks are not yet set. Good early season conditions.


Grand Targhee

Last Updated: 12/3
XC OPEN (Last groomed 11/27/2020, no classic), Fat Bike CLOSED.

Alta Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Sunday
Last Updated: 12/2
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
Wednesday afternoon: Made a few passes around the track with a drag to try and smooth and firm up. Snow cover is thin, but skiable, a little grass showing here and there, and a couple dirt spots. Main south loops and outer north track, probably about 4 miles set.


Driggs

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 11/12
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set
It is good to have snow in the Valley! We are monitoring the forecast and working hard to get the grooming equipment ready for action. We plan to begin the scheduled grooming season on December 1st. There is a chance we might be able to get things groomed ahead of schedule, so stay tuned.


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 11/12
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set | Singletrack: Not Set
It is good to have snow in the Valley! We are monitoring the forecast and working hard to get the grooming equipment ready for action. We plan to begin the scheduled grooming season by December 1st. There is a chance we might be able to get things groomed ahead of schedule, so stay tuned.


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Last Updated: 12/2
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Wednesday: Plan to reset skate and north side classic tracks this morning. Finish by 10am. Use caution at cattle guards, as snow cover is thin.


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
Last Updated: 11/29
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
Update Sunday 8:00pm. Both Yeti’s and Campground loop received 1 overlapped full width pass with the Nordic drag and 1 overlapped full width pass with the Nordic roller. No classic track was set. The tracks are becoming more leveled with every grooming session. There are a few sticks and limbs sticking up, be aware. Enjoy the whitetrack.


Teton Springs Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
Last Updated: 11/12
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
The Bronze Buffalo Sporting Club at Teton Springs will be open to the public for skiing this winter. We have made an agreement with the new owners to continue grooming the trail this winter, for the public to enjoy. The plan is to begin the scheduled grooming season on December 1st. There is a chance we might be able to get things groomed ahead of schedule, so stay tuned. Note: Dogs are not allowed on this trail.


5th Street Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 11/12
Singletrack: Not Set
We plan to groom about a one-mile loop in the frisbee golf area behind the 5th Street Skate Park

Global Fat Bike Day

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5th | GRAND TARGHEE

Celebrate Global Fat Bike Day, where bikers from all over the country and beyond gather together and join in on the fun. Grand Targhee was the first resort in the United States to integrate fat biking into our winter activities, ensuring biking in the Tetons as a year round sport. Currently, our winter trail system offers 15km of groomed nordic track and over 7 miles of singletrack for bikers. Stay tuned for more info. All details subject to change.


Save the Date: JH Nordic Alliance Annual Free Nordic Ski, Fat Bike, Snowshoe Event

SUNDAY, JANUARY 10th | NOW IN THREE LOCATIONS!
Nordic Skiing, Fat Biking and Snowshoeing for all! Our Annual Event looks a bit different this year but still filled with winter trails activities, snacks, coffee, fun. We welcome community and visitors, families, kids of all ages and dog friendly (on leash) at Cache Creek, Stilson Park and 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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