Winter Conditions

While all of this snow has been great for recreation it is making for challenging driving conditions. Cars have been sliding off the road, please be cautious heading to and from the trailhead. Give yourself extra time to get where you’re going and make sure you’ve got a winter kit in your car in case of an emergency.


We Want to Hear From You!

Now that there are many Nordic options available we at JH Nordic are hoping that you are getting out to enjoy all of the winter trails while recreating responsibly. We would love to highlight your adventures and your photos in trip reports. If you’re willing to share your thoughts and photos please email your stories to info@jhnordic.com. And don’t worry, you don’t have to share locations if you’d like to keep your favorite spot to yourself.

Trail Creek

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 12/4

Silent Day in the Woods!
While some people might hear a song in the gently falling snow flakes, most would note that the air full of frozen crystals creates a silence in the woods that is quite special on days like today, as another round of snow is currently embracing the trails of Trail Creek.  The current forecast is calling for around 7 inches by Monday evening as things just get deeper and deeper.

With the snow on the way, grooming while a bit on the brief side today, did manage to cover most every trail.  The Husky was the grooming tool du jour with a mixture of skate only in some sections and fresh classic tracks being placed where needed.   The Close Field did receive a couple of passes.

The teams will be back training hard this week for lots of racing next weekend.  The IMD racers will be off to Sun Valley to participate in the Supertour, while high school racers will be racing in Laramie.

Groomer’s choice for today is to enjoy the silence in the woods on a great Nordic ski.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Grooming Today: Cache Creek to Noker Mine
Last Update: 12/3

The levee is groomed and in great shape. Stilson and the school fields are groomed and in great shape. Monday Cache creek will be groomed up to noker mine draw.


Cache Creek

Last Update: 11/17
Main Trail (forest service road), Hagen and Ferrin’s Trails Grooming
Thanks to Friends of Pathways’ Chris O., he has been out doing some early grooming for fat biking and nordic skiing up Cache. We remind walkers to keep to one side in the existing footprints, to maintain a nice smooth trail for skiers and riders. And keep the trail clean, pick up the poop. Respect wildlife and wildlife closure areas.  Donate to Friends of Pathways and Friends of Bridger Teton to support these Bridger Teton Forest winter trails.


Teton Pines Nordic

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 12/1

We are open daily to the public for skiing and we groom our 16km of trails everyday for both skate and classic skiing.

Stop by the shop and pick up your season passes and the gear you need for the season! We have a fully stocked retail shop with the latest skis, boots, poles, waxing supplies,  and clothing from Swix, Salomon, Alpina, Odlo, Lillsport, Daehlie, Craft, Sauce and more. We offer private lessons daily, skate and classic ski rental packages, and bc xc rentals for the park. We are open 9am-4pm.

Note—We have a new shop phone number this season: (307) 732-4130


Shooting Star

Grooming Schedule: Sunday, Monday, & Saturday
Last Update: 12/3
We’re officially open! All Nordic trails have been groomed and classic tracks are set where conditions allow. Anticipate softer & slow conditions due to the recent snow and cold temperatures. Early season conditions persist (thin/rocky sections) and there will be some awkward sections where coverage is thin (example along hole 2). More snow is forecasted again this Monday. Reminder NO WALKING is allowed!

  • The Sled hill will begin to be prepped around Wednesday next week and then needs several days to firmly set up. As of today, we are planning to open the Sled Hill on Saturday December 10th.
  • Lastly, we will be training new staff on our grooming equipment over the next several weeks. Anticipate that grooming equipment could be out in the field through 10 am until operators become more experienced.

Thanks and cheers to the start of another Nodic season! Have fun out there as skiing should be very enjoyable for early December. Next update will be on Monday 12/5.


Grand Teton National Park

Last Update: 12/2
Granite canyon Moose-Wilson road closed until Dec 16th
The portion of the Moose-Wilson Road, south of Death Canyon junction and including Granite Canyon Trailhead, remains closed due to construction activities. The road and trailhead will open to over-snow winter recreation December 16. The northern section of the Moose-Wilson Road remains open.

Taggart to Signal – closed to vehicles, not yet groomed. GTNP will begin grooming from Taggart to Signal Mtn on Friday December 16th. This groomed opening is to  coordinate their “start to winter recreation”  when the south entrance on the Moose-Wilson Road opens (Granite Canyon trailhead area) (skier track trail to LSR preserve and Phelps Lake ) . 

Skiers are welcome to ski on the Teton Park Road on the ungroomed road between Taggart, Jenny Lake, and Signal Mountain prior to the groomed opening. If you ski with a dog, remember to stay on the road at all times, and on leash. Please pick up after your dog, too! 

We encourage you to support grooming in Grand Teton National Park, one of Jackson Hole’s most beautiful Nordic trails, by donating to the Grand Teton National Park Foundation, underwriter of Nordic grooming: GTNPF.org/donate/  -and note “Nordic grooming”. Our community and visitor support make grooming possible!

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: 12/4
Classic Track: Not Set | Fat Bike Trails: Open | Snowshoe Trails: Open
It’s another great weekend at Grand Targhee. Warmer temperatures will make skiing and riding comfortable across the mountain. As more precipitation arrives in the afternoon, expect a heavier snow than we have had earlier in this storm cycle. Expect more snowfall throughout the next few days. Have fun out there!

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: 12/3
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
South loop are fully groomed with ginzu 3 lanes wide w classic set and are in great shape. On the north end, I did 3 passes with ginzu (no classic set) on all loops. The north end is skateable but still rough in a few spots.


Driggs

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 12/4
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set

Heading out now to pack it while it’s soft, will be done late Sunday night.


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 12/2

Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
Got the trail punched in this morning and we are working on compacting the base. It will be soft today, but the weekend should be good. Enjoy!


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Last Updated: 12/4
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Skate track was refreshed, classic still good. Getting covered as we speak but should be good for a while
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: 12/3
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
Groomed campground and yetis loops and was able to set the skate track only. I did not set the classic track due to an equipment issue. Expect very soft conditions.
No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Reserve Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Thursday & Saturday
Last Updated: 12/3
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
After last night’s training run will be out there this morning with the ginzu to set the classic track and buff out the skate lanes. Will wait until things warm up a bit, plan to finish by noon.


Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 11/30
Singletrack: Not Set
Spent another 4 hrs packing the snow down so we’re not getting overwhelmed with the next storm. Sorry folks still not rideable.
No dogs December 1 – April 15.

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/


December 11, 2022 | 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Murie Ranch, Moose, WY

Join us for a Murie-inspired Cookie Swap out at the Murie Ranch on December 11th. What’s a cookie swap, you might ask? Bring a couple dozen of your favorite cookies and a Tupperware container and the swapping will begin. You’ll leave with an assortment of everyone else’s best cookies and a very happy heart!


JH Ski Club Masters Nordic Ski Clinics

Thursdays – from Mid December to late February
First Clinic (Classic) – Thursday, December 15
Teton Pines Nordic Center

Join us this winter season to increase your ski speed, stamina, and strength. Work on your technique and form with professional tips and exercises from USSA certified coaches. Stay and ski all day with your clinic ski pass at Teton Pines Nordic Center or Trail Creek Nordic Center (we will ski at both locations through out the winter to provide a variety of terrain and technique).


Betty Woolsey Classic Race

December 26, 2022
Trail Creek Nordic Center

Come work off your Christmas feast in style!  This community event offers distances for every age and ability, 10 AM start time with a mass start classic format.

Racers can choose from 0.5k, 3k, 5k, and 10k options. 



JH Nordic Alliance 5th Annual Free Ski, Fat Bike, & Snowshoe Day

Sunday, January 8th, 2023 | 9:30AM – 3:00PM
Turpin Meadow Ranch
Fun, Free Community Day – with Raffle benefiting local Nordic Alliance non-profit. Free trail pass, Free skate & classic XC ski demo gear, Free fat bike demos, free Nordic ski lessons, Free BackCountry Nordic Ski & Snowshoe tours, Kids Corral (2-5 yr olds), Bridger-Teton USFS wildlife and wilderness info, Kates Bars, Lunch, snacks, hot & cold drinks.

Sponsored by the JH Nordic Alliance members. Family. Friends, visitors, dogs (on leash) welcome. Bring your own skis and bikes recommended to use between free demos and tours.




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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