TVTAP update: Remember your neighbors are using the trail too.

As an organization, we encourage people to get out on trails, to engage in healthy activity. We also build or facilitate the making of the winter trail system.

Along with trails and all the different types of users, whether we like it or not, comes conflict. TVTAP has often been asked to address who and how people should be on trails. We do not mandate who can and can’t use the trails. We don’t want to, either. That is up to the land management agency or landowner. As for how? Ultimately, that’s up to you, but we like to encourage people to use Leave No Trace principles. This is widely accepted among those who love and use the outdoors. This is a system of ethics, not laws. They apply widely across recreation use, but most of it is common sense and helps us all be good neighbors.


Skinny Skis updates – Banff Virtual Partnering with GTNPF

Proceeds to Support GTNPF’s Teton Crest Trail Renewal ProjectFebruary is typically Banff Film Festival month here in Jackson when we get to invite all of our friends in the community to join us down at the high school to watch some amazing films together. Obviously, this year is not a typical year! Hopefully, you have already heard that we’ve moved the festivities onto the web, so you can “virtually” enjoy the film festival in your PJ’s at home this year. 

During the month of February, we will be donating all of the proceeds Skinny Skis earns from Banff Festival rentals to the Grand Teton National Park Foundation and their Teton Crest Trail Renewal Project. The project started last year with a focus of work getting done on Hurricane Pass. The upgrades will continue this summer, 2021, with projects along the south fork of Cascade Canyon and the first phase of improving the Paintbrush Divide. You can read more info on what they’re planning in 2021 further down in the newsletter.

Trail Creek Nordic

Last Updated: 2/4

Fun, And More Fun!

You just never know what kind of tracks you’ll find around Trail Creek after the Monday and Wednesday sessions; there are almost always moose, elk, squirrel and fox tracks, but the people tracks are sometimes the most interesting.  Coach Libby’s Teewinots pictured in the top image always make some really great tracks, but the crater holes discovered at the far end of the East Field really make one wonder what exactly was going on.  The story left by the tracks indicates that either the Lollipoppers, Teewinots, Devos, or possibly Juniors were diving head first down the steep slope and gloriously faceplanting into the bounteous powder, awesome tracks kids!

You can make your own awesome tracks if you make it out to Trail Creek today where the Pisten Bully has been hard at it, working on pretty much every trail.  The National Forest trails, Moose Loop, and the close field all received multiple passes with classic tracks, the other woods trails received skate only grooming although yesterday’s classic tracks had about an inch of snow that was mostly skied in by the end of grooming.  Armin’s and the East Fields did not receive classic grooming because of the wind but the skate grooming should hold through the day, all in all plenty of good skiing today!

Groomer’s choice for today is the National Forest trails.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Last Updated: 2/4
The school fields and the levee are groomed and both are in good shape. Stilson will be done around 10:00.


Teton Pines Nordic

Last Updated: 2/4

Excellent grooming for both skate and classic . Perfect corduroy, soft enough to good traction, cold enough for great glide.

Please call or email Cody for more details: (307) 733-1733 or tetonpinesxc@gmail.com

Teton Village Trail

Last Updated: 2/1
Teton Village pathway along the Moose-Wilson road was groomed Sunday. Nice snowy packed conditions, good for nordic, fat biking, walking, trail running!


Shooting Star

Last Updated: 2/1
The course is in great shape and the trails continue to firm up after the recent snow storms. Monday & Tuesday’s weather looks to promote ideal Nordic conditions, boasting lots of sunshine and warm temps. Outlook is calling for another active cycle of wintery weather beginning Wednesday and lasting through the weekend. Accumulations look to be on the light side, but skiers should anticipate a daily 1-3” of snow to fall on the track during the daylight hours with some possible drifting throughout this system. Overall, it should be another great week to get outside and go on a Nordic adventure.  Next Update will be Monday 2/8. Enjoy!

Please See the following  Restrictions

  • Dog Loops & All Nordic Skiing Trails OPEN
  • Sled Hill OPEN
  • Classic Tracks SET
  • Snow Shoeing Loop OPEN
  • Casual Walking Not Permitted

Grand Teton National Park

Last Updated: 2/2
Taggart trailhead to Jenny Lake today.


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Last Updated: 2/4

NEW SNOW! FINALLY! All trails groomed out beautifully this morning. Our skate lane will be a little soft as the freshly groomed new snow settles in. The classic lane was completely reset across all trails and is in pristine condition. We look forward to seeing everyone this weekend! Come ski and fat bike with us. Bring your dog!
If you’re new to skiing or wanting to refine your skills, book a ski lesson with our professional ski instructor Elee (she also does guided tours)! She is a wealth of knowledge and can help take your Nordic skiing, whether it be skate or classic, to the next level! 

To help with social distancing and to get you on the trails faster please purchase your trail passes and sign your waivers online in advance (see link below). As always, remember to recreate responsibly. Bring a mask as it is required to enter the lodge. Lunch and dinner are both by reservation only.

https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com/adventures/winter-adventures/
https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com/the-ranch/live-conditions/
https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com | 307.543.2000, office


Grand Targhee

Last Updated: 2/4
Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed 2/2/2021, Fat Bike CLOSED.

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


Alta Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Sunday
Last Updated: 2/4
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Grooming complete! Started with heavier Ginzu attachment. Worked well to set southern tracks but started bogging down with new snow. Needed to switch it out for the roller before going to the north loops (where the snow was deeper). Far from a perfect skiing surface, but beat down. Ready for the next storm!

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: 2/3
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
Groomed this morning. Surface is soft!


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 2/3
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
I groomed this afternoon and reset the classic track. I put the single track back in place. Enjoy the glide, the ride & the dog walk.


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Last Updated: 2/4
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Thursday: Plan to clean up the track this morning, as it continued to snow yesterday after groom. Will reset south classic and skate track. Finish by 930am.


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
Last Updated: 2/5
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Rolled Yeti and campground loop to set the skate track as firm as possible. Finished last night around eight.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Springs Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
Last Updated: 2/4
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set | Singletrack: Set
I was able to reestablish the skate track and the singletrack. Classic track has not been set. Enjoy the glide and ride!

No dogs allowed.


5th Street Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 1/25
Singletrack: Set
Did a few laps around the park with the sled and tire drag this afternoon. It will be firm and ready for action as soon as the snow sets up a bit.


Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/4
Singletrack: Set
I was able to groom and widen happy hour, hillbender, grumpy connector, upper Ladyslipper, lower Ladyslipper, and Pole Canyon connector. Nemo is currently ungroomed. The word is there’s a downed tree across to the trail. Enjoy the ride!

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Darby Canyon

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/4
Groomed to Pinnacle TH


Rammell Mountain Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 1/21
Grooming on 1/21


South Leigh Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/3
Groomed 2/3

Pinedale Stampede

WHITE PINE NORDIC SKI TRAILS | PINEDALE, WY
FEBRUARY 27, 2021

6k, 10k, 20k and races. Races will all be mass start, freestyle race. Prizes and giveaways!



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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