Jackson Hole Nordic Recreational Masters Clinics

Hosted by Masters Coach Scott Horn and Jackson Hole Ski Club Nordic team coaches, the clinics are back for Season 3! There will be 8 clinics every other week from 11am-12:30pm. Starting on this Thursday, December 10th and continuing until March 18th, the clinics will alternate between skate skiing and classic cross-country.

Sign up for the full series and receive the latest JH Nordic buff. Or, you can attend on a drop-in basis and touch on the specific skills that suit you.

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. There will be two coaches and 2 small groups per clinic, and plenty of outdoor space to stay socially distanced. Meet local nordic skiers, bring your friends and family.

We ask that everyone wear a mask or double buff and to be cognizant of their impact on others.

Clinic Dates
Thurs Dec: 10th -Classic XC Ski
Wed Dec 23rd – Skate Skiing
Thurs Jan 7th – Classic XC Ski
Thurs Jan 21st – Skate Skiing

Thurs Feb 4th – Slassic XC Ski
Thurs Feb 18th – Skate Skiing
Thurs Mar 4th – Classic XC Ski
Thurs Mar 18th – Skate Skiing

For more information about the clinics and to learn how to sign up, click here.

Ready to sharpen your skills already? Need some inspiration? Check out these videos from last year’s Masters Rec clinics here.


Sidewalk Sale at Teton Pines Nordic Center

Teton Pines Nordic Center continues their weekend sidewalk sale. Stop by during their normal shop hours of 9am-4pm to dial in your new-to-you set up!

Prices for rental packages (skis, bindings, boots, poles) are listed under $200. Most boot sizes remain for men, women, and kids. The sale is great for those looking into clothing or classic gear, as Teton Pines Nordic Center is not selling skate gear at this time.

If you are looking to ski, you’ll find about 90% of their tracks groomed for both skate and classic. Early season conditions do exist, so beware of some thin areas around the track.

Global Fat Bike Day

Photo: @flynntwyn

If you weren’t able to get out for Global Fat Bike Day, fear not; Andy Williams did for you. @grandtargheeresort suggests you check out the Quakie and Northwoods trails.

Need a bike? Never tried fat biking but want to give it a go? Swing through Fitzgeralds Bicycles. With locations in both Jackson and Victor, their staff can help to facilitate the jump into your new favorite sport and answer questions about demos, gear, trail etiquette and more.

Winter Recreation In Effect On Teton Park Road

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.

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: 12/5

Guess what? It’s another awesome sunny day at Trail Creek today! Our current stable weather is once again in force with a cool morning and a slightly below freezing afternoon on today’s docket. If you are a Nordic skier this means that the snow that has been giving you some pretty good opportunities will continue to do so for some time.

The teams were skiing pretty hard yesterday so the Pisten Bully was called into action today; making skate only passes on most trails. The close field received multiple passes. The snow is quite firm with grouser tracks showing in some places, but should ski pretty well. There are reasonable classic tracks in the close field and the Armin’s area. Snow chances have returned to the forecast beginning Wednesday so keep your fingers crossed.

The moose were pretty active on the National Forest today with the recently arrived big bull finally standing for a picture. He is one of the larger ones to grace our trails in recent years.

Groomer’s choice for today is Shades of Gray.


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: 12/5
Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed 12/1/2020, no classic), Fat Bike OPEN.

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: 12/4
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Friday: Plan to reset skate track this morning. Classic is still fairly good from Wednesday groom. Finish by 10am.


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
Last Updated: 12/4
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
Yeti’s and Campground loops are groomed as of Friday 12/04 and both of these loops are in great shape. Classic tracks have not been set thought we are hopeful to get these set as soon as we receive a little more snow. The cold temperatures are still favorable. However, be aware of the increasing temps coming this week and plan accordingly for optimal conditions. Be aware – the USFS ban on dogs in the Southern Valley trail systems remains in effect 12/01 – 04/15.


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.


Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 12/4
Singletrack: Set

The singletrack trails are in incredible shape considering the lack of snow we have received. These trails have not been groomed in about 2 weeks and the colder temperatures have helped tremendously. However, please be aware of the warmer temperatures coming this week especially by mid-day. Please drop your tire pressure when you’re creating a rut deeper than 1″ and educate your friends and peers if you notice someone else leaving a rut. Not everyone knows this trick or treat. Enjoy the fast tracks!

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

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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