NEW ON THE BLOG: Profiles in Nordic – Sean O’Malley

In this newest edition of Profiles in Nordic: In Their Own Words, JH Nordic interviewed Sean O’Malley, the original Jackson Hole Nordic News Editor, a Nordic master racer, JH Ski Club Nordic coach and all around inspiration to the community. Spoiler alert, there are some really fun retro pics in this article, including when Sean was a Nordic ski model. We can’t say enough good things about him, he’s one of the JH Nordic Alliance founders and a local Nordic hero.


Final Week of GTNP Grooming

The last day of grooming in GTNP will be next Friday, March 11. Make your plans to get out and enjoy the superbly groomed trail in the park this week! And keep your fingers crossed for a good crust cruising season starting later this month hopefully.


Final Week of Grooming at Turpin Meadow Ranch

The last day of grooming at Turpin Meadow Ranch will be Sunday, March 13. The lodge officially closes it’s doors on Monday, March 14.

Trail Creek

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 3/5

BaCryoloops, The Extension, Erick’s Extension, Willy’s Wander, Dark Hallow, Chill Hallow, Devo’s Delight, Lolli’s Lost Land, & Twilight for Teewinots!!

These are just a few of the names being floated around the Nordic division of JHSC for the name of the new extension at the bottom of Faceplant.  Themes of dark and chilly have been popular as the cold air does tend to pool and the far end is full of thick trees.  All the names have a certain appeal; time is on our side, we can let these percolate and hopefully the best will rise to the top.

Speaking of rising to the top, if all has gone according to plan, our JHSC nationally qualifying racers are in the Midwest today, preparing for a great week of racing at the national junior Nordic championships.  The event officially kicks off tomorrow with racing beginning on Monday.  The Loppet Foundation Junior National Championships website indicates that not only results, but live streaming will be available on Monday.  Check it out and go JHSC skiers!

Today at Trail Creek about a half inch has fallen in the past 24 with dark skies, calm winds, temps right around freezing, and a few snowflakes falling.  The Husky was hard at it today, covering nearly every trail.  Most woods trails received a single skate/classic pass with Animal Farm and the field trails receiving multiple passes with fresh classic tracks.  If you are lucky enough to make it out for a ski today, expect nice spring conditions.

Groomer’s choice for today is Cryoloops, The Extension, Erick’s Extension, Willy’s Wander, Dark Hallow, Chill Hallow, Devo’s Delight, Lolli’s Lost Land, & Twilight for Teewinots or whatever you want to call it.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Grooming Monday-Saturday
Last Update: 3/5

The levee and stilson were groomed and still in decent shape. The school fields were not groomed Saturday because there is not enough snow.


Cache Creek Fat Bike Trails

Last Update: 2/22

I groomed the trails in Cache last night and will take another lap this afternoon to firm things up and will snowshoe the smaller trails on Wednesday. That way everything should be in good shape for Winter Trails Day this Saturday!

Grooming by Friends of Pathways.


Teton Pines Nordic

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 3/3

Our trails are still in pretty good shape despite the last 3 super warm days and nights. We are currently grooming with our ginzu groomer to preserve our track until fresh snow arrives this weekend. The best time for skiing over the next couple of days is from 9:45am-11:30am. The classic track is more negatively affected by our current weather situation, so skate skiing is recommended! If the weather forecast holds up for next week, our ski conditions should be back to normal late this weekend. Stay tuned.

New Salomon skis in stock now!!  We received a surprise shipment of classic skis in a couple of lengths. If you are between 110-195lbs we have skis for you. We have boots and poles to go with them too! These skis were supposed to arrive last September but have been stuck in the Covid shipping delay situation. We are happy they finally made it to the shop!

Our trails and shop are fully open to the public 9am-4pm daily. Please call us in advance to book lessons at: (307) 733-1733. You do not need a reservation for skiing and we do not take reservations for rentals. Please contact us in advance to check availability for off-site rentals.

In our retail shop we still have a small size selection of skate skis and BC skis, but have lots of boots, poles, jackets, pants, gloves, and hats. We also have a good selection of used skate gear available. Call or come by to see if we have your sizes! We have a full tuning shop so drop off your skis for a wax done by our great wax techs! Visit our website for pricing and other information: www.tetonpinesnordiccenter.com


Shooting Star

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 3/4

It continues to be a winter full of extremes! Record warmth this past week has rapidly diminished our profile and thin to bare spots are very close to forming throughout the trail system. Springtime conditions will yet again exist through Saturday with the trails skiing icier/fast in the morning and slushy/soft in the afternoons. Good news is that more snow and colder temperatures are forecasted to begin this Sunday lasting for most of next week… which should assist us in keeping the trails open for at least a few more weeks. Due to the current drastic swings in the weather (record highs & upcoming new snowfall) , we are still evaluating as to when we’ll begin applying black sand on the greens. As of today, I am still monitoring this coming Monday or Tuesday, but it depends on what kind of snowfall we receive, and I will update everyone once we commit to a game plan. Overall, the spring skiing has been great! Reminder that conditions will be fast and icy in the morning! Enjoy! Next update will be Sunday (3/6).

TRAIL STATUS

  • YELLOW LOOP OPEN
  • SLED HILL GROOMED on 3/4 (Grooming will occur as needed)
  • CLASSIC TRACKS SET, INCONSISTENT DUE TO SPRING PROFILE
  • SNOWSHOEING OPEN (BLUE LOOP ONLY, STAY ON THE EDGE OF THE TRAIL OR IMMEDIEDATEY NEXT TO TRAIL)
  • ORANGE LOOP OPEN
  • WALKING, NOT ALLOWED

Snake River Sporting Club

Daily Nordic grooming for both “Front Nine”  (south side) and “Back Nine” (North side) Nordic Trails

Public access to the groomed Nordic trails is $50 per person per day, with no season passes available. Ski rentals are available at the Sports Shop. Guests must check in at the Sports Shop to sign a waiver and make payment before heading out. The daily pass does not allow access to the Restaurant this season. The clinics that are being offered are for members and lodging guests only.

Please call the Sports Shop with any questions you may have at 307-200-3093


Grand Teton National Park

Last Update: 3/4

Next Friday will be our last day of grooming in GTNP. We hope everyone gets the opportunity to make it up there before the trail is closed for the season.  Spring Skiing Conditions @grandtetonfoundation @jhnordic #gtnpgrooming

Grooming is sponsored by the GTNP Foundation and generous donations from our community.


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 3/5

The pisten bully will be out early on Sunday morning. Turpin has been in the path of the snow, receiving about 4 inches early Saturday morning and more continuing to fall throughout the day. The snow is heavy, wet and stubborn so the bully is only laying corduroy. Despite there being no classic track set the classic skiing has been very enjoyable.

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


Grand Targhee

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
Last Updated: 3/5
Cross Country 15k: XC OPEN
Fat Bike Trails : Closed
Snowshoe Trails: Open

Targhee’s Nordic trails are groomed Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sat/Sundays. Fat bike/snowshoe trails are groomed regularly but not on a set schedule – the groomer usually waits until after a storm cycle to groom the single track. 
Trail day passes are $20 this winter. 

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: 3/5
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

About to make couple passes around track, plan to reset both skate and classic tracks. Only a skiff of new snow, so conditions will remain variable, spring like.

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: 3/5
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Driggs will be groomed 10 am Saturday.


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated:
3/4

Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set

Still unable to groom with the warm temps. Hopefully the weather coming in gives us something to work with!


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Last Updated: 3/5

Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Colder temperatures and a little new snow should make for good grooming and skiing conditions today. Plan to reset both skate and classic tracks. 


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday & Sunday
Last Updated: 3/4
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set

Tried to get some grooming done last night but warm temps weren’t cooperative. The grooming was turning out worse than the existing trail conditions so I stopped grooming. With a little snow and some colder temps we’ll get the trails back in shape.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Reserve Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Thursday & Saturday
Last Updated: 3/4
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set

Friday evening I went out for a scout to groom the reserve. The snowpack has gone isothermal and is either a sloppy mess or frozen block of ice in the early morning. We’re going to need to hold off on grooming until we receive some new snow and let these temperatures drop. We’ll give it another go in day or two. Standby.

No dogs allowed.


Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 3/1
Singletrack: Not Set

With warm Temps any exposed trail will be soft by midday. Please try to ride before 10am or after 6pm. Thanks

Hillbender to Nemo

Nemo to Lady Slipper

Happy Hour (aka Mike Harris to ID/WY state line)

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Darby Canyon

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/18

Groomed to summer TH 2/16


Rammell Mountain Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/10

Groomed 1/14


South Leigh Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/18

Groomed 2/16


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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