A Look Ahead At The Weather

While our time playing host to this high pressure system has been full of warmth, sun, and hopefully some great days out on the trails, this coming week will ideally flip our winter switch to “ON”. Beginning Wednesday, the Tetons are poised to see snow all the way through the weekend.

The forecasted snow would be very welcomed, as our early season snowpack and trail systems are growing thin through use and sun exposure. The precipitation would also assist the groomers in helping to establish a strong base for recreation throughout the entire season.

If you have any rituals or tricks to bring the snow, its time to implement them. For all of us.

Learn more about upcoming weather and conditions here.


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.


Teton Park Road and 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.

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: 12/6

Coach Will had a big group out early this morning for some technique training in the stadium and as demonstrated in the image above, they were doing a great job of enjoying Nordic skiing and doing so in a safe manner.  It’s really great that we are able to keep skiing in these challenging times.

The endless blue skies continue today as do the good skiing conditions.  Temps are remaining moderate and the snow is therefore being preserved nicely.  Today’s grooming covered almost all recently groomed trails and primarily served as a best line skate-groom.  Classic tracks would benefit from some fresh snow; however, forecasts for later in the week look promising!

Groomer’s choice for today is to keep on skiing safely!


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 and 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: 12/6
Groomed daily and in good shape for both skate and classic skiing. Early season conditions exist in some parts. Enjoy the sunny Teton views early this week while you can before the snow arrives later in the week.


Shooting Star

Last Updated: 12/6
Blue bird views and groomed tracks that cruise! Shooting Star opened its groomed Nordic ski trails last Monday, November 30th, to both Club members and to the public- including a short dog and ski loop. The course offers wide open views of the Tetons. Classic tracks are not yet set, but good early season conditions exist. The retail shop has Nordic rentals and Nordic ski clothing for both women and men.


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: 12/6
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
The snow is excellent! Though it has been cold and dry, there is full coverage on the trails. You’ll find 2 well groomed, classic tracks (one on each side) and a newly refreshed skate lane in the middle of them. Watch for low snow hazards at the cattle guards.


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
Last Updated: 12/5
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
Campground and Yeti’s loop received 3 passes with the Ginzu groomer and are set nicely. Both of these tracks are in good shape given these colder nighttime temperatures. Be aware of the ever increasing afternoon temperatures this coming week and plan accordingly for peak skate and classic conditions. The mid-afternoon snow can get very soft in sunlit areas. Enjoy the glide!


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: 12/5
Singletrack: Set

Happy Hour to state line got a fresh groom and cleanup Friday 12/05 at 6pm after a good amount of use during the Global Fat Bike Day. Nemo, Hillbender and Lady slipper continue to ride well though there are some spots with bare ground showing. Be aware of mud and soft snow in the warmer parts of the coming days. Please plan to ride in the early am and late pm when temperatures are colder to avoid making ruts. Enjoy the ride!

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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