THURSDAY: JH Nordic Masters Skate Ski Clinic at Teton Pines

SKATE SKI CLINIC at TETON PINES NORDIC CENTER
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2022
11am – 12:30pm
Hosted by Scott Horn and JH Ski Club Nordic Team Coaches


Trip Reports: Game Creek and Turpin Meadow Ranch

Taking a short break at the creek on the Game Creek Trail on Friday (2/4). Wonderful grooming! Photo and Words Submitted by Kathy N.

A week ago Turpin Meadow Ranch hosted a new moon night ski. It was a lot of fun for all ages and skiing abilities. TMR will be hosting a full moon ski and fondue on February 16th. Call 307-543-2000 for more information and to make a reservation. There will be another new moon night ski in March as well. Photos submitted by Joey M., Erin A., and John M.


JH Wildlife Foundation Needs You for Moose Day

For clarification, the following message is from our friends at the JH Wildlife Foundation. Please contact them directly (info@jhwildlife.org) if you are interested in volunteering for Moose Day, February 26, 2022.

“There are still a few territories without coverage, so we are still recruiting Nature Mappers to help collect these very important data. If you know someone who may be interested but is not yet a trained Nature Mapper, please have them email hilary@jhwildlife.org for more information on becoming certified and collecting these important data for WGFD.

We are especially in need of strong skiers to cover the sections in the northern end of Grand Teton National Park and the west side of the Tetons.

If you are a skier who lives in or is willing to travel to Teton Valley for Moose Day, we would love to enlist your help survey the canyons and creeks in Wyoming that are more accessible from the Idaho side (Darby Canyon, Moose Creek, etc.).”


Help Support Wildlife Tourism for Tomorrow

Skinny Skis has taken the opportunity to partner with a local non-profit, Wildlife Tourism for Tomorrow, who invest in helping important wildlife conservation projects.

During the month of February, Skinny Skis will be donating all of the proceeds earned from Banff Mountain Film Festival rentals to Wildlife Tourism for Tomorrow and the Jackson Elk Project. This project provides funding to help gather data and track the Jackson Elk heard that calls the National Elk Refuge and Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem its home.

Trail Creek

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 2/6

Trail or No Trail, Let’s Ski!

Whether your preference is breaking your own back country trail or cruising some fresh corduroy, living where we live the options are almost limitless.  If fresh Nordic corduroy is your thing, then plenty of nice skiing can be found today at Trail Creek.  While yesterday brought one of the windier days of the year so far, conditions have calmed with the cloud cover forecast to burn off later today.  The result should be a great afternoon for a Nordic ski.

Almost every wood trail received a single Husky pass around sunset last night with about 30% of the classic tracks being touched up along the way.  The fields all received early morning grooming with both classic and skate passes.  While our snow could use a refresh, the Husky continues to do a fantastic job of keeping it fresh.  

Many of our local high school skiers competed yesterday in the final day of the Lander Invitational Nordic meet, full results can be viewed here.  Our very own Kate Brigham and Mason Wheeler once again dominated yesterday’s classic race.  An up-and-coming skier to watch is U16 Lena Poduska.  Lena’s been right on Kate’s tail this year in many races, look to hear more about her in the years to come.

Groomer’s choice for today is the hopefully soon to be sunny East Fields.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Grooming Monday-Saturday
Last Update: 2/5

The levee, stilson, and school fields were groomed Saturday and in good shape.


Cache Creek Fat Bike Trails

Last Update: 1/31

I ran a drag over the trails in Cache tonight to smooth out the new snow into ruts and footprints.  Things are still nice and firm up there.

Grooming by Friends of Pathways.


Teton Pines Nordic

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 1/23

Our trails continue to be in incredible shape with this awesome weather we’ve recently had! The cold temps and clear skies are great for the track. We groom 13km+ daily for both skate and classic with our new snowcat. 

Our trails and shop are fully open to the public 9am-4pm daily. Day passes, 10 punch cards, and season passes are available at the shop. 

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.

We still have a great selection of skate skis, a few classic track and BC skis, boots, 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: 2/5

Anticipate light to moderate winds and possible drifting to occur today (2/5) as a quick weather system passes through. More sunny/calm weather is expected again Sunday and forecasted to last throughout most of next week. Overall, the trails have been grooming out well and should provide excellent skiing especially after this brief system passes. Get outside and enjoy!

TRAIL STATUS

  • YELLOW LOOP OPEN
  • SLED HILL GROOMED on 2/4 (Grooming will occur as needed)
  • CLASSIC TRACKS SET
  • 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: 2/6

Very foggy out there Sunday morning.  Taggart to South Jenny. 

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


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 2/6

We are in the cycle of resetting the skate lane with the ginzu in the late afternoon. The classic track is still holding up. There are a few moose hanging near the ranch, please be extra cautious. Skate and classic ski lessons for the rest of the season are filling up quickly so if you’re considering a lesson or tour we recommend booking soon. Also, put it on your calendars, another fun night ski event – Full Moon Fondue February 16. Please call to make your reservation.

Please sign waivers and pay for trail passes online ahead of your visit. Call the front office (307) 543-2000 ahead of your visit for booking equipment rentals and Nordic adventures (lessons and tours).

https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com/the-ranch/live-conditions/
https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com | 307.543.2000


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: 2/6
Cross Country 15k: XC OPEN
Fat Bike Trails : Open
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: 2/6
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Reset skate track Sunday morning. Classic remains in good shape since Thursday afternoons groom. Continued cold, dry, weather has left all of our Nordic venues in great shape. Thanks to the volunteers.

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: 2/5
Skate: Set | Classic: Set


Driggs was groomed 9:30am Saturday.


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 2/
6

Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Sunday evening I reset the singletrack and Skate track. The classic track was still good. Enjoy the ride and the glide.


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Last Updated: 2/
6

Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Finished grooming skate lane at 1030. Classic is still great. Sunny and clear and fast.


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday & Sunday
Last Updated: 2/6
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Reset the classic and skate tracks on yetis and campground loops. Enjoy the glide.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Reserve Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Thursday & Saturday
Last Updated: 2/6
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Reset Skate Lane – Classic Track was in good shape.

No dogs allowed.


Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/4
Singletrack: Set

Friday morning early a.m. I was able to drag and reset happy hour, Powerline all the way to Pole Canyon, upper and lower lady slipper and Sherman Springs access road. The entire singletrack system is rockin and rollin. Enjoy the ride.

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: 1/13

Grooming to summer trail head 1/13


Rammell Mountain Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 12/15

The USFS is continuing to monitor snow levels on our roads and will close them to wheeled motorized vehicles when there is enough snow to groom.


South Leigh Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/3

Groomed 2/2/22.

JH Nordic Masters Classic & Skate Ski Clinics

SKATE SKI CLINIC at TETON PINES
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2022
11am – 12:30pm

Hosted by Scott Horn and JH Ski Club Nordic Team Coaches

There will be 10 clinics running every Thursday in January and February from 11am-12:30pm. The Nordic Masters clinics will focus on skate ski and classic cross country skiing every other week.

Joining all 10 clinics is your best approach to developing your full Nordic skiing technique, balance, stride, stamina, and overall fitness while having fun in a small group. For those who only wish to focus on one technique, we are offering a Skate Ski Clinic series of 5 clinics or a Classic Cross country series of 5 clinics.




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