TODAY! January Women’s Skate Skiing Clinics

Dates: Fridays: January 7, January 14 and January 21
Time: 11am-12:30pm
Teton Pines Nordic Center

If you’d like to improve your skate technique and fitness, come join us for three Skate lessons at Teton Pines. We’ll improve our glide on skate skis and learn to be more efficient uphill, downhill, and review the different skating strides. These clinics are for those with some skate skiing experience who would like to improve. We will cover more than the basics to get you skating longer distances with ease and going up and down hills with proficiency and confidence. Each session will be part instruction with plenty of time to ski and practice. $50/Clinic or $135 for all 3 ($45/Clinic for Teton Pines Nordic Center season pass holders). Rentals available for $35. Trail pass is included.

Instructor: Kim Springer Kim grew up warming her fingers in the Octagon on Mt. Mansfield in Stowe, Vermont. After college she discovered the warm world of Nordic skiing and has been passionate about all aspects of the sport ever since. She loves sharing that passion with others and has taught in and around Jackson Hole for many years.

Questions or to register: Call Teton Pines Nordic Center at: (307) 733-1733


January 6, 2022 Nature Update

Provided by Cathy Shill
founder of The Hole Hiking Experience
https://www.holehike.com

You will never get bored when you try something new.
There’s really no limit to what you can do. -Dr Seuss

A blast of cold kept temperatures in the single digits earlier this week and only a short break between snow storms. Our winter weather is determined by the position of the jet stream and how storms track along the continental divide. We are west of the divide and currently, the jet stream is overhead bringing lots of snow to Jackson Hole.

Tracks from a Snowshoe Hare

As wildlife adapt to winter, they use the insulating properties of snow to help them stay warm. The snow world is known as the nivean environment. The subnivean is the interface between the ground and the snow. When 6-8 inches of snow accumulates, ground temperatures will regulate close to freezing. Small mammals burrow at ground level and create tunnels so they can move freely in search of food and be protected by a roof of snow and ice. Amazing how creatures adapt and use the properties of snow to survive.

A wonderful part of winter is the story that is left in the snow. Animal tracking is a big part of our naturalist tours. Each animal leaves a track and with some experience, you can decipher the track and interpret the story. Family groups move in certain ways. Alternating track patterns are common for members of the dog family, deer family and cow family. Rabbits and rodents hop and weasels bound. Each of these gaits or track patterns have a similar shape. It’s fun to walk through the woods and learn about a habitat and the animals that are nearby. 

All this fresh snow means lots of tour options. We have been touring in Death Canyon in Grand Teton Park since it is a wooded area and a wonderful place to explore. Both Cache Creek and Game Creek near the town of Jackson are great on stormy days. Both get groomed and short distance to reach the trailheads. Have fun and make sure to be prepared, plan for various temperatures and check in with a friend or family for safety.

We hit the trail daily so join us to learn about the season of winter and all the fun tracks we see along the way.

Hole Hiking Experience
Bhutan Himalayan Experience
www.holehike.com
307.690.4453

Trail Creek

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 1/6

To Storm or Not to Storm!

While the persistent dark gray skies over the western mountain ridge tops and even the forecast indicate a lot of snow today, so far it’s not quite happening.  About 6 inches did fall yesterday afternoon after grooming finished, but overnight up to report time only a couple more have come.  As of 11:20 AM there is light snowfall with a light to moderate breeze.

The Husky has been hard at it today, catching up from all the recent accumulations.  Nearly every trail got at least a single pass today with most receiving classic tracks as well.  The Close Field, Upper East Fields, Moose Loop, and Homesite all got double passes.  Also the sprint course in the Close Field was rescued from the recent massive dumpage.  Skiing will be a little soft today, but beautiful and lovely.  

Coach Kathy’s Wednesday Lollipoppers were relishing in the powder yesterday, who really needs a groomer?  A final note; a slightly nervous cow  moose was close to the cabin today with her small calf, keep your eyes peeled.

Groomer’s choice for today is Moose Loop.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Grooming Monday-Saturday
Last Update: 1/6

All trails were groomed today. Variable conditions as the temperature warms up in the lower elevations.

Friday Grooming Schedule: Cache Creek, Wayne May Park, Game Creek, Three Creek Pathway, South Park Pathway.


Cache Creek Fat Bike Trails

Last Update: 1/4

We groomed the cache trails tonight and will groom each night this week to stay ahead of the storm.

Grooming by Friends of Pathways.


Teton Pines Nordic

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 1/4

The snow is great at Teton Pines! We groom 13km+ daily for both skate and classic with our new snowcat. 

We are open to the public 9am-4pm. 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 to check availability for off-site rentals.

We still have a great selection of classic skis, skate skis, boots, jackets, pants, gloves, and hats. We have a full tuning shop so drop off your skis for a nordic wax done by our great wax techs who are all nordic skiers!

Visit our website for pricing and other information: www.tetonpinesnordiccenter.com


Shooting Star

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 1/5

Severe Winter Weather will continue today and tomorrow (Thursday). Heavy snow and high winds will create disorienting & very difficult/less than desired Nordic conditions. We’ll continue to groom the yellow loop daily, but would not recommend any Nordic activities until this storm passes. Conditions look to improve around Saturday. Next update will be Friday(1/7). Stay safe! 


Snake River Sporting Club

Grooming Daily

Both the Front and Back Nine trails are groomed daily and are in excellent condition. Call for info 307-201-3093 and check in at the Clubhouse to pay trail fee. www.snakeriversportingclub.com


Grand Teton National Park

Last Update: 1/4

Taggart to South Jenny this morning.  Blowing/snowy conditions

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


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 1/6

The snow keeps coming and we keep grooming. The classic track has been filling in as fast as we’ve been laying it down so there may be some trails without, but with this much powder we’ve been reaching for our BCXC skis anyway. If you are averse to windy conditions head to the hills for a sheltered ski in the woods (also a great place for those BCXC skis). 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: 1/6

Cross Country 15k: XC OPEN – last groomed 1/4/2022
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: 1/6
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Set

Set 2 classic all around south and north loops. Unable to compact and set skate. Very sticky snow, above freezing temperature.

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: 1/5
Skate: Set | Classic: Set


Groomed everything at least two laps but there was a LOT of snow. Track was not discernible when I got there so it may not be on the exact same spot. It was snowing and blowing pretty good when I left and track will be soft with how much snow has fallen in the last 48 hours.


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 1/5

Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Found the trail and packed down the close to 15 inches! Multiple laps…set the classic track. Will be soft but skiable. Nice to see some people getting on it before it started snowing again!! Whoop Whoop


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Last Updated: 1/
6

Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Thursday am: About to make couple passes over track, 6 inches of new, with the roller. Will set one classic and skate. Finish by 10am.


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday & Sunday
Last Updated: 1/6
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set

Go powder skiing! Mike Harris parking area is not accessible and the trails are not groomed. Snowplows are doing their best, but struggling to keep up with the storm. Stay tuned for the latest parking lot and trail conditions.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Reserve Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Thursday & Saturday
Last Updated: 1/6
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set

Snowmobile packed 2 of 4 loops in am; exercise in determination with all the fresh snow. after packing, rolled both of the loops so should be nice ski. numerous classic skiers already enjoying themselves.

No dogs allowed.


Southern Valley Singletrack

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

All the trails have been snowmobile compacted, but not groomed. With more snow and rising temperatures in the forecast, it may be a few days till they’re fat bike ready.

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: 12/28

Groomed 12/28 to summer trailhead.


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: 12/28

Grooming 12/28

January Women’s Skate Skiing Clinics

Dates: Fridays: January 7, January 14 and January 21
Time: 11am-12:30pm
Teton Pines Nordic Center

If you’d like to improve your skate technique and fitness, come join us for three Skate lessons at Teton Pines. We’ll improve our glide on skate skis and learn to be more efficient uphill, downhill, and review the different skating strides. These clinics are for those with some skate skiing experience who would like to improve. We will cover more than the basics to get you skating longer distances with ease and going up and down hills with proficiency and confidence. Each session will be part instruction with plenty of time to ski and practice. $50/Clinic or $135 for all 3 ($45/Clinic for Teton Pines Nordic Center season pass holders). Rentals available for $35. Trail pass is included.

Instructor: Kim Springer Kim grew up warming her fingers in the Octagon on Mt. Mansfield in Stowe, Vermont. After college she discovered the warm world of Nordic skiing and has been passionate about all aspects of the sport ever since. She loves sharing that passion with others and has taught in and around Jackson Hole for many years.

Questions or to register: Call Teton Pines Nordic Center at: (307) 733-1733


JHNTeton Ridge Classic Ski Race

SATURDAY, JANUARY 8TH, 2022
Grand Targhee Nordic Trails, Alta Wyoming

19th Annual Classic Cross Country Ski race – Race format: wave starts based on distance; 24 km, 14 km, 7 km, and 2 km.

For more info and registration: https://tetonridgeclassic.com/registration

For race trail maps: https://tetonridgeclassic.com/maps


JH Nordic Masters Classic & Skate Ski Clinics


SKATE SKI CLINIC THURSDAY JANUARY 13, 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.




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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