7 Mar 21 – Daily Trail Report

Last day to enjoy Grooming at Turpin Meadow Ranch | TWydaho Ride Groomed Winter Challenge Wildlife | Calendar of Grand Teton and Yellowstone

Last day to Enjoy Grooming at Turpin Meadow Ranch

Come enjoy the last day of grooming at Turpin Meadow Ranch! We have plenty of sunshine and fast trails up here for the last day to enjoy before our daily grooming comes to an end. Today, while the trails will be freshly groomed and open, our restaurant will be closed. The guide’s recommendation is a classic ski in the valley or fat bike single track in the morning followed by an afternoon skate ski in the hills once they soften up a bit. 

Get out and enjoy the freshly groomed track and thank you for a great season Turpin Meadows!

Wydaho Ride Groomed Winter Challenge with Kait Boyle

Ride our favorite fat biking trails to help fundraising for grooming machines for TVTAP and Friends of Pathways: March 6th to March 27th.

Kait Boyle has partnered with Fitzgerald’s Bicycles to bring awareness to the winter grooming efforts in our communities! For the next three weeks, March 6 to 27 (weather depending), we are challenging you to get out and ride 4 world-class fat biking trail systems: Southern Valley Singletrack System (Victor, ID), Cache Creek Singletrack System (Jackson, WY), Horseshoe-Packsaddle Snowmobile Trail System (Driggs, ID) and Teton Canyon Trail (Alta, WY).

The goal is to ride a route that may not be your usual routine or in an area for the first time, while also bringing awareness to what it takes for these community organizations to keep our winter trails riding!

Wildlife Calendar of Grand Teton and Yellowstone

In an ecosystem with the dramatic seasonal temperature swings of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, the landscape and wildlife can look remarkably different from month to month. If you have only visited the parks in one season, returning to visit in another time of year will reveal a whole new world of wildlife activity. Here is a calendar featuring some of the wildlife highlights from month to month across the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Lost Dog- At Emily’s Pond

Charlie is a 20 lb golden doodle that went missing around 10:30am on March 4 at Emily Steven’s park. He is not from this area. He is incredibly friendly and was last seen with a silver prong collar with no tag. He is microchipped. 
If you have seen Charlie or have any information on him please call Josh at (404) 436-8411

Trail Creek

Last Updated: 3/6

Racing-Day 1!
License plates from as far away as Washington and California are descending upon Trail Creek today for the first day of racing in the Western Youth Championships.  Covid safe racing waves begin at 8:30 this morning as the hundreds of young racers give their best shot at skiing fast around the fields.  Today’s technique is classic.
While the fields are closed to recreational skiing, the woods are open for those wanting to access from the end of the Old Pass Road.  No grooming happened in the woods today, but temps have remained cool enough that skiing should work pretty well.
Race results should be posted on the website link above as they become available.
Groomer’s choice is for the racers to ski fast.

Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Last Updated: 3/6

The levee and stilson are in decent shape. Both trails are very firm from the last week of freeze thaw cycles. The school fields will be done around 11:00.

Cache Creek

Last Updated: 2/20
We rolled Cache Hagen Sidewalk and Hagen Highway this evening and will snowshoe the trails near the trailhead this weekend.

Grooming provided by Friends of Pathways.

Teton Pines Nordic

Last Updated: 2/27

Trip Report Sat. Feb 27th update:
Wide open spaces with friendly , occasional,  passing encounters, families, friends, couples all enjoying the sunshine and perfect grooming at Teton Pines. Look forward to more of these conditions all week! Groomed every morning.

Call us for specific retail questions (307) 699-3394 or tetonpinesxc@gmail.com. Our hours are 9am-4pm daily.

Shooting Star

Last Updated: 3/4

Grooming today (Thursday 3/4) will be ongoing through about 10 am, as a mechanical issue with the snowcat delayed our start. Overall, skiing should continue to be very enjoyable through this weekend with lots of sunshine and warmer temperatures in the forecast. The warm afternoon temps combined with cold overnight lows will begin to promote springtime conditions. Skiers will now encounter a hardpacked surface with icy sections and inconsistent classic track depths, as the grooming equipment struggles to cut through the evolving icier profile compared to the previous packed powder like snow. Typically, in the springtime, conditions will be icier/firmer in the morning, softer around lunchtime/early afternoon, and potentially slushy by late afternoon. Please, plan ahead and be prepared on warm days that trail conditions will be constantly changing throughout the whole day. Lastly, we finished the black sand application to the greens and a friendly reminder to always stay off these surfaces. Enjoy the skiing and soak up the sunshine! Next Update will be Monday 3/8.

Please See the following  Restrictions

  • Dog Loops & All Nordic Skiing Trails OPEN
  • Sled Hill OPEN
  • Classic Tracks SET
  • Snow Shoeing Loop OPEN
  • Casual Walking Not Permitted

Teton Village Pathway

Last Updated: 2/17
Teton Village Pathway from Lake Creek Bridge north to just south of the GTNP moose-wilson road south entrance was groomed this morning. Nice for an easy , flat nordic ski, fat bike , or trail run. Or if you’re commuting by ski or bike from Wilson or Jackson!

Groomed by Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, and funded by Teton Village Association .

Grand Teton National Park

Last Updated: 3/6
Tim B shared these majestic images of the Grand Teton, Teewinot , and Mt Owen (aka “The Cathedral Group” when views from the north-east) while skate skiing from Signal Mountain south along the freshly groomed Teton Park Road. Truly inspiring to get out and enjoy.. Last grooming day: Friday March 19th

Just a reminder, there will be no grooming on the TPR on Tuesday, 3/9, as the park will be using their bombardier over snow vehicle on the TPR to move park service crews up to Lupine Meadows to do work on structures. . Grooming will resume on Friday 3/12, per normal schedule. 

Turpin Meadow Ranch

Last Updated: 3/6
Today March 7, is your last chance to ski or fat bike groomed trails at Turpin this winter season. We are expecting glorious spring weather again and the roads are clear. We will facilitate fun but we won’t be able to feed you today (there will not be lunch service in the lodge) so put together a picnic before you head out the door and come enjoy the last day of maintained trails at TMR. If you bring your dog(s) don’t forget to pick up their poop and drop the bag in a trash can.  

https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com | 307.543.2000, office

Grand Targhee

Last Updated: 3/6
Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed 3/6/2021, Fat Bike CLOSED.

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

Alta Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Sunday
Last Updated: 3/6
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
Saturday afternoon: Reset classic track all around while temperatures were favorable. Also made a pass around skate track. Classic turned out well.

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.


Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 3/6
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Driggs was groomed today 8am. Track is in good shape considering warm temperatures. in order to get track level I had to flatten classic track in certain areas. 

Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 3/5
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
I used the drag at Sherman Park to fill in all the potholes and frozen chunder. The skate track is set should be good in cooler temperatures. I did not set the classic track. You should expect it to get real soft in the warm temperatures. Be aware. Enjoy the glide.

Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Last Updated: 3/6
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Saturday: After extended dry period of warm days and cold nights the track has become quite firm and fast. Plan to reset skate track this morning and will have to leave classic as is. The road going in may require 4 wheel drive depending on time of day.

Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
Last Updated: 3/2
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
A groomed Campground and Yetis loop’s this morning. I think this is going to set up really well and make for an incredible day of gliding. I did not reset the classic track as it was still in good shape. Enjoy the incredible weather and beautiful sunshine.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.

Teton Springs Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
Last Updated: 3/5
Skate: Set | Classic: Set | Singletrack: Set
I groomed and set the classic track, skate track and singletrack fri night. It’s not perfect though it is better than it was. Watch out for the monster hole on the lollipop loop. I got a little stuck. Enjoy.

No dogs allowed.

5th Street Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/18
Singletrack: Set
Got the trail packed in and buffed out yesterday afternoon. It will be good till the next round of snow arrives.

Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 3/3
Singletrack: Set
Rolled the power line from Mike Harris to lower lady slipper and lower ladyslipper singletrack. Should be good once everything refreezes tonight. Enjoy!

No dogs December 1 – April 15.

Darby Canyon

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/26
Groomed to Pinnacle TH – 2/25

South Leigh Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 3/3
Grooming 3/3/2021

Pinnacle Trail

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/26
Groomed to upper meadows – 2/25

Wydaho Ride Groomed Winter Challenge with Kait Boyle

Saturday, March 6, 2021 12:00 PM 
Saturday, March 27, 2021 10:59 PM

Ride our favorite fat biking trails to help fundraise for grooming machines for TVTAP and Friends of Pathways: March 6th to March 27th
Nordic skiers can participate and contribute too! Who doesn’t like a perfectly groomed winter trail?!

To participate, you must also donate to one of the following organizations and attach a photo for proof of donation to your RideWithGPS activity:

Teton Valley Trails and Pathways
Friends of Pathways
Skyliners Motor Club (mail check to PO Box 552 Driggs 83422)

14th Annual Togwotee Winter Fat Bike Classic


Togwotee Winter Classic is a not-for-profit and currently the longest standing, contiguous fat bike race in the Lower 48. The ride takes place on groomed snow and/or snowmobile trails at 8000′ to 9,600′ in elevation on the Continental Divide under extreme winter conditions.

Entry Fee: Free

Registration: 74 Racer Limit — please register on Athlete360 to reserve your spot.

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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