Trip Report: Trail Creek

Late morning at Trail Creek Nordic, we found nicely groomed trails with a two inch silky smooth dusting . Just enough texture to make climbing easy and even Faceplant skiable. One skier tucked it, the rest of us, a solid snowplow.. but we all conquered Trail creeks steepest downhill! Suicide seemed mild in comparison.


Lots of Snow! Find the Freshly Groomed Trails

The skier tracked trails will be deep from the fresh snowfall, so consider opting for a freshly groomed-that-day trail, which should be soft and easier to ski and snowshoe.

For adventures in the snow this weekend freshly groomed trails such as Trail creek, Turpin meadows and Teton Pines. Many others can be found under trails section of JH Nordic. Use the icons to filter and search for trails for snowshoeing, skate skiing, groomed and fat biking.


Skinny Skis updates – Banff Virtual Partnering with GTNPF

Proceeds to Support GTNPF’s Teton Crest Trail Renewal ProjectFebruary is typically Banff Film Festival month here in Jackson when we get to invite all of our friends in the community to join us down at the high school to watch some amazing films together. Obviously, this year is not a typical year! Hopefully, you have already heard that we’ve moved the festivities onto the web, so you can “virtually” enjoy the film festival in your PJ’s at home this year. 

During the month of February, we will be donating all of the proceeds Skinny Skis earns from Banff Festival rentals to the Grand Teton National Park Foundation and their Teton Crest Trail Renewal Project. The project started last year with a focus of work getting done on Hurricane Pass. The upgrades will continue this summer, 2021, with projects along the south fork of Cascade Canyon and the first phase of improving the Paintbrush Divide. You can read more info on what they’re planning in 2021 further down in the newsletter.

Trail Creek Nordic

Last Updated: 2/7

Night and Day Difference!

Head to the woods today and you’ll find some really nice ski conditions; crisp classic tracks, firm fresh corduroy skate lanes, and a gentle breeze gently dropping a few last flakes of snow, getting there however, is a bit of a different story.  While it appears that the recent storm is winding down, the wind is still maintaining its fury in the fields and meadows.

Because of the howling winds today’s grooming kept a bit of carbon out of the atmosphere by focusing on areas that won’t rapidly be drifted over.  The basic route was from the cabin to the woods with almost all of the woods trails receiving double passes with fresh classic tracks.  Armin’s was getting quite a blow as well so was not on today’s itinerary.  Access the woods trails either from the cabin or the end of the Old Pass Road and you should be able to have a very nice ski today.

Results have been posted from the recent Lander race on this site, while some of our IMD athletes were not participating; we had a great showing by those that were.  It sounds like it was quite the race with around 400 skiers of multiple age groups racing.

Groomer’s choice for today is the thickly forested trails.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Last Updated: 2/6
Emily’s Pond and stilson are groomed and in good shape. The school fields will be done around 10:30. Cache creek users today!
Friends of Pathways groomed all the trails in Cache but did not go to Noker as the avalanche danger was high.


Teton Pines Nordic

Last Updated: 2/4

Excellent grooming for both skate and classic . Perfect corduroy, soft enough to good traction, cold enough for great glide.

Please call or email Cody for more details: (307) 733-1733 or tetonpinesxc@gmail.com

Teton Village Trail

Last Updated: 2/1
Teton Village pathway along the Moose-Wilson road was groomed Sunday. Nice snowy packed conditions, good for nordic, fat biking, walking, trail running!


Shooting Star

Last Updated: 2/1
The course is in great shape and the trails continue to firm up after the recent snow storms. Monday & Tuesday’s weather looks to promote ideal Nordic conditions, boasting lots of sunshine and warm temps. Outlook is calling for another active cycle of wintery weather beginning Wednesday and lasting through the weekend. Accumulations look to be on the light side, but skiers should anticipate a daily 1-3” of snow to fall on the track during the daylight hours with some possible drifting throughout this system. Overall, it should be another great week to get outside and go on a Nordic adventure.  Next Update will be Monday 2/8. Enjoy!

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

Grand Teton National Park

Last Updated: 2/7
Groomed from Taggart Lake Trailhead to South Jenny this morning @grandtetonfoundation @jhnordic#gtnpgrooming.


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Last Updated: 2/7

We’ve been battling the snow for the past 3 days! The trails are soft and have been getting wind drifts down low. If you’re new to skiing or wanting to refine your skills, book a ski lesson with our professional ski instructor Elee (she also does guided tours)! She is a wealth of knowledge and can help take your Nordic skiing, whether it be skate or classic, to the next level! To help with social distancing and to get you on the trails faster please purchase your trail passes and sign your waivers online in advance (see link below). As always, remember to recreate responsibly. Bring a mask as it is required to enter the lodge. Lunch and dinner are both by reservation only.

https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com/adventures/winter-adventures/
https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com/the-ranch/live-conditions/
https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com | 307.543.2000, office


Grand Targhee

Last Updated: 2/7
Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed 2/5/2021, 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: 2/7
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Sunday: This morning, plan to try and pack down and smooth out the wind affected snow covering the track. Will be begin grooming at 8am.

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: Not Set
Driggs was groomed at 5pm Friday. New snow was a bonus for Driggs track. Cooler temps should help. Enjoy skiing in town!


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 2/5
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
With over 8” of new snow, I was only able to roll out the Skate track and Singletrack. It’s going to be really soft snow for awhile. The classic track was not set.


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Last Updated: 2/7
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Quite the variety of snow conditions on the track this morning: wind drifted, wind stripped, loose soft dry snow. Both skate and classic came out well, the track seems to be firming up a bit.


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
Last Updated: 2/7
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Campground and Yetis loops we’re groomed this morning and classic track was reset. It will be soft snow for today. The cooler temps overnight should help it set up. Enjoy the glide.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Springs Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
Last Updated: 2/5
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set | Singletrack: Set
I’m gonna head out to roll and pack down the Nordic and singletrack. Please be aware of the machinery. I will be grooming tonight instead of tomorrow morning before the next round of snow.

No dogs allowed.


5th Street Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 1/25
Singletrack: Set
Did a few laps around the park with the sled and tire drag this afternoon. It will be firm and ready for action as soon as the snow sets up a bit.


Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/7
Singletrack: Set
I was able to roll hillbender’s, upper Lady slipper, and happy hour. Nemo is currently rider packed and we are unable to groom due to the downed tree. I tried to groom Pole Canyon connector but that’s a no go. We will need some volunteer shovelers to work on that one. Enjoy the ride.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Darby Canyon

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/4
Groomed to Pinnacle TH


Rammell Mountain Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 1/21
Grooming on 1/21


South Leigh Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/3
Groomed 2/3

Pinedale Stampede

WHITE PINE NORDIC SKI TRAILS | PINEDALE, WY
FEBRUARY 27, 2021

6k, 10k, 20k and races. Races will all be mass start, freestyle race. Prizes and giveaways!



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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