Today’s Avalanche Forecast

Nordic and winter trail users are urged to use caution when recreating on trails and terrain below steep slopes. The BTAC reports and their website is a valuable local resource for planning your outing. Visit their forecast page for the most up-to-date information.


What’s Groomed in Jackson Hole/Teton Valley?

See real-time grooming in the Jackson Hole/Teton Valley region. Find all the latest grooming & fresh groomed tracks.  Plan your next Nordic Adventure with ease.



February Nature News

Provided by The Hole Hiking Experience
It has been a low snow year here in Jackson Hole, although stunningly beautiful as always. The month began at 76% of average snowfall. Annual snowfall measured at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is typically 400 inches at 9,400 feet. Reaching average snowfall is very important because most of our annual moisture comes during the winter months. Historically, February is a snowy month and more snow is predicted for the next few days. Temperatures have been warmer than usual which does make life easier for wildlife.

How to Save the Whitebark Pine
Whitebark Pine grows in the northern Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Northwest and is a keystone species in the subalpine zone of the west. It has a nutritious seed that provides food for birds, small mammals, and black and grizzly bears. The survival of the trees reflects the health of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The species is now listed as endangered. Balance in nature is important so decisions should be made to preserve the trees and the health of the forest. 

Trail Suggestions
As the snow deepens, it is fun to explore Shadow Mountain in the Gros Ventre Range. You can reach the winter parking area by following the Gros Ventre Road past Kelly. You can always ski up the road, explore the rolling terrain or snowshoe through the meadows as snow accumulates. You can’t beat the views on a sunny day and it is always a great area to look for wildlife. Remember to give them space and make sure to tell a friend where you are going. Enjoy!


Trip Report: Teton Canyon

It was cloudy skies when I started up the nicely groomed classic track at Teton Canyon this afternoon. It was a wet snow pack that made it a bit harder to get a grip with fish scales at the beginning. But as you go up it was perfect and very fast coming out. Though I didn’t skate, everyone I saw was flying along. Excellent day and sighting of a marshmallow on a stick!

Thank you for the reports Kathy G.!


The Beauty of Planica

JHSC athletes Lucas Wilmot and Elijah Weenig continue competing at the 2024 Nordic Junior & U23 World Ski Championships in Planica, Slovenia! Right photo shows Elijah Weenig.

Elijah’s mom writes: “The venue here is absolutely breathtaking. Feels as if ski jumps and Nordic center were built right next to Jenny Lake. The mountains rise up strikingly just as the Tetons do.” – A. Weenig.


Moose Day Education and Identification Seminar Registration

Register for the virtual event below. The seminar will be hosted by the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation on Thursday, February 15th from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM over Zoom. Learn everything you’ve ever wanted to about moose! This presentation by a local biologist will cover moose biology and history, as well as conservation challenges and threats facing the Jackson Hole moose herd. We will send a zoom link prior to the seminar to those who have registered.


TVTAP and Nordic Alliance Meet and Greet

Wednesday, 1-3 pm, Teton Canyon
Peggy Boggs, TVTAP development director, and Abby Warner, JHNA director, will be at the Teton Canyon trailhead for a chat and chocolate! Please stop by with questions or input and your skis, bikes, snowshoes, friends and a dog if you have one. Generally the TVTAP team grooms Teton Canyon M/W/S/S. Check the JHNordic grooming page or the TVTAP grooming page for real time reports which might influence whether you bring classic or skate skis or your fat bike! Thank you TVTAP groomers for the great grooming and consistent real-time reporting. 

Trail Creek

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 2/7
Drippy Day!

It’s a rather unusual day, weather wise, today at Trail Creek.  About 3 inches of leaden snow has fallen since yesterday’s grooming.  Throughout the morning the sky has varied between blue sky and heavy snow showers and with a report time temp of 38º, it is making for a steady drip in the woods as the heavy snow burden of the trees melts and releases.  Thankfully, even though the temps are above freezing, the precipitation we are continuing to receive is coming in the form of snow.

You might think that these conditions would make for a day not to ski, but that is very far from the truth.  Today’s extensive Husky grooming covered pretty much every trail with most woods trails receiving a single skate/classic pass and the fields and Shades of Gray receiving multiple passes.  The silver lining of today’s very warm conditions is that the snow surprisingly groomed into some pretty nice ski conditions. Classic tracks are crisp and well defined, just waiting for your klister and the skate lanes are firm and fast.

This afternoon will be busy with a full slate of JHSC programs on snow; however the Prep/Comp team and many Juniors are off to McCall Idaho tomorrow for the third Junior National Qualifier, so practice schedules will be lighter for the rest of the week.

Groomer’s choice for today is Shades of Gray.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Last Update: 2/6
Wilson Centennial Trail and Stilson Loop groomed 2/6.

Check out http://Nordicpulse.com for real time updates.


Cache Creek Singletrack

Groomed by Friends of Pathways
Grooming As Needed

Last Update: 2/2
Cache Creek groomed 2/2 AM.

Please help support trail grooming for the Cache Creek Single track trails by donating to the Friends of Pathways.  Visit: friendsofpathways.org/donate/ and leave the comment “Grooming” in the campaign section. 


Teton Pines Nordic

Grooming Daily
Last Update
: 2/6
The grooming is great with all this snow!! Now is the perfect time to drop off your skis with is for a mid-season wax. This warm fresh snow is notorious for sticking to your skis but with a fresh hot wax you’ll be gliding fast and not sticking! 

We groom approximately 16km of track for both skate and classic daily. We have a full retail and rental shop. We offer lessons daily. Call us with questions and to book lessons: (307) 732-4130. To keep our track in pristine shape for skiing we do not allow dogs, walking, snowshoeing, or fatbikes. 

Teton Village Trail

Groomed Periodically
Last Update:
 2/6
Fresh free hot cord.


Shooting Star

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 2/5
Winter returned to the valley this morning, with 4 inches of fresh snow on the track.  The trails remain in good condition with more snow forecasted throughout the day and for the rest of the week.  Despite the current snowfall, skiers may still encounter some thin and settling areas.  Please be aware that the wind may increase throughout the day and drifts maybe present on the course.  Please expect storm conditions throughout the day and week as the forecast predicts snow showers through the evening on Thursday.

  • Trail conditions are early season as thin areas persist.
  • Walking is not allowed. 
  • Sled Hill is Open.
  • Classic Tracks are set where snow allows.

Turpin Meadow Ranch

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 2/7
About an inch of snow fell over night, I refreshed the skate lane with the ginzu. Snow was falling off and on during this morning’s groom and it’s a fairly warm and wet snow. Overall it’s a beautiful day to be on our scenic trails. 

TMR is open to the public daily for skiing, meals, Nordic lessons, and tours! Call the office (307) 543-2000 or visit our website to book your adventure! Check out our live webcam for current conditions.

Please help support trail grooming in GTNP by donating to the Grand Teton National Park Foundation. It’s easy and encouraged. All you need to do is visit: GTNPF.org/donate/ and leave the comment “Nordic” in the designation section. There is the opportunity to leave a one time gift or reoccurring monthly donations in any amount.

Grand Teton National Park

Grooming: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
Last Updated: 2/6

Grooming 2/6 – Taggart trailhead to Signal. Lots of fresh snow!


Grand Targhee

Grooming: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Last Updated: 1/28

GTR is grooming Rick’s Basin area trails on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday. Classic track is set. Trails are in good condition.

GTR is no longer grooming for fat biking or snowshoeing, however fat biking is permitted on the groomed Nordic trails.

Please support TVTAP winter trail grooming on your favorite TV winter trails by purchasing a TVTAP Trail sticker  Please remember to manage your dogs and respect dog and wildlife closures. Buy a dog trail sticker, too!

Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Last Updated: 2/7
Wednesday: Rolled and compacted the 4 inches new snow yesterday.  Hopefully can use the Ginzu to reset both classic and skate tracks this morning. 

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


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
Last Updated: 2/6
Tuesday morning: Warm and wet groom. I was able to reset skate and classic on Yeti and Campground loops. Classic turned out well. Skate track turned out decent on Yeti but it’s a bit rough on Campground. Expect soft conditions.

Singletrack: 2/6
Consider other alternatives for your recreational opportunities today. It’s a sloppy mess out there and with these warm temperatures and high moisture content you cannot run low enough tire pressure to not leave trail damaging ruts. Temperatures should start to drop and conditions improve after Wednesday. Please ride in temperatures below the freezing mark. Standby for updates. 

Please note the USFS dog closure policy Dec 1st – April 15th at this venue.  


Teton Reserve Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Last Updated: 2/6
Welcome back, winter! Set skate and classic tracks on all of the south loops and they are in good condition. There are a few wind drifts out there. Get it while it’s in!

Teton Reserve parking lot works best when you park in the configuration in this image. Please refer to the photo for visual representation. Feel free to be a community member and coach each other on best practices. Park in the red highlights. NO PARKING IN THE GREEN HIGHLIGHTS. 


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 2/7
Groomed  Sherman Park, reset the skate lane and classic track. Of course the classic turned out nice looking in this sloppy mess of a snow pack. Skate lane is just OK. Expect soft conditions until temperatures drop starting Thursday. Shove in a couple of the bear patches to try to maintain the base. Enjoy what you can while you can. 


Driggs School Loops

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 2/6
Bonus groom. I wanted to pack down the last couple days of fresh slush before it gets cold. Classic track is very good. Skate lane will be good once it cools down. Skate skiers, please wait till it drops below freezing before heading out.

Please pick up your trash and dog pop with the supplied Mutt Mitt station.


Alta Nordic Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Last Updated: 2/6
Rabbit tracks at Alta this morning. Planning on setting a double classic on all loops. Should be done by 9AM.


Darby Canyon

Grooming As Needed
Last Updated: 2/6
Groomed today 2/6.

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


Rammell Mountain Road

Grooming As Needed
Last Updated: 1/24
Groomed today 1/24.

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


South Leigh Road

Grooming As Needed
Last Updated: 2/5
Groomed today 2/5.

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


Pinnacle Trail

Grooming As Needed
Last Updated: 2/6
Groomed today 2/6. Still a few bare spots on solar aspects.

JH Ski & Snowboard Club Nordic Masters Ski Clinics

Thursdays, Dec 14 – Feb 22
Teton Pines and Trail Creek

11am – 12:30pm
5 classic clinics and 5 skate clinics at Teton Pines Nordic Center and Trail Creek Nordic Trails.

These clinics are to work on your Cross-country classic and/or skate ski technique, balance, stamina, efficiency, and performance.

Note: All clinics are full for the remainder of the season.


Coney Classic Alpine Skijor
and Dog Party

Saturday Feb. 10th
County Rd 100 at the Lakebed / Trailhead
10am – 2pm

Come support 2 incredible causes – Lucky’s Place and Alpine Trails and Pathways! Tons of Raffle items from local businesses ($5 per ticket or 5 for $20) at event! Awesome Silent Auction online prior to event at https://www.32auctions.com/coney2024 AND live during the event!  Log in and start bidding on Jan 29th!

Bring the whole family (dogs included!) – Food, Beverages, Prizes and Tons of FUN! Costumes Encouraged! Prize for Best Costume!

Registration donation for 3km ski or skijor (Proceeds go to ATAP and Lucky’s Place) is $20 (includes 2 Free raffle tickets!) Volunteer Today!


Moose Chase

Registration is live!
Saturday, February 17th
Trail Creek Nordic Center


Come Join the Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club for the Annual Moose Chase Nordic Ski Race presented by Skinny Skis!

Register Here for either the 20k, 10k, 5k, 3k or free 1/2k.


Mark your calendar so you don’t miss out on all the wonderful events coming up! Explore the highlighted events below or find more events on our website at https://jhnordic.com/events/


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  • 5 Mar 24 – Daily Trail Report
    Keep up with the forecast as heavy snows and high winds may persist.Connect to the grooming page for relevant updates before you head out! Today’s Avalanche Forecast Nordic and winter trail users are urged to use caution when recreating on trails and terrain below steep slopes. The BTAC reports and their website is a valuable local resource for planning your outing. Visit their forecast page for the most up-to-date information. Trip Report: Trail Creek Nordic trails on a… Read More