International Women’s Day

Women are a powerful force in the Jackson Hole community. Here at Jackson Hole Nordic we see it play out in the professionals, the small business owners, the nonprofits, the influencers, the mothers, the daughters, the trail-users and friends. Thanks to all the women in our community that make beautiful things happen each and everyday. We see you and appreciate your contribution to our community.

Here are a few Local JH/TV Women Owned-Operated-Lead organizations we love among many more:
Transcend Ideas -Heather Devine
Hole Hiking Experience – Cathy Shill
GTNP Foundation – Leslie Matson
Friend’s of Pathways  -Katherine Dowson
JH Ski & Snowboard Club – Ali Sehnert
JH Chamber – Anna Olson
JH Travel & Tourism Board – Kathryn Brackenridge
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort -Connie Kemmerer (Board) and Mary Kate Buckley (CEO)
JH Nordic -Nancy Leon


Nature Update from Jackson Hole Ecotour Adventures

Jackson Hole EcoTour Adventures guides are reporting snow is still present on the trails, but morning conditions are better for activities, as the snow stays firm. Guides want to remind everyone that March is the time when bears begin to emerge from hibernation, so please carry bear spray and travel mindfully in the park! In fact, one of our guides saw a grizzly bear in late February! We suspect it was a male; among grizzlies, males are typically the first to emerge. Most males are active by the end of March. Female grizzlies with cubs tend to come out of hibernation between April and May. Black bears tend to follow the same patterns as grizzlies. With all this said, EcoTour Adventures guides want to remind you to carry your bear spray again and be bear aware when traveling through the backcountry!


JHTTB Announces Community Engagement Meetings
March 15 -16

We encourage everyone in the Greater Jackson Hole community, including Teton Valley and Star Valley, to add their voice and thoughts to drive the future of life and tourism (one of our largest economic drivers). You can participate in the Sustainable Tourism Survey, as well as join in the Community Engagement Meetings on March 15 and 16 to learn more and contribute your thoughts and ideas. This is important that everyone actively participates to determine the future of Greater Jackson Hole!
See locations and links for virtual participation below:

Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 6:30-8:00 pm,
Grand Teton Ballroom, Snow King Resort, 400 E. Snow King Ave, Jackson

Tuesday, March 16, 2022, 6:30-8:00 pm,
Driggs Senior Center, 60 S Main St Driggs

For those who want to attend virtually, the event will also be broadcast via Facebook Live:https://www.facebook.com/jacksonholettb

This is a free public event, open to all members of the greater Teton County community 


Final Week of GTNP Grooming

The last day of grooming in GTNP will be next Friday, March 11. Make your plans to get out and enjoy the superbly groomed trail in the park this week! And keep your fingers crossed for a good crust cruising season starting later this month hopefully.


Final Week of Grooming at Turpin Meadow Ranch

The last day of grooming at Turpin Meadow Ranch will be Sunday, March 13. We have insider knowledge that the snow storm this weekend refreshed the ranch to create lovely skiing. As always the food in the lodge is delicious so make a day of it if you can! The lodge officially closes it’s doors on Monday, March 14.

Trail Creek

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 3/7

Glorious Winter!
Last week it looked like the end might be near, but this Monday morning is a complete reboot, with amazing, glorious winter in command.  One to two inches fell in the past 24, just enough to put a pristine fresh top on our trails today.  Temps are supposed to remain cool this week with even the chance of up to a foot of snow (more later), so we should be able to continue to enjoy glorious winter for some time to come.

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Our JHSC racers are surely enjoying a Midwestern winter today in Minneapolis.   As of report time racing was ongoing and the live feed was actually live.  You can follow along at the Loppet Foundation Junior National Championships webpage.

A note from one of our regulars, “Tell the kids that moose petting season is over….

I noticed Moose hair tufts and pellets with red around them (blood) a closer look and they were not pellets but very engorged ticks. I’ve seen this often but not usually this early in the season. As areas of ground dry out the moose sleep on the dry spots, to the ticks’ delight. I’ve seen moose covered with the “balls” and watched them shake like a wet dog, (usually at higher elevations and one to two months later) spraying droplets of blood and a few ticks spin off: not fun and actually life-threatening for moose that are at risk for surviving the winter.”

Our moose are amazing, but March is one of those times of year when they do have a bit of struggle, remember to give them some room and thanks for the contribution.

If you are lucky enough to be able to enjoy a Nordic ski at Trail Creek on this glorious day, you will find some really nice skiing.  The new snow was just enough to cover the old, and the Husky has been very busy grooming nearly everything.  First off, there was a request, and now there is a bit of new trail at the top of Homesite.  Nearly every other trail received at least a single skate/classic pass with Moose Loop and the fields receiving multiple passes.  The Nordic X also got a bit of a rework today.  Several skiers have been reporting in with huge smiles, definitely a top ten day!

Groomer’s choice for today is to make sure you get out and enjoy a ski!


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Grooming Monday-Saturday
Last Update: 3/7

Cache Creek has been groomed and is set for a nice Monday afternoon ski. 

Tuesday Grooming Schedule: High School Fields, Emily’s Pond Levee, Wilson Centennial Pathway


Cache Creek Fat Bike Trails

Last Update: 2/22

I groomed the trails in Cache last night and will take another lap this afternoon to firm things up and will snowshoe the smaller trails on Wednesday. That way everything should be in good shape for Winter Trails Day this Saturday!

Grooming by Friends of Pathways.


Teton Pines Nordic

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 3/3

Our trails are still in pretty good shape despite the last 3 super warm days and nights. We are currently grooming with our ginzu groomer to preserve our track until fresh snow arrives this weekend. The best time for skiing over the next couple of days is from 9:45am-11:30am. The classic track is more negatively affected by our current weather situation, so skate skiing is recommended! If the weather forecast holds up for next week, our ski conditions should be back to normal late this weekend. Stay tuned.

New Salomon skis in stock now!!  We received a surprise shipment of classic skis in a couple of lengths. If you are between 110-195lbs we have skis for you. We have boots and poles to go with them too! These skis were supposed to arrive last September but have been stuck in the Covid shipping delay situation. We are happy they finally made it to the shop!

Our trails and shop are fully open to the public 9am-4pm daily. 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.

In our retail shop we still have a small size selection of skate skis and BC skis, but have lots of boots, poles, 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: 3/7

Weather conditions worked out in our favor, and we were able to complete the black sand application today. Grooming will switch back to early mornings beginning tomorrow (3/8). Skiers should anticipate storm skiing during the day on Tuesday and possibly Wednesday, followed by colder weather through Friday. Next Nordic Update will be this Friday (3/11).

TRAIL STATUS

  • YELLOW LOOP OPEN
  • SLED HILL GROOMED on 3/4 (Grooming will occur as needed)
  • CLASSIC TRACKS SET, INCONSISTENT DUE TO SPRING PROFILE
  • 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: 3/6

Sunday Grooming in GTNP. Taggart to South Jenny. @grandtetonfoundation @jhnordic #gtnpgrooming

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


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 3/7

The skiing is phenomenal right now. The fresh snow and cold temperatures have made for maybe the best conditions of the season.

Please sign acknowledgment of risk forms 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: 3/7
Cross Country 15k: XC OPEN
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: 3/6
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Reset both skate and classic tracks all around. Both turned out well, for a change.

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: 3/7
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set

Used drag to smooth out the entire track. Waiting for snow to set a classic track.


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated:
3/6

Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set

Sunday 11am Keeping the dream alive…thanks for your patience as we waited for things to firm up from the warm spell. Gave the track a comb over with the ginzu to try and cover up all the foot/paw prints. There are still there but shouldn’t effect the skiing so much. Skating should be pretty damn nice out there and the sun just came out as well! Did not set classic track or groom the single track. Cheers


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Last Updated: 3/
7

Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Plan to reset skate and south classic track this morning. Hopefully north side classic remains in good shape from Sunday groom.


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday & Sunday
Last Updated: 3/6
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Sunday morning I was able to groom and reset the classic and skate track on yetis and inner campground loops. I didn’t reset the skate track on outer campground loop. Warning: the snow is faceted and very soft. If you find yourself post holy please turn around. Enjoy the glide if you can.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Reserve Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Thursday & Saturday
Last Updated: 3/7
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Monday morning I was able to groom and reset skate and classic track. Snows a little weird and classic track is not very deep but it’s the best I could do given the conditions. Enjoy the glide.

No dogs allowed.


Southern Valley Singletrack

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

With warm Temps any exposed trail will be soft by midday. Please try to ride before 10am or after 6pm. Thanks

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: 2/18

Groomed to summer TH 2/16


Rammell Mountain Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/10

Groomed 1/14


South Leigh Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/18

Groomed 2/16

Rendezvous River Sports – Karen Oatey Pole Pedal Paddle (PPP)

March 26, 2022
More details coming soon!


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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