Best Fat Bikes 2020-21

GearJunkie brings the Best Fat Bikes for the 2020-21 winter season with weeks of researching and months of testing. GJ shares the best of the best for every use and budget. With our trail maps to guide you on what’s best for Fat Biking, this could be the season you try your hand at Fat Biking.


CANCELLED
Save the Date: JH Nordic Alliance Annual Free Nordic Ski, Fat Bike, Snowshoe Event

Based on our goal to Recreate Responsibly, the JH Nordic Alliance has decided to cancel this season’s Annual Free Winter Trails Nordic, Fat Bike and Snowshoe Event. Stay tuned for January 2022! In the meantime, we encourage you to get out safely, responsibly, wear a mask, keep your groups small, and space out!


What to Know When Buying Cross-Country Skis

Outside Magazine wrote a guide on how to buy those Nordic skis this season. So much viable information to get your wheel churning over winter recreation. Skinny Skis is a perfect place to begin your Nordic ski journey local to Jackson Hole. See you on the trails!

Trail Creek Nordic

Last Updated: 12/7

Weather Rollercoaster!
The chart above is from the weather station closest to Trail Creek (Phillips Bench) and shows how the snow on the ground compares to historic averages.  We peaked at around 170% of normal on November 16th, crossed into the below normal range on December 3rd, and as of today are sitting at 89% of normal.  Kind of a not so good picture for a ski town, however it looks like change is on the horizon!

Today’s grooming was a mixture of Ginzu and Pisten Bully grooming.  Once again the cool temps have been preserving our hard working snow.  Classic tracks were mostly untouched today but remain skiable in many locations.  Skiing in general will be pretty nice for the thin base conditions that we have.

Old number 20 and her calf have been really enjoying their time in the close field lately.  Even though she is very quiet and seems to be an old hand around skiers, keep your distance.

Groomer’s choice for today is the close field.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Last Updated: 12/7
Stilson has been groomed with the snowmobile this morning. With snow in the forecast I hope to begin grooming some areas next week. We don’t need much more for the Pistenbully at stilson, the levee, and cache. Everything else needs substantial snow so the snowmobile will be used


Teton Pines Nordic

Last Updated: 12/6
Groomed daily and in good shape for both skate and classic skiing. Early season conditions exist in some parts. Enjoy the sunny Teton views early this week while you can before the snow arrives later in the week.


Shooting Star

Last Updated: 12/7
The trails are hanging in there and skiing well for what little snow we have. Anticipate early season conditions to persist through the weekend and reminder that the track is currently available for Nordic Skiing only.  Please see the following restrictions for the upcoming week:

  • Dog Loops & All Nordic Skiing Trails OPEN
  • Sled Hill CLOSED UNTIL MORE SNOW
  • Snow Shoeing CLOSED UNTIL MORE SNOW
  • Casual Walking Not Permitted
  • Classic Tracks Not Set… NEED MORE SNOW
  • Early Season Conditions  (Thin/bumpy/bare/narrow areas exist… Cowboy Skiing!!)
  • Grooming is currently via Snowmobile and Ginzu Attachment (No Snowcat/Pistenbully until more snow)

Forecast is calling for colder weather and possible snow showers beginning around Friday (12/11). Keep your fingers crossed this next storm cycle brings lots of snow! Next update will be Monday (12/14) or whenever conditions dramatically change.


Grand Targhee

Last Updated: 12/7
Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed 12/1/2020, no classic), Fat Bike OPEN.

Alta Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Sunday
Last Updated: 12/2
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
Wednesday afternoon: Made a few passes around the track with a drag to try and smooth and firm up. Snow cover is thin, but skiable, a little grass showing here and there, and a couple dirt spots. Main south loops and outer north track, probably about 4 miles set.


Driggs

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 12/8
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set
Let it snow!


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 11/12
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set | Singletrack: Not Set
It is good to have snow in the Valley! We are monitoring the forecast and working hard to get the grooming equipment ready for action. We plan to begin the scheduled grooming season by December 1st. There is a chance we might be able to get things groomed ahead of schedule, so stay tuned.


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Last Updated: 12/7
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Once again, plan to reset skate track this morning. Track is very solid, classic remains in fair shape, skating will be good. Caution at cattle guards.


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
Last Updated: 12/5
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
Campground and Yeti’s loop received 3 passes with the Ginzu groomer and are set nicely. Both of these tracks are in good shape given these colder nighttime temperatures. Be aware of the ever increasing afternoon temperatures this coming week and plan accordingly for peak skate and classic conditions. The mid-afternoon snow can get very soft in sunlit areas. Enjoy the glide!


Teton Springs Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
Last Updated: 11/12
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
The Bronze Buffalo Sporting Club at Teton Springs will be open to the public for skiing this winter. We have made an agreement with the new owners to continue grooming the trail this winter, for the public to enjoy. The plan is to begin the scheduled grooming season on December 1st. There is a chance we might be able to get things groomed ahead of schedule, so stay tuned. Note: Dogs are not allowed on this trail.


Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 12/5
Singletrack: Set

Happy Hour to state line got a fresh groom and cleanup Friday 12/05 at 6pm after a good amount of use during the Global Fat Bike Day. Nemo, Hillbender and Lady slipper continue to ride well though there are some spots with bare ground showing. Be aware of mud and soft snow in the warmer parts of the coming days. Please plan to ride in the early am and late pm when temperatures are colder to avoid making ruts. Enjoy the ride!


5th Street Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 11/12
Singletrack: Not Set
We plan to groom about a one-mile loop in the frisbee golf area behind the 5th Street Skate Park

JH Nordic Recreation Masters Clinics

THURSDAYS, DEC 10TH – MARCH 18TH | TETON PINES
8 clinics every other week from 11am-12:30pm, starting on December 10th -March 18th, alternating skate skiing and classic cross-country. 


Betty Woolsey Classic Nordic Race- 2k, 5k, 12k (* Sandbag series)

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26th | TRAIL CREEK
Register with the JH Ski Club. A community favorite, honoring Betty Woolsey of Trail Creek Ranch. All ages welcome, interval start. Come dressed to ski and wear a mask!


CANCELLED
Save the Date: JH Nordic Alliance Annual Free Nordic Ski, Fat Bike, Snowshoe Event

Based on our goal to Recreate Responsibly, the JH Nordic Alliance has decided to cancel this season’s Annual Free Winter Trails Nordic, Fat Bike and Snowshoe Event. Stay tuned for January 2022! In the meantime, we encourage you to get out safely, responsibly, wear a mask, keep your groups small, and space out!


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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