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Trail Report: Grand Teton National Park

Yesterday – tried to ski to Jenny Lake but couldn’t find tracks going all the way – followed snowshoe tracks on and off to G Lucas cabins but no tracks after that – made some deep ones past climbers ranch to someroad and brige but not sure where to go after that.
Untracked past cabins:.


Moose Chase Nordic Ski Race

The Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club is proud to present the 27th Annual Skinny Skis Moose Chase Nordic Ski Race on February 16th at Trail Creek Nordic Center in Wilson, WY.  This premiere Nordic race includes a 30k, a 15k, 5k, 3k, and a free 1/2k.   Competitors can skate or classic ski the course.  The Moose Chase is the first event of the JHSC’s Triple Crown Series.  Register early for best pricing!


Cache Creek Update

2/6 – Hagen and Hagen Highway groomed a bunch over the last 3 days and they are in good shape.  Everything else is buried and will take some time to put back in.


Trail Creek Report

Last Updated: 2/8

JHSC Club and Community Nordic Update

Happenings of the JHSC Nordic Program, Trail Creek Nordic Center, and Local Nordic Community

Exciting news! There have been several mountain lion sightings in the Trail Creek neighborhood in recent days, while in general this is a lucky encounter, they are big animals with sharp claws and teeth and a little caution should be exercised in an encounter. The excerpt below is from Colorado Parks and Wildlife:

Do not approach a lion, especially one that is feeding or with kittens. Most mountain lions will try to avoid a confrontation. Give them a way to escape.

Stay calm when you come upon a lion. Talk calmly and firmly to it. Move slowly.

Stop or back away slowly, if you can do it safely. Running may stimulate a lion’s instinct to chase and attack. Face the lion and stand upright.

Do all you can to appear larger. Raise your arms. Open your jacket if you’re wearing one. If you have small children with you, protect them by picking them up so they won’t panic and run.

If the lion behaves aggressively, throw stones, branches or whatever you can get your hands on without crouching down or turning your back. Wave your arms slowly and speak firmly. What you want to do is convince the lion you are not prey and that you may in fact be a danger to the lion.

Fight back if a lion attacks you. Lions have been driven away by prey that fights back. People have fought back with rocks, sticks, caps or jackets, garden tools and their bare hands successfully. Remain standing or try to get back up!


Turpin Meadow Ranch Grooming Report
Last Updated: 2/7

Our trails are firm, fast, and groomed daily. Those who’ve been skating have been flying and for winter cyclists, you will find our single track is full of flow. We have tours going out everyday for snowshoeing and classic skiing, come up and join in the fun! Also, Valentines is just a week away, do you have plans? We do! Make your reservation today!

Buy Your Turpin Meadows Trail Pass!

Last Updated: 2/8

7:30am: Cache Creek is groomed and in great condition. Once again the avalanche center has reported low elevation avy danger to be considerable. Which means I will not be grooming Game Creek.
9:000am: May Park is groomed and in great shape. Once again I will not be grooming Game Creek because low elevation avalanche danger is rated at considerable. I am on my way to Three Creek Pathway and should be done around 11:00.

Field Report: The Dike is FRESH.
-Tisa D.


Grand Teton National Park Grooming Report
Last Updated: 2/8

The Teton Park Road was groomed TODAY from Taggart Lake Trailhead to Signal Mountain. Enjoy!


Teton Pines Grooming Report
Last Updated: 2/8

We groom daily for skate and classic and should have great skiing throughout the weekend! We had so much snow this week(around 40”) it took us a couple of days to dig out. What a difference a year makes!! Wax recommendations for Friday: Glide Swix LF6 Grip: Swix Blue/Green


Shooting Star Grooming Report
Last Updated: 2/6

Trails are in great shape. Get outside and enjoy the snowy winter backdrop created from the past storm. Outlook is for colder weather and some possible sunshine through Saturday. Have fun!

Next Update: Saturday


Grand Targhee Grooming Report
Last Updated: 2/8

Another round of storms on the house? Yessir! For the next several days there will be a return to the cold, snowy
conditions that will result in a series of GOOD days.

Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed AM 2/7/2019), Fat Bike CLOSED.


Pinedale Nordic Trail Report
Last Updated: 2/5

All trails above groomed this morning except Powerline, Flatline and Heart Attack. 8″ of new snow from yesterday. 27F degrees, overcast, slight breeze. Road plowed and snow packed. Parking areas plowed. Expect soft conditions again today. Classic skiing would be my choice.


Alta Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Last Updated: 2/8 @ pm
Skate: Fair |  Classic: Good
It’s getting closer to good skiing! Hopefully pole plants will be firming up soon.
Unfortunately around 10 pm the wind picked up and filled in parts of the classic track I had set around 8pm. On my last lap around 11pm there were places where the snow had drifted about 5-6′ onto the trails. I worked on widening the trails and packing all the new snow down to get to firm conditions just in time for more snow!! Hopefully it won’t drift over tonight. I set new classic track everywhere and groomed for skating everywhere except the “Horse Loop,” preparing for Alta Vista. See you Saturday!

Driggs

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 2/8
Skate: Fair  |  Classic: Good

Groomed East loop today. Main loop groomed for skate ski and classic

Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 2/6 @ 1pm
Skate: Good |  Classic: N/A
Multiple laps and the track is reset. Still a bit soft but not bad.

Teton Springs

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Last Updated: 2/8
Skate: Excellent |  Classic: Excellent
Reset tracks this morning.

Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Last Updated: 2/7 @ 7am
Skate: Fair |  Classic: Good
Groomed trails this past M, TU & W this week. I skate skied last night which was bit soft but okay. The classic trails were mostly skied and looked the best. About a half-inch of new snow has fallen overnight. I will plan to groom again tonight for F & SA skiing.

5th Street Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 2/5 @ 11pm
Singletrack: Poor
Trail is snowmobiled in, but not groomed. Planning to roll it out tomorrow…stay tuned!

Teton Springs Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 1/24 @ 7pm
Singletrack: Good
All Singletrack in Teton Springs is groomed. Enjoy!

Southern Valley Single Track

Grooming Schedule: As Needed
Last Updated: 2/5 @ 11pm
Singletrack: Good
It’s all good in the hood! Trails may be a little soft if temperatures don’t drop. Please use discretion.

For more info on Teton Valley grooming, visit their grooming page.

Alta Vista Freestyle Nordic Race 2019:
9th Annual Alta Vista Freestyle Race

When: Saturday, February 9th
Where: Alta, WY – Alta Nordic Track
This is a beautiful trail race across the foothills of the Tetons. There is something for everyone and fun for all. Come enjoy a very family oriented race in Alta, WY on TVTAP’s Alta Nordic Trail. It is a freestyle race, so either skate or classic skiing is allowed. Kids can choose between the 1/2k, 2.5k, or 6k. The big kids and adults can choose to take on the 10k, or do two laps to conquer the 20k race. For more information and to register: https://tvtap.org/alta-skate-race/


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