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 8, 2023 Nature Update

Provided by Cathy Shill founder of The Hole Hiking Experience
https://www.holehike.com/

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps, it says, “Go to sleep darlings, til the summer comes again.” -Lewis Carroll

What a weekend with a bright full moon, fresh snow, sun and warmer temperatures.  Hope you all saw the full moon which was big and bright. In the early mornings, it shined in the western sky.

Each tour, our guides choose an interpretive theme to share with others. We pick a topic that inspires us and share supportive facts to give the tour fluidity and cohesion. A favorite subject is the snow world which is a temporary ecosystem that is created each year in Jackson Hole. Nivean means relating to snow and snow is referred to as the nivean environment. As we experience winter, we share characteristics of this environment with an introduction, supporting facts and conclusion.

The nivean environment is divided into the subnivean, intranivean and supranivean. Subnivean is the area between the ground and the bottom of the snowpack.

Once winter begins and we have about 6-8 inches of snow, the ground becomes insulated, and temperatures remain close to freezing or 32 degrees. Many rodents live in the subnivean zone moving through snow tunnels, feeding on grasses and creating living areas. Intranivean is within the snow so where weasels or grouse will tunnel. Snow provides insulation and protection from predators. Supranivean is above the surface of the snow. Moose and bison are examples of animals that live and survive above the snowpack.

Nature shares a story and we share that story with others. Connecting to the landscape enriches our lives and deepens our passion for nature. This new understanding builds stewardship and the wish to protect our natural resources.  As Chief Seattle said in 1854, “This we know….the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected..” It’s a joy to share nature, deepen connections and create lasting memories. www.holehike.com 307.690.4453



ICYMI – JH Nordic Beers and Banter at JH History Museum Panel
Recording now available!

Hosted by the Jackson Hole History Museum and Morgan Jaoen (ED), featured an outstanding panel of long time Jackson Hole local Nordic skiers: Gwenn and Don Wadsworth, Sean O’Malley, Nancy Johnstone, Linda Merigliano.

“Last week’s program was magical, it was incredible to hear your stories and see you connect with the audience. The laughter, applause, and positive comments afterwards certainly indicate how much everyone enjoyed the program.”

Watch the recording on the Museum’s YouTube channel.


Nordic Masters Clinic Today!

Thursdays – from Mid December to late February
Thursday, February 9 – Skate Ski | Trail Creek
Thursday, February 16 – Classic Ski | Trail Creek
The JHSC would like to encourage participants to pre-register/pre-pay for the clinics, including drop-ins.

Join us this winter season to increase your ski speed, stamina, and strength. Work on your technique and form with professional tips and exercises from USSA certified coaches. Stay and ski all day with your clinic ski pass at Teton Pines Nordic Center or Trail Creek Nordic Center (we will ski at both locations through out the winter to provide a variety of terrain and technique).

Trail Creek

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 2/8

Whitewash
The wind and snow were howling at Trail Creek this morning. Believe it or not, grooming did take place, even though it might be hard to tell by looking! Wind and snow basically erased my first pass around the fields by the time I got to the second pass, so skiing may be a bit rustic today, but since temperatures were hovering around 24 degrees outside, it shouldn’t be an unpleasant experience; just a bit more of a workout than might have been expected. The Stadium, Skyview, Lollipopper Land and Nordic X all got touchups, as well.

An unusual Bamboo Forest was spotted at Trail Creek earlier this week; the Teewinot Team got some great practice, dodging through these obstacles and improving their precision and agility. Great job, Coach Libby, and thanks for the photos!

Groomer’s choice is the wooded Moose Chase course.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Grooming Today: Emily’s Pond Levee, High School Fields, Wilson Centennial Trail
Last Update: 2
/8
Game creek is groomed and in good shape. Three creek will be done by 12:15. Cache creek and May park are groomed and in good shape. Game creek will be done around 10:45.


Cache Creek Singletrack

Groomed by Friends of Pathways
Grooming Schedule: As Needed

Last Update: 2/6
Singletrack groomed 2/6.


Teton Pines Nordic

Grooming Daily
Come on out this weekend for our 20% off Valentine’s Day sale! This sale includes our entire retail inventory! We have most sizes available in everything in the shop including: skate skis, classic skis, bc touring skis, boots, poles, gloves, jackets, pants, and hats. We still have rental classic boots for sale for $60 (most sizes are still available).

We are open daily to the public for skiing. Click here for our current trails grooming and conditions: https://nordic-pulse.com/ski-areas/US/WY/Teton-Pines-Nordic-Center. We offer private skate and classic skiing lessons daily, skate/classic ski rental packages, and bc xc rentals for the park. We are open 9am-4pm. Please call to book lessons and with any other questions.

Note—We have a new shop phone number this season: (307) 732-4130


Shooting Star

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 2/6
The past 7+ days brought us deep snow followed by very frigid temperatures. This combination makes for a crumbly and not very pliable snow profile. GCM recently has been doing aggressive blade work and grooming to assist with releveling the track after the recent weather events. Due to the snow profile currently being less pliable and crumbly, skiers may see cleats marks or voids that aren’t filled in. Most of the voids are esthetic and won’t impact skiing. However, during this transitional snowpack, there could be an occasional awkward spot next to tight corners or where heavy drifts routinely occur. Please pay attention to Wednesday’s weather, as new cold front will push through bringing breezy/windy and drifty conditions. Overall, skiing should continue to be very enjoyable this week with calmer weather returning Thursday. Enjoy! Next Update will be Friday.

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 Update: 2/7
Perfect tracks! Grand Teton National Park.

Lots of fresh corduroy from Taggart to Signal, thanks to GTNP grooming! Check out JHNordic.com/Grooming/ to find other fresh grooming in our new real-time map, thanks to our partner, Nordic-Pulse.


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 2/8
We received some fluff overnight that groomed extremely well this morning with the ginzu. We reset the skate lane this morning and the classic track is still in great shape. The skate lane will be very soft today and will receive additional snow as we are expecting heavy snowfall throughout the day. 

Turpin Meadow Ranch is open to all for skiing, lodging, dining, Nordic lessons, and tours! Ours is a short season so be sure to plan a visit this winter between now and March 13, 2022. Call the office (307) 543-2000 or visit our website to book your adventure and/or meal! 

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!

Grand Targhee

Grooming Schedule: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
Last Updated: 2/8
Classic Track: Set | Fat Bike Trails: Closed | Snowshoe Trails: Open
Temperatures are expected to cool down throughout the day as a cold front blows in. Snowfall of up to 6 inches will likely start accumulating in the late afternoon. Expect significant wind gusts and chilly temperatures as this storm rolls into the Tetons.  

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: 2/8
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Set skate lane and classic tracks Wednesday evening. Conditions should be nice and firm Thursday morning.


Driggs

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 2/8
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

I smoothed out the drifts and reset the classic track today. Driggs is in great shape!


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 2/8
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
Set the walking path and a few laps to freshen up the skate track. The wind was howling and expect the track to be wind effected. Classic track was completely filled in. We’ll reset the classic track once the storm passes. Groomers choice: Southern valley trail system in the trees.


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Last Updated: 2/8
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Wednesday: Plan to reset north classic and skate track this morning. Both should ski well before it starts snowing.

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: 2/7
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Tuesday morning: The new snow groomed out very nicely. Expect soft conditions. All skate and classic tracks set on Yeti and Campground loops. The parking lot is a bit rough but passable with 4WD/AWD. Enjoy!

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Reserve Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
Last Updated: 2/7
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Tuesday groomed and reset the skate and classic track. Snow conditions are kind of soft but it should set up well overnight. Enjoy the glide.

No dogs allowed. Please stay on the groomed trails at all times.


Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/8
Singletrack: Set
We gave Nemo and BPA a go with the drag and 3 roller laps. Hopefully firms up nicely overnight. The other trails should be pretty well user packed. Look for more grooming action Friday night!

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Darby Canyon

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Groomed by USFS
Last Updated: 2
/8
Groomed 2/8 pm


Rammell Mountain

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Groomed by USFS
Last Updated: 1/12

Groomed 1/12 PM.


South Leigh Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Groomed by USFS
Last Updated: 2/7

Groomed 2/7.


Pinnacle Trail

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Groomed by USFS
Last Updated: 2/1

Groomed 2/1

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/


Nordic Masters Clinic

Thursdays – from Mid December to late February
TODAY! Thursday, February 9 – Skate Ski | Trail Creek
Thursday, February 16 – Classic Ski | Trail Creek
The JHSC would like to encourage participants to pre-register/pre-pay for the clinics, including drop-ins.

Join us this winter season to increase your ski speed, stamina, and strength. Work on your technique and form with professional tips and exercises from USSA certified coaches. Stay and ski all day with your clinic ski pass at Teton Pines Nordic Center or Trail Creek Nordic Center (we will ski at both locations through out the winter to provide a variety of terrain and technique).


Banff Film Festival

February 10th and 11th, 2023
Jackson Hole High School
Skinny Skis presents two showings of the Banff Mountain Film Festival. The showings will be a fundraiser for the Friends of the Bridger Teton. Tickets now on sale at Skinny Skis!



28th Annual Skinny Skis Moose Chase Nordic Ski Race

Saturday, February 11th, 2023 | 10:00AM
Trail Creek Nordic Center
THE MOOSE CHASE PRESENTED BY SKINNY SKIS IS BACK! 
After a four year hiatus, we are bringing back this community nordic event at Trail Creek on Saturday, February 11th. We would love to see all families, club athletes, and nordic community members on the start line to celebrate cross-country skiing in Jackson Hole. Parents are encouraged to race or volunteer, and we will be sending out volunteer shifts to sign up for shortly. We will have 20k, 10k, 5k, 3k, and free 0.5k options that accommodate all ages and abilities. Every athlete from Lollipoppers to Devos to Prep/Comp should plan on attending this event! We will have a food and awards following race completion at Trail Creek.







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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