Annual Free Ski – Fat Bike – Snowshoe Day Hosted by JH Nordic Alliance is CANCELLED

Due to the surge in Covid outbreaks in Teton County, the JH Nordic Alliance and Turpin Meadow Ranch sincerely regret we must cancel our Annual Event (Free Ski Day), previously scheduled for today, January 9th.

Check TurpinMeadowRanch.com or the JH Nordic Trail Reports for updates for Nordic Ski, fat bike and snowshoe trails.

For the health and safety of our community, we encourage responsible outdoor winter recreation with social distancing, using a mask when indoors, stay home when sick.  

Thank you for your understanding… See you on the trails..


Ski Adventures With Your Pup

It’s always hard to think about leaving your favorite adventure partner at home when you embark on a snowy adventure. But what if you didn’t have to?

Cross Country skiing with your dog is the perfect workout in the fresh winter air while bonding with your favorite furry friend. The JH Nordic blog has some helpful tips for a smooth start out on the winter trials.

Read more to know the basic guidelines and our favorite places to ski with your dog(s).


Recreate Responsibly & Going To The Movies

The Bridger-Teton National Forest offers unparalleled winter recreation opportunities, with miles of groomed ski trails and snowmobile trails, three downhill resorts, and mountainous backcountry terrain and vast cross country travel opportunities. Whether you’re skiing, fat biking, snowshoeing or snowmobiling, responsible recreation is critical to protect our wildlife and watersheds.

MovieWorks Cinema will be showing the Bridger-Teton produced winter responsible recreation “shorts” as a pre-movie trailer for the next 3 months.

Trail Creek

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 1/8

Traffic Jam on Grunt!

One of the early morning skier groups was intending a quick climb up Grunt on their way into the woods as part of a great Nordic ski today.  However, a group of 4 bull moose had other thoughts.  They were just loafing around on Grunt, enjoying the fresh corduroy themselves, and taking turns gently whacking each other with their antlers.  A quick trip up Grunt with the Husky and the way was cleared for our undaunted skiers.

You too can have a dauntless ski today if you make time to come on out to Trail Creek.  As of report time the sky was mostly sunny with light breezes and very comfortable temperatures.  In addition to herding moose, the Husky was busy this morning, morphing yesterday’s couple of inches of wind-blown crusty snow into some lovely Nordic ski tracks.  Trails in the fields received multiple passes with double classic tracks while the woods trails mostly received a single skate/classic combination pass. 

Already today quite a few groups have been out and the universal reaction to the lovely day is smiles.

Groomer’s choice for today is a venture back to Armin’s.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Grooming Monday-Saturday
Last Update: 1/8

The levee and Stilson were groomed Saturday morning and in good shape. The school fields were also groomed Saturday morning.


Cache Creek Fat Bike Trails

Last Update: 1/7

I did another lap with a lot of shoveling today so the trails should be in good shape as the temps drop this evening and the snow sets up.

Grooming by Friends of Pathways.


Teton Pines Nordic

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 1/4

The snow is great at Teton Pines! We groom 13km+ daily for both skate and classic with our new snowcat. 

We are open to the public 9am-4pm. 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 to check availability for off-site rentals.

We still have a great selection of classic skis, skate skis, boots, jackets, pants, gloves, and hats. We have a full tuning shop so drop off your skis for a nordic wax done by our great wax techs who are all nordic skiers!

Visit our website for pricing and other information: www.tetonpinesnordiccenter.com


Shooting Star

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 1/7

It looks like we’re finally at the tail end of this recent weather system. Anticipate a windy rain/snow mix this afternoon that’ll linger through tomorrow morning followed by what appears to be a week’s worth of sunny/calm weather.  Due to the recent storms weather, our snowcat won’t be picked up for repairs until early next week… So, we’ll continue to limp the snowcat through on the yellow loop over the weekend. Next update will be Monday (1/10).


Snake River Sporting Club

Grooming Daily

Both the Front and Back Nine trails are groomed daily and are in excellent condition. Call for info 307-201-3093 and check in at the Clubhouse to pay trail fee. www.snakeriversportingclub.com


Grand Teton National Park

Last Update: 1/7

Showing off the new Husky – GTNP – Taggart Lake Trailhead to Signal Mountain Friday morning. Skiing conditions look good with all the new snow.

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


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Grooming Daily
Last Update: 1/8

The trails are firm and were skiing fast on Saturday. Just a reminder that the annual Free Ski Day, which was scheduled to be hosted today at Turpin, is cancelled. But any day and everyday is a glorious day to ski – fat bike – snowshoe here. Please sign waivers 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


photo: Nick Beatty

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: 1/6

Cross Country 15k: XC OPEN – last groomed 1/4/2022
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: 1/8
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Set

Track was wiped out by windstorm yesterday but I got it reset three lanes wide. Classic track set on N and S loops and skate looks pretty good. Probably a little windblown on the N end but still good.

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: 1/8
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set


Everything got two passes with the roller. Classic track not set due to technical difficulties. Should set up nicely overnight and be great skating tomorrow.


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 1/7

Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set

No grooming at Sherman Park Friday, we were busy preparing for the TRC race. Hope to see you there!


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Last Updated: 1/
8

Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Saturday: After a colder, drier night, the track should have set up nicely this morning. Plan to reset both classic and skate tracks with the Ginzu. Expect both to turn out well.


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday & Sunday
Last Updated: 1/8
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set

All trail systems rolled and corduroy put down. Still extremely soft! Classic track to be set at a later time. Parking lot is plowed.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Reserve Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Thursday & Saturday
Last Updated: 1/8
Skate: Set | Classic: Set

Plan to ginzu groom Saturday morning to smooth out the track that was set Friday evening.

No dogs allowed.


Southern Valley Singletrack

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

All the trails have been snowmobile compacted, but not groomed. With more snow and rising temperatures in the forecast, it may be a few days till they’re fat bike ready.

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: 12/28

Groomed 12/28 to summer trailhead.


Rammell Mountain Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 12/15

The USFS is continuing to monitor snow levels on our roads and will close them to wheeled motorized vehicles when there is enough snow to groom


South Leigh Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 12/28

Grooming 12/28

JH Nordic Masters Classic & Skate Ski Clinics


SKATE SKI CLINIC THURSDAY JANUARY 13, 2022
11am – 12:30pm

Hosted by Scott Horn and JH Ski Club Nordic Team Coaches
There will be 10 clinics running every Thursday in January and February from 11am-12:30pm. The Nordic Masters clinics will focus on skate ski and classic cross country skiing every other week.

Joining all 10 clinics is your best approach to developing your full Nordic skiing technique, balance, stride, stamina, and overall fitness while having fun in a small group. For those who only wish to focus on one technique, we are offering a Skate Ski Clinic series of 5 clinics or a Classic Cross country series of 5 clinics.


January Women’s Skate Skiing Clinics

Dates: Fridays – January 14 and January 21
Time: 11am-12:30pm
Teton Pines Nordic Center

If you’d like to improve your skate technique and fitness, come join us for three Skate lessons at Teton Pines. We’ll improve our glide on skate skis and learn to be more efficient uphill, downhill, and review the different skating strides. These clinics are for those with some skate skiing experience who would like to improve. We will cover more than the basics to get you skating longer distances with ease and going up and down hills with proficiency and confidence. Each session will be part instruction with plenty of time to ski and practice. $50/Clinic or $135 for all 3 ($45/Clinic for Teton Pines Nordic Center season pass holders). Rentals available for $35. Trail pass is included.

Instructor: Kim Springer Kim grew up warming her fingers in the Octagon on Mt. Mansfield in Stowe, Vermont. After college she discovered the warm world of Nordic skiing and has been passionate about all aspects of the sport ever since. She loves sharing that passion with others and has taught in and around Jackson Hole for many years.

Questions or to register: Call Teton Pines Nordic Center at: (307) 733-1733




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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