Island Hopping Jackson Lake near Colter Bay

Magical day in northern GTNP classic skiing on frozen Jackson Lake. Starting from Colter Bay, with sunny, blue skies, Teton views that go on forever, good group of friends, and a picnic. Perfect way to recreate responsibly, enjoy late winter in our public lands, for which we are grateful! Watch out for bison crossing the road in leaps and bounds!


Turpin Meadow Ranch Grooming Done for the Season

A big thanks to Ron, Bobbi, Aaron, Elee, Emily and the entire TMR team for hosting an outstanding Nordic and Winter trails season! Trails remain open, however grooming is finished and lodge is closed. 

Turpin Meadow Ranch would like to recognize some highlights from their perspective this winter:

  • all of the folks who came to Turpin to try Nordic skiing for their first time ever
  • all of the joy that was shared which inspired a new term for skis: “giggle sticks”
  • a strong interest and participation in our lessons and tours from the community
  • guests posting their adventures at Turpin on their social media
  • people flagging down the groomer to share their gratitude
  • and the biggest compliment of all is when folks tell their friends to go to Turpin “because it’s my favorite place to cross country ski!”

From all the Nordic team at Turpin, the managers, groomers, instructors and guides, we’d like to say thank you to the Nordic community who made this winter season so memorable. We are already looking forward to next winter and the opportunity to facilitate the ski adventure of your dreams.  


Being Wild Jackson Hole

Being Wild Jackson Hole is an outreach campaign designed to introduce visitors to Jackson Hole’s historic legacy of landscape stewardship and natural resource protection. 

The Being Wild Campaign seeks to emphasize Jackson Hole’s unique identity as a “Crucible of Conservation” through visitor educationstorytelling, and the offering of place-based volunteer opportunities to connect visitor to current wildlife conservation efforts.  


Voting is Open!

Don’t forget to vote for JHNordic, voting ends March 18th!

Trail Creek

Last Updated: 3/8

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
Thanks are in order for all that came together to create a great Western Youth Championships weekend!

Volunteers, racers, coaches, and even those of you who might have had their ski outing disrupted all contributed to pulling off such an amazing event.

A special thanks to Coaches Rob, Libby, Luna, and George as well for sending in some great images.

Life is heading back to normal today at Trail Creek.  Today’s grooming actually happened last night when the snow was quite pliable.  The fields received multiple Pisten Bully passes, bringing them more or less back into the standard configuration.  Some of the close woods also received multiple passes with fresh classic tracks, and almost every trail received at least a single best line skate pass.

It is definitely spring skiing and the time of year you need to watch the temperature to find just the conditions you like.  Early morning hard and fast will transition to afternoon soft and slow.  Most classic tracks are pretty good today although the ones in the woods that receive sunshine and weren’t re-groomed last night have melted significantly.  Skate lanes ins some places are not quite perfect as the snow was getting pretty firm by the end of grooming, but when conditions warm just a bit, skating should be quite nice.

Snow is forecast tonight with the next tentative grooming Tuesday morning.

Groomer’s choice for today is the fields.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Last Updated: 3/6

The levee and stilson are in decent shape. Both trails are very firm from the last week of freeze thaw cycles. The school fields will be done around 11:00.

Spring Update: 3/8
The Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation Department (TCJPR) grooming activities will continue past March 15, 2021.  Grooming efforts through the Parks Division is supported in part by grant funding through Wyoming State Parks, Historic Site, & Trail through the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Grant.  The funding for that ends on March 15th each year.  

The plan as of today is continue grooming all locations.  Valley locations will be evaluated weekly starting on March 15th , with an update every Friday on status.  Backcountry locations, Cache and Game Creek, will be groomed through April 1st at which point we will evaluate those locations.  

Thanks to TCJPR for extending their grooming season and community winter trail recreation!!


Cache Creek

Last Updated: 2/20
We rolled Cache Hagen Sidewalk and Hagen Highway this evening and will snowshoe the trails near the trailhead this weekend.

Grooming provided by Friends of Pathways.


Teton Pines Nordic

Last Updated: 3/7

Trip Report: Sunday March 7th update:
Teton Pines is skiing well, with snow remaining firm and crisp, freshly groomed in the morning, still cold and slightly softer in the afternoon. Excellent conditions for both skate and classic

Call us for specific retail questions (307) 699-3394 or tetonpinesxc@gmail.com. Our hours are 9am-4pm daily.

Shooting Star

Last Updated: 3/8

It looks to be another sunny week with great overall conditions for Nordic Skiing. Anticipate warm & windy weather today (drifting should be minimal as warm temps have crusted over the snow profile) and light snowfall Monday night, as a cold front will move in on Tuesday. Daily high temperatures will be in the mid to upper 30’s through the weekend. Again, reminder we are now in full springtime conditions. Expect the snow profile to change throughout the whole entire day and grassy/bare areas may begin to form. Mornings are typically icier, lunch/early afternoon will be softer, and late afternoon conditions could become slushy. Plan ahead and enjoy the spring skiing!

Next Update will be Monday 3/15.

Please See the following Restrictions:

  • Dog Loops & All Nordic Skiing Trails OPEN
  • Sled Hill OPEN
  • Classic Tracks SET
  • Snow Shoeing Loop OPEN
  • Casual Walking & Trail Running Not Permitted

Teton Village Pathway

Last Updated: 2/17
Teton Village Pathway from Lake Creek Bridge north to just south of the GTNP moose-wilson road south entrance was groomed this morning. Nice for an easy , flat nordic ski, fat bike , or trail run. Or if you’re commuting by ski or bike from Wilson or Jackson!

Groomed by Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, and funded by Teton Village Association.


Grand Teton National Park

Last Updated: 3/7
Taggart Lake Trailhead to South Jenny this morning.

Tim B shared these majestic images of the Grand Teton, Teewinot , and Mt Owen (aka “The Cathedral Group” when views from the north-east) while skate skiing from Signal Mountain south along the freshly groomed Teton Park Road. Truly inspiring to get out and enjoy.. Last grooming day: Friday March 19th

Just a reminder, there will be no grooming on the TPR on Tuesday, 3/9, as the park will be using their bombardier over snow vehicle on the TPR to move park service crews up to Lupine Meadows to do work on structures. . Grooming will resume on Friday 3/12, per normal schedule. 


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Last Updated: 3/7

While Turpin Meadow Ranch is officially closed, we would like to recognize some highlights from our perspective this winter:

  • all of the folks who came to Turpin to try Nordic skiing for their first time ever
  • all of the joy that was shared which inspired a new term for skis: “giggle sticks”
  • a strong interest and participation in our lessons and tours from the community
  • guests posting their adventures at Turpin on their social media
  • people flagging down the groomer to share their gratitude
  • and the biggest compliment of all is when folks tell their friends to go to Turpin “because it’s my favorite place to cross country ski!”

From all the Nordic team at Turpin, the managers, groomers, instructors and guides, we’d like to say thank you to the Nordic community who made this winter season so memorable. We are already looking forward to next winter and the opportunity to facilitate the ski adventure of your dreams.  

https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com/adventures/winter-adventures/
https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com/the-ranch/live-conditions/
https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com | 307.543.2000, office


Grand Targhee

Last Updated: 3/8
Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed 3/6/2021, Fat Bike CLOSED.

Trail Etiquette: Please keep your dogs leashed in the parking lot and be sure to clean up after them!


Alta Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Sunday
Last Updated: 3/6
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Saturday afternoon: Reset classic track all around while temperatures were favorable. Also made a pass around skate track. Classic turned out well.

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: 3/8
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
Smoothed the skate track with drag and left the classic track as is.


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 3/8
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Sherman Park has been buffed out I did the best I could do to fill in the foot traffic on the Nordic by using the drag. I was able to reset the classic track. Singletrack is in pretty good shape.


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Last Updated: 3/8
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Sunday afternoon: Reset the south side classic track, with mixed results, good for most part. And made a pass over skate track to smooth out while snow was soft. Road going in is in rough shape, to where one might need 4 wheel drive. Plowing will likely occur Tuesday afternoon.


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
Last Updated: 3/8
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
After a double groom yesterday due to icy slopes I was able to reset the classic track and groom the skate track on Campground and Yetis Luke’s they should be awesome today. Enjoy the glide.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Springs Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
Last Updated: 3/8
Skate: Set | Classic: Set | Singletrack: Not Set
Demo snowcat will be on course grooming today. Enjoy the trails and give equipment plenty of room to work.

No dogs allowed.


5th Street Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/18
Singletrack: Set
Got the trail packed in and buffed out yesterday afternoon. It will be good till the next round of snow arrives.


Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 3/3
Singletrack: Set
Rolled the power line from Mike Harris to lower lady slipper and lower ladyslipper singletrack. Should be good once everything refreezes tonight. Enjoy!

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Darby Canyon

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/26
Groomed to Pinnacle TH – 2/25


South Leigh Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 3/3
Grooming 3/3/2021


Pinnacle Trail

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/26
Groomed to upper meadows – 2/25

Wydaho Ride Groomed Winter Challenge with Kait Boyle

SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 2021 10:59 PM

Ride our favorite fat biking trails to help fundraise for grooming machines for TVTAP and Friends of Pathways: March 6th to March 27th
Nordic skiers can participate and contribute too! Who doesn’t like a perfectly groomed winter trail?!

To participate, you must also donate to one of the following organizations and attach a photo for proof of donation to your RideWithGPS activity:

Teton Valley Trails and Pathways
Friends of Pathways
Skyliners Motor Club (mail check to PO Box 552 Driggs 83422)


JH Nordic Masters Recreational Clinic – Skate Ski Technique

THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2021

Trail Creek Nordic, Trail Creek Road (off Hwy 22), Wilson
11am-12:30pm

Skate Ski Clinic -Tips, Technique, Fun! Work on your V1, V2, balance, form, fitness. Coaches are provided by the JH Ski Club  

All welcome (no beginners)
Drop-in $35 (includes Trail Creek Nordic day pass -proceeds to to the JH Ski Club Nordic youth program)


Karen Oatey Pole-Pedal-Paddle (PPP) – hosted by JH Ski & Snowboard Club

SATURDAY APRIL 10, 2021

Bring your own Team or compete as an individual 
Join this fun-filled muli-sport community favorite event, or cheer on friends and family!
Competitive or just for fun, family event.
Prizes.
Event honors Karen Oatey and the Karen Oatey Endowment, and benefits JH Ski & Snowboard Club youth ski programs and scholarships.


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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