Profiles in Nordic: Stacey Barker of Barking Goat Studios

Local Illustrator, Stacey Barker, of Barking Goat Studios draws animals doing human things

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For the 2023 ski season, we were fortunate to collaborate with Stacey Barker of Barking Goat Studios on a custom JH Nordic NoSo Patch and sticker. The design, pictured left, depicts a few of the different ways recreators can use winter trails with animals doing human things, a familiar subject for Stacey’s illustrations. “A lot of my stuff is animal based. I like doing this thing where I draw an animal doing a human activity,”… Read More

Profiles in Nordic: Scott Sanchez of JD High Country Outfitters

Scott Sanchez discusses cross-country skiing in the Tetons

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JD High Country Outfitters’s Store Manager, Scott Sanchez, has been skiing in the Tetons since ‘84. Nearly 40 years later, he’s rarely missed a ski day.  JD High Country Outfitters is born Scott’s place of business came about years ago when two existing storefronts merged. Jack Dennis Sports, established in 1972, and High Country Flies, established in 1974.  Since its fusion, JD High Country Outfitters has been helping outdoor recreators get outfitted for all kinds… Read More

Profiles in Nordic: In Their Own Words – Scott O’Brien

Co-owner of Skinny Skis and JH Nordic Gold Sponsor

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When Skinny Skis opened its doors in 1974,  it would be one of the best things for the growing cross-country ski community in Jackson, Wyoming. While JH Nordic would serve as an educational resource and JH Ski & Snowboard Club mentored the next generation of skiers, Skinny Skis made sure cross-country skiers were properly outfitted for the trails.  As a local small business, Skinny Skis asserted itself as the nordic specialty shop in the valley,… Read More

Profiles in Nordic: In Their Own Words – Ali Cohane

Owner of Persephone & Picnic and Gold Sponsor of the Nordic Alliance

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Nordic can be a less intimidating way to see winter as just another season where we all get to play outside. I think the Turpin event you all host is such a wonderful way to get to give Nordic a try, without any barriers, and just have some fun. – ALI COHANE, Persephone Owner What first inspired you to try Nordic skiing? When I was a kid in the suburbs of Chicago, I lived across… Read More

Winter Trail Etiquette

A well-cared-for winter trail can be a reprieve from the dark and cold days that come with the season.

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Whether you’re a cross-country skiing novice, an intermediate fat biker, or an expert winter trail enthusiast, it’s good practice to review common winter trail etiquette and the specific trail map before zipping up your boots and setting out on the track.   Trail etiquette starts by abiding by The Golden Rule, as winter recreators are all out there to get fresh air, exercise, and enjoy the natural beauty of winter. A warm smile can go a… Read More