Jackson Hole “JH” Nordic Alliance’s 5th Annual Free Ski, Fat Bike, & Snowshoe Day -Sunday, 8th January 2023

Outdoor Winter Trails Recreation & Activities -All Welcome!

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The Jackson Hole Nordic Alliance is thrilled to host our 5th Annual Free Ski, Fat Bike, and Snowshoe Day at Turpin Meadow Ranch on Sunday, January 8, 2023. Astounding scenic views, an amazing community of athletes and locals, and winter sports all come together to make our annual event in Moran a thrill for all ages. Get your blood pumping with family and friends at what has become a favorite community tradition for winter recreation… Read More

CANCELLED – Sunday, 9th January 2022 JH Nordic Alliance’s 5th Annual Free Ski, Fat Bike, & Snowshoe Day

Outdoor Winter Trails Recreation & Activities for All!

Bridger Teton US National Forest, Classic Cross Country, Classic Cross Country Skiing, Events, Fat Biking, News, Skate Skiing, Snow-shoeing, Tours

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, previously scheduled for January 9th.Turpin Meadow Ranch Lodging and Restaurant are currently closed for 5 days, until Monday January 3rd. (Daily groomed trails for Nordic skiing, fat biking, and snowshoeing remain open. Please buy your trail pass and sign waiver online.) Check TurpinMeadowRanch.com or the JH Nordic Trail Reports for updates for Nordic Ski, fat… Read More

Early Season Favorite Cross-country Ski/Fat Bike Trails

Look for snow and trails above 8000 feet for early cross-country skiing and fat biking!

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As the snow begins to fall at elevation, JHNordic is watching the snow linecarefully, to see where there might be enough base to try our skis or fat bike to get in shape for winter. Look for trails above 8000 ft (or snowline) And as odd as its might sound, bring your bear spray, since bears are not quite yet in hibernation and could be anywhere.

Video: Recreating with Dogs on Bridger Teton National Forest Trails

Clean up after your four legged friends!

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Jane & Jess, the self proclaimed “Poop Fairies” of PAWS of JH discuss the importance of cleaning up after your dog for both the ecosystems of Jackson Hole and the general courtesy of keeping pet waste off of the trails for others that may be using them. They encourage and challenge dog owners to clean up beyond just their own pets, given the likelihood that you or others may accidentally forget a bag or not… Read More

Video: Backcountry Skiing and Riding in the Bridger-Teton National Forest

Teton Pass Ambassadors explain their role in keeping the area clean, safe & fun.

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In this video, Teton Pass Ambassadors Natalie Stimpson and Jay Pistono discuss their role as ambassadors as well as their love for the backcountry terrain and community that frequent this region of the Bridger-Teton National Forest. They explain how they work to keep the Teton Pass access areas clean and safe all while helping to educate others on how to keep the pass enjoyable and avalanche free for all.

Video: Winter Wildlife in Bridger-Teton National Forest

Learn About Wildlife Closure Areas in BT National Forest

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Professional Skier Lynsey Dyer and Bridger-Teton Wildlife Biologist Jason Wilmot take a trip up Snow King Mountain while discussing the importance of protecting wildlife and how to do so while recreating during the winters in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. They make their way to the borders of the wildlife closure areas surrounding the Snow King Resort boundaries to place notices of closure for skiers, snowboarders, and hikers. Video Courtesy of the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance

Karen Daubert & Jared Smith: Nordic and backcountry skiing enthusiasts who love crust cruising and engaging in community, nonprofit efforts

Karen serves on the board of Friends of the Bridger Teton and Jared serves on the board of Southern Teton Area Rapid Transit (START)

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Karen Daubert and Jared Smith are not only avid skiers but also engaged Jackson residents involved in different organizations. Though Jared has more personal history in Jackson than Karen, since retiring 4 years ago, they have both been actively exploring all the winter trails of Jackson and actively involved in nonprofit work.  Jared’s history in Jackson Jared grew up enmeshed in the Nordic community of Jackson. His parents first came to Jackon in 1945 on… Read More

Friends of Pathways: Utilizing Pathways to Promote Healthy & Responsible Recreation and Contribute Conservation Advocacy in Jackson Hole

Chris Owen gets into to the data & history of fat biking grooming in Jackson Hole

Bridger Teton US National Forest, Fat Biking, Featured, Grooming, News, Profiles

Chris Owen is the Trails Program Manager at Friends of Pathways and works in partnership with the JH Nordic Alliance through his work grooming for fat biking and advocating for responsible trail use. Friends of Pathways is a non-profit that focuses on advocating for the completion of a safe and sustainable pathways system for healthy recreation and transportation opportunities in Jackson Hole. Chris first came to Jackson to work at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort… Read More