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

Teton Valley Trails & Pathways (TVTAP): An Essential Part of Our Winter Recreation Landscape in Teton Valley

Dan Verbeten, Executive Director, fills us in on current projects and future challenges

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

For the past 22 years, Teton Valley Trails & Pathways (TVTAP) has worked to promote a trails and pathways connected community. In the summer, they focus on building and maintaining trails on both public and private lands in partnership with the US Forest Service (Caribou-Targhee and Bridger-Teton) and other stakeholders. In the winter, they groom a winter trail system for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking, and dog walking. Last year alone, they groomed over… Read More

Grand Teton National Park Foundation – Supporter of the most picturesque Nordic groomed trail in Jackson Hole and so much more!

GTNPF's Maddy Johnson shares the inside story

Featured, Grand Teton National Park, Grooming, Skate Skiing, Snow-shoeing

Grand Teton National Park Foundation (GTNPF) is the private fundraising partner for Grand Teton National Park. It was established in 1997 by a few Jackson Hole locals who thought the park needed a new visitor center. Without enough federal funding for the project, they decided to start a foundation to raise money. Ten years later, the new visitor’s center opened with funding from the GTNPF. 5 years later, GTNPF began funding Nordic grooming on the… Read More

Winter Operations & Grooming Plans 2020-21 for Jackson Hole & Teton Valley Nordic & Fat Biking Trails

We spoke with each of the Nordic ski and multi-use winter trail operators and groomers about their upcoming winter outlook.

Grooming, News

We are grateful to each of the public lands agencies, Trails and Pathways local agencies, non-profits, and Nordic centers for providing their operational plans and their efforts toward keeping this winter safe and healthy. These past few months have seen unprecedented changes to our ways of life. Getting outside and staying active has provided refuge for many of us in the community. We ask that you respect community guidelines: wear a mask, stay outdoors and… Read More

Fresh Snow kicks off Early winter with Groomed Base

JH Ski Club Nordic skier -interval training this week at West Yellowstone Rendezvous Nordic trails Trail Updates Grooming schedules for the 2018-19 Winter season are now on JHNordic.com/Grooming  so you can check which days your favorite trails will be groomed. Note that Grand Teton National Park Foundation does not begin grooming until mid – December (the grooming days are listed so you can plan ahead). Check in at JHNordic.com/News or on our Facebook page (JHNordicTrails) Teton Pines Nordic:… Read More

Season Underway at Targhee and More!

Grand Targhee Nordic Trails – Photo Credit: K Wimburg Grand Targhee’s Grand Opening The opening of Grand Targhee Resort means the start of grooming on their Nordic trails, as of Friday all Nordic, snowshoe and fat bike trails are open and groomed aside from the classic track set. Get out there and take advantage of these great early season trails. Gearing Up for a Fun Week of Training at West Yellowstone Rendezvous Trails The JH… Read More

Early Tracks and Early Grooming

First Grooming in Jackson Hole! Thursday morning Cody Downard from Teton Pines Nordic got some early grooming in to build a well packed base.  Nice effort by Cody to get out and make early season amazing!! Colder temperatures should hopefully set the track up nicely.  Cody reports that currently classic skiing is really nice on wider touring skis! Call to Teton Pines Nordic Center to check daily times and most up-to-date conditions. (307) 733-1733 Teton Pass… Read More

Pre-Winter Season in Jackson Hole -happenings with Wildlife & Nature

Cathy Shill from JH Nordic Alliance partner, Hole Hiking Experience, shared her observations of nature, and its beautiful evolution from fall into winter: October and early November offer perfect temperatures, blue skies, bit of moisture, frosty morning and wildlife sightings.  Fall is an ideal time to look for animals. Moose are often seen along waterways. Elk graze in the meadows. Bison enjoy sage flats. Some bird migrate south , some gather seeds to prepare for… Read More

JH Nordic Blog

Jackson Hole’s Nordic Alliance launches Daily Trails Report

Many of  you have asked for a regular info source with all the daily grooming for cross-country trails and fat biking around Jackson Hole and Teton Valley. Thanks to support from the JH Travel & Tourism Board, The Jackson Hole Nordic Alliance now offers a daily email with all the latest grooming, events and programs. Check out a sample Daily Trails Report below. Sign-up on the Home Page. And as always, your feedback is most welcome!! Stay… Read More

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Cross-Country & skate skiing, fat biking open Winter 2015-16 in Jackson Hole & Teton Valley

Snow is falling in Jackson Hole, Teton Valley, the Tetons and surrounding mountains, providing a good early season base for cross-country and skate skiing (Nordic skiing) and fat biking. Fat bikes have been spotted on the Old Pass Road (Teton Pass), Cache Creek, Teton Valley, as well as many of the bike paths around Jackson and Teton Co WY. On the west side of the Tetons, Teton Canyon has been groomed for the past week… Read More