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

Hole Hiking Experience: Touring the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and All of its Wonders Year-Round

Cathy Shill tells us about exploring the stillness of winter via cross country ski and snowshoe

Bridger Teton US National Forest, Featured, Grand Teton National Park, News, Tours

With a bachelor of science degree in biology in hand, Cathy Shill started Hole Hiking Experience in Jackson in 1989. She was driven by her passion for the outdoors and a desire to share information about the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in hopes of ultimately increasing awareness and connection with the great outdoors. “When I started the company in 1989, people didn’t think a business like this could exist or be viable,” Cathy said. “But then… Read More

Trail: National Elk Refuge Road

Just 1 Mile from Town Square - Jackson, Wyoming

Featured, News, Trails

The National Elk Refuge is one of Jackson’s most prized areas. It was created in 1912 to protect local habitat and to provide a sanctuary for one of the largest elk herds on Earth. The refuge borders the heart of Jackson and spans over 24,700 acres. The road itself gives locals the chance to walk, run, bike, or nordic ski along the wide-open expanse of the refuge, with the elk herd using its protected grounds… Read More

Scott Lacy: Grassroots-funded professional Nordic racer (and former Jackson Hole Ski Club Nordic coach)

Pursuit of a Passion for Nordic Ski Racing -Spectrum of Success

Featured, News, Profiles, Skate Skiing

Though Scott Lacy grew up in a family full of alpine skiers, he was drawn to the Nordic community. He found that Nordic skiing was a different type of work than alpine skiing–one that required more long-term goal setting and achievement. In 5th grade, Scott won his first race. “[It] was probably just driven by a sugar high from hot chocolate,” he said, laughing. “But I had a great season, and I was [only] 11… 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

David Hunger, founder/owner of Teton Mountain Bike Tours, on fat biking, human-powered grooming, and giving back

Ever wondered about the origins of grooming for fat biking in Jackson?

Demos, Gear & Clinics, Fat Biking, Featured, Grand Teton National Park, News, Profiles, Tours

David Hunger started Teton Mountain Bike Tours in 1991. In the beginning, he focused on mountain biking in the warm months. Before fat bikes came around, David ran winter bike tours on mountain bikes with studded tires, but it wasn’t really going anywhere. Then about 10 or 12 years ago, he got his first fat bike.  “I thought they were crazy right off the bat,” David said. “That’s when fat bikes weren’t really popular, but… Read More

The Bridger-Teton US Forest Service and one of its greatest stewards and advocates, Linda Merigliano

#RecreateResponsibly in our National Forests!

Bridger Teton US National Forest, Featured, News, Profiles

Linda Merigliano is the Recreation Program Manager for the Jackson and Black Rock areas of the Bridger-Teton National Forest, and one of local leaders in Recreate Responsibly. Spanning from Kemmerer to the Yellowstone border, the Bridger-Teton National Forest is one of the largest national forests in the United States, covering an area of nearly 3.4 million acres and including large swaths of designated wilderness. Linda acts as a dedicated outdoor leader of some of Wyoming’s… Read More

Scott Horn – Nordic Masters Racer, Coach, Cyclist loves the balance of lifelong Nordic skiing

Jackson Hole Nordic Ski Coach, former Masters Racer, and Nordic Enthusiast

Featured, News, Profiles

“It is better to go skiing and think of God than to go to church and think of sport.” – Fridtjof Nansen. That’s the quote you’ll find next to Scott’s name on the JH Nordic website, and his passion for Nordic skiing lives up to it.  Growing up in Western Pennsylvania, Scott started Nordic skiing at a little Nordic center in the rural mountains–first working as a lift operator and then delving into the sport… Read More

CANCELLED FOR 2021 – JH Nordic Alliance’s 5th Annual Free Ski, Fat Bike, & Snowshoe Day –

By Design, Social Distancing Activities on Winter Trails

Events, Fat Biking, News, Skate Skiing, Snow-shoeing, Tours

DUE TO HEALTH GUIDELINES AND OUR RESPECT FOR OUR COMMUNITY, THE JH NORDIC ALLIANCE HAVE CANCELLED OUR EVENT FOR THIS YEAR. INSTEAD, GET OUT WITH FAMILY OR YOUR HOUSEHOLD, ENJOY OUR WINTER TRAILS BY HUMAN POWER! FIND YOUR OWN TRAIL ON JHNORDIC.COM/TRAILS/ OR BOOK A TOUR FOR FAT BIKING, NORDIC SKIING, SNOWSHOEING -SEE LIST OF WINTER TOUR OPERATORS ON JHNORDIC.COM/RESOURCES/ Following the Teton County Public Health Guidelines: All activities are outdoors, in open spaces -Be… 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