Early Season Favorite Cross-country Ski and Fat Bike Trails

As the snow begins to fall at elevation, JHNordic is watching the snow line carefully, 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 snow-line) And as odd as its might sound, bring your bear spray – since bears are not quite yet in hibernation and could be anywhere.

We recommend keeping an eye on Teton Pass and Togwotee Pass as winter precipitation increases. Near the end of November, Grand Targhee opens (November 22) and West Yellowstone Nordic trails open (the week prior to Thanksgiving).

Don’t forget to Recreate Responsibly. The winter season offers exceptional opportunities to see animals such as elk, deer, moose, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, and trumpeter swans. Learn more about winter wildlife in the Bridger-Teton National Forest and what you can do to help critters survive the harsh conditions.

Karly at Mt.Shasta Nordic, in Northern California

JH Nordic Welcomes Karly Gutermuth as our Teton Science Schools – AmeriCorps Service Partner

We are excited to have Karly on our team for Fall 2021, bringing extensive experience from her western Nordic trails upbringing, and fresh perspectives on exploring Jackson Hole and Teton Valley Nordic trails. Karly joins JH Nordic as a TSS -Americorps service partner, posting new blog stories on the latest trends, tips, profiles, and more. If you have an idea or topic, let us know at info@jhnordic.com

Get in Shape for Winter

Get ready this off-season before the snow flies. Conditioning now will improve your ability to handle longer, tougher bouts of skiing and reduce chance of injury!

Ski Fitness with Victory Lab PT & Performance
Tuesday/Thursday and 6-7pm – October 19-December 16
Rec Center Gym – Registration Required

This class will give you challenges both mental and physical that will help you achieve new levels of performance. Gain strength and mobility to better your movement which will translate to more efficient patterns for your ski season. Efficiency can help reduce your chances of tweaking a joint or muscle.

Wright Training Ski & Snowboard Fitness
Classes are available in-person, via zoom, or on-demand.

Ski & Snowboard Fitness is an 8-week progressive class to get you ready for ski season. The goals are to prevent injury and increase performance.

Designed for all abilities, this class can be modified to your individual needs. Even if you are not a skier or snowboarder, this class will still get you ready for any winter activity.

West Yellowstone Rendezvous Fest- Thanksgiving Training Fun!

November 23 – 28
Kick off the nordic season at West Yellowstone Rendezvous Fest! There will be skiing and clinics on the South Plateau (an area up higher where they groom about 10k).

All information, schedule and registration for clinics can be found on www.SkiRunBikeMT.com. Clinics begin on Tuesday, November 23rd, with the Biathlon on Wednesday and the FIS race on Saturday, November 27th.

FIS race and Biathlon registration will open up mid October. If there is no snow in town they will not host the Biathlon or Race.

What We’re Excited About: Best Groomer Ever Coming Soon!

JHNordic is excited that some of our favorite Nordic trails will be even better, smoother, perfection this winter. In December, look for new grooming machines at Trail Creek Nordic, Turpin Meadow Ranch, Grand Teton National Park’s Taggart to Signal trail, and Cache Creek (on Mondays). New grooming machine was also added last winter at Teton Pines Nordic

Thanks to major investments by the JH Ski & Snowboard Club Nordic Program community, Turpin Meadow Ranch, Bushong Landscaping, and Teton Pines Nordic for ensuring our groomed trails are amazing! 

With 200 miles of groomed trails in Jackson Hole and Teton Valley, we greatly appreciate all our grooming operations. 

To find all groomed trails, go to JHNordic.com Trails page, click the “groomed trail” icon, and Search! Or click here.

Mark your calendars for some fun times ahead! See details on JHNordic.com/Events

JH Ski & Snowboard Club Ski Swap
Gear drop-off: Friday, October 15th 12pm-6:30pm

Ski Swap: Saturday, October 16th 7a-3pm
Heritage Arena

Sell your used/unused gear, buy your new gear! With new xc ski gear likely to sell out early this year, check out the Ski Swap! Sales benefit JH Ski & Snowboard Club youth programs.

West Yellowstone Ski Festival -Thanksgiving Week
Tue Nov 23, 2021 – Sun Nov 28, 2021

Kick off the nordic season at West Yellowstone Rendezvous Fest! There will be skiing and clinics on the South Plateau (an area up higher where they groom about 10k).

Clinics begin on Tuesday, November 23rd, with the Biathlon on Wednesday and the FIS race on Saturday, November 27th.

Betty Woolsey Classic Nordic Race- .5, 3k, 5k, 10k
Sunday, December 26th
Trail Creek Nordic Center

An annual community favorite, honoring Betty Woolsey of Trail Creek Ranch. All ages welcome. Interval start – come dressed to ski! Wear a mask !

JH Nordic Alliance 5th Annual Free Nordic Ski, Fat Bike, Snowshoe Day @ Turpin Meadow Ranch
January 9, 2022
Turpin Meadow Ranch

Fun, Free Community Day – with Raffle benefiting a local Nordic Alliance non-profit.

Free activities and benefits include: trail pass, skate & classic XC ski demo gear, fat bike demos, Nordic ski lessons, BackCountry Nordic Snowshoe tours, Kids Corral (2-5 yr olds), Bridger-Teton USFS wildlife and wilderness info, Kates Bars – Lunch, hot & cold drinks.

Family. Friends, visitors, dogs (on leash) welcome. Bring your own skis recommended to use between free demos and tours.

Sponsored by the JH Nordic Alliance members.


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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