Early October Snow in JH – Sunday Nordic Surprise

String Lake is well known for its summer activities; kayaking, hiking, SUPs, families gathering on the lake shore to name a few. However, this past weekend’s storm gave the Nordic enthusiasts a peek into the snowy terrain it has to offer.

Great skiing was had along the lake shore & horse trails. 12″-14 inches of snow made for a chilly but perfect day. Trees insulated us from wind and provided a few surprise drifts.  Although we brought out our older “early season rock skis”, there was enough base where nary a rock, log or stump greeted our bases. -George D.

Thanks George for our first Field Report of the season!

TODAY – Trail Creek Clean-up

The Trail Creek Cleanup is upon us! Come this morning at 9 am to get our home trails in shape before more snow flies. Many hands will make light work. Please bring the following; Mask, Tools (shovels, rakes, trucks etc.) Snack and Costume. We will be working tentatively from 9-2, but we may stay a little longer if work still needs to be done!

Get the Vote Out for Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole Nordic Trails have been nominated to USA Today’s Top 20 Best Cross Country Ski Areas finalist list, with a chance to be voted into the 10 Best list. We all know what a unique, world class area that Jackson Hole (and Teton Valley) is for amazing cross country (aka Nordic) skiing. This is a great opportunity for Jackson Hole to receive recognition for our winter trails, beyond our big reputation for alpine resort and back-country skiing.

Vote to show your home town support!
(you can vote on multiple devices once a day until Nov 9th – let’s do it!!)

2020-21 Jackson Hole & Teton Valley Winter Trail Operations Outlook

We spoke with each of the Nordic ski and multi-use winter trail operators and groomers about their upcoming winter outlook. Read the full report to find out what’s in store for this season as we all try to navigate unfamiliar territory.

What’s New in Nordic Ski Gear

Now that winter is nearly here, our minds have turned to getting out on the snow. With tips from Scott at Skinny Skis find out what new gear and waxes are on the market that have us excited.

Skinny Skis 46th Anniversary Celebration

Don’t miss out on this sale and the raffle to win touring skis, running shoes, eyewear and more! 10% of all sales and 100% of raffle ticket sales benefit JHSC youth ski programs. Happy 46th anniversary Skinny Skis!

JHNordic Alliance Hosts TSS AmeriCorps Service Project Member

The JH Nordic Alliance is excited and grateful to be currently partnering with TSS AmeriCorps Member, Jessi Friedman. The key goal of the TSS AmeriCorps Program is to develop service members as leaders as they work. The program is currently building capacity for 29 local nonprofits with remote members all over the country. 

Jessi is a recent graduate of Bowdoin College, where she majored in Environmental Studies and Math and minored in Earth and Oceanographic Science. She is working with JH Nordic Alliance on a user community survey to gather feedback for all the JHNordic media platforms, events, and communications. She is also conducting interviews of active community Nordic skiers, fat bikers, Nordic Alliance members for the JH Nordic blog, as well as updates on the latest Nordic gear and Nordic ski center operation for this winter. Along with her service project with the Nordic Alliance, Jessi is working with the Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club.

We are enjoying all the interesting stories and our work with Jessi.

P.S We would love to get your feedback; Take our survey!

JH Nordic Alliance Annual Free Ski, Fat Bike, Snowshoe Community Day

New Multi-location format for Sunday, January 10th 2021
Save The Date – More info to follow!

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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