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

9 Jan 21 – Daily Trail Report

Teton Ridge Classic | Weekend Highlight


Teton Ridge Classic: TODAY Today is the day! The 18th annual Ridge Classic race will start at 10 am, with the 24km, 14km, and 7km races starting at intervals separated by 20 seconds. The Grand Targhee based event benefits both Teton Valley Trails and Pathways and the Teton Valley Ski Education Foundation. The Individual start times should have been emailed to registered participants yesterday, Friday Jan 8th. Race packet pickup is available from 8:00 –… Read More

8 Jan 21 – Daily Trail Report

Thank You From Skinny Skis | Bear 399 and Cubs Heading to the Den for Winter


Watch: 399 and Cubs Den for the Winter by Jackson Hole Ecotour AdventuresWhat a way to end 2020! Grizzly 399 and her 4 cubs traveled nearly the entire length of Grand Teton National Park last week, returning to a denning area in the northern part of Jackson Hole.  The family of bruins has put on some serious weight in the past few months and we’re hopeful they will emerge healthy in the spring.  It’s unusual but not… Read More

7 Jan 21 – Daily Trail Report

Hole Hiking Nature Update | Last Day for Teton Ridge Classic Registration


January 6, 2021 – Nature Update provided by Cathy Shill founder of The Hole Hiking Experience https://www.holehike.com/ “Let my mind become silent,And my thoughts come to rest.I want to beAll this is before me.In self-forgetfulnessI become everything.”-Joseph Cornell Happy New Year!  What a wonderful time to reconnect to ourselves and nature. The season of winter supports reflection and a slower pace with short days and long nights. The New Year shares the perfect time to… Read More

6 Jan 21 – Daily Trail Report

Wildlife Wednesdays | Grooming Updates


Wildlife Wednesdays with Jackson Hole Ecotour Adventures Join Jackson Hole Ecotour Adventures every Wednesday at 5:30PM MT on facebook live for the latest sightings from Jackson Hole! Masters Clinics Return This Week Join Scott Horn this Thursday Jan 7th, for the the third of eight in the clinic series featuring classic XC ski. Sessions run bi-weekly from 11:00am – 12:30pm at Teton Pines through March 18th, alternating between skate skiing and classic cross-country. Teton Ridge… Read More

5 Jan 21 – Daily Trail Report

Jackson Hole EcoTour Adventures | Masters Clinics


Jackson Hole EcoTour Adventures: At the Intersection of Wildlife Advocacy, Winter Recreation, and Tour Operation Jackson Hole EcoTour Adventures is a wildlife cross country ski and snowshoe tour operator in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks that has been operating for 12 years. For 365 days of the year, they run a variety of snowshoe and cross country ski tours and road-based wildlife tours for all ability levels that seek to connect visitors and give them… Read More

4 Jan 21 – Daily Trail Report

Glory Weather Station | Teton Ridge Classic


New Weather Station Atop Glory A new weather station that will measure wind speeds has been installed near the top of Mt. Glory thanks to joint efforts from the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) and the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center (BTAC). The location of the new station was chosen by consensus from WYDOT, Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center, and the Forest Service. “It was installed to give us a better sense of the actual wind speeds that are… Read More

3 Jan 21 – Daily Trail Report

David Hunger and TMBT | Teton Ridge Classic


David Hunger of Teton Mountain Bike Tours “I thought they were crazy right off the bat,” David said. “That’s when fat bikes weren’t really popular, but I fell in love with it”. 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 found that it wasn’t gaining much traction.… Read More

2 Jan 21 – Daily Trail Report

Sporting Club Open | Weekend Highlight


Snake River Sporting Club Nordic Trails Open Looking for a new groomed trail network with scenic views of the Snake River? The Snake River Sporting Club opens today, Saturday Jan 2nd, to the public. Check out the “Front Nine” and “Back Nine” trails here. After skiing, be sure to explore the hot springs as well. Click here to reserve your spot at the hot springs. Fat Biking With Teton Mountain Bike Tours Teton Mountain Bike… Read More

1 Jan 21 – Daily Trail Report

Happy New Year!


Happy New Year from JH Nordic! Celebrating with a nice ski, moose sighting, and Persephone West take-out coffee post XC ski. Reward after the effort! Wishing you all a wonderful 2021. Winter Service Update from Parks and Rec The Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation Department continues to work with local partners and the community to provide winter outdoor opportunities. Staff has finally been able to groom everything including South Park Loop for the first time… Read More