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

The latest and greatest gear is all on sale at Skinny Skis now through thru Monday! Head over to their shop right off the square on Deloney Ave. to get yourself ready for this winter before the sale ends. For those looking to potentially purchase some new actual skinny skis at the sale here is some info about what they have in stock at the moment: Madshus IGS and Fischer Twin Skins For performance and… Read More

Early Ski Season Kick-Off at West Yellowstone Rendezvous Ski Fest

Thanksgiving Week For many Jackson Hole -Teton Valley Nordic skiers, the first opportunity to get on groomed snow-covered trails is during the Annual West Yellowstone Rendezvous Ski Festival. Youth Ski Cubs, Masters, enthusiasts from across the West ( and even midwest!) descent on West Yellowstone beginning Tuesday Nov 20th- Saturday Nov 24th. Come for a day, 2 days or all week. The town is full of Nordic skiers, a full program of training, clinics ,… Read More

Jackson Hole Masters Nordic Program

Looking for expressions of interest! We want to hear from you! A number of Nordic skiers – both recreational and racers, classic cross country and skate – have expressed interest in starting up a new Nordic Masters Program or group activities. Ideas proposed so far are having two different groups, one geared toward racing and the other toward more recreational excursions which would also include some instruction on technique. We’re suggesting: -Tuesdays for the race… Read More

Fish on Promoting the U.S. Nordic Skiing Development ‘Pathway’ vs. the ‘Pipeline’

Last month, Bryan Fish, U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA) Cross Country Sport Development Manager, visited to Jackson Hole, hosted by the Jackson Hole Ski Club Nordic Program, to deliver a presentation titled “Strides of Success – The Key Factors in USA XC Ski Development Success” on Sept. 15th at Snow King.   Fasterskier.com wrote an informative article about his plans moving forward, how local Ski clubs and the USSA develop and train Nordic athletes into… Read More

JH Nordic Neck Gaiter (“Buff”) Photo Contest

The JH Nordic Alliance is looking for a Jackson Hole -Teton iconic image for next season’s neck gaiter (a.k.a. “buff) design We’re running a competition – open until May 1st. You may submit as many images as you like… ideally, with a Nordic skier, fat biker, and/or iconic mountain (i.e. Grand Teton (east or west side), Sleeping Indian, Mtn Moran) – photos or illustrations are welcome.   Email your image(s) to: info@jhnordic.com (with your name,… Read More

Crust-Cruising in Grand Teton National Park

It’s 7:00AM. You are enjoying your first cup of joe, glancing out the window at the quiet, snow-filled forest that surrounds, pondering the day. Your morning playlist plays softly in the background. All the possibilities of Jackson Hole, what is it that you want to do today? Checking the weather report at MountainWeather.com, your hopes are confirmed. Another beautiful spring day in Jackson Hole. You take another sip of coffee and a thought comes to… Read More

The 43rd Annual Rendezvous River Sports Karen Oatey Pole Pedal Paddle (PPP)

  The five-leg race starts on Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and finishes at Astoria Hot Springs Park in Snake River Canyon. The race, where contestants compete either individually or in teams, consists of an alpine ski/snowboard leg, a short running leg, a cross-country ski leg, a bicycle leg, and a boating leg. The PPP is the third and final event in JHSC’s  Triple Crown Series and a one of our biggest fundraisers of the year.  JHSC, the town… Read More

Teton Valley Trails and Pathways Spring Grooming Update

Don’t let the warm weather fool you, there is plenty of skiing to be had on the West side of the Tetons! Teton Valley Trails and Pathways (TVTAP), the nonprofit winter trail grooming organization in Teton Valley, will continue to maintain winter groomed trails as long as there is snow on the ground.  TVTAP wants to continue to provide you with quality ski trails in Teton Valley. Your support for our organization allows us to… Read More

Late February Wildlife Update From Ecotour Adventures

Moose continue to be the stars of the show in Grand Teton National Park.  Guide Mike Vanian’s video perfectly showcased the moose strutting under the beautiful view of the Tetons, you can check it out here. A video of a moose in a snowstorm from last week by guide Laura Krusheski shows off the resilience of these beasts even through the blinding snow. Finally, content for the week includes photos from a recent cross country… Read More