Get ready for early snow on Teton Pass & Events you won’t want to Miss

Weather Forecast – Snow above 8000 ft
Possibility for early season Nordic skiing on Teton Pass/Mt-Elly Trail (watch your base!)

Fall is a time, when the early storms come through, and as long as freezing is well below 8500 ft, we often begin to get a base of snow, allowing some early adventure on XC skis on Teton Pass. It’s always fun to get out on skis for the first time, feeling the anticipation of winter to come. Weather forecast hints that next Thursday – we may have snow on Teton Pass. JHNordic will be out looking for a chance to put skinny skis on! Other early season options (thanks to elevations above 8000 ft include Grand Targhee and Togwotee Pass). Remember, the base is non-existent, no grooming, you’re on your own!

Black Tie Blue Jean Ski Ball
Saturday, Sept 29th – 5-10pm – Top of the Bridger Gondola, JHMR
There are still a few tickets left to attend this super, fun-filled gala night – Buy tickets.

Can’t make it to the Ski Ball? Bid on the huge Silent Auction here.
Amazing things, trips, experiences, concert tickets to bid on! Benefits the JH Ski & Snowboard Club youth ski programs.



JH Ski & Snowboard Club Annual Ski Swap
Saturday, October 20th (drop off gear on Friday Oct 19th)

Teton County Heritage Arena, Snow King Ave., Jackson

Good time to give your ski gear and clothing a pre-season clean-out, and sell your gear or buy new and good condition used gear through one of the largest Ski Swaps in the InterMountain West. Benefiting the JH Ski & Snowboard Club youth programs, this year welcomes outside vendors bringing in new gear as well as great deals on used gear and clothes from our community. Sign up for early-bird access to get in early. or call 307 733 6433

Save the Date – JH Nordic Alliance Annual Free Ski, Fat Bike, and Snowshoe Events
Sunday 6th January – 10am-3pm – Turpin Meadow Ranch

Mark your calendar for one of JH’s favorite Winter events – demo the latest skate and classic cross-country skis and boots, take a fat bike for a spin, freshen your technique with a free ski lesson on Skate or Classic cross country skis, take a wilderness tour on snowshoes or Nordic skis, free trail access, yummy food and drinks, winter trail info from USFS, more bikes and skis then ever. Family friendly, dog friendly (bring a leash for area around the lodge), Free shuttles from Jackson-Turpin (RSVP for shuttle to

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 , groomed trail, watch the biathlon teams train… Close to Jackson Hole (2 hours drive). Be sure to book your hotel early.

Pre-season training
Train, have fun, lift your ski season performance!
Great time to keep on yr bike, hit the roller skis, do some trail running, and get into those pre-season Ski Fitness workouts and classes. We love TRX, yoga, Ski Fitness at Wright Training, spin class, and even though PT workouts from last year are good… whatever works for you, grab a friend or family member and keep at it.. You’ll be happy you did once the snow is here!

JHNordic was inspired by the USSA Nordic Certification Course training hosted by the JH Ski Club Nordic program, and the presentation on the latest in athlete development for world class – Olympic level Nordic Ski training and development. Bryan Fish, USSA Cross Country Ski Development Manager presented how the USSA and regional ski clubs work to develop best in class Nordic ski racers such as USA Gold Medalists, Jessie Diggins and Kikka Randall. Read more.

TVTAP’S 20th Anniversary
October 6th – 3pm Hike at Southern Valley Trail,  Mike Harris Trail, Victor

 5-8pm BBQ Dinner at the Knotty Pine, Main St., Victor
Start the afternoon with a walk or ride in Southern Valley- learn about the project work we’ve been doing with our partners and plans for year-round recreation. Program Director Nick will lead a short bike ride and Executive Director will take you on a hike.

Follow with a BBQ celebration at the Knotty Pine, Main St., Victor – Learn more here.

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Sign up for Daily or Once a Week JH Nordic Trail Condtion Reports to know what’s groomed , what’s happening first thing every morning – or just Saturdays

Women’s Skate Ski workshop – learn to skate ski or improve yr technique – Sat Jan 23rd – Stilson 9:30-12noon

Skate skiing offers a new dimension to classic cross-country skiing, with it’s skating technique, aerobic workout, and fun way to glide along groomed trails and crust-cruising in the spring.
Learning to Skate Ski
Join us Saturday January 23rd, for a special Women’s Skate Ski Clinic – geared for beginner/advanced beginners –sponsored by Teton Co/Jackson Parks & Rec & Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
JHMR Nordic Instruction at Stilson
location: Wilson Centennial Groomed Trail, Stilson Ranch parking area -9:30am-12noon -$35 course # 9611 – Register online at
Skinny Skis skate ski rentals:   50% off for workshop – call: 733-6094 or stop by the skinny Skis store: 65 W. Deloney St, Jackson

Free Cross-country Ski and Fat Bike Day at Turpin Meadows -Monday Jan 18th -MLK Day

Turpin Meadow Ranch is hosting its 2nd Free Cross-Country Ski and Fat Bike trail day Monday Jan. 18th (Martin Luther King Day). No trail fees – BYO cross country or skate skiing gear or fat bike or rent at the Ranch.DSC07225

The snow is excellent, the 10+ miles of groomed trails, plus the Continental Divide trail. Check our the trail map and more info under: JHNordic/trails/TurpinMeadow trail page

DSC07270Lunch and hot drinks served in the newly renovate Ranch lodge.. only 1 1/4 hour drive from Jackson, with stunning views of the Tetons -make a day of it or spend the night.

Check out the herd of bison in Grand Teton National Park on your drive up or back

(See also our earlier post on Turpin Meadows fantastic Fat biking).

photo: R CaiazzoDirections: Drive north from Jackson on Hwy 89 to Moran Junction; Turn right onto Hwy 287/26 toward Togwotee Pass. After 3.4 miles, turn left onto Buffalo Valley Road, then 10 miles to Turpin Meadow Ranch ( end of plowed road) – total 44 miles from Jackson Town Square one way.

Questions? Call Turpin Meadow Ranch: 307.543.9147


photo: R Caiazzo

Jackson Hole Winter Trails Day -Saturday, February 7

Teton Pass Trailhead – 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Information, hot chocolate and snacks with Friends of Pathways Teton Pass Ambassador and Teton County Search and Rescue

Grand Teton National Park –10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Ranger Led Snowshoe Hike to Taggart Lake
3 miles roundtrip 400’ elevation gain/loss Easy to Moderate
Space limited, call 307-739-3399 to reserve a spot. Some snowshoes available.

Wilson Centennial Trail/Stilson Ranch –
10:00 am – 2:00 pm -Nordic Ski Tips with Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Nordic Ski Ambassadors

12:30 – 2:00 pm – Nordic Ski Tips with Snow King Mountain Ski School Nordic Staff

Cache Creek Trailhead – 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
USFS Dog etiquette and tips for trail users
Fat Bike Demos with local bike shops
USFS/Friends of Pathways/Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation information Hot chocolate and snacks

All events are free of charge!

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Thanks also to Svalinn, Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation and Teton Tails