Win the Jackson Hole Nordic Ski Trip of a Lifetime! Sweepstakes

Win a “Nordic Ski Trip of a Lifetime” – a 4 Day, 3 Night Cross-Country ski trip for 2 to Jackson Hole, Wyoming

 

Enter by signing up here by December 11, 2016 to win:

 

4 Day/ 3 Night Cross-Country ski trip for 2 – includes:

GTNP-SkateSki-scott&Liz-1840x700 – Version 2*US domestic airfare to Jackson Hole WY
*3 nights of lodging & breakfast at Spring Creek Ranch
*Dinner at Piste Restaurant – top of the Bridger Gondola at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
*4 days of cross-country ski and boot rentals from Skinny Skis
*1 day of cross-country ski lessons at Teton Pines Nordic Center
*2 days of cross-country ski tours in Grand Teton National Park – by Jackson Hole Mountain Nordic Ski School and Hole Hiking Experience

 

photo: S O'Malley
photo: S O’Malley

The “Jackson Hole Nordic Ski Trip of a Lifetime” will showcase all of the incredible groomed and untracked cross-country trails and ski tours that Teton County and Grand Teton National Park have that makes Jackson Hole a unique, world-class Nordic ski destination. The JH Nordic Alliance and its member organizations and Teton County Parks & Recreation, contribute to groom both classic and skate cross-country trails in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Grand Teton National Park and the town of Jackson. Check out JHNordic.com/trails to discover over 80 trails with GPS maps, elevation profiles, descriptions, snow condition types (groomed, skier-tracked, untracked), difficulty, and more.

 

The winner of “Nordic Ski Trip of a Lifetime” will be chosen by signing up on JHNordic.com. Winner will be announced via email on December 15, 2016. Note that blackout dates apply (see Official Rules below).

Sponsored by The Jackson Hole Nordic Alliance (JHNordic.com), the Jackson Hole-based community sponsored collaborative and online Nordic trails & GPS maps resource, in partnership with the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

Other sponsors include: Spring Creek Ranch, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Nordic Ski School, Hole Hiking Experience, Teton Pines Nordic Center and Skinny Skis.

 

 


Jackson Hole Nordic Ski Trip of a Lifetime – Official Rules Sponsors: JH Nordic Alliance & Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Corporation (“JHMR”) 3155 Teton Pines Drive, Wilson WY 83014 Sweepstakes Entities: JHMR, JHNordic Alliance Prize Providers: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Spring Creek Ranch, Skinny Skis, Hole Hiking Experience, Teton Pines Cross-Country Center. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
For complete Official Rules for the Sweepstakes, go to blog.JHNordic.com
Eligibility:
The Sweepstakes is offered and open to persons who are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia, who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or the age of majority in the state where they reside, on the date of entry in this Sweepstakes. Employees, officers, directors (including immediate family members and members of the same household) of the Sweepstakes Entity, its parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies, advertising and promotion agencies, legal and financial advisors and any and all other companies and prize providers associated with the Sweepstakes are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes.
To Enter:
To enter this Sweepstakes fill out this form below or go to www.blog.JHNordic.com during the Promotion Period, complete the entry form and submit as instructed. Entrants must complete all required fields on the online entry form to be successfully entered in the random drawing.  Incomplete or inaccurate entries are void. One entry per person will be accepted regardless of method of entry. All entries submitted in accordance with these Official Rules shall be referred to hereafter as the “Eligible Entries”.
Promotion Period: The Promotion Period begins November 1, 2016 and goes through December 11, 2016 (the “Promotion Period”).
Prizes:
 One (1) Grand Prize: trip for 2 to Jackson, Wyoming with 3 nights lodging and breakfast at the Spring Creek Ranch, 3 days Nordic skiing, and round-trip airline tickets (must originate from the continental United States ONLY to JACKSON HOLE AIRPORT, (Sponsor is not responsible for any travel costs outside of continental US), cross-country classic or skate skis, boots, poles rentals from Skinny Skis, Nordic ski lesson and 1 day ski pass at Teton Pines Nordic Center, 1 day Nordic ski tour with Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Nordic Ski School, 1 day Nordic ski tour with Hole Hiking Experience in Grand Teton National Park, and 1 JHMR $150 mountain money card valid at Piste Restaurant, top of the Bridger Gondola at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort for the Grand Prize Winner and one guest. Trip must be completed by April 1, 2017. The Grand Prize Winner must book trip by January 30, 2017 or the prize will be void. Approximate Retail Value (”ARV”) of Grand Prize is $4500 U.S.D. If Grand Prize Winner cannot take the trip during dates specified by the Sponsor, the Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the Grand Prize winner. Prizes may not be transferred or redeemed for cash. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute some or all of a Prize for one of equal or greater value. Grand Prize winner is solely responsible for all applicable Federal, State and local taxes on the value of his/her Prize. Certain restrictions and blackout periods apply. Blackout dates for the Grand Prize winner and guest’s stay include December 17, 2016 through January 2, 2017, January 13-16 2017, and February 18th through February 26, 2017. Package must be booked 14 days prior to arrival.
Prize Drawing/Winner Notification/Odds:
Potential Prize Winner will be randomly selected from all Eligible Entries received during the Promotion Period. Odds of winning the prize depends on the number of Eligible Entries received. The prize drawing will be conducted on or about December 15, 2016. Drawing will be conducted by the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, an independent non-profit community organization whose decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.
By entering the contest online, you will be automatically signed up for one or more of the following email newsletter programs: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, JHNordic Trail Report, Skinny Skis, Hole Hiking Experience, Teton Pines Nordic Center, Spring Creek Ranch. You may opt out at any time after entry by clicking “unsubscribe” at the bottom of any email received.
Release and Indemnity: By entering the Sweepstakes, you hereby release and agree to hold harmless JMHR, JHNordic.com, JHNordic Alliance and Prize Providers from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind to person, including death, and property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any Prize, participation in this Sweepstakes and participation in any activity related to this Sweepstakes.
Disclaimer of Warranties:
THE SWEEPSTAKES AND PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. THIS PROMOTION IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH, FACEBOOK. BY PARTICIPATING, YOU HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS FACEBOOK FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PROMOTION.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction: This Sweepstakes is governed by and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Wyoming, U.S.A., without giving effect to the conflict of laws rules thereof, and any claims related to or arising under this Sweepstakes shall take place in the State of Wyoming.
Official Entry Form 
Enter online at JHNordic.com or complete the form above and mail to:
JH Nordic Alliance, 3155 Teton Pines Drive, Wilson WY 83014

Jackson Hole’s Nordic Alliance launches Daily Trails Report

Many of  you have asked for a regular info source with all the daily grooming for cross-country trails and fat biking around Jackson Hole and Teton Valley. Thanks to support from the JH Travel & Tourism Board, The Jackson Hole Nordic Alliance now offers a daily email with all the latest grooming, events and programs.
Check out a sample Daily Trails Report below. Sign-up on the Home Page.
And as always, your feedback is most welcome!!
Stay in touch from near and far with the latest trail report!
Go to JH Nordic to sign up for the Daily Trails Report
Please forward this along to any nordic enthusiasts that might enjoy a daily local update.
They can sign up by clicking on the button above.

Daily Nordic Trail Conditions Report

Off trail adventure – Phelps Lake, Grand Teton National Park
Today’s Report


It appears that the inversion is hanging around in the valley still, keeping snow cold until the afternoon sun warms it up. Skiers at Skinny Skis reported excellent skiing at Turpin Meadows and Shooting Star yesterday. Teton County Parks and Rec will be grooming around town in Jackson today, a perfect day to get in a few laps on your lunch break!

Today’s Forecast
Patchy fog before noon. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 27. Calm wind becoming south southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Then, patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. South wind 7 to 9 mph.

Grooming Thursday

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Cache CreekGame CreekMay Park – JacksonSchool Trail Loop – Jackson, Shooting Star Nordic TrackTeton Pines Nordic CenterTrail Creek Nordic CenterTurpin Meadow Ranch

Teton Valley ID
Grand Targhee Nordic Trails

For more trails (groomed other days, skier-tracked, untracked),
see JHNordic.com/Trails

Teton Valley Trails & Pathways

Alta Grooming Report

Last Updated February 11, 2016, 12:16 am

Skating Track Conditions – Excellent

Classic Track Conditions – Good

Grooming Schedule – Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun

Groomers Comments – Groomed the skate lanes late Wednesday night. Did not reset the classic track. It is ok but I will try to reset it in the morning. We are experimenting with the new tracked ATV for a week or so. There might be a bit of a learning curve here so please have patience while we work out the kinks.


Pioneer Park Grooming Report

Last Updated February 10, 2016, 8:22 pm

Skating Track Conditions – Good

Classic Track Conditions – Not Set

Grooming Schedule – Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Groomers Comments – Heading out to roll the potatoes now (3:55 – Wednesday). Let it set up before using and it is sure to be in great shape when it does.

Update: I made 3 passes. It was actually a bit more firm then I anticipated. All is good. Enjoy the track!


Driggs Grooming Report

Last Updated February 10, 2016, 6:55 am

Skating Track Conditions – Good

Classic Track Conditions – Good

Grooming Schedule – Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Groomers Comments – I plan to groom skate track this morning, classic track is still in good shape from previous groom, should finish by 10am. Left single track as is but it looks good.


Trail Creek Nordic Center – Feb. 10th

Fantastic Frost!

While the sun is doing its best to beat back the morning’s frost, the battle has not yet been won.  As of 10:45 AM the temperature was still a somewhat cool -11ºC/12ºF and even though the sky is definitely brightening, one would say that fog still prevails.  While one might say that the fog would bring a lugubrious nature to today’s Nordic outing, if the fantastical nature of the winter wonderland created by the outstanding frost formations  is considered, then one’s ski journey would surely be a festive event and a great reason to come on out to Trail Creek today.

Today’s grooming was a single pass with the Pisten Bully of the Moose Chase course.  While most of the grooming focused on the skate lanes, the classic tracks were touched up in a few places.  Some of the skate lanes were best lined while in some of the more open areas the focus was on widening the trails in preparation for the race.  While the snow is becoming a bit tired, all in all it is holding well and skiing is good.

Groomer’s choice for today is Homesite.


Grand Teton National Park – Feb. 9th
Park Road groomed this morning! Skiing reported to be very good as of Tuesday afternoon.

Thursday, Feb. 11
TC/J Parks & Rec – Adult Skate Ski Refresher Classes (improve your technique) -2 lessons – Tues Feb 9th and Thurs 11th- $30 for 2 classes – BYO ski equipment
www.tetonparksandrec.orgSaturday, Feb. 13
Final FREE TRAILS DAY and FREE FAT BIKE DEMO
Turpin Meadows Ranch on Sat Feb 13 – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Teton Mountain Bike Tours – Guided Bike Tours and Bike Rentals in the
Greater Jackson Hole/Teton Area
www.tetonmtbike.com or info@tetonmtbike.com or 307-733-0712Saturday, Feb. 13, & Sunday Feb. 14
Free Tips on Technique event

JHMR Nordic Ambassadors Don & Gwen Wadsworth held their weekly Free Tips on Technique event – held Saturdays and Sundays at the Stilson lot, 10am – 2pm.

Thursday, Feb. 18
Skate Ski Wax Clinic at Skinny Skis

FREE – Thursday Feb 18 5:30 – 6:30pm with Toko Wax Tech Rep. Erich Wilbrecht.
Erich will cover proper base prep and wax application for XC ski racing with a focus on getting skis ready for the Moose Chase marathon Saturday Feb 20. Erich was a member of the ’92 Winter Olympic team in biathlon and knows his stuff when it comes to making skis fast!
Please sign up for this clinic at Skinny Skis, call 307-733.6094
or email scott@skinnyskis.com with any questions.

Saturday, Feb. 20
Moose Chase – 30, 15, 5, 3, 2K Fr *

The Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club is proud to present the 24th Annual Moose Chase Nordic ski race at the Trail Creek Nordic Center.  This premier Nordic race includes a 30k (that skis like a 50k), a 15k, 5k, 3k and a free 1/2k.   Athletes can skate or classic ski the course.
jhskiclub.org/moosechase

A Note On Grooming in Grand Teton National Park

Community-supported grooming, with the support of the JH Nordic AllianceGTNP FoundationSkinny SkisDornan’sPrugh Real Estate, and many generous donors help to make this grooming possible. GTNP Groomers will add an extra day each week, based on available resources.

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 TetonParksandRec.org
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

 

¡Taller de Esquí Nórdico Para Adultos en Español¡ Sábado, 31 de Enero – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Cross Country Ski Workshop for Adults in Spanish!)

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Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation Department (Centro de Recreo/“La Alberca”) y Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (Centro de Esquí de Jackson Hole) ofrecerá un taller de esquí nórdico para adultos en español. El taller es para principiantes.

Sábado, 31 de Enero – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

El esquí nórdico es fácil y divertido. Aprovecha esta gran oportunidad para disfrutar nuestra nieve, quemar calorías y aprender las técnicas con instructores profesionales.

Inscripción en el Centro de Recreo, por teléfono (307-739-9025, con tarjeta de crédito) o por internet (online) www.tetonparksandrec.org
hasta las 12:00 PM, el 29 de enero
Costo $17 Curso # 8800

Skinny Skis esta donando (¡GRATIS!) el alquiler de los equipos. Hay un limite de equipos disponibles. Para reservar sus equipos, comuníquese directamente con Skinny Skis al 307- 733-6094 o pase por la tienda (65 West Deloney Avenue) después de inscribirse en el taller .

Pista de esquí preparada “Wilson Centennial Trail” (Estacionamiento de START Bus esquina Carretera 22 (Hwy 22) y Teton Village Road)

Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation Department

739-9025 www.tetonparksandrec.org

Spanish Language Classic Cross Country Ski Workshop for Adults

 

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Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation Department and the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort are offering a Spanish Language Classic Cross Country Ski Workshop for adults.The workshop is geared toward beginner cross country skiers. Seasoned instructors from the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort will lead the workshop. Community volunteers will interpret the workshop.  Have fun! Get out and try Cross-Country skiing in spanish!

Skinny Skis is offering free cross county ski rentals on a first come, first served basis for this workshop. Contact Skinny Skis at 733-6094 after you register for more information.

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The workshop will take place on the groomed ski track at the groomed Wilson Centennial Trail.

Saturday, January 31

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wilson Centennial Trail Groomed Ski Track
Register at the recreation center or online at www.tetonparksandrec.org by 12:00 pm January 29.
$17    Course Code #8800
Class meets at the START Bus shelter at the Stilson Ranch Parking Lot on the east side of the Wilson Centennial Trail.

Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation Department 739-9025 www.tetonparksandrec.org

Fat Bike Demos -Tues. Jan 13th & Tues. Feb 10th -6-8pm (age 18 and over)

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 Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation Department and Teton Mountain Bike Tours have partnered together to learn about riding Fat Bikes. Try out the latest buzz in winter activities with fat bikes with 4” tires that may be ridden in snow, sand and soft surfaces! Teton Mountain Bike Tours will provide the bikes, helmet and staff to explain and educate about Fat Bike use and trail etiquette. The demos will take place on the groomed Summit High School/Middle School Ski Track which is illuminated on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Meet on the east side of Summit High School on the ski track.

Tuesday, January 13 and Tuesday, February 10

6:00 – 8:00 pm
Age 18 and over
Summit High School/Middle School Groomed Ski Track Registration takes place on site.

 

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