Grand Targhee Nordic Trails – Photo Credit: K Wimburg Grand Targhee’s Grand Opening The opening of Grand Targhee Resort means the start of grooming on their Nordic trails, as of Friday all Nordic, snowshoe and fat bike trails are open and groomed aside from the classic track set. Get out there and take advantage of these great early season trails. Gearing Up for a Fun Week of Training at West Yellowstone Rendezvous Trails The JH… Read More

With a free trail pass and free demos of innovative gear from local shops and suppliers this unique once a year event provides a great opportunity to try out Nordic skis, fat bikes, and snowshoes. This event is perfect for those interested in these winter sports and activities but not quite ready to buy, or if you simply want to experience the thrill of fat biking among the Tetons.

Early Tracks and Early Grooming

First Grooming in Jackson Hole! Thursday morning Cody Downard from Teton Pines Nordic got some early grooming in to build a well packed base.  Nice effort by Cody to get out and make early season amazing!! Colder temperatures should hopefully set the track up nicely.  Cody reports that currently classic skiing is really nice on wider touring skis! Call to Teton Pines Nordic Center to check daily times and most up-to-date conditions. (307) 733-1733 Teton Pass… Read More

Early Season Nordic in the Tetons Underway

Early Season Report Nordic Skiing in the Tetons Targhee/Teton Pass Skied Targhee on Tuesday and at the top of the pass Thursday. I was using classic touring skis (Madshus Lillihammer’s) and using Swix vr45 kick wax. Skiing was surprisingly good both days and even worked on some technique today once I skied in a track (go south towards Mount Elly and the skiing gets good after the initial climb near the set of powerlines). I… Read More

Skinny Skis 44th Anniversary Sale!

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

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… 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