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

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

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

Nature Update From Hole Hiking Experience

Guide, Beverly Charette, loves to share her knowledge about the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and each day is new and different! A client photographed this wolf walking down the Gros Ventre Road and what a sight it was! Recent temperatures are great for touring! This latest cold snap has solidified the snowpack so we are able to easily xc ski or snowshoe.  New snow has helped refresh the landscape so check out the tour suggestions at… Read More