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Bridger-Teton Open House

The Bridger-Teton National Forest is inviting the public to a community open house at their 340 N. Cache office on Monday February 4th from 9-11am. The Bridger-Teton National Forest would like to thank their neighbors, partners and friends for the support during the recent government shutdown and will be offering free refreshments. Friends of the Bridger-Teton will also be there to share information about the new organization and how you can help support the Forest.


Celebrate Winter Trails Day

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd

Celebrate Jackson Hole Winter Trails Day by testing out cross country skis or a fat bike, touring on snowshoes, working with a dog trainer, taking a wildlife walk or just sipping hot chocolate at your favorite local trailhead on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Organized by many community organizations collaborating to increase awareness of winter activities while developing positive trail interactions by a range of trail users.

Visit your favorite winter trails locations for warm drinks, snacks and fun including: 

Cache Creek Trailhead  12-4 pm   
FREE fat bike demos with the Teton Mountain Bike Tours, the Hub, Hoback Sports, and Fitgerald’s Bicycles.

FREE dog training tips with P.A.W.S and Star Valley Trainers

Join the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation for a short, winter wildlife walk in Cache Creek at 12:30pm and 2pm. 

May Park 11am- 1pm
FREE Toddler Ski Lessons | FREE Ski and wax tips with Teton County Parks and Recreation

Preschool Ski Lessons (ages 3-5) with Snow King Mountain Ski School Nordic Staff.  Children’s Nordic Ski Equipment provided by Snow King Mountain.

Coal Creek 9am -12pm
Teton County Idaho Search and Rescue will be at the Coal Creek Parking Area

Teton Pass 9am -11am 
Friends of Pathway, Teton County Search & Rescue Foundation, and the Bridger-Teton National Forest will hand out batteries for avalanche transceivers, hot chocolate and treats.

“It’s one of our favorite events of the year,” said Leslie Williams. “We hope to see people who use the trails often, but also to inspire folks to try out new trails during the winter.”  

See you on our trails!


Add JHNordic.com to your Home screen on your mobile device or phone

Looking for a new trail for your Nordic ski, fat bike or snowshoe outing in the Jackson Hole area? Want to access directions to a trailhead or check the GPS map and elevation profile quickly and on-the-go from your phone or mobile device?

Did you know that you can create a bookmark (app-like icon for your home screen) from JHNordic.com?  So, at the tap of the icon, you can open up JHNordic and get the info quickly, easily!

Here’s how on Apple IOS:

  1. Visit the website: JHNordic.com on your mobile device.
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  3. Look for the “Add to Home Screen” button, and tap it.
  4. In the upper right corner, select “Add” to create the JHNordic icon.
  5. Now you should see it appear on your Home Screen of your device, you may need to tap and drag it in the desired place.

Here’s how on an Android:

  1. Visit the website: JHNordic.com on your mobile device.
  2. At the top right of the browser, tap on the 3 stacked dots (“Share icon”)
  3. Look for the “Add to Home Screen” option, and tap it.
  4. In the center of the screen, select “Add” to create the JHNordic icon.
  5. Click on “Add Automatically” for the 2nd prompt.
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It’s as simple as that! See you on the trail.


GTNP Update

Grand Teton National Park road crews have cleared snow from the north end of the Moose-Wilson Road between Murie Ranch Road junction and Death Canyon Road junction. This section of road was closed during the government shutdown.

Motor vehicles may now use Moose-Wilson Road to the normal seasonal closure at Death Canyon Road. Please drive carefully as packed snow and ice may persist on this road and other park roads.


Trail Creek Report

Last Updated: 1/31

Course Inspection!

It’s a glorious day today at Trail Creek with a blazing sun, calm winds, and a very pleasant temperature of -8ºC/18ºF as of 11:45 AM, a perfect day for the racing teams to show up and inspect some race courses!  That inspection will of course lead to Friday and Saturday’s Wyoming High School Nordic Invitational Races here at Trail Creek. Friday’s races begin at 1 PM with Saturday’s start time being 10 AM.  One clarification; it was not specified on the original map that Friday’s skate race will entail 2 laps of the course, that has been updated on the amended map.

Today’s grooming was multiple Pisten Bully passes on both the skate and classic courses for the races.  Fresh classic tracks were placed as well.  We are asking people to please restrict their skiing Friday morning to the National Forest section of trails accessed from the end of the Old Pass Road although today and Saturday afternoon everything will be fair game.

Speaking of game, we have had a squirrel move in on the cabin bird feeder; he is quite a spectacle if he happens to be foraging when you’re in the cabin and is being tolerated as long as he doesn’t become too gluttonous.

Groomer’s choice for today is to ski the race courses.


Turpin Meadow Ranch Grooming Report
Last Updated: 1/31

Big things are happening at Turpin. We took the Pisten Bully out with some homemade modifications and it groomed our trails to their finest! All classic and skate trails were reset. Sunday is the Super Bowl and we’re going to have a tailgate party! Come on up for your human powered sport of choice and enjoy a buffet dinner, games, prizes, and festive atmosphere for apres.

Buy Your Turpin Meadows Trail Pass!

 

Last Updated: 1/31
8:10am: The school fields and the levee are groomed and in good firm shape. I am heading to Stilson now and should be done around 10:00.

Grand Teton National Park Grooming Report
Last Updated: 1/29

We hope everyone is able to get outdoors this week to enjoy the sunshine while cross country skiing.  Today we will be grooming in Grand Teton National Park – Taggart Lake Trail Head to South Jenny

 

 

 

 


Teton Pines Grooming Report

Last Updated: 1/29

Conditions are great at Teton Pines! We groom daily, so come out and enjoy our beautiful track and the sunny days this week! Wax recommendations: Glide: Swix LF7(purple); Grip: Swix Blue/Blue Extra


Shooting Star Grooming Report
Last Updated: 1/23 @ 9am

Trails are in great shape! Skiing on Wednesday will be on the powdery side from the current storm and then progressively firm up through the week. Enjoy!

Next Update: Saturday


Grand Targhee Grooming Report
Last Updated: 1/31

Tomorrow, this high-pressure system will say goodbye, and snowfall will blanket the hill almost immediately. It looks like we will be starting February off right – with some powder. But until then, January skiing remains, top off the month with one last day of sunny skies, corduroy and you.

Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed AM 1/31/2019), Fat Bike OPEN.


Pinedale Nordic Trail Report
Last Updated: 1/31 @ 10am

The skating portion of the CCC Ponds and Golf Course have been groomed. Pretty nice day. 5F degrees, breezy, a bit chilly.


Alta Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Last Updated: 1/31 @ 10am
Skate: Good  |  Classic: Good

Driggs

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 1/30 @ 6pm
Skate: Good  |  Classic: Good
Reset classic and groomed skate on main loop.

Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 1/30 @ 11am
Skate: Good |  Classic: N/A
Plan to groom between 3 and 5 PM after the sun has warned the snow a bit.

Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Last Updated: 1/29 @ 5pm
Skate: Excellent  |  Classic: Fair
Tuesday: Reset the skate track late in the afternoon. Track is quite firm. Both classic are still in fairly fairly good shape, could not improve, so left alone.

Teton Springs

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Last Updated: 1/30 @ 7pm
Skate: Excellent  |  Classic: Good
Ginzu groomed the skate track; classic is holding up quite nicely. Should be firm and fast tomorrow!

5th Street Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 1/24 @ 10am
Singletrack: Good
Packed in nicely. Go spin out those ski legs!

Teton Springs Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 1/24 @ 7pm
Singletrack: Good
All Singletrack in Teton Springs is groomed. Enjoy!

Southern Valley Single Track

Grooming Schedule: As Needed
Last Updated: 1/28 @ 12pm
Singletrack: Good
Corduroy goodness.

For more info on Teton Valley grooming, visit their grooming page.

 

Boulder Mountain Tour Nordic Race
When: Saturday, February 2nd
Where: Ketchum, Idaho
34 km- designated as a skate race, but classic track is set the length of the course – part of IMD Nordic Marathon Series. bouldermountaintour.com/


Cross-Country Ski outing at the Historic Murie Ranch
When:
Saturday, February 2nd from 1-3:30pm
Where: Murie Ranch, Grand Teton National Park, Moose
Join us on Saturday, February 2 from 1-3:30 p.m. at The Murie Ranch for our first Community Soup & Ski! Enjoy an afternoon of fresh air and hot soup with friends and family. Spots are limited, RSVP required.
More info: https://www.tetonscience.org/programs/community-soup-ski/


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