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Moose Chase Nordic Ski Race

The Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club is proud to present the 27th Annual Skinny Skis Moose Chase Nordic Ski Race on February 16th at Trail Creek Nordic Center in Wilson, WY.  This premiere Nordic race includes a 30k, a 15k, 5k, 3k, and a free 1/2k.   Competitors can skate or classic ski the course.  The Moose Chase is the first event of the JHSC’s Triple Crown Series.  Register early for best pricing!

 

photo credit: Trail Creek Groomer


Cache Creek Update

GROOMING REPORT
Despite 24 inches of snow, our grooming team has been hard at work keeping the single track trails in great shape!


Trail Creek Report

Last Updated: 2/10

Ethereal Snowflakes!

Imagine a pair of 7 year old boys, each with an age appropriate cantankerous streak, alone in a room with nothing but a pair of premium quality goose down pillows. When you return to the room fifteen minutes later what should you discover but a cloud of gently dancing goose down feathers filling the air, not to mention a pair of guilty looking boys. While the boys may or may not be here today, the gently dancing champagne snowflakes are here in abundance once again.

There was about 6 inches at the beginning of grooming with an additional 5 falling through the course of today’s efforts. As of 1:15 PM the gossamer crystals are continuing to fall at a moderate rate with no wind and a temperature of -6ºC/21ºF. Today’s grooming began with a Pisten Bully skate/classic pass of the entire Moose Chase Course which was followed with a skate only pass. The extreme dry and light nature of the recent snow resulted in some outflow around the tiller and slightly rustic conditions, but a fair number of skiers have been out and reporting in with nothing but smiles when encountering the magical Nordic environment prevailing today.

Groomer’s choice for today is the Moose Chase Course.

 


Turpin Meadow Ranch Grooming Report
Last Updated: 2/9

What builds endurance, strength, coordination, and is lots of fun? Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and fat biking at Turpin, that’s what! Our trails continue to be firm and fast. We’re open until March 10, that’s only 4 weeks away. Don’t miss an opportunity to enjoy this special place, be here now!

Buy Your Turpin Meadows Trail Pass!

9:30am: The levee and Stilson are groomed and in great shape. I am heading to the school fields shortly and should be done around 11:00.


Grand Teton National Park Grooming Report
Last Updated: 2/10

It’s a little windy with some drifting snow in GTNP. If you love to ski go into the park today from Taggart to South Jenny.


Teton Pines Grooming Report
Last Updated: 2/8

We groom daily for skate and classic and should have great skiing throughout the weekend! We had so much snow this week (around 40”) it took us a couple of days to dig out. What a difference a year makes!! Wax recommendations for Friday: Glide Swix LF6 Grip: Swix Blue/Green


Shooting Star Grooming Report
Last Updated: 2/9

The moose are out and taking advantage of the amazing Nordic conditions. Be on the lookout for these fuzzy guys as they seek refuge from the deep snow. The course received extensive blade work over the last few days to assist w/leveling the track. Expect softer skiing to remain as plenty of the white stuff is expected to accumulate through all next week. Enjoy!

Next Update: Wednesday
Note: Track in excellent condition, thanks to Friday intensive grooming.


Grand Targhee Grooming Report
Last Updated: 2/10

It’s day two of the IFSA Junior Freeski – Regionals at Grand Targhee! As much a spectator event as a competitor event, make sure you take the Teton Vista Traverse to view the venue at the base of Peaked Mtn. The young rippers will be sending technical lines, big airs, dropped cliffs, and floaty tricks. Runs are scheduled to begin at 10am, pending favorable visibility and weather. We will remain in a Winter Weather Advisory until 11:00pm tonight.

Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed AM 2/10/2019), Fat Bike OPEN.


Pinedale Nordic Trail Report
Last Updated: 2/5

All trails above groomed this morning except Powerline, Flatline and Heart Attack. 8″ of new snow from yesterday. 27F degrees, overcast, slight breeze. Road plowed and snow packed. Parking areas plowed. Expect soft conditions again today. Classic skiing would be my choice.


Alta Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Last Updated: 2/10 @ 11:30am
Skate: Fair |  Classic: Fair
Quite the battle out there this morning. I set the classic track, but there’s a good bit of drifting snow and many sections filled in before I finished my second lap. I was unable to finish setting the skate lane due to mechanical issues. If you do head out there, be ready for an adventure.

Driggs

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 2/8
Skate: Fair  |  Classic: Good

Groomed East loop today. Main loop groomed for skate ski and classic

Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 2/9
Skate: Fair |  Classic: N/A
Made 2 passes, 3ish laps wide. Heavy drifting required establishing trail again. Snow was super soft underneath. Winds while grooming started drifting snow before I finished. If winds persist through the night, heavy drifting will likely occur. Use caution when walking. Snowshoes encouraged and recommended.

Teton Springs

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Last Updated: 2/8
Skate: Excellent |  Classic: Excellent
Reset tracks this morning.

Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Last Updated: 2/10 @ 7am
Skate: Good |  Classic: Good
Sunday: Once again, plan to reset both classic and skate tracks this morning. Should finish by 930am.

5th Street Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 2/5 @ 11pm
Singletrack: Poor
Trail is snowmobiled in, but not groomed. Planning to roll it out tomorrow…stay tuned!

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: 2/5 @ 11pm
Singletrack: Good
It’s all good in the hood! Trails may be a little soft if temperatures don’t drop. Please use discretion.

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

Learn to Skate Ski – hosted by Teton Co/Jackson Parks & Recreation and Teton Pines Nordic Center

When: Tuesday, February 12 from 5-6pm
Where: High School Athletic Fields -meet at Summit High School Parking Lot (100 Middle School Road)
No previous experience necessary
Must be 18 and over. Bring Yr own skis – special 50% off Rentals available at Skinny Skis
TetonParksandRec.org


Skinny Skis Moose Chase Nordic Ski Race – 27th Annual

When: Saturday, February 16
Where: Trail Creek Nordic Center
-30K, 15K, 5K, 3K, 2K Freestyle * – part of the Triple Crown Race series
jhskiclub.org/triplecrown


West Yellowstone Rendezvous 2019 Race – 2K, 5K, 10K, 25K classic, 25K & 50K freestyle 
When:  Saturday, March 2
Where: Rendezvous Trails, West Yellowstone, MT

www.skirunbikemt.com/rendezvous-race.html


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