Scott Horn – Nordic Masters Racer, Coach, Cyclist

Growing up in Western Pennsylvania, Scott Horn started Nordic skiing at a little Nordic center in the rural mountains–first working as a lift operator and then delving into the sport with his brothers. He continued skiing in college in Erie, Pennsylvania, then went on to help organize the Pennsylvania Cross Country Skier’s Association after college and ended up becoming the Pennsylvania Cross Country Skier Champion for one year.

Scott found his way to Jackson through a Nordic ski camp in West Yellowstone, Montana. After alpine skiing for a day at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, he happened upon a job opening at the resort for a human resources director. 

Scott has been the head coach for the Jackson Hole Nordic Masters Recreation Clinics, which is now in its third season. The clinics run every other week with Nordic coaches from the Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club Nordic Program joining Scott to teach small groups.

The clinics are designed to help adult skiers of all ages practice their technique while having fun and improving their fitness. 



Teton Valley Trails And Pathways Challenge

SO WHAT IS THIS WINTER TRAILS CHALLENGE? 
Walk, ski or ride on groomed Winter Trails this winter to raise money for TVTAP.

HOW?
Log your miles via Strava or by emailing them directly to info@tvtap.org.

DOES IT START NOW?
By all means, get after it, but the challenge doesn’t officially start until New Year’s Day.

DO I HAVE TO LOG 2000 MILES BY MYSELF?
Well, that sounds like a recipe for leg massage! Our staff and volunteers groom about 2000 miles in 6 weeks, so we are challenging the community as a whole to sign up for the challenge and beat the groomer mileage. 

DO MY KIDS IN A CHARIOT COUNT TOWARDS MY MILEAGE? 
Given the right argument and a friendly “please” we’re probably going to say yes. Push, pull or drag your favorite tag-along!

Thank you to our sponsors Sage Realty Group, RAD Curbside and the Community Foundation of Teton Valley for helping us bring this fun competition to life. More info is available on our website and the Winter Trails Challenge fundraising page. Get your team together and get registered to support Winter Trails in Teton Valley!

Trail Creek Nordic

Last Updated: 12/11

And So It Begins!

Snow has once again graced the trails of Trail Creek with about an inch of the glorious white frozen water falling on our trails this morning.  Temps are moderate, there are glimpses of sun between the wispy clouds, a few more flakes are still falling, and the forecast calls for snow for the foreseeable future.  It doesn’t get much better than that!

Today’s grooming was with the Pisten Bully resulting in some really nice conditions.  The close field, Armin’s, and Moose Loop received multiple passes with fresh classic tracks while most every other trail received a single pass without classic tracks.  We are very close to universal classic tracks, just need a good six inches or so some night and we will be good to go.

Groomer’s choice for today is to take some laps in the close field!


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Last Updated: 12/9
We are still patiently awaiting more snow in order to get the PistenBully out for grooming. We did get the roller/snowmobile out to Stilson in the last day or two and most other areas are skier packed at this time.


Teton Pines Nordic

Last Updated: 12/11
We have some fresh snow and conditions will be nice this weekend! Look for full grooming with the snowcat next week if the forecast is correct!


We are looking for volunteers to help out this season primarily during the holidays (Dec 19-Jan 3). Work 2 full days or 4 half days in exchange for a season pass.

The work will be getting people into rental skis, poles and boots and answering general questions. All renters will be outside getting geared up this season to keep things safe and to comply with CDC guidelines. We are fully masked and taking all covid precautions so that everyone stays healthy!

Please reach out if you are interested: tetonpinesxc@gmail.com or (307) 733-1733


Shooting Star

Last Updated: 12/9
The trails are hanging in there and skiing well for what little snow we have. Anticipate early season conditions to persist through the weekend and reminder that the track is currently available for Nordic Skiing only.  Please see the following restrictions for the upcoming week:

  • Dog Loops & All Nordic Skiing Trails OPEN
  • Sled Hill CLOSED UNTIL MORE SNOW
  • Snow Shoeing CLOSED UNTIL MORE SNOW
  • Casual Walking Not Permitted
  • Classic Tracks Not Set… NEED MORE SNOW
  • Early Season Conditions  (Thin/bumpy/bare/narrow areas exist… Cowboy Skiing!!)
  • Grooming is currently via Snowmobile and Ginzu Attachment (No Snowcat/Pistenbully until more snow)

Forecast is calling for colder weather and possible snow showers beginning around Friday (12/11). Keep your fingers crossed this next storm cycle brings lots of snow! Next update will be Monday (12/14) or whenever conditions dramatically change.


Grand Targhee

Last Updated: 12/11
Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed 12/11/2020 (Hamster Loop only), Fat Bike OPEN.

Alta Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Sunday
Last Updated: 12/11
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
Friday afternoon: Made 3 passes around the track with the roller to pack down, smooth out, the 3 inches of new snow. Currently have most Southern loops and outer North loop groomed, about 4.5 miles. As we receive more snow we’ll continue to groom remaining loops. We may not be on our normal winter schedule for another week or so until we get everything dialed in. Snow cover still remains thin in places, but certainly skiable.


Driggs

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 12/8
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set
Let it snow!


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 11/12
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set | Singletrack: Not Set
It is good to have snow in the Valley! We are monitoring the forecast and working hard to get the grooming equipment ready for action. We plan to begin the scheduled grooming season by December 1st. There is a chance we might be able to get things groomed ahead of schedule, so stay tuned.


Teton Canyon

TVTAP Photo

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Last Updated: 12/11
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Light snow falling this morning. Plan to reset skate track and hopefully make some improvements on classic track. Should finish by 10am. Use caution at cattle guards, as snow cover remains thin.


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
Last Updated: 12/11
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set
I am planning on heading out to groom early Saturday morning. Should be ready for skiing by first light. There has been several inches of new snow throughout the day today which should provide enough to be able to set a classic track. With a nice firm level base under, I am anticipating great skiing tomorrow! Come out and enjoy!


Teton Springs Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
Last Updated: 12/10
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
The initial Skate Track has been set in preparation of the incoming storm. No classic track is set however. Please be aware of the thin snowpack and hazards that come with this. As more snow piles up, the track will improve and continued grooming should be the norm as we move towards grooming on the scheduled days. Enjoy the glide. I plan on grooming again early evening on Friday 12/11.


Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 12/5
Singletrack: Set
Happy Hour to state line got a fresh groom and cleanup Friday 12/05 at 6pm after a good amount of use during the Global Fat Bike Day. Nemo, Hillbender and Lady slipper continue to ride well though there are some spots with bare ground showing. Be aware of mud and soft snow in the warmer parts of the coming days. Please plan to ride in the early am and late pm when temperatures are colder to avoid making ruts. Enjoy the ride!


5th Street Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 11/12
Singletrack: Not Set
We plan to groom about a one-mile loop in the frisbee golf area behind the 5th Street Skate Park

JH Nordic Recreation Masters Clinics

THURSDAYS, DEC 10TH – MARCH 18TH | TETON PINES
8 clinics every other week from 11am-12:30pm, starting on December 10th -March 18th, alternating skate skiing and classic cross-country. 


Betty Woolsey Classic Nordic Race- 2k, 5k, 12k (* Sandbag series)

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26th | TRAIL CREEK
Register with the JH Ski Club. A community favorite, honoring Betty Woolsey of Trail Creek Ranch. All ages welcome, interval start. Come dressed to ski and wear a mask!


CANCELLED
JH Nordic Alliance Annual Free Nordic Ski, Fat Bike, Snowshoe Event

Based on our goal to Recreate Responsibly, the JH Nordic Alliance has decided to cancel this season’s Annual Free Winter Trails Nordic, Fat Bike and Snowshoe Event. Stay tuned for January 2022! In the meantime, we encourage you to get out safely, responsibly, wear a mask, keep your groups small, and space out!


We’d love to hear about your outdoor adventures, what your doing to stay healthy, safe, respectful of community health guidelines – send pictures or post on FB and Insta – #JHNordic

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