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Snow Plowing Operations in the Park

Spring plowing will begin in Grand Teton National Park on Monday, March 16.  The plowing operations mark the end of over-snow access on the 14-mile section of the Teton Park Road between Taggart Lake Trailhead and the Signal Mountain area. 

For safety reasons, visitors may not access the Teton Park Road once plowing operations are underway.    Rotary snow removal equipment and plows may be working at any time, and the roadway will be closed to all uses at all times until further notice. Skiers and those on snow shoes using areas adjacent to the roadway are cautions to avoid the arc of snow blown from the rotary equipment because pieces of ice and gravel can be thrown great distances. 

Crust Cruising in GTNP

Looks like it’s that time of year in the park! Get out before plowing starts Monday, March 16th. Thanks for the photos Kim S.!


Cache Creek and Nelson Drive Trailhead Updates

Mid-March typically brings melting snow, potholes, and slush. This year is no different. The Cache Creek road remains in pretty good shape although watch for potholes. However, the parking area has large pockets of water, slush and ruts. Conditions can change quickly so recreationists are advised that high clearance vehicles may be necessary within the parking area. The Nelson Drive trailhead is not plowed so conditions at this time of year preclude vehicle use. Several vehicles have become stuck this week so the parking area will be closed starting Thursday March 12th until the snow melts.  




Demo Ski and Final Winter Clearance Sale

Skinny Skis is selling their Rental/Demo fleet
beginning this Friday, the 13that 9:00 a.m.
Touring gear, Performance skate and classic equipment
and all AT skis. All priced to fly! Customers are
encouraged to shop early for the best selection.












Trail Creek Nordic

Last Updated: 3/13
Grooming Daily

The New Groomers!
Yesterday was the last big day of practice for the 2019-2020 season, a truly festive event, with this pair of young fellows more than willing to take a shot at grooming some trails.  Possible parental objections were heeded and they were told that they needed to wait a few years.  It was amazing to see the progress made as all of these young Nordic skiers demonstrated their amazing prowess on the snow.

More prowess was shown yesterday at nationals in California with lots of great finishes including Elijah Weenig’s third place in the freestyle sprints.  Click for results.

Today’s grooming at Trail Creek happened last night with the Ginzu Groomer.  All major trails received multiple skate passes with the fields receiving new classic tracks.  Temps today are not supposed to be quite as warm as yesterday but by mid-morning on you should be able to find plenty of nice skiing.  The next grooming will be Thursday evening.

Groomer’s choice for today is an afternoon ski in the woods.


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Last Updated: 3/8
Last Day of Grooming was 3/8

Thanks to everyone for making this another great winter! We appreciate all of our regular guests who have become part of the Turpin family. We hope to see all of you again next season for more skiing, and biking. Thanks to all who made the journey out this winter, we hope you had a memorable ski or bike. Looking forward to seeing you all again next season.

Grooming ended March 8th. No lodge services available. Trails are open but no longer being groomed.

Click on our Turpin Ranch Cam to see real-time weather, conditions and views of the ranch. https://youtu.be/WeeDyqRKqVI

Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Grooming Today: Cache Creek, Wayne May Park, Game Creek, South Park Pathway
Last Updated: 3/12

10am: Stilson is groomed and in Ok shape. Classic tracks are very shallow.

8:30am: The school fields and the levee are groomed and with spring like conditions. The school fields are melting quickly with grass showing on the edges but we should be able to get through this week. We will keep you up to date on when grooming will end on each trail here.


Grand Teton National Park
Teton Park Road

Grooming Today: Taggart to Signal
Last Updated: 3/10

Spring skiing conditions all day today.  GTNP Taggart Lake Trailhead to South Jenny


Teton Pines Nordic

Last Updated: 3/10
Grooming Daily

Conditions are still good at Teton Pines even with the warm temps. We are still grooming daily with the snowcat Skate skiing will be awesome from around 9:30-11 until the warm temps soften and slow things a bit Classic skiing has been fast in the mornings and soft beginning around noon. We are in the typical spring freeze/thaw cycle which makes grooming the classic track a little challenging. Calling us is best for the most current conditions (307)733-1733. Softgoods are 20% off in the shop, so come in before it’s too late. Our closing is scheduled for March 20.

 


Shooting Star Nordic 

Last Updated: 3/6
Grooming Daily

Trails are in great shape and will favor fans of fast skate skiing. The recent warm weather has transitioned our snowpack into a hard-packed and icy surface. Due to the firmness of the snow, classic tracks will not be set today and likely for the remainder of the season. Also, skiers should anticipate icier/fast conditions in the mornings that should evolve to softer/slushy snow in the afternoons as the temperature warms. Outlook is calling for a wintery mix of rain & snow to pass through this weekend. Have fun and enjoy the spring conditions!

Next Update: Monday


Teton Village Pathway Trail

Update: 2/22

Teton village pathway trail – groomed on Tuesday. Firm, packed snow.
 

Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis Club

Grooming Today
Update: 3/9

From our Nordic track maintenance team:

With rising temperatures and winter coming to an end, adjustments will be made to the route of the groomed trail. Beginning this past weekend, the trail will only be groomed on the north side of Spring Gulch Road.

This accomplishes two important things. For one, it allows us to extend the grooming period of the season because as the roadways clear it becomes increasing difficult and unsafe for the staff to cross the roads with grooming equipment. In addition, suspending grooming operations south of Spring Gulch Road helps us minimize disturbances to the local moose population. In general, please be extra mindful not to disturb wildlife during this important period for their winter survival.


Grand Targhee Nordic & Fat Biking

Last Updated: 3/12
Grooming Daily

Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed 3/12/2020), Fat Bike OPEN.


Pinedale

Last Updated: 3/11

Nordic: Got the Golf Course and CCC Ponds groomed this morning. Chilly, 6F degrees with a slight breeze. Sun is shining.

Fat Bike 2/13: All Lower Kelly Park is groomed with a great riding base. Should be perfect conditions for the next 3-5 days due to high pressure system. For more information contact Geared Up, 307-399-5539 c.307-760-1912, www.gearedupbikes.com

 

 

Grooming Today: Driggs, Sherman Park, Teton Canyon, Yeti’s Loop

Alta Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Last Updated: 3/11
Skate: Good| Classic: Poor


Driggs

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 3/11
Skate: Good | Classic: Not Set

Ran the drag over the loops by High School and Elementary. Did not get to the east loop. Track surface is soft in afternoon and early evening hard in morning until sun has been on for about an hour. Track is starting to get thin so may be looking at end of season for Driggs. Wait to see what happens with predicted storm this weekend.


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 2/25
Skate: Fair | Classic: Fair

Groomed on 2/24, 6 pm


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Last Updated: 3/11
Skate: Good | Classic: Fair


Teton Springs

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Last Updated: 3/8
Skate: Excellent | Classic: Good

Reset both skate and classic tracks. Much snow-pack loss, but the trails should ski nice. The classic track has been set to the opposite side from where it is normally placed.

Yeti’s Loop

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday
Last Updated: 3/10
Skate: Excellent| Classic: Excellent


5th Street Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: as needed
Last Updated:
2/9
Singletrack:
Poor

Skinned a lap after some foot traffic then rode front portion on triple wide. Need a sled for more compaction but will keep trying!


Teton Springs Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: as needed
Last Updated: 3/2
Singletrack: Excellent

Plowed with v plow. All good


Southern Valley Singletrack 

Grooming Schedule: as needed
Last Updated: 3/2
Singletrack: Excellent


Darby Canyon

Grooming Schedule: as needed
Last Updated: 3/9


South Leigh Road

Grooming Schedule: as needed
Last Updated: 3/9

 


 

 
JH Masters Recreational Clinic – Skate Ski 

Thursday, Mar 19, 2020
Teton Pines Nordic

Tips, Technique, & Fun -Coaches provided by JH Ski Club Nordic program

Open to all (no first time beginners)
-Drop-in $35 (includes clinic & Teton Pines Nordic all day ski pass
Teton Pines Pass holder or member $30

 

Register – email : info@jhnordic.com or call: 307 739 6399

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