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Bridger Teton: Leash Pups on Cache
FYI to Cache Creek skiers, fat bikers & walkers

“The Bridger-Teton National Forest is asking people headed to Cache Creek to leave their dogs at home or to put them on a leash due to a contingent of moose congregated in the trailhead area.

The nonregulatory request stems from an experience that Bridger-Teton travel planner David Wilkinson had Monday while checking on the carcass of a moose that was found dead near the Hagen Trail.

“The forest reminds recreationists to never push the animals along the trail or along the road,” a Bridger-Teton statement says. “Stop and wait until they move on. If possible, turn around and go a different way.”

Read the article on Jackson Hole News & Guide. 

 


End of season grooming updates:

Monday March 11 – Last day for grooming (and lunch) at Turpin Meadow Ranch
Friday March 15 -Last day for GTNP grooming-Taggart to Signal Mtn (Teton park road)
Wednesday March 20th – Last day – Teton Pines Nordic grooming
Saturday -March 30th -Last grooming day for TC/J Parks & Rec trail grooming
Sunday March 31st – Trail Creek grooming -last day

You can also reference:  https://jhnordic.com/grooming/

Trail Creek Report

Last Updated: 3/15

Racing Continues!

A 15 K skate race is in progress this morning at Trail Creek. You can watch the action live right now at report time by clicking on the live video link.

Last night the Pisten Bully did a total rework of the USCSA Courses while this morning the Pisten Bully was once again hard at it on the Sandbag Final Course. The classic tracks were taken out today in preparation for tomorrow’s 10:30 AM 10 K freestyle race. Even if you have not been a Sandbagger this year, come on out and ski the course. Park at the end of the Old Pass Road and walk or ski into Mug’s Meadow. The meadow will have in addition to a race course, snow benches and a blazing fire so don’t forget to bring something to sit on and you could even make it a picnic if you like.

Word has been that things have been going well in Alaska where our very own JHSC racers are hard at it. Results can be found here and if previous live streams have not worked, you can try this one later in the day when racing gets started.

A pine marten left some great tracks near Armin’s today.

Groomer’s choice for today is to ski, watch races, and don’t forget to come out for the Sandbag Final tomorrow.


Turpin Meadow Ranch Grooming Report

Last Updated: 3/10

*Thanks for a wonderful winter Jackson and JH Nordic Alliance!

Last call: this was the closing weekend for Turpin’s winter season. Monday March 11 is the last day that trails will be groomed and lunch will be served this winter.

Big thanks to Turpin for hosting the Annual JH Nordic Alliance Free Nordic Ski, Fat Bike, Snowshoe day in January. Mark your calendar for the 4th Annual Free event next year on Sunday, January 5th 2020!!


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec Grooming Report
Last Updated: 3/15

10:50am: Cache Creek, Wayne May Park, and Game Creek have been groomed and all are in good shape. I am starting Three Creek Pathway now and should be done around 12:30.


Grand Teton National Park Grooming Report
Last Updated: 3/15

Last day of Grooming GTNP – Taggart Lake Trailhead to South Jenny Lake, Bar B Bar and Spring Creek Ranch. We hope you all are able to get out and enjoy the sunshine and fresh tracks today and over the weekend. Thanks for a good season everyone!


Teton Pines Grooming Report
Last Updated: 3/2

Come out and ski!! The sun is out and the skate skiing is awesome!! The classic track is groomed but the skate conditions are better. The next few mornings will start with cold temps so we recommend waiting until mid-morning once things soften up. March is here, so expect the freeze thaw cycle to continue for the remainder of the season. We are open 9am-4pm daily. Please give us a call at: (307)733-1733 with questions.


Shooting Star Grooming Report
Last Updated: 3/13

FYI…Our black sand operation is complete. Thanks for your patience.

Nordic Conditions continue to be very nice and should boast fast skiing. Look for light snow today followed up by warmer & sunnier weather. Be advised that Spring conditions are beginning. For the remainder of the season expect the track to be ever changing based on temperatures and sun exposure. Firm/icier conditions will generally last through the early afternoon and then gradually soften as temperatures warm. Overall, skiing should be very enjoyable!
Next Update: Saturday

Grand Targhee Grooming Report
Last Updated: 3/15

Oh, most hallowed Spring skiing! How we have awaited your arrival; through blizzards, finger-numbing cold, graybird
skies and, yes, epic powder days. But, alas, you have finally arrived!

Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed AM 3/14/2019), Fat Bike OPEN.

Pinedale Nordic Trail Report
Last Updated: 3/15 @ 9am

CCC Ponds and Golf Course groomed this morning. 4F degrees, a little chilly. Due to wildlife restrictions at the CCC trails, this will be the last grooming until next season.


Alta Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Last Updated: 3/15 @ 7pm
Skate: Good  |  Classic: Good

I groomed the track with the ginzu on Friday night. I left the classic lane since it was firm and in really good shape. The skate lane was firm so I just smoothed out the tracks. It should set up beautifully by morning. Or even tonight under the moonlight…….

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 3/15 @ 3pm
Skate: Good  |  Classic: Good

Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 3/15 @ 7pm
Skate: Good |  Classic: Not set

Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Last Updated: 3/15 @ 2pm
Skate: Excellent | Classic: Excellent

Finished grooming around 2:30pm Friday. Wanted to get a jump on packing the 4-5 inches that fell after Wednesday’s grooming. The trail and classic tracks look great. Should be nice skiing this weekend!

Teton Springs

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Last Updated: 3/15
Skate: Excellent |  Classic: Excellent

Left the classic track alone; looks pretty solid. Reset the skate lane to corduroy and widened the track back to its prior glory 🇺🇸. Should be nice and fast by the morning. Come one, come all!

Yeti’s Loop

Grooming Schedule: As Needed
Last Updated: 3/13 @ 2am
Skate: Excellent  |  Classic: Excellent

Just finished grooming the Yeti. It always takes longer than anticipated…so much hair. Anyways, classic track is set for counter-clockwise skiing and the skate lane should be amazing. The trail is rather narrow so pay attention and stay in control.
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Enjoy!

5th Street Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 3/1 @ 8am
Singletrack: Not set
Trails closed for wildlife. Please respect closure till snow recedes.
Thanks

Teton Springs Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 3/8 @ 7pm
Singletrack: Poor
Did two passes earlier today and got it established again, then it started snowing…

Southern Valley Single Track

Grooming Schedule: As Needed
Last Updated: 3/11 @ 3pm
Singletrack: Excellent


US College Ski Association (USCSA) Championships – Nordic Races

When: March 12-16
Where: Trail Creek Nordic Center, Trail Creek Road – off Hwy 22, Wilson WY


Sandbag Finals – 10K Freestyle  

When: Saturday, March 16
Where: NEW VENUE AT TRAIL CREEK -Mugs Meadow (far west side of Trail Creek Nordic trails), Trail Creek Road -park at cll de sea of Old Pss Road, then walk in on USFS trail to Mugs Meadow. – off Hwy 22, Wilson WY

JHSkiClub.org/nordic


Rendezvous River Sports Karen Oatey Pole-Pedal-Paddle (PPP) – part of the Triple Crown series

When: Saturday, March 23
Where: Nordic leg: Shooting Star Nordic Trail – Access via Shooting Star maintenance access road -1 mile south of Teton Village
jhskiclub.org/triplecrown


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