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Trail Report: Trail Creek

From 23 degrees at 8:30am to 35 degrees at 1pm ( perhaps even warmer??) good snow, grooming, good times, mostly good etiquette on “social distancing” (except with a few good friends)! Good “off-season” spring classic and skate skiing!


Final JH Nordic Masters Rec Skate Ski Clinic Cancelled

Due to current coronavirus health concerns, we regret that this Thursday’s final Nordic Masters Rec Skate Ski Clinic is cancelled.  We have had a fun season, with outstanding professional coaching by an Olympic medalist, national collegiate skiers, world master skiers, JH Ski Club coaches, and a great group of participants including locals and visitors.

Stay tuned for next season of learning, technique, tips, fun. Please send any ideas, feedback, things you would like to see for next year to: info@jhnordic.com

For those still interested in skate skiing this Thursday, an informal small group will be skiing at Trail Creek Nordic Center – meeting at 11am at the Ski Club cabin. We respect the need for appropriate social distancing. Don’t forget to bring $15 for your trail fee.

Trail Creek grooming was in good shape today! And lots of fresh air, open spaces!


Grooming Updates and Closures

As things are changing by the day, we want to update our community on grooming schedules. So far there are no changes to existing grooming schedules. But some schedules are already extended, all subject to snow:

  • Teton County Parks & Rec- Grooming extended from March 15 to the 28th
  • Trail Creek- Grooming until March 30th
  • Teton Pines Nordic Center announced Monday they have closed for the season and no grooming will take place this week. Teton Pines Nordic Shop and Clubhouse are also closed. Thanks to all for a great season!!
  • Shooting Star – Grooming continues for classic and skate skiers, however, NO SNOWSHOEING for the remainder of the season due to snow conditions and supervision. Please, note many trail restrictions will begin to appear as the season begins to winds down and the snow profile diminishes. The Nordic Shop will be closed until further notice.
  • TVTAP groomed trails- assume grooming will continue based on snow.
  • Snake River Sporting Club Nordic Trails closed for the season.

Uphill Closures:
– Grand Targhee – will be closed for the rest of the 2019/20 winter season, with no further grooming for the Nordic and fat bike trails. However, skiers and cyclist may use the trails. No uphill travel on the alpine ski slopes.
-Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Snow King Resort have closed for the season joining the effort to slow the spread of COVID-19


Pole, Pedal, Paddle Cancelled

The Board of Directors and the leadership staff of the Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club (JHSC) have canceled the 45th Annual Rendezvous River Sports Karen Oatey Pole Pedal Paddle (PPP), scheduled for April 4, 2020 to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 “Coronavirus.” JHSC was subsequently informed that the Teton County Commissioners have denied the special event permit for the same reasons in action taken at the public meeting March 16. 

Stay tuned for information about how we will be celebrating the 5-year anniversary of the Karen Oatey Scholarship Endowment, and our progress with scholarships at the Club.

Fat Bike Rental Update

Hoback Sports is Closed for the Season in Terms of the Store and thus NO Fat Bike Rentals for the remainder of the season.

Trail Creek Nordic

Last Updated: 3/17
Grooming Daily

Socially Isolated Skiers!

It has been a surprisingly busy morning at Trail Creek today, with lots of skiers out and about taking advantage of the winter bounty we have here in Wyoming, while still following all the guidelines about keeping oneself healthy.   What a good thing!

Much progress was made in the grooming department, with the Ginzu making multiple passes of all major trails this morning.  Cool temps overnight finally firmed up the snow and, while there are still some sections of trail that are a bit rough, as of 11:30 with the temp right at freezing and a mostly sunny sky, things were looking pretty good.

The snow was still a bit too firm to put in classic tracks in the woods, although the ones in the fields from yesterday are still pretty nice.  If the forecast doesn’t change between now and late afternoon, tomorrow’s grooming will probably take place late this afternoon, which will hopefully allow classic tracks in the woods if things warm enough.

For the next few days watch the thermometer, remembering that conditions will go from icy to soft to slush as the day progresses.

Groomer’s choice for today is for lots of people to get out and have a socially isolated ski!


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Last Updated: 3/8
Grooming Finished for the Season 

TMR nordic and fat bikes trails are no longer groomed, however, are open for access thanks to Bridger-Teton USFS public lands. Bring bear spray as bears are starting to emerge from winter hibernation.

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: 3/17

8am: The levee is groomed and in good shape. Stilson will be done around 10:00.

10:30am: School fields are groomed and in good shape.
 

Grand Teton National Park
Teton Park Road

Last Updated: 3/17
Grooming Has Ended

Spring plowing began 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. 


Teton Pines Nordic

Last Updated: 3/16
Grooming has Ended for the Season 

Teton Pines Nordic Center announced Monday they have closed for the season and no grooming will take place this week. Teton Pines Nordic Shop and Clubhouse are also closed. Thanks to all for a great season!!


Shooting Star Nordic 

Last Updated: 3/17
Grooming Daily

Snow conditions are NOT safe outside of the groomed trails. All traffic needs to remain on the groomed areas as the current snow coverage is very deceiving and inconsistent, increasing the likelihood of injuries. 

Trails this week will be icy during the morning period. Expect conditions to soften as temperatures warm. Grooming will shift to evenings beginning today at 5pm. The current snow profile is very trying on equipment. We’ll do our best to continue providing a quality product, but expect icier spring style skiing. Thanks and be safe. 
 

Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis Club

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: 3/15
Grooming Finished for the Season

Grand Targhee will be closed for the rest of the 2019/20 winter season, with no further grooming for the Nordic and fat bike trails. However, skiers and cyclist may use the trails. No uphill travel on the alpine ski slopes.


Pinedale

Last Updated: 3/16

Nordic:Trails above were groomed yesterday morning and should be in decent shape. CCC Ponds grooming is done now due to March 15 wildlife restrictions in place for migrating deer – and they are migrating. If you do use those trails, please give wildlife their space and control your dogs. With these warm temperatures, probably won’t groom the golf course more unless we get a big snow. Thank you to the folks who have helped keep the trails clean and picked up after their pets – that has been a huge help. Thank you also to Andrew Zook who volunteered to groom the fat tire trails – has helped to divert bikes off the ski trails. Will groom above as weather allows.

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

Alta Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Last Updated: 3/16
Skate: Good| Classic: Fair


Driggs

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 3/16
Skate: Good | Classic: Good

Good conditions but will degrade quickly as day warms up. Classic track is set.


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 3/14
Skate: Fair | Classic: Not set

Tried to groom out the rogue snowmobile ruts and footprints. It’s in better condition than it was but still not great, or even good. It is skatable though.


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Last Updated: 3/17
Skate: Good| Classic: Fair

Plan to use the Ginzu this morning to smooth and flatten out the skate track. Will begin at 9am. Think should turn out well, for most part.


Teton Springs

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Last Updated: 3/17
Skate: Not set Classic: Not set

Last groomed on Sunday. Overnight cold temps have brought frozen conditions. Planning to groom this evening for Wednesday skiing.

For the remainder of the season I will plan to groom when conditions are suitable, and will keep posting updates to inform.

Yeti’s Loop

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday
Last Updated: 3/17
Skate: Excellent| Classic: Good


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: 3/16
Singletrack: Fair


Darby Canyon

Grooming Schedule: as needed
Last Updated: 3/17


South Leigh Road

Grooming Schedule: as needed
Last Updated: 3/17

 


 

 
Cancelled – 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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