It’s all about the grooming! And timing!

Thanks to a freshly groomed trail, Shooting Star skied beautifully on Sunday. Both classic and skate conditions were excellent.. between 10am-12:30p. Firm corduroy to start, softening on the south facing pitches first, then a nice 1/2-1 inch creamy top. So good, we did 2 full loops.

Similar groomed trails would ski nicely, based on their elevation and sun vs shady aspect. 

Plan your week ahead: look at grooming days ( in the Daily Trail Report or the grooming page ), over night temps, and temps by the hour,  sun vs cloudy days. Remember that any trail that has ungroomed skier tracks is likely to be hard and crunchy in the cool morning. Untracked crust might ski well as long as it’s hard and firm, with a slight bit of soft surface. But watch for “ too soft” when the crust starts to collapse. Recent reports on the state of the crust have been that its dimpled and bumpy. With snow coming this week.. conditions will evolve.. Such is spring skiing!!


Wyoming Premiere of the Palisades Project 

Friday March 26th, 2021

It is easy to say that The Palisades Project is telling the story about a land conflict – but in reality the conflict we are dealing with is one about people. Our film shares the voices of people involved in the conflict surrounding the Greater Palisades landscape, to both tell the story and inspire a solution. Dan Smitherman of the Wilderness Society is one of those voices. 

Don’t miss the full length film that premieres virtually March 26th!

Attend virtually from the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts | Followed by a livestream panel discussion.


Recreating With Dogs

Responsible dog owners help protect their pets, our wildlife and our watersheds. The Bridger-Teton offers exceptional opportunities to recreate with your companion, but responsible behavior is critical to ensure areas remain open to dogs. 

Trail Creek

Last Updated: 3/21

Spring!
In case you missed it, spring officially arrived at 3:37 AM yesterday morning and the flocks of robins flitting around Trail Creek this morning seem very happy about this change of season.  Those Nordic ornithologists out there have more reasons to ski with lots of other spring migrants making appearances as well.
Spring skiing is also what you’ll encounter today at Trail Creek.  The Pisten Bully groomed into action early this morning, with the primary mission being skate grooming on most trails.  Overnight a strong half inch of snow fell, not enough for a total rebirth of the snow surface, but it did definitely clean up the skate lanes a bit.  Temps are only supposed to warm into the low 30’s today so trails should remain firmer than in recent days.
The classic tracks in the close field were reset although with mixed results as the snow was a bit hard to rework well.  While there was a small bit of drifting in the open areas, the existing classic  tracks should ski pretty well after getting skied in.  Next grooming will be either Monday evening or Tuesday morning depending on snowfall amounts and temperatures.  Happy Birthday Mom!

Groomer’s choice for today is the East Fields.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Last Updated: 3/20
The levee and stilson are groomed but will be pretty soft since it didn’t freeze last night. I will not be able to groom the school fields anymore this season due to too thin of a base.


Cache Creek

Last Updated: 2/20
We rolled Cache Hagen Sidewalk and Hagen Highway this evening and will snowshoe the trails near the trailhead this weekend.

Grooming provided by Friends of Pathways.


Teton Pines Nordic

Last Updated: 3/18
Last grooming day = Saturday March 20th – Come and enjoy the smooth, groomed trails until then!! It’s been a fantastic season!

Call us for specific retail questions (307) 699-3394 or tetonpinesxc@gmail.com. Our hours are 9am-4pm daily.


Shooting Star

Last Updated: 3/15
Spring conditions will continue to be the theme all week. Warm temperatures and sunny skis are forecasted through Friday, followed by a potential rain/snow mix over the weekend. Overall, conditions should ski great! Reminder that trails will be icy in the morning, softer around lunchtime, and potentially slushy in the afternoon. Also, the depth & quality of the classic tracks will be inconsistent due to the icier profile. Enjoy!
Next Update 3/22

Please See the following Restrictions:

  • Dog Loops & All Nordic Skiing Trails OPEN
  • Sled Hill OPEN
  • Classic Tracks SET
  • Snow Shoeing Loop OPEN
  • Casual Walking & Trail Running Not Permitted

Trip Report: 3/21 – Thanks to a freshly groomed trail, Shooting Star skied beautifully on Sunday. Both classic and skate conditions were excellent.. between 10am-12:30p. Firm corduroy to start, softening on the south facing pitches first, then a nice 1/2-1 inch creamy top. So good, we did 2 full loops.


Snake River Sporting Club

SRSC will be grooming Monday. Conditions are springlike, thin in some areas and the creek crossings are thin too. Get down to explore and enjoy while the snow lasts!


Grand Teton National Park

Last Updated: 3/19
Today is Brandon’s final day to groom in GTNP for the season.  We hope everyone is able to get out end enjoy the last weekend of skiing in the park. 


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Last Groomed Date: 3/8
GROOMING ENDED FOR THE SEASON – NON-GROOMED TRAILS IN USFS STILL ACCESSIBLE.

While Turpin Meadow Ranch is officially closed, we would like to recognize some highlights from our perspective this winter:

  • all of the folks who came to Turpin to try Nordic skiing for their first time ever
  • all of the joy that was shared which inspired a new term for skis: “giggle sticks”
  • a strong interest and participation in our lessons and tours from the community
  • guests posting their adventures at Turpin on their social media
  • people flagging down the groomer to share their gratitude
  • and the biggest compliment of all is when folks tell their friends to go to Turpin “because it’s my favorite place to cross country ski!”

From all the Nordic team at Turpin, the managers, groomers, instructors and guides, we’d like to say thank you to the Nordic community who made this winter season so memorable. We are already looking forward to next winter and the opportunity to facilitate the ski adventure of your dreams.

https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com/the-ranch/live-conditions/
https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com | 307.543.2000, office


Grand Targhee

Last Updated: 3/21
Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed 3/20/2021) Fat Bike CLOSED.

Trail Etiquette: Please keep your dogs leashed in the parking lot and be sure to clean up after them!


Alta Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Sunday
Last Updated: 3/21
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Sunday: both skate and classic tracks set on all loops. There was a lot of new snow so the skate track is pretty soft, especially with the sun baking it right now. Classic track came out great and is highly recommended in the morning. Have fun while it lasts!

Please do not park in the library parking lot. Please be sure to keep your dogs on a leash and to clean up after them.


Driggs

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Last Updated: 3/20
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Waiting for storm to pass I will groom Driggs today at 12pm. will set classic and skate.


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 3/19
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
We’re waiting on some new snow before we groom the park again. The skate track is set though it’s not in the best condition it is skiable. For this coming storm cycle.


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Last Updated: 3/21
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Sunday: Colder temperatures and couple more inches new snow overnight should allow both skate and classic tracks to groom out fairly well this morning. Plan to finish by 930am.


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
Last Updated: 3/21
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
This morning I groomed Campground in Yetis loops. The skate track and the classic track have all been reset. You should expect soft snow conditions for today. It should set up well overnight with the cooler temperatures. Enjoy the glide.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Springs Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
Last Updated: 3/20
Skate: Set | Classic: Set | Singletrack: Not Set
On Thursday evening we groomed and reset the classic and skate track. Currently waiting for the snow to fall in this storm cycle and don’t plan on grooming again until this evening at the earliest.

No dogs allowed.


Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 3/13
Singletrack: Set
All of the single track trails are rider packed. All the trails are in relatively good condition with the exception of animal tracks. It is getting a little icy out there after the freeze-thaw cycle and soft in the middle of the day. Your best times are early and late. I was able to use the single track drag on Nemo, Powerline and upper Lady slipper to try to fill in the ruts and animal tracks. I was only moderately successful at doing so. Enjoy the ride.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Darby Canyon

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 3/11
Darby groomed to end of road. 


South Leigh Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 3/18
Grooming 3/18 PM

Wydaho Ride Groomed Winter Challenge with Kait Boyle

SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 2021 10:59 PM

Ride our favorite fat biking trails to help fundraise for grooming machines for TVTAP and Friends of Pathways: March 6th to March 27th
Nordic skiers can participate and contribute too! Who doesn’t like a perfectly groomed winter trail?!

To participate, you must also donate to one of the following organizations and attach a photo for proof of donation to your RideWithGPS activity:

Teton Valley Trails and Pathways
Friends of Pathways
Skyliners Motor Club (mail check to PO Box 552 Driggs 83422)


Karen Oatey Pole-Pedal-Paddle (PPP)
Hosted by JH Ski & Snowboard Club

SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 2021

Bring your own Team or compete as an individual. Join this fun-filled muli-sport community favorite event, or cheer on friends and family! Competitive or just for fun, family event. Prizes.

Event honors Karen Oatey and the Karen Oatey Endowment, and benefits JH Ski & Snowboard Club youth ski programs and scholarships.



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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