Trip Report: White Grass Ranch Nordic

White Grass Ranch makes for a beautiful ski for all ages and abilities.  The Ranch is the third-oldest in the valley and the buildings have been painstakingly restored to be used by the National Park for summer staff housing. The porch of Cabin 1160A makes for a lovely lunch spot!  Although the parking area was full, we saw only three other parties on a Sunday afternoon.  – From K & J


Jackson Hole Nordic Masters Recreation Clinics – Final 2 Sessions!

The final 2 Jackson Hole Masters Recreation Nordic Ski Clinics will be held at Trail Creek Nordic trail, home of the JH Ski Club Nordic youth program.

Groomed daily, Trail Creek offers beautiful classic cross country and skate ski groomed trails, across open meadows and into the woods. This is a perfect opportunity to put your cross country and skate skills to practice, with nice varied terrain suitable for advanced beginners and above.

Trail Creek Nordic trail pass is included for the day for Clinic season pass holders and drop-in participants ($35). Stay on and explore the trails after the clinic.

Time: 11am -12:30pm – Meet on snow outside the JH Ski Club Nordic cabin.
Thursday, March 4th, Thursday, March 18th
Location: Trail Creek Nordic, Trail Creek Rd., Wilson (off Hwy 22, west of Wilson).

3 Nordic coaches from the JH Ski Club – 3 small skier groups based on ability. BYO Mask.

Trail creek

Last Updated: 2/22

A Freshly Groomed Trail?!
You might never guess, but minutes before this picture was taken, a grooming pass was made through the East Field trail pictured above.  Blizzard is perhaps a word that would describe what is happening today at Trail Creek.  The most interesting phenomenon of our most recent weather is that some very large drifts (3 feet +) have formed in a few places around the fields.

Never to fear, skiing is still an option today.  As grooming was wrapping up the sun was putting in more of an appearance and even though swirling snow gusts as pictured below were still storming across the landscape, it did feel like things were calming a bit.

Most of today’ grooming was rolling in the fields to allow our nearly 200 student athletes the ability to disperse throughout the trail network.  All woods trails are actually in pretty good shape with no fresh tree falls reported.  As of 11 AM it was also relatively easy to make it from the cabin to the woods.

Yes, the weather has been a bit wild today, but you can still find places to ski.  

If all goes according to plan, the Pisten Bully will be returning to Trail Creek around 11:30 tomorrow.  This will most likely lead to no grooming happening until that time, but extensive grooming mid-day.

Groomer’s choice for today is to head to the woods.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Last Updated: 2/20
The levee and stilson have been groomed for the morning but filled in quickly with new snow. Expect soft conditions. The school fields will be done around 10:30.


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: 2/22

Grooming daily. Excellent snow quality for both classic cross country and skate skiing. On snowy days, we recommend coming out in the morning just after the groomer sets the track for silky smooth skiing. Rentals available.

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

Shooting Star

Last Updated: 2/22

A winter weather & wind advisory is currently in effect, bringing potential gusts up to 50 mph and more snow through Tuesday. Be sure to channel your inner Viking if you dare to brave these robust conditions. Calmer and more enjoyable conditions appear to return on Wednesday. Friendly reminder for all Nordic participants to use extreme caution and common sense when skiing or deciding to ski during weather events. High winds, drifting, and new snow accumulations throughout the day are to be expected during storms once the morning grooming is finished. Our groomers have been doing an amazing  job in smoothing out routine overnight drifts that average 5-10 FT high during white out conditions & very poor visibility.  We’ll continue to try our best for creating enjoyable skiing, but please respect what mother nature is doing and plan ahead for inclement events. Enjoy and Stay Safe!  Next update will be Thursday 2/25.

Please See the following  Restrictions

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

Teton Village Pathway

Last Updated: 2/17
Teton Village Pathway from Lake Creek Bridge north to just south of the GTNP moose-wilson road south entrance was groomed this morning. Nice for an easy , flat nordic ski, fat bike , or trail run. Or if you’re commuting by ski or bike from Wilson or Jackson!

Groomed by Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, and funded by Teton Village Association .


Grand Teton National Park

Last Updated: 2/21
GTNP today Taggert to South Jenny. Cold and overcast with wind. Expect soft trail conditions. @jhnordic @grandtetonfoundation #gtnpgrooming 


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Last Updated: 2/22
The quantity and quality of snow we’ve received this last storm cycle, combined with warmer temperatures and longer days is making for some fantastic Nordic conditions at the ranch! TMR is only open for two more weeks this winter season so play hooky if you must and get up here for a good time, we groom daily. 
https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com/adventures/winter-adventures/
https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com/the-ranch/live-conditions/
https://www.turpinmeadowranch.com | 307.543.2000, office


Grand Targhee

Last Updated: 2/22
Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed 2/20/2021, 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: 2/21
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Sunday: Plan to reset both skate and classic tracks this morning. Should finish by 10am.

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: 2/22
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Rolled and smoothed skate track then set classic track. Drifting snow has already started to fill in track in many places.


Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 2/22
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Groomed the skate track and reset the classic track. Singletrack also got a fresh groom. You can expect quite soft snow conditions in these warm temperatures. Enjoy the glide in the ride!


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Last Updated: 2/22
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Monday: After a couple nights with no new snow, should be able to use Ginzu this morning to reset both skate and classic tracks, with good results, hopefully.


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
Last Updated: 2/21
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
I rolled Campground and Yetis loops to packed down the snow. I was able to set the skate track. I did not set the classic track. I imagine you can expect soft snow conditions in these warm temps. Enjoy the glide.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Springs Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
Last Updated: 2/20
Skate: Set | Classic: Set | Singletrack: Set
With some effort I was able to groom the singletrack, skate track, and classic track. Enjoy the ride, and glide!

No dogs allowed.


5th Street Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/18
Singletrack: Set
Got the trail packed in and buffed out yesterday afternoon. It will be good till the next round of snow arrives.


Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/17
Singletrack: Not Set
We are in a storm cycle and trails are very soft due to all the new snow. It needs to stop snowing for a couple days and the temperature needs to drop for the trails to firm up. Till then, consider alternative places to ride, like plowed roads, or machine groomed snowmobile trails. Or, go ski powder!

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Darby Canyon

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/17
Groomed to ATV trailhead 2/17


South Leigh Road

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/17
Groomed this morning 2/17


Pinnacle Trail

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Last Updated: 2/17
Groomed 2/16 to the meadows

Pinedale Stampede

WHITE PINE NORDIC SKI TRAILS | PINEDALE, WY
FEBRUARY 27, 2021

6k, 10k, 20k and races. Races will all be mass start, freestyle race. Prizes and giveaways!



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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