JH Nordic Masters Recreational Clinic Series Survey

For all Nordic skiers in the JH community, we would love your input about your interest and experience with the Nordic Masters Recreational Clinics hosted this year, in conjunction with the JH Ski Club Nordic program. 
Whether you attended one or more clinics, the entire 8 skate and classic cross country ski series, or have other interests in improving your Nordic ski technique – recreational , racing, social -we would love to hear from you.

Please complete this short survey, and we’ll mail you a free JHNordic NoSo patch (made in Jackson Hole!).

Thanks for sharing your ideas, so we can tailor our program to be as successful as possible.


Trip Report: Teton Canyon

Multi-use family trail – fatbike, kid, classic, skate skit friendly. Snow is groomed, soft wintery conditions thanks to fresh snow this week. Elevation 6700-7000ft. Grooming will continue until April 11th, conditions permitting.

Teton valley has some excellent groomed skiing such as Teton canyon, Alta, Grand Targhee right now. Should last another couple of weeks!


Garmin InReach -Gear Review

No one plans on accidents, but they do happen.  In the modern world, we have been so habituated to our cell phones that we think they can get us out of emergencies, anywhere and anytime.  Well, welcome to Wyoming.  The best places don’t have service.  99% of the time, I think not having cell service is a blessing, but for the 1%, electronic communications can be a life saver or at least let loved ones know you are safe.  While we only think of extreme adventures needing rescue, more routine situations may merit assistance.  A longer than expected tour, a sudden change in the weather, a twisted ankle or broken gear. Nice to have a Garmin inReach satellite communication tool in your pack!


Teton Park Road Open to Non-motorized Recreation

The Teton Park Road between the Taggart Lake Trailhead and Signal Mountain Lodge is cleared of snow and open to non-motorized recreational uses such as walking, bicycling, and rollerblading beginning Saturday, March 27. 

Please use caution, as snow and ice may persist on some sections of the roadway creating slick conditions. Recreationists should also be alert for park vehicles that periodically travel this roadway for administrative purposes as spring opening operations continue. Road crews may be clearing auxiliary roads and wayside areas, and visitors are cautioned to keep a safe distance from rotary plows and other heavy equipment. 

Restrooms are located at the Taggart Trailhead, Cottonwood Picnic Area and Signal Mountain Lodge. Dogs are permitted on the Teton Park Road. Dog owners are required to use a leash no longer than six feet in length and are required to clean up after their dogs. Waste disposal bag stations are located at each end of the road.   

This 14-mile section of the Teton Park Road will open to public motor vehicle traffic on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

End of season Trail Reports:

JHNordic will continue to post Daily Nordic Trail Reports until Thursday April 1st. Then we will continue to publish Nordic Reports on Saturdays and Tuesdays until Tuesday April 13th . Then we move into “off-season “ Reports each month.

Aerial of groomer at Trail Creek Ranch Nordic skiing area

Trail Creek

Last Updated: 3/27
A Very Colorful and Confused Map!
Over the year you’ve heard about Skyview Stadium, Black Hole, and Homesite along with Grunt, Gutflop, and Faceplant just to name a few.  While no claims of accuracy accompany the above map, it is a rough attempt, perhaps a conversation starter about the multitude of names in the multitude of places, throughout our great Nordic ski area, Trail Creek.  Click on the map and you can view a higher resolution version.
If you want to get lost and confused today, grab your Nordic skis and head out through those 30 named areas for a nice ski.  Sometime today there should be just what you want for a good spring ski.  Last night’s Pisten Bully grooming covered pretty much every trail with multiple passes and fresh classic tracks.  The temps yesterday got just high enough so that the pretty good results were achieved.  Conditions will transition from hard and fast to slower and slushy throughout the day.
Look for a quick crunchy skate buff of the fields Sunday Morning with extensive grooming Sunday night.

Groomer’s choice for today is Armin’s.


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec

Last Updated: 3/26
Cache, Game, and the May park are groomed and in decent shape. The May park will no longer be groomed. We will attempt to groom cache and game once more next Wednesday but it all depends on conditions. Same for stilson and the levee which the last day will be Tuesday.


Cache Creek

Last Updated: 3/21
Groomed over the weekend when the temps went from warm to cold and it set up well, I’ll go again if we get a warm freeze day again otherwise its rock solid.

All the shady side stuff should last a while but the sunny side will probably get rotten with the next warm temps.

Grooming provided by Friends of Pathways.


Teton Pines Nordic

Done Grooming for the Season
Thanks for a GREAT season everyone! We successfully navigated the pandemic this season and kept everyone healthy and skiing!

We look forward to seeing you next season which will begin in late November. With global supply shortages still a concern, next season could end up being challenging for gear if you wait too long to purchase it. We’ve already placed orders for Salomon, Alpina, Sporten, Lillsport, Daehlie, Swix, Sauce, and Craft. This gear should be arriving in early November. If you’d like to preorder or special order gear for the season please get in touch with Cody: tetonpinesxc@gmail.com


Shooting Star

Last Updated: 3/22
The trails have groomed out well, and conditions for Nordic skiing should be very enjoyable. Snow fall today and tonight will provide a refresher for the track surface. A few more chances of snow throughout the middle of the week are followed by sunnier and warmer weather this weekend. Reminder that trails will be icy in the morning, softer around lunchtime, and potentially slushy in the afternoon — temperature and sunshine dependent. Also, the depth & quality of the classic tracks will be inconsistent due to the icier profile. Enjoy! 
Next Update 3/29

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

Snake River Sporting Club

Last Updated: 3/21
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

Done Grooming for the Season
Plowing began March 22nd – Road closed until plowing completed – around April 1st.

3/27- Courtesy of the Jackson News and Guide 

Cyclists and pedestrians will have more than a month to play on Teton Park Road without having to look over their shoulders for vehicles.

Grand Teton National Park has announced that it is opening the 14-mile stretch of road between Taggart Lake Trailhead and Signal Mountain Lodge to nonmotorized users only starting Saturday.

Come May 1, the gates will come up and the road will open to the usual vehicular traffic. But in the meantime, pedestrians, cyclists and inline skaters have the run of the scenic road that runs past the Teton Range’s famous Cathedral Group.


Turpin Meadow Ranch

Done Grooming for the Season
NON-GROOMED TRAILS IN USFS STILL ACCESSIBLE. LODGE CLOSED.

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: 3/27
Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed 3/27/2021) 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
Grooming through April 11th, conditions permitting
Last Updated: 3/27
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Groomed late Saturday night with the ginzu. Did not reset the classic track. Skating will be fabulous on Sunday morning. Classic, not so much. Come and get it! Happy spring.

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
Grooming through March 27th, conditions permitting
Last Updated: 3/27
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
Driggs was groomed Saturday morning. All trails are in great shape and have good snow coverage. This is the last time Driggs will be groomed this season. Another winter of great skiing in town.


Sherman Park

Done Grooming for the Season
Last Updated: 3/26
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set
It was a great winter trail season in Sherman Park. Thank you to all of our dedicated volunteers and staff for keeping the trail well groomed. Enjoy spring!


Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Grooming through April 11th, conditions permitting
Last Updated: 3/27

Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Saturday: Plan to reset skate track this morning. Will leave classic alone as is still in good shape from Friday reset. Finish by 9am


Southern Valley Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
Grooming through April 4th, conditions permitting
Last Updated: 3/27
Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Groomed the skate track and reset the classic track this morning. I also reset the singletrack all the way to Sherman Springs access. Optimal times will be early and late when the temperatures are cooler. Avoid the mid-day warm spell slush fest for the best conditions.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Springs Nordic

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
Grooming through April 3rd, conditions permitting
Last Updated: 3/27
Skate: Set | Classic: Set | Singletrack: Not Set
Plan to groom the skating classic check this morning. Standby for updates

No dogs allowed.


5th Street Singletrack

Done Grooming for the Season
Last Updated: 3/19
Singletrack: Not Set
We are done grooming singletrack at 5th street this season. Thanks for your support!


Southern Valley Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: As needed
Grooming through April 4th, conditions permitting
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

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.


JHNordic 5th Annual Free Ski, Fat Bike, & Snowshoe Day at Turpin Meadow Ranch 

SAVE THE DATE: SUNDAY, JANUARY 9TH, 2022

Turpin Meadow Ranch – 1 hr north of Jackson- Buffalo Valley Road (off Hwy 287/26) – Parking onsite/carpooling encouraged.

Fun, Free Community Day – with Raffle benefiting a local Nordic Alliance non-profit:

-Free trail pass, Free skate & classic XC ski demo gear, Free fat bike demos, free Nordic ski lessons, Free BackCountry Nordic Snowshoe tours, Kids Corral (2-5 year olds), Bridger-Teton USFS wildlife and wilderness info, Kates Bars – Lunch, hot & cold drinks.
Sponsored by the JH Nordic Alliance members.


Family. Friends, visitors, dogs (on leash) welcome.
Bring your own skis recommended to use between free demos and tours .
Email : Info@JHNordic.com for more info



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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