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.


Pole-Pedal-Paddle (PPP) Next Weekend 

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. 

Place

Alpine leg: JHMR, Teton Village
Run leg -JHMR base to Shooting Star south side drive
Nordic Leg: Shooting Star Nordic trail
Bike Leg: Shooting Star to Snake River South Park bridge
Water leg: Snake River South Park Bridge to Astoria Hot Springs -Sth Hwy 89, past Hoback Junction


Trip Report: GTNP crust cruising -so many places!

Grand Teton National Park is a big place, with many square miles in the flatter valley section of Jackson Hole, as well as the soaring peaks of the Tetons.


With spring in its classic melt-freeze cycle of the valley snow , GTNP has many crust cruising options to explore. From Moose northward, the snow is still over 3 feet deep, just enough to cover the sage brush, providing wide open spaces to explore on both classic and skate skis.

We went out early to watch the sun rise, so the snow crust was firm, slightly undulating in the early morning. Taggart is a convenient starting point, with many options heading north, on both sides of the plowed road. We skied east, then north. Later , we explored a new area for me, down into snow covered the bed of Cottonwood Creek -south-east of the bridge. The snow was till sufficiently deep, so we safely skied on top of the riverbed, amongst the towering cottonwoods. Totally the opposite of the bare snow-covered sage brush meadows on the vast bench-plateau above. We were off the snow by 10:30 to avoid the slush. 

It was so much fun, a few of us came back the next day.

Tomorrow morning , thanks to a below freezing night, the cycle starts all over again .

So many fun choices in this short spring window of crust cruising.


Photo: S. McGee

Choose your Own Spring Adventure

From biking, to ice fishing, to spring skiing, there is something for everyone this time of year. We’re partial to crust cruising in GTNP.

For crust cruising, timing is everything. The key is to watch the overnight temperatures to be sure they dip well below freezing for most of the night. Get out early, to get on the snow while it’s firm. Typically, if the sun is out, you have only a few hours until the snow softens to the point where it will turn too soft and you need to be off or face becoming stuck. Seek out the smoothest area of snow. Dimpled snow can make a bumpy ride.

Read the full article on JH News & Guide.

Trail Creek

Last Updated: 3/31

Thank you!
The sun rises over the eastern Gros Ventres, the hard working snow ready for one last hurrah, the fox cruises the fields, the robins soar from their roosts; another day begins at Trail Creek.  With the abundant early season snow and pandemic parameters, more kilometers have been groomed, more tracks made, more breaths taken in pursuit of Nordic contentment than ever before at our beloved Nordic center.  The same joy of mastery that a Lollipopper neophyte feels as she finds air under her skis for the first time is still alive in the octogenarian as he makes yet one more lap around the Betty Woolsey course.  Our sport is truly one for all ages.  We are blessed to share such rich splendor in our athletic pursuits.

Thank you to all who make this Nordic adventure happen.  Thanks to kids with good attitudes, who listen to your coaches and do their best.  Thanks to parents for the herculean effort required to bring this opportunity to your progeny.  Thanks to all for dealing with pandemic parking.  Thanks to coaches for the long days of training and at races, hours at wax benches, skiing with masks on.  And thanks to the community for membership, trail passes, skiing, helping with the new snow cat campaign, and any other form of support that makes this all happen.   Thank you!

Today’s final grooming once again happened last night as our Pisten Bully Paana—possibly for the last time if our campaign is successful—made multiple passes on almost every trail.  Up to two inches of snow had fallen since the last grooming, although the raging winds of late had blown a lot of it out of the fields.  This new snow worked in quite nicely to the very firm base for the skaters, although the classic tracks were a bit variable in the shady locations as yesterday’s temps barely surpassed freezing.

Today is the last day to ski the private property section of Trail Creek.  Skiing should be pretty good all day, starting out very fast with slight softening by late afternoon.  The National Forest trails may be skied until the snow is gone, which should last some time.

The vision of hope: in 225 days a huge dump will once again usher in first day skiing on trails that have been groomed to perfection by a brand new grooming machine, and that from the youngest pupils to the oldest masters, all will be poised and ready to do the thing called Nordic skiing at this place we call Trail Creek.  Until that day . . .

Groomer’s choice is Trail Creek.


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: 4/2
Spring is officially here and with it brings the transitional rollercoaster weather of cold, hot, snow & rain. Due to the rapidly changing snow profile, there will be some noteworthy changes beginning today and are as followed:

  • Grooming of the sled hill will halt due to large bare areas that have formed because of snowmelt. People are welcome to still sled inside this designated area, be it will no longer be groomed.
  • Snow shoeing will no longer be allowed due to lack of snow.
  • Classic tracks won’t be set for the remainder of the season as snow profile will no longer allow satisfactory tracks to be set.
  • Trails will begin to narrow and there may be a steep drop offs along the edge of the groomed trail.

Break out the short sleeves and sunglasses as Spring skiing will be in full effect this weekend. Expect very warm temps and lots of sunshine through Sunday. Also, please be aware if conditions allow, we will be switching to evening grooming beginning Friday 4/2 after the trails close at 6pm. Once evening grooming begins, skiers should anticipate icier surfaces during initial morning hours that will soften as the temperature warms. Lastly, we advise skiers to be off the trails by 6pm since skiing through wet & freshly groomed snow creates frozen in place ski tracks and rough conditions the following morning after the profile freezes overnight( aka similar effect as stepping in fresh/wet cement will create a permanent footprint once cured).  Get out while the snow lasts! Next Update Monday 4/5. 

Please See the following Restrictions:

  • Dog Loops & All Nordic Skiing Trails OPEN
  • Sled Hill NO MORE GROOMING FOR REMAINDER OF SEASON
  • Classic Tracks NOT SET FOR REMAINDER OF SEASON
  • Snow Shoeing Loop CLOSED FOR SEASON
  • Casual Walking & Trail Running Not Permitted

Snake River Sporting Club

Done Grooming for the Season
SRSC Nordic trail is closed for the season.


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: 4/2
Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed 4/1/2021) 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: 4/2
Skate: Set | Classic: Not Set
Friday afternoon: Too warm to groom today. Will probably try to reset skate Saturday morning, after a light freeze tonight.

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: 3/24
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: 4/2

Skate: Set | Classic: Set
Friday afternoon: Reset north side classic while snow was soft. And made pass over skate track. Will continue grooming until April 11, when conditions allow.


Southern Valley Nordic

Done Grooming for the season
Last Updated: 4/2
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set
It’s been a great season and it has come to an end. Thanks for all your participation and support and we look forward to More adventures on our local trail systems.

No dogs December 1 – April 15.


Teton Springs Nordic

Done Grooming for the season
Last Updated: 4/2
Skate: Not Set | Classic: Not Set | Singletrack: Not Set
It’s been a great season and it has come to an end. Thanks for all your participation and support and we look forward to More adventures on our local trail systems.

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: 3/26
Grooming 3/26 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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