NORDIC NEWS


News from West Yellowstone from Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard Nordic coach Ben Morley:

First off congratulations to all of the Super Tour Racers, the experience of racing against a tough national field of juniors and seniors is invaluable. There were some super strong results, particularly today with Natalie coming in 8th in U16s, but 2nd in intermountain standings. Both David and Bridger found the U16 podium today with strong performances. In Elijah’s first 15km as a U18 he came in 8th among the juniors, right in the mix with a handful of strong skiers. Birch and Josh, coming off a bit of illness are focused on recovering for the upcoming races. Solid efforts to everyone in both races. See https://www.sportstats.ca for complete results. 


SKI REPORTS


Another clear day across the valley today with some winds earlier in the day and moderately cold temperatures overnight.  Ski trails in open areas that were groomed prior to mid afternoon might have had a little drifting, but the weak sun and cool temps will in general result in some very nice early season skiing.

Report date: 12/4

Wilson Centennial Pathway or what is commonly known as “Stilson Ranch” received its first Pisten Bully grooming of the season today.  Reports indicate that the Parks and Rec groomers did a great job and although there is just a bit of vegetation showing through, the skiing was smooth and firm.

Kevin K. also reported “glorious skating” today on the Teton Park Road.

 


GROOMING REPORTS


Trail Creek Grooming Report

Last updated: 12/4

A Chill in the Air

It’s just a bit on the chilly side this morning, although the temperature is not too bad at -8ºC/18ºF and the sun is shining, there is a moderate breeze blowing with a little more moisture in the air than usual.  Never to fear, an extra layer and you should be ready to go on your next Nordic adventure.  The snow being moved around by today’s breeze is just adding more of the amazing white stuff to our already pretty good trail base.

While we received a dusting of snow overnight, conditions were quite nice right off the start this morning so taking advantage of the current stable weather the grooming call for today was the Ginzu Groomer in concert with a healthy dose of brush cutting, working on the last stubborn bits of vegetation still rising above our trails.  By the end of grooming the Pisten Bully was pulled out into the close field to reset both skate and classic tracks with favorable results.  Currently all trails are skating well with good classic tracks in the close field, Woolsey Woods, Moose Loop, and Armin’s.  Look for the Pisten Bully to return for skate grooming on all trails on Wednesday.

Groomer’s choice for today is the calm and warm Boiler area.


Shooting Star Grooming Report

Last Updated: 12/2 All trails are now open! Skiing should be great considering the time of year. We’re still a ways out for the snow to be deep enough for setting the classic tracks. Bundle up and enjoy the blue bird forecast. Next update will likely be Thursday.

Below are some other details:

  • Tight corners may be soft/rough  as its difficult for the grooming equipment to navigate through them(Example: Sharp Turn from 8 Green to 9 Tees)
  • Early Season Conditions Persist (Rocky/grassy/Inconsistent profile depth & compaction)
  • Be aware of soft spots
  • No Classic Track will be set until snowpack increases
  • Conditions will improve as more snow accumulates
  • Grooming frequencies may vary depending on snow conditions

Enjoy!


Grand Teton National Park Grooming Report

Last Updated: 12/4

Grand Teton National Park road was groomed from the Taggart Lake parking lot to Jenny Lake.

 

 

 


Teton Pines Grooming Report

Last Updated: 12/3

We have excellent conditions at the Pines with all of our trails open and groomed daily for skate and classic. We offer daily lessons in both techniques. Open 9am-4pm daily. Please visit our website/Facebook page for more information, or give us a call: (307)733-1733. Wax recommendation for Tuesday Dec 3-Friday Dec 7: Glide wax: Swix LF6, Kick/Grip: Swix Blue Extra


Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec Grooming Report

Last Updated: 12/4

7:00am: The school fields have been groomed with the Pistenbully. Skate and classic lanes are in great shape. I am currently grooming the levee.

9:00am: The levee has been groomed with the Pistenbully and the skate and classic lanes are in great shape. I am currently at Stilson. It should be in good shape after I finish and it is given some time to set up

10:30am: Stilson is finished and looking better than all of last year already!! Skiing should be good at all tracks that were groomed today. Tomorrow Cache, May, and Game will be groomed with the Pistenbully. Three Creek will most likely be groomed with the snowmobile.


Grand Targhee Grooming Report

Last Updated: 12/4

Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Groomed AM 12/4/2018,)

Fat Bike CLOSED.


Alta Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Last Updated: 12/4/2018 0:10:30
Skate: Good  |  Classic: Fair
Comments: Groomed the whole track Monday night and set the classic track on the south and middle loops. Looking really good out here. Great early start

Driggs

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 11/19/2018 11:06:15
Skate: Not Set  |  Classic: Not Set
Comments: Coming Soon!

Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 11/19/2018 11:06:15
Skate: Not Set  |  Classic: Not Set
Comments: Coming Soon!

Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday
Last Updated: 12/4/2018 10:41:41
Skate: Fair  |  Classic: Fair
Comments: Tuesday: About to roll the 3-4 inches of new, cold, snow. Will set south classic

Teton Springs

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Last Updated: 12/2/2018 5:12:19
Skate: Poor  |  Classic: Poor
Comments: Saturday, 12/1 Teton Springs was groomed for the first time this year. I’m giving the trail a “poor” condition due to the amount of vegetation poking through the groomed surface in a few areas. Most of the trail is in good condition. We need one more storm and the trail will be great.
Ski carefully as the base depth is only a few inches deep.

Teton Springs Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 12/1/2018 4:24:14
Singletrack: Good
Comments:Heading out to groom the Teton Springs singletrack, Southern Valley connector trail and Upper and Lower Lady Slipper. It should be in decent shape for Global fat bike day today.

5th Street Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 12/1/2018 10:26:20
Singletrack: Excellent
Comments: Rode-in 5th St. this AM. Fast, fun and tight! Start north of skatepark for 1mi figure-8. Happy Global Fatbike day! Go grab a demo bike from local shops.

Southern Valley Single Track

Grooming Schedule: As Needed
Last Updated: 11/28/2018 12:44:59
Singletrack: Good
Comments:Powerline from Grumpy’s to Pole Canyon and the Teton Springs gravel path are rolled to perfection. Grumpy, Upper and Lower Ladyslipper are Fat Biked in. Nemo should be open shortly once the logging operation has ceased. Hope to see everyone at our Global Fat Bike Day event this Saturday, Dec 1st, at Teton Springs.

For more info on Teton Valley grooming, visit their grooming page.


Pinedale Nordic Grooming Report

Nordic ski trail grooming report – Dec. 1, 2018(posted 12/1/18)
Mike Looney, Groomer, Sublette County Recreation Board 
Saturday, December 1, 9:30AM report:
Old Road Trail, Upper & Lower Surveyor Park, and Moose Ridge all groomed today. About ½ foot of new snow, mostly from yesterday. Great ski day. Sunny, slight breeze, 15F degrees.

This Nordic Ski Trail grooming report is courtesy of the Sublette County Recreation Board.

Related Links:
X-C Ski Trail Map – (356K PDF)


UPCOMING EVENTS


Want to try skate skiing?

Ever wonder about the proper technique for classic skiing?

Join Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation and the pros from Teton Pines Nordic Center to learn the fundamentals of skate and classic skiing. These hour-long lessons are intended for beginner or never-ever skiers. No previous ski experience necessary! Classes are capped at a maximum of 10 participants and registration closes at noon the day prior to each lesson, don’t wait till the last minute to sign up! Participants must be 18 or older and provide their own skis. Skinny Skis has generously offered 50% off rental skis for participants of these programs. Be sure and arrange any rentals ahead of time by contacting Skinny Skis directly. Lesson Fee: $20  For more information check out Jackson Hole Nordic.


 

Bundle up this winter and experience the amazing scenery, wildlife and history of Jackson Hole with Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation and local non-profit partners!

Join Parks and Recreation and local non-profit partners on a guided cross-country ski tour in Grand Teton National Park this winter. Tours are fun, informative outings with the days program led by a local non-profit in their area of expertise. Tours are not strenuous but do require basic cross-country ski skills! Programs do not include ski instruction. Skinny Skis has generously offered 50% off rental skis for participants of these programs, participants must provide their own skis. Be sure and arrange any rentals ahead of time by contacting skinny Skis directly (www.skinnyskis.com)

All programs begin and finish at the Recreation Center with transportation to the trailhead provided.

Program Fee: Adults $30, Children $15 (minimum age 10).  For More information check out Jackson Hole Nordic.

 

 


December 4th:

GIVEAWAY ALERT!

 

We’ve partnered with our friends at @jacksonholeecotours x @anvilhotel for the ULTIMATE WINTER GETAWAY to Jackson, WY. Includes: 1- full day snowshoe & wildlife tour and 1-half day Nordic Skiing Tour from @JacksonHoleEcoTours, 4 nights lodging at the @AnvilHotel, a $100 dining credit to @GloriettaJackson, admission to a Raptor Encounter Program from the @TetonRaptorCenter, admission to @WildlifeArtJH, lunch at @PalateJacksonHole, a Sleigh Ride on the National Elk Refuge and C.1 Binoculars from @MavenBuilt, 2 JHNOrdic neck gaiter buffs from @JHNordic.com

 

Enter to win now!

Follow each account + tag two friends in the comments. Signup plus rules and regulations at the contest website. Winner announced, December 19th.

 

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