SKI REPORTS


Slightly warmer conditions should greet the area today which will contribute to yet another good day of early season Nordic skiing on area trails.  While eventually the snow does tend to get a little tired with multiple cold days without fresh snow, nice conditions should generally continue for some days to come.  The National Weather Service does call for precipitation returning in the 6-10 day forecast.  Make sure you scroll down to upcoming events as there is a lot going on in the area.

Report date: 12/5

A report came in today from Game Creek where Teton County did the first Pisten Bully grooming of the year.  While a little additional coverage will be nice, in general the skiing was great and the groomer did a fantastic job!

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GROOMING REPORTS


Trail Creek Grooming Report

Last updated: 12/5

Grooming to Glory!

Most likely on a previous Nordic peregrination your gaze has wandered upward from Armin’s to the magnificent Glory Bowl, seemingly just a short distance away but realistically a 4,000 foot climb and untenable for all but the hardiest of Nordic skiers. Even if you aren’t in the latter camp, having the summit on your horizon still enhances the ski and makes your day better. Make sure to check it out on your next outing.
Today at Trail Creek the temperature is in the falling off the bottom of the official thermometer range at an invigorating -18ºC/-4ºF as of 11:45 AM although the calm wind and a bit of sunshine is tempering that a bit. No new snow fell overnight and the Pisten Bully skate groomed all recently groomed trails with additional classic passes in the close field and a few spots in the woods. Reasonable to good classic tracks also can still be found in Woolsey Woods, Moose Loop, and Armin’s.

Groomer’s choice for today is laps in the somewhat sunny close field.


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: 12/5

7:30am: Cache Creek is finished and ready for skis! Both classic and skate lanes are in good shape. I am currently on my way to Wayne May Park. Only the small loop will be groomed until December 15th because the horses will be in pasture until then.

8:15am: Wayne May Park has been groomed with the Pistenbully. Only the small loop is groomed since the horses are still in the pasture until Dec. 15th. I am heading to Game Creek and should be finished by 11.

11:30am: Game Creek has been groomed and in great condition. Skate and classic lanes are in good shape except a few spots with dirt or grass popping through. 3 Creek will not be groomed with the Pistenbully, the tracks go down to the pavement. I will roll it this afternoon.


Grand Targhee Grooming Report

Last Updated: 12/5

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

Fat Bike OPENED.


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: 12/5/2018 6:26:27
Skate: Fair  |  Classic: Fair
Comments: Wednesday: once temperatures rise into positive, will reset skate and classic tracks. Probably begin grooming around 10am.

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

Last Updated: 12/3

Mike Looney, Groomer, Sublette County Recreation Board
Old Road Trail, Upper & Lower Surveyor Park, Moose Ridge, Tree Loop, Flatline Kelly Tie-in, Half Moon, Kelly Park all groomed today. About 6 inches of new snow at White Pine. Expect soft conditions and a little wind blown. Wildlife in the area, both moose and deer. Keep pets under control.

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


Targhee Nordic and Fat Bike Racing on December 8

Racing opportunities abound “over the hill” on December 8th with both the 2018 Fat Bike Race #1 and Nordic Tune-Up Race 2018 are happening.  Click on either link for times and registration information.


 

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 Jackson Hole Eco Tours Adventures and Anvil Hotel for the ULTIMATE WINTER GETAWAY to Jackson, WY. One lucky winner will win 5 days/4 nights of adventure for two in Jackson Hole.

Includes:

  • 1- full day snowshoe & wildlife tour and 1-half day Nordic Skiing Tour from Jackson Hole EcoTours Adventures
  • 4 nights lodging at the Anvil Hotel
  • $100 dining credit to Glorietta Restaurant
  • Admission to a Raptor Encounter Program from the Teton Raptor Center
  • Admission to National Museum of Wildlife Art
  • Lunch at Palate (National Museum of Wildlife Art)
  • Sleigh Ride on the National Elk Refuge
  • 2 Nordic Buffs from Jackson Hole Nordic
  • 2 Nordic ski rentals from Teton Mountaineering
  • 2 C.1 Binoculars from Maven Built

Enter Giveaway 


Check out all the details at Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard Club.


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