Jackson Hole EcoTour Adventures: At the Intersection of Wildlife Advocacy, Winter Recreation, and Tour Operation

Josh Metten tells us why this work is so special in Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole EcoTour Adventures is a wildlife cross country ski and snowshoe tour operator in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks that has been operating for 12 years. For 365 days of the year, they run a variety of snowshoe and cross country ski tours and road-based wildlife tours for all ability levels that seek to connect visitors and give them a deeper experience with the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. In the winter, most of the… Read More

David Hunger, founder/owner of Teton Mountain Bike Tours, on fat biking, human-powered grooming, and giving back

Ever wondered about the origins of grooming for fat biking in Jackson?

David Hunger started Teton Mountain Bike Tours in 1991. In the beginning, he focused on mountain biking in the warm months. Before fat bikes came around, David ran winter bike tours on mountain bikes with studded tires, but it wasn’t really going anywhere. Then about 10 or 12 years ago, he got his first fat bike.  “I thought they were crazy right off the bat,” David said. “That’s when fat bikes weren’t really popular, but… Read More

Grand Teton National Park Foundation – Supporter of the most picturesque Nordic groomed trail in Jackson Hole and so much more!

GTNPF's Maddy Johnson shares the inside story

Grand Teton National Park Foundation (GTNPF) is the private fundraising partner for Grand Teton National Park. It was established in 1997 by a few Jackson Hole locals who thought the park needed a new visitor center. Without enough federal funding for the project, they decided to start a foundation to raise money. Ten years later, the new visitor’s center opened with funding from the GTNPF. 5 years later, GTNPF began funding Nordic grooming on the… Read More

The Bridger-Teton US Forest Service and one of its greatest stewards and advocates, Linda Merigliano

#RecreateResponsibly in our National Forests!

Linda Merigliano is the Recreation Program Manager for the Jackson and Black Rock areas of the Bridger-Teton National Forest, and one of local leaders in Recreate Responsibly. Spanning from Kemmerer to the Yellowstone border, the Bridger-Teton National Forest is one of the largest national forests in the United States, covering an area of nearly 3.4 million acres and including large swaths of designated wilderness. Linda acts as a dedicated outdoor leader of some of Wyoming’s… Read More

Fat Biking in Jackson Hole & Teton Valley – 2020-21 season

Everything you need to know about Fat Biking this winter, including gear recommendations and responsible recreation.

Fat biking is expected to be much more popular this winter due to the COVID-19 pandemic that not only increased outdoor recreation activity in the summer and fall, but also has caused the ski areas in Jackson to limit their lift capacity. People are likely to spread out throughout Jackson Hole and Teton Valley to participate in a greater variety of activities, including fat biking. Since social distancing is done easily on bikes, fat biking… Read More

Scott Horn – Nordic Masters Racer, Coach, Cyclist loves the balance of lifelong Nordic skiing

Jackson Hole Nordic Ski Coach, former Masters Racer, and Nordic Enthusiast

“It is better to go skiing and think of God than to go to church and think of sport.” – Fridtjof Nansen. That’s the quote you’ll find next to Scott’s name on the JH Nordic website, and his passion for Nordic skiing lives up to it.  Growing up in Western Pennsylvania, Scott started Nordic skiing at a little Nordic center in the rural mountains–first working as a lift operator and then delving into the sport… Read More

Guide to first-time Nordic skiing, fat biking, and snowshoeing in Jackson

Where to go, where to rent, how to get to the trails, and ways to have fun!

If it’s your first time in Jackson, and you’re looking to get into some Nordic skiing, fat biking, or snowshoeing, look no further than JH Nordic! Our comprehensive resources can guide you in making the most of your winter recreation experience. For help planning your first (or next) trip in Jackson Hole, check out our guide below.  Where to Go:  Find a Nordic ski tour, fat bike tour, or snowshoe tour from local winter tour… Read More

Where to Rent or Buy New and Used Nordic Ski Gear This Season

The JH Nordic Alliance's guide to the best local places to rent or buy new and used gear in Jackson Hole and Teton Valley.

Nordic skiing could be the perfect winter escape this year with its natural social distancing, easy access to trails, easy first-time experience, and a great workout, as well as the relative affordability of Nordic ski gear (versus alpine skiing or touring). The outdoor recreation industry is forecasting that Nordic skiing will have a huge year, so getting your gear set-up early will be essential.  Ready to buy Nordic ski gear for the first time? Add… Read More