From easy to challenging, the Best Skate skiing trails in Jackson Hole and Teton Valley

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Skate Skiing from Taggart to Signal Mountain on Teton Park Road, Grand Teton National Park -photo courtesy: D Swift

Skate Skiing in Jackson Hole

Explore skate skiing groomed trails in Jackson Hole with beautiful pinstripped snow with wide open spaces for those skate skis.

Teton Pines Nordic Center

10 miles of flat, wide-open ski trails with big views of the southern Tetons, groomed daily. Full-service Nordic ski shop offers rentals for skate and classic XC skis & boots, waxing/tune-up, lessons, skate ski and classic cross-country clinics. Easy to get to from Teton Village. Walk from START bus. Trail Fee: $17

Shooting Star Nordic Center

10 miles of flat to gently undulating ski trails with dog friendly loops, groomed daily. Set on the southern edge of Teton Village, offers close views of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and southern Tetons. Full-service Nordic Ski shop offers rentals for skate and classic XC skis & boots, waxing/tune-up, lessons. Trail fee $35

Trail Creek Nordic (Close and East Fields)

Groomed daily by the Jackson Hole Ski Club Nordic program, Trail Creek sits on a historic ranch, and has easy, gentle open trails and hills in its Close and East Fields. Up a short uphill, trails extend for miles through forests and meadows with easy to intermediate to challenging trails and loops. Ski pass fees ($15) benefit JH Ski Club; Donate to contribute to grooming/youth ski programs and scholarships at JHSkiClub.org

Emily’s Pond -Snake River Dike

A local JH favorite, for skate skiing, classic cross-country, fat biking, walking your dog, trail running. Trail is groomed 3 days/week by Teton Country/Jackson Parks & Recreation, and follows the east bank of the Snake River for 2.2 miles (4.4 miles roundtrip) or shorter. Easy access from Jackson or the Westbank. Expect to see lots of dogs off leash. Nice wide-open views of the Teton Range from Teton Pass to the Grand. Free.

Turpin Meadow Ranch -groomed daily -from flat meadows to hilly forest trails in Bridger-Teton National Forest and a cozy lodge

Turpin Meadow Ranch

Set in northern Jackson Hole along the banks of the Buffalo Fork of the Snake River, this historic Ranch offers a nice range of daily groomed Nordic trails. Warm up on the easy open meadow Summer home loop trail or Willow trail, before heading uphill to several rolling loops through the forest. The Ranch lodge has a cozy fireplace, and open dining area serving lunch and dinner (call for reservations), Nordic ski and fat bike rentals , and overnight elegant cabins. Daily trail fee: $15.

Teton Park Road – Taggart to Jenny Lake -Grand Teton National Park

One of Jackson Hole’s most stunningly beautiful Nordic ski trails, in the heart of Grand Teton National Park, at the base of the Grand Teton. The Teton Park road trail runs from Taggart trailhead on a wide, flat trail out to Jenny Lake, groomed 3 mornings per week. The trail continues a full 14.4 miles one way/28.8 miles round trip to Signal Mountain (full trail groomed 1 day/week). Donate to contribute to grooming at GTNPF.org

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Snake River Sporting Club –“Back Nine” & “Front Nine”

Set on the edge of the Snake River, 2 sets of flat groomed trails wind through open meadows and riverside glens. Groomed daily, look for elk and bald eagles. Nordic ski shop offers skate and classic XC ski-boot rentals -Clubhouse open for lunch -Wed-Sat. Trail pass: $35

Cache Creek groomed trail -looking west

Cache Creek -Bridger-Teton US Forest Service Trail

Cache Creek Trail, located in East Jackson, is a slightly uphill skate ski on the way up the Cache Creek valley, and a fast trip back down. It is also a community favorite for all kinds of winter trails use: skate skiing, classic cross country skiing, fat biking, walking (with dog and without), and even the occasional snowmobile. Cache is groomed 2 days/week (winter 20-21) on Wednesdays and Fridays by TC/J Parks & Recreation (Monday grooming is generously supported by Friends of Pathways ) out to Gin Pole Draw.

Spring Crust cruising –from Taggart trailhead over open meadows 

Grand Teton National Park

Spring crust cruising only occurs in March and April, and only under special conditions when the sun has melted the top of the snow to form a strong crust to support the skier without breaking. Once the crust forms and snow is smooth, it can be a thrilling experience to “cruise” over the wide open spaces in GTNP. This trail can also be skied in mid-winter, but with classic skis, breaking trail through deep snow. No trail fee, however, donations are encouraged @ GTNPF.org

Skate Skiing in Teton Valley

Teton Canyon -dog friendly ( first 1/2 on leash)
Teton Canyon -dog friendly (first 1/2 mile on a leash, please)

Teton Canyon

Groomed 4 days week by Teton Valley Trails & Pathways (TVTAP), this flat, wide trail heads straight toward the Grand Teton from its west side for 3.6 miles (7.6 miles round trip). No trail fee, however donations are encouraged to support regular, quality grooming @ TVTAP.org

Alta Track

Wide open groomed track set in the rolling gentle hills and fields, with distant views of the Grand, Middle and South Teton’s west faces. Groomed 3 days/week by Teton Valley Trails & Pathways, our local year-round trails non-profit. No trail fee, but donations are welcome to support regular, quality grooming @ TVTAP.org.

Teton Springs

Wide open, flat groomed trail runs for 3.5 miles over the Teton Spring golf course, just outside Victor ID. Groomed 3 days/week by TVTAP. No trail fee, but donations are welcome @ TVTAP.org.

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