Sean O’Malley, one of the early members of Jackson Hole Nordic Alliance who also previously published the local Nordic News is retiring from Teton County at the end of January 2019. We value Sean’s sparkle and local knowledge that he put into this and wanted to commemorate his contributions over the years to the Nordic community by looking back at an all-time favorite Nordic News issue from 2005.   Jackson Hole Nordic News April 8,… Read More

Winter Trail Ambassador Spotlight: Al Zuckerman

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Al has been participating in the Winter Trail Ambassador Program for the last 3 years since the program’s inception. He is an avid XC skier and regularly patrols Game Creek, Nelson/Putt-Putt Trail and Cache Creek Areas. Al has lived in Jackson Hole for 45 years. He worked for 8 seasons as a park ranger in GTNP and then was employed for 35 years by Teton County, the majority of it as the parks superintendent for… Read More

Ultimate Winter Giveaway Alert with Jackson Hole Eco Tours and Anvil Hotel

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… Read More

Stay Wild Fat Bike Raffle -at JH Nordic Alliance’s Annual Free Nordic Ski & Fat Bike Day -Jan 6th

At this year’s JH Nordic Alliance Free Ski, Fat Bike and Snowshoe Day @Turpin Meadow Ranch, there will be a very special raffle courtesy of the Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board and Otso Cycles’ collaboration. The grand prize? A custom hand-painted fat tire bike created by award winning illustrator and Jackson Hole resident Tim Tomkinson.  The one-of-a-kind bike, an Otso Voytek™, was illustrated using a paint pen to reflect the wild spirit and environment… Read More

Fresh Snow kicks off Early winter with Groomed Base

JH Ski Club Nordic skier -interval training this week at West Yellowstone Rendezvous Nordic trails Trail Updates Grooming schedules for the 2018-19 Winter season are now on JHNordic.com/Grooming  so you can check which days your favorite trails will be groomed. Note that Grand Teton National Park Foundation does not begin grooming until mid – December (the grooming days are listed so you can plan ahead). Check in at JHNordic.com/News or on our Facebook page (JHNordicTrails) Teton Pines Nordic:… Read More

Season Underway at Targhee and More!

Grand Targhee Nordic Trails – Photo Credit: K Wimburg Grand Targhee’s Grand Opening The opening of Grand Targhee Resort means the start of grooming on their Nordic trails, as of Friday all Nordic, snowshoe and fat bike trails are open and groomed aside from the classic track set. Get out there and take advantage of these great early season trails. Gearing Up for a Fun Week of Training at West Yellowstone Rendezvous Trails The JH… Read More

JH Nordic Alliance’s 3rd Annual Free Ski, Fat Bike, & Snowshoe Day – Sunday, Jan 6th @ Turpin Meadow Ranch 10 am – 3 pm

With a free trail pass and free demos of innovative gear from local shops and suppliers this unique once a year event provides a great opportunity to try out Nordic skis, fat bikes, and snowshoes. This event is perfect for those interested in these winter sports and activities but not quite ready to buy, or if you simply want to experience the thrill of fat biking among the Tetons.

Early Tracks and Early Grooming

First Grooming in Jackson Hole! Thursday morning Cody Downard from Teton Pines Nordic got some early grooming in to build a well packed base.  Nice effort by Cody to get out and make early season amazing!! Colder temperatures should hopefully set the track up nicely.  Cody reports that currently classic skiing is really nice on wider touring skis! Call to Teton Pines Nordic Center to check daily times and most up-to-date conditions. (307) 733-1733 Teton Pass… Read More

Early Season Nordic in the Tetons Underway

Early Season Report Nordic Skiing in the Tetons Targhee/Teton Pass Skied Targhee on Tuesday and at the top of the pass Thursday. I was using classic touring skis (Madshus Lillihammer’s) and using Swix vr45 kick wax. Skiing was surprisingly good both days and even worked on some technique today once I skied in a track (go south towards Mount Elly and the skiing gets good after the initial climb near the set of powerlines). I… Read More