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

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

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

CANCELLED FOR 2021 – JH Nordic Alliance’s 5th Annual Free Ski, Fat Bike, & Snowshoe Day –

By Design, Social Distancing Activities on Winter Trails

DUE TO HEALTH GUIDELINES AND OUR RESPECT FOR OUR COMMUNITY, THE JH NORDIC ALLIANCE HAVE CANCELLED OUR EVENT FOR THIS YEAR. INSTEAD, GET OUT WITH FAMILY OR YOUR HOUSEHOLD, ENJOY OUR WINTER TRAILS BY HUMAN POWER! FIND YOUR OWN TRAIL ON JHNORDIC.COM/TRAILS/ OR BOOK A TOUR FOR FAT BIKING, NORDIC SKIING, SNOWSHOEING -SEE LIST OF WINTER TOUR OPERATORS ON JHNORDIC.COM/RESOURCES/ Following the Teton County Public Health Guidelines: All activities are outdoors, in open spaces -Be… Read More

Winter Operations & Grooming Plans 2020-21 for Jackson Hole & Teton Valley Nordic & Fat Biking Trails

We spoke with each of the Nordic ski and multi-use winter trail operators and groomers about their upcoming winter outlook.

We are grateful to each of the public lands agencies, Trails and Pathways local agencies, non-profits, and Nordic centers for providing their operational plans and their efforts toward keeping this winter safe and healthy. These past few months have seen unprecedented changes to our ways of life. Getting outside and staying active has provided refuge for many of us in the community. We ask that you respect community guidelines: wear a mask, stay outdoors and… Read More

Best Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Trips in Grand Teton National Park

8 outstanding winter tours -from easy to adventurous

Winter in Jackson Hole.  The breathtaking peaks of the Teton Range are covered with a deepening snowpack, to the delight of downhill skiers and snowboarders at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.  Grizzly and black bears and smaller mammals are hibernating beneath the snow, and herds of elk and bison are retreating to the southern end of the Jackson Hole valley, seeking out winter habitat.  Pronghorn antelope and mule deer have migrated south to the Red Desert. … Read More

Off-Season in Jackson Hole – May Edition

Springtime conditions in Jackson Hole As the weather rises into the 50s and 60s, nordic skiing season has become all but a sparkling distant memory for Jackson Hole residents. Instead, we turn our attention towards those dusty mountain bikes sitting in the garage, the trail systems around town that have started to dry out, and our favorite pair of hiking boots. The off-season in Jackson is typically a time where locals flee to warmer climates… Read More

Off-Season in Jackson Hole, April Edition

Spring in the Tetons Spring in the Tetons offers residents a wide range of outdoor activity as the temps begin to rise and areas previously buried under snow throughout the winter months become more accessible. Locals are all too familiar with how the spring weather can offset motivation to get outside if we happen to be in a muddy or rainy stretch, so we here at JH Nordic bring you a comprehensive list of ideas… Read More

JH Nordic Annual Neck Gaiter “Buff” Photo Contest – Season 2020-2021 – Send your best photos now!

We here at Jackson Hole Nordic have been inspired recently by our beautiful snow covered valleys and pristine trail conditions that March has brought to the Tetons. With that excitement and crave to get outside we have decided that it is time to.. Kick off our Annual JH Nordic Neck Gaiter “Buff” contest! We are looking for images fueled by your love for nordic skiing, fat biking, Teton wildlife, and any winter fun that gets… Read More

Video: 2x Olympian Erik Bjornsen instructs the Skate Skiing Fundamentals

We were so fortunate to have 2x Olympian Erik Bjornsen guest instruct our 2nd Annual JH Nordic Recreation Masters Tips, Technique & Fun Clinics at Teton Pines Nordic Center on Thursday, January 23rd. Erik covered the fundamentals of skate skiing and showed us how it was done; V1, V2 and V2 Alternate techniques. V1 Technique V1 is a technique typically used going uphill. It’s less efficient than the V2 technique, but allows skiers to keep… Read More

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