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

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

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

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

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

Best Fat Bike Trails in Jackson Hole and Teton Valley ID

Fat biking is a super fun way to explore snow-covered winter trails and pathways

Fat biking is a super fun way to explore snow-covered winter trails and pathways, especially when the snow is firm and packed. Fat biking has been all the hype and hasn’t lost any steam. With over 40 fat bike friendly trails in Jackson Hole and Teton Valley, there are many opportunities to get to and explore. Go to JHNordic.com/trails/ and click on the fat bike icon to list all trails. Here are some of the… Read More

JH Nordic Alliance’s 4th Annual Free Ski, Fat Bike, & Snowshoe Day – Sunday, Jan 5th @ Turpin Meadow Ranch 10 am – 3 pm

Nordic Skiing, Fat Biking and Snowshoeing for all! Once again the JH Nordic Alliance will be heading up to Turpin Meadow Ranch for a day filled with winter activities, food, coffee, fun, and a huge raffle. Welcomes community and visitors, families, kids of all ages, dog friendly (on leash), easy access thanks to a free Town-to-Turpin shuttle van. Mark your calendar for the first Sunday in January: Sunday, January 5th from 10am to 3pm at… Read More

Jackson Hole Nordic Recreational Masters Clinic

Last Skate Ski clinic for 2019 – Thurs. Feb 28th The final JH Nordic Recreational Masters Clinic will be held on Thursday, Feb 28th – 11a-12:30p at Teton Pines Nordic Center, with a focus this week on Skate Ski Tips, Technique and Fun. Hosted by the JH Ski Club, with Master racer/coach Scott Horn. This is the 6th Nordic Master Rec clinic of the 2019 winter season, and is open to all skiers (above beginner… Read More

Jackson Hole Nordic News Archive: April 8, 2005 by Sean O’Malley

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