Jackson Hole Nordic Alliance Boasts 100 Members
World-class Trails and Much More
The Jackson Hole Nordic Alliance in Wyoming was formed in 2013 to support regional winter trails for Nordic skiing, fatbiking and snowshoeing and now features some 100 members. The area is already well known as a downhill destination; the Alliance brings together such popular operations as Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Grand Targhee, Turpin Meadows and Teton Pines, together with municipalities and non-profits such as Grand Teton National Park to promote the Nordic aspect of the region.
“Jackson Hole has not yet been discovered as a Nordic destination, but popular trails close to town, which are also dog-friendly, get plenty of use by locals,” says Alliance founder Nancy Leon. “Many quality resorts in the area also offer some of the best trail options anywhere.”
Municipal authorities groom local trails from mid-december to mid-March. After that, the road is plowed for cyclists, yet remains closed to vehicular traffic until May 1. Nordic skiing often continues well into April on the snow crust across the vast open meadows in Grand Teton National Park.
Weather in Jackson Hole varies from springtime temperatures of 30°F (-1°C) to mid-winter lows of -20°F (-29°C). The mountainous scenery is also spectacular, with Grand Teton rising more than 7,000 feet above Jackson Hole to attain 13,775 feet (4,199 metres). Moose, elk, ermine, fox and bison can all be spotted in the area. “Our website [see below] is a portal to over 80 trails covering 165 miles (266 kilometres) of groomed trails and 350+ miles (563 kilometres) on untracked/skier- and tracked/snowmobile-groomed trails. Here you can find GPS maps, trail-elevation profiles, descriptions, photos and more,” adds Leon.
The park entrance fee at Grand Teton National Park is $10 a day per vehicle (up to four people); apart from that, it is free to ski the local trails. Four major airlines fly to Jackson Hole Airport
See Jackson Hole Nordic Alliance, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.jhNordic.com
Quality resorts and more than 250km of superb trail options, including fatbiking, snowshoeing, backcountry skiing and more