Bridger-Teton hosts Winter Trails Day tomorrow

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Did you know tomorrow is Winter Trails Day? Better yet, do you know what that means for you?

Well, thanks to the Bridger-Teton National Forest (BTNF) there will be plenty to enjoy Saturday. BTNF is sponsoring the Winter Trails Day event again on the forest in Jackson. With the 34-day government shutdown it is an event that almost was not going to happen, but the folks at the forest are doing their best to pull this together as quickly as they can.

Activities will be ongoing throughout the day on Saturday, February 2. This family-friendly event is free and is sure to offer something for every outdoor enthusiast.

Snow pit evaluation at 2018 Winter Trails Day hosted by the Bridger-Teton NF. (BTNF)

Here’s what’s happening

  • Teton Pass: 9am-12noon
    BTNF, Friends of Pathways and Teton County Search and Rescue will be there handing out batteries for transceivers, hot cocoa, and promoting responsible use of the National Forest
  • Coal Creek parking lot: Ongoing
    Teton County Search and Rescue will be there promoting ethics and safety for winter recreationists
  • Cache Creek trailhead: 12-3pm
    BTNF employees will be teaching winter ethics and safety, free fat bike demonstrations from multiple town shops, Jackson Hole Wildlife will be leading Nature Mapping hikes and educating on the winter closures for wildlife. Dog trainers, PAWS, and Pet Place Plus will be giving out leashes to participants.
  • May Park: 11am-1pm
    Teton County Parks and Recreation and Snow King Mountain Resort will be giving free Nordic lessons for kids and adults
  • Togwotee Pass: 12-3pm
    BTNF employees and Teton County Search and Rescue will be offering education on “Dress for Success” snowmobile campaign and sharing tips for winter ethics and safety
  • Jackson Hole Mountain Resort: 11am-2pm
    Top of Bridger Gondola join BTNF biologist Jason Wilmot as he talks about responsible backcountry skiing and bighorn sheep.

“We look forward to this event every year,” said trails supervisor Tim Farris. “This community day is fun for the whole family and we couldn’t do it without the incredible partners from around the valley.”

Cache Creek was a busy place last year at the Winter Trails Day event hosted by Bridger-Teton NF. Dogs, ‘bilers, bikers, and skiers showed up. (BTNF)

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