The Pinedale Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest has authorized snow grooming on the non-maintained portion of Skyline Drive. Photo: Lance Cheung // USDA

PINEDALE, Wyo. — The Pinedale Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest has authorized snow grooming on the non-maintained portion of Skyline Drive.

Photo: BTNF Map

The grooming will begin just past the White Pine Ski area turn off and ending at Elkhart Park. The Forest Service has temporarily authorized these grooming activities to take place for the 2022 winter months. The trail remains open and available to all, including motorized users.

Safety tips and reminders for all users include:

  • Remember to slow down and signal when passing. A “hi” goes a long way!
  • For non-motorized users, please move to the side of the trail to allow motorized users to pass.
  • For motorized users, keep your speeds down as the groomer or skiers could be in the area.
  • This area is home to wintering animals, including moose, deer, elk, mountain lions, bears, wolves, and goshawks. Stay alert to try and avoid any surprise encounters.
  • When recreating with pets, they must be under either voice or leash control. Please pick up after them and help keep our trails clean.
  • Due to parking limitations, consider utilizing parking near the White Pine Ski area.

Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.