JACKSON, Wyo. — The Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation Department has been transitioning into winter operations the last few weeks, but more snow is needed before grooming operations will be in full swing.
Despite early-season snowfall and cold temperatures, there is still not enough snow in most areas to allow for safe operations of the PistenBully groomer, which requires at least an additional six inches of snow on the ground. Friends of Pathways has begun setting the single track on Cache Creek, while most other trails are currently still accessible due to consistent foot travel.
The ice rinks bases are still soft and are melting in areas from the bottom up. More snow accumulation and cold temperatures are needed before Parks crews can start operations. In the past, ice rinks are typically ready for use and grooming in early December.
The Grooming Report is available on the Parks and Recreation website at http://www.tetonparksandrec.org/1353/Grooming-Report, and/or follow on Twitter at @TCJPRGrooming for the most up-to-date information on conditions and groomer status.