From the Director’s Desk

Jan 31, 2015

January 31, 2015

Andy Inkell making magic on the Ellis River Trail


Dear Ski Friends,

We have the best conditions of the season! We are picking up more snow today through Saturday morning. Total accumulation predicted to be another 5-8” by the time the storm moves out.  We will have the Pisten Bully out on the trails throughout the morning grooming out this fresh snow on the Southern end of the Ellis River, Woodchuck & Eagle Mountain Fields and the Wave. The Village trails were groomed yesterday and East Pasture was groomed yesterday afternoon.  With a few inches of fresh powder on top, E.P will be incredible! For intermediate to advanced skiers, this would be my tour de jour of choice today.   

The groomers will be working hard tonight, laying tracks and cord on everything available for the weekend. The Cocoa Café on the Ellis River Trail will be open all weekend from 10:00-3:00pm. We’ll have the fire going, be sure to stop by grab a snack from our local bakeries and roast some s’mores, enjoy a cup of hot cocoa or just relax and take in the scenery. 

Our guided tour snowshoe tours with a naturalist will be hitting the trails both Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 and 1:00pm.  It is an entertaining and educational 2 hour tour, only $10.  With all this new snow the conditions could not be better.  There will also be a FREE Waxing clinic (Waxing 101) sponsored by Gorham Bike and Ski at the Touring Center at 12:00. Bring your lunch or a snack and learn more about waxing your skis.  In the sport of cross country skiing, a good wax job can really improve your experience. As always, our Storyland element play garden will open this weekend. Ski through hoops and around a small course, take pictures with our wooden characters Tundra the Polar Bear or Mighty Moose and more.

Ski with a Friend of Jackson Ski Touring on Sunday morning at 10:00 am.  Meet Marianne by the fireplace at the touring center.  Ski with a friend tours are geared to get people to experience a trail that they haven’t skied before, or for those who are just looking for someone to show them the trails. These tours are FREE with your day or seasons pass. Come make a new Ski Friend!

Seriously, the skiing is epic! You don’t want to miss this weekend, but if you are the type to plan well in advance, we have many more events and programs still to come this season.

*The Friends of Jackson Ski Touring are hosting a FREE Full Moon Snowshoe Tour to the Christmas Farm Inn on February 3rd from 6-8pm. You can plan to stay for dinner.

*4 Part Skate Clinic Series starting February 6th.

*Fischer/Tubbs Demo Day, February 8th

*Groomed Trail Challenge, February 14

*Potluck Dinner with the American Heart Association and silent trail sign auction to benefit JSTF 5:00PM, February 14.

*Jackson Ski Fest, March 7th

*Jen’s Friends Cancer Foundation Paddle foot Snowshoe 5K relay and Nature Tour. Proceeds support Jen’s Friends, March 15

If would like to register or would like more information on any of these events or programs give us a call at 603-383-9355 or email;

If you would like to receive our daily conditions report directly to your inbox every morning, we would be happy to add you to the list.  Send your request and email address to It’s the best way to stay the most up to date on conditions.

I’ll see you on the trails!