Trail Report

Updated daily during the season

April  15, 2021

It’s time to purchase next year’s season pass before you “start summering”.  Thank you for planning ahead and when you purchase next year’s pass you are helping JacksonXC plan ahead, too!

Question of the day is “are you going to groom Friday’s snow?” And as of midday Friday it is unlikely. The ground is very warm, including the trail surfaces where most of our higher elevations skiing takes place (when there is snow.) It has been snowing all morning and the accumulation is less than the height of the golf course grass.  It is possible that by the end of the day there will be more, but it is unlikely with the current and predicted temperatures that it will be groom-able. If you do decide to play in the snow, do not ski on the golf courses – they are being prepared for summer use.

We are currently working on trails and bridges that will improve skiing and snowshoeing for next season and beyond.

We get lots of questions about walking trails and until a walking map is produced (it’s in the works) here are some guidelines:

  • Be mindful of the trail condition: we try to maintain flat trail surfaces for optimal skiing.  If it is too muddy consider an alternate route or activity. Thank you!
  • As soon as the golf courses are open, comply with each golf course’s rules regarding walking – recreational walking and golf do not mix… it is impossible to overstate the danger of being hit by a golf ball.
  • Please do not walk and/or exercise dogs on trails where they are not allowed, this includes the golf course.
  • Dogs need to be under control and are not allowed to chase wildlife; obviously clean up after your dog.
  • The following ski trails are not open to the public for walking (you may see landowners and their guests walking on these trails): Yodel, Ellis River from Green Hill Road until the first Riverbank intersection (this land is owned by the Water Precinct and a private landowner), Woodchuck, Windy Hill Field and Trail.
  • Trails that are ideal for walking: Wave, Henry, John, Peter’s Passage – entering from Valley Cross Road. (Walking & running only – no bikes.)
  • Prospect Farm, South & North Hall.

Thank you.

COVID operating notes:

Masks (face coverings that cover the nose and mouth) are required whenever you will be indoors or in the near vicinity of the building and at all other times outdoors when you can not consistently maintain 6′ distancing, which includes most of your time in the parking lot.

You may purchase season passes online or over the phone (or in-person.) If you have last year’s pass we will provide you with “date stickers” to update it for this season. For new passes send us a picture ([email protected]) and we will print it for you (please identify your pictures!)

JacksonXC is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization.
Contributions from donors like you allow us to go beyond the ordinary in terms of youth programs, an extensive trail network and a greater diversity of trail experiences than a traditional business model would allow. You can help by joining many of your fellow skiers and making a contribution today.

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XC skiing is an outdoor activity, so changes of weather, environmental changes, and unforeseen circumstances can lead to changes and deviations from our plans, and from our latest observations.

XC skiing is an outdoor activity, so changes of weather, environmental changes, and unforeseen circumstances can lead to changes and deviations from our plans, and from our latest observations.