Here's What's Hot at JHSC
Hello and Happy New Year from the JHSC.
It is full speed ahead into 2017. As I write this newsletter, we have Nordic athletes at US Senior Nationals in Solider Hollow, the Freeride Program and our U14s are in Park City, FIS athletes are in Bozeman, MT, and U16s are racing here at Snow King. ...and Julie
is in the office holding everything together with a smile!
2017 Pica's Margarita Cup
There is still room for a few more teams in the 2017 Pica's Margarita Cup race series. The Pica's Marg Cup is Jackson Hole's adult race league open to skiers and snowboarders of all abilities
. New this year, the series will take place on Monday nights. Round up your team and get registered in time for our first race on January 16. Details and registration at jhskiclub.org/blog-category/margarita-cup
. Thanks to our sponsors: Pica's Mexican Taqueria
, Snow King Mountain
Let's Rally the Freeride Program!
We have launched a campaign on RallyMe.com to support the athletes of the JHSC Freeride Program and the effort to build competition-level terrain parks in Jackson Hole. The goal is $10,000 and our friends at Aion Board Shop of Jackson Hole have generously offered a $5,000 match to help us reach that goal. Please consider rallying behind the Freeride Program athletes by supporting this campaign and sharing it through your social media channels. Thank you for supporting the young rippers of the JHSC Freeride Program!
FRP Rally Me Campaign: https://ussa.rallyme.com/rallies/5526/jhscfreeride
JHSC's SHREDtalk an Inspiring Evening for All
The first ever SHREDtalk was a huge success on many levels. Fourteen of the snowboard industry's top pros shared their candid thoughts on what snowboarding means to them, how they got to where they are today, and the secrets to making it the industry.
The most common feedback we've heard from both our audience and panelists was how inspiring of an event it turned out to be. Check out photographer Rich Goodwin's photos from the evening HERE
and stay tuned for the release of a video highlighting the event.
Thanks to the Grasshopper Fund, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Snow King Mountain, AION Board Shop, Asymbol, WRKSHRT, GoPro, Pink Garter Theatre, AVALON7, Teton Thai, Pinky G's, Travis Rice, Bryan Iguchi, Hana Beaman, Willie McMillon, Cam FitzPatrick, Rob Kingwill, Alex Yoder, Blake Paul, Halina Boyd, Mikey Franco, Lance Browning Pitman, Jack Hessler, John Rodosky and Mark Carter.
JHSC ED, Brian Krill to Host Town Hall Meeting
All JHSC athletes, families, coaches, staff, partners, sponsors and supporters are invited to join Brian Krill, JHSC Executive Director, describe his vision for the Club in the coming years, address some recent changes and clarifications in the Parent-Athlete Handbook, and address any
questions you have for him. Various JHSC program directors and board members will also be available to help describe the Club’s vision and address your questions. Please join us next Wednesday, January 11th at 7pm
in the Lodge Room in the Snow King base lodge at Snow King Center (adjacent to the hockey rink).
2017 Triple Crown Series- Time to Start Training!
The JHSC Triple Crown Series celebrates Jackson Hole's winter sports traditions, creates a positive buzz throughout the community, and answers the question "who are Jackson’s best winter sports athletes?" Save the dates for Jackson Hole's premiere multi-sport winter race series. (Registration for the Moose Chase is open HERE
Triple Crown details and registration HERE.
Interested in sponsoring one, two or all three of the events? Click HERE
for details and online sponsor form.
- We had a record turnout at the Betty Woolsey Memorial Classic on December 31st with 91 racers in attendance. Click HERE for results. Click HERE for photos.
- The JHSC Nordic Program recently hosted an on-snow coaches clinic which covered technique fundamentals at Trail Creek.
- Congrats to the five JHSC Nordic Athletes competing at U.S Nationals from Janurary 6th-10th in Soldier Hollow, UT: Annabel Hagen, Anna Gibson, Max Wilbrecht, Sam Roubin, and Alex Muromcew. Follow their results at http://summittiming.com/races/race_results.php
JHSC Volunteers- WE LOVE YOU!
JHSC would like to thank all our faithful, hardworking, hardy volunteers for the hundreds and hundreds of hours they put in each season, which allow our events to run smoothly. In addition to the Club families, we'd like to especially thank Heather Noble & Greg Johnson
, the Intermountain Division's 2016 Volunteers of the Year. Heather and Greg are among many community members who don't currently have kids in the Club, but continue to volunteer because they believe in our mission. Thank you, we couldn't do it without you!
We still have many volunteer positions we need to fill throughout this season. If you're interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities, click HERE
for details and to sign up. (Photo: L to R, Sue Bybee, Rich McDowall and JHSC board member, Allison Colgin hold down the timing room for this weekend's U16 race at Snow King)
- The Caroline Classic on December 31st, the first race of the Bank of Jackson Hole Club Series was amazing! Snow King was in perfect shape and the racers enjoyed the day. Thanks to all who participated and thanks to US Ski Team Member and JHSC alum, Breezy Johnson who presented our top finishers with their awards. Results HERE.
- Upcoming January Events
- U16 Tech Qualifier, Jan 6-8, Snow King
- U10/12 North Series, Jan 14 & 15, Snow King
- Pica's Margarita Cup #1, Jan 16, Snow King
- Wes Barron Speed Series, Jan 20-22, JHMR
- Bank of Jackson Hole Club Series #2, Jan 28, JHMR
- Pica's Margarita Cup #2, Jan 30, Snow King
Brian Krill Presents:
The State of Sport in JH, the US & The World
Before coming to JHSC, Brian Krill spent three years at USSA researching sport participation and performance not only in club-level to Olympic-level skiing and snowboarding, but in many national and international governing organizations representing best practices in development of all types of sport.
On Wednesday, February 1st
, Brian will present information and research on long-term-athlete-development, trends in sport nationally and internationally, and how Jackson and the Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club fits into this mix.
Brian will address questions such as: How do we create an environment that advances an active lifestyle for all? How do we increase participation, access, and affordability while also increasing levels of performance in sport? How do we balance athletics and education? How many sports should kids play, and for how long? What does the data say about the top U.S. and/or international athletes and how they got there? How is Jackson, and the Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club set up as a community to address these questions?
Save the date for this community-wide presentation. Location TBD.
And just when you thought this newsletter couldn't possibly get any hotter, here's a video of tandem monoskiing.
Have a great weekend!