Can't Stop, Won't Stop!
Spring is on the horizon, but someone forgot to tell that to winter. What a great season we're having. ...and there's no signs of slowing down! As JHSC's athletes are focusing on championship events around the country, we still have events taking place in and around Jackson. Here's what's happening.
Brian Krill's LTAD Presentation
Thanks to all who came out on March 2nd for Brian Krill's presentation on Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD). We had great attendance including parents, athletes and representatives from multiple sport organizations in Jackson Hole. If you missed it, you can access Brian's presentation and many other LTAD resources at JHSC's new Parent/Community Education Page
- Congratulations to both Anna Gibson and Annabel Hagen who placed third overall in their respective age groups at the USSA cross Country Junior Championships (AKA "Nationals") in Lake Placid, NY this week! The image to the right is Anna receiving 3rd place in the Classic Sprint. Results, details and a live feed available HERE.
- More recent info about JH Nordic athletes can be found HERE.
- Details and results from Intermountain Youth Championships in Sun Valley on February 25 & 26 can be found HERE.
- JHSC was selected for the Sportsmanship Award at the Intermountain Youth Ski Festival held in Sun Valley (Sportsmanship Award is voted on by race organizers and volunteers)
- Congrats to JHSC's David King who is ranked 1st in the Intermountain Division U14 Cup!
Alpine Program & Race Dept
Pica's Margarita Cup-
The 8th year of the Pica's Margarita Cup
wrapped up on 3/6. In an exciting twist, the 2017 Series Champs came from behind in a 5th week upset! Congrats to our winners!
- Sporting Opossums team: Keely's Camp/Rendezvous River Sports
- Wright Training/Fish Creek Excavation
Thanks to our racers for supporting the JHSC and thanks to our Sponsors making this fun event happen: Picas Mexican Taqueria, Snow King Mountain, Stio and Aion. Keep an eye out for a forthcoming Stio video about the Marg Cup. Nice work everyone, see you next year!
Volunteers- A note from JHSC's Alpine Race & Venue Director, Bridger Call:
"I would just like to thank all the volunteers who came out to support us during another busy year of races and some very difficult weather. It would not be possible without such an effort on the part of so many." -BC
JHSC is Rallying!
Karen Oatey Scholarship Endowment Fund Campaign:
The Karen Oatey Scholarship Endowment Fund at the Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club has been established by her loving family as a way to share Karen’s love for winter sports with young athletes in financial need. The fund honors Karen’s desire to give back to the community while supporting Jackson Hole’s young athletes as they develop their own passion for winter sports and the outdoors.
Karen's family and husband, David Landes, have committed $160,000 for ten years ($16,000 annually) to ensure the most amazing community event possible with our Karen Oatey Pole Pedal Paddle. This year they are also donating an additional $16,000 to the endowment fund while asking the community, and Karen's network of family and friends to match these gifts. The total goal for this Rally is $32,000 - please help us meet or exceed this goal! All donations will go directly to the Karen Oatey Scholarship Endowment Fund! Rally Here: https://ussa.rallyme.com/rallies/6291
Freeride Program Campaign:
Only a couple days left support the Freeride Program's RallyMe campaign. The campaign is to help support 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! Rally here: https://ussa.rallyme.com/rallies/5526/jhscfreeride
In other Freeride Program News...
Contact Freeride Program Director, Rob LaPier
- FRP athletes killed it at the recent USASA Slopestyle, Rail Jam and Halfpipe events as well as the Dick's Ditch Banked Slalom. Click HERE for results to all those events.
- U12 IFSA Championships return to Grand Targhee March 25-26. This is a great opportunity for young freeride skiers and snowboarders to show their skills.
- Grand Targhee slopestyle competition sponsored by Aion Boardshop of Jackson Hole, this Saturday 3/11/17. Registration: $10, 9-10:30 in the plaza at Grand Targhee. Competition is 11-2. Open to skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities. Helmets required.
- Jump Jam in the Snow King terrain park, Sunday, March 19th: BBQ, Music, Filming, Prizes, FUN!
- Mammoth Summer Camp for freeskiers and snowboarders: June 17 - 28.
- Congrats to our Wednesday Night Lights overall Series Champs:
- Merrick Massie - Snowboard
- Rocky "RV3" Vertone - Ski
- Shilah Thompson - Ladies
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35th Town Downhill, Mini-Hahnenkamm
March 11 & 12
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It's time for one of Jackson Hole's most exciting events! The Town Downhill will again feature the exhilarating Mini-Hahnenkamm course on Snow King Mountain with divisions for EVERYONE
: Pro Open, Pro Women, Recreation, Telemark, Junior, Fat & Baggy and Snowboard. Race for over $8500 in cash and gear
The Downhill is part of JHSC's Triple Crown Series and one of our major fundraising events which helps keep programs affordable for over 500 local youth.
On Sunday, come out for the race finals with music from DJ Cut La Whut, food from Kim's Corner, beer for sale by Snow King Mountain, the annual Snow King Pond Skim and exciting activities for the whole family.
This event is funded in part by the Teton County Lodging Tax. Thanks to Fish Creek Excavation and our many local sponsors!
Register in person at JHSC offices
WZRD Media put together this awesome video from JHSC's 2016 Town Downhill Mini-Hahnenkamm. It highlights the event's history, some of the long-time racers and the overall feel of this fun, community event.
42nd Karen Oatey Pole Pedal Paddle, March 25
Thanks to all who came out for the SPUR reopening / JHSC fundraiser on February 9th. We were able to raise over $4,000 for JHSC to support our student-athletes! We would like to especially thank Tyler Barker and his staff at the Spur for hosting such a great event. Go ahead and give yourselves a pat on the back, you all deserve it!
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See you out there!