Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club

JHSC November Newsletter

Hello Everyone,
It may be off season in Jackson Hole, but we are full steam ahead getting ready for the upcoming season.  A lot of important and exciting updates so sit back, grab your favorite ___, and settle in to this month's installment of the JHSC Newsletter!

Ski & Gear Swap: THANK YOU!
Thank you to everyone who supported JHSC at our Annual Ski & Gear Swap on October 22. You all helped make this the most successful Swap EVER with over $239,000 in gross sales!  We hope you made some money and/or found a smokin' deal. 
By the numbers: 500+ volunteer hours, 2,813 items tagged = $779,189 in retail value, 500 donations to the scholarship fund = $1,347, $99,583 in gross sales by individuals, $75,000 going back into the JH community (checks mailed this Friday 11/04), $3306 = highest gross sales by an individual, 6 pairs of tele skis sold, $1388 raised by selling items donated to JHSC. Click image for list of special thanks.

Program Specific Updates

 Click image for Nordic Program updates.

 Click image for Freeride Program updates.

Click image for Alpine Program updates.


Snow King: Snow Making & November Training
We turned the guns on for the first time early morning of November 1st.  Temperatures have been too warm to make snow efficiently so we are shooting for a mid November training date. Numerous teams from around the west are planning to join the JHSC for early season training including the Austrian National Snowboard team. Pray for cold temps!

Alpine Snowboard Race at the King
JHSC is excited to announce we are hosting a USSA "Race to the Cup" alpine snowboard race November 29-30, 2016 at Snow King Mountain. It will be a dual GS with about 70 racers. This is the equivalent of a NorAm level event and will feature the best racers from North America and beyond. This is the first time JHSC has hosted a race like this and we're very excited to showcase such an elite event on our Town Hill.  Click here for Race to the Cup updates.

JHSC Welcomes Lance Pitman to Freeride Program
We are excited to announce the hiring of Lance Pitman as our new Head Snowboard Coach / Assistant Freeride Program Director.  Lance is one of the early JHSC snowboard team members who went on to lead a very successful career as a professional snowboarder.  Lance helped put Jackson Hole on the map in the snowboard industry and is credited by Travis Rice as being one of his roles models.  Learn more about Lance from his JHSC bio here.


Movie Premieres!
Two movie premieres coming up that benefit the JHSC:
  • Storm Show Studios' "Zero 2 Hero": November 5th, Snow King Hotel, Silent auction benefits Brent Newton Memorial Foundation which has been providing scholarships exclusively to Freeride Program athletes for over 10 years.
  • Matchstick Productions' "Ruin and Rose": November 10th, Snow King Lodge Room (adjacent to ice rink, 100 East Snow King Ave).  Youth event for those under 21 yrs. 
Click posters for larger view

JHSC is Hiring!
We are seeking to fill a newly created position: Advancement & Events Coordinator.  For details on the position go to  Please send resume and cover letter to We will be accepting resumes through Monday, November 7th.

Academics Update: Early Release
Early release schedules begin for student athletes at all schools on Monday, November 7th. We're very excited to have such cooperative collaboration from all of our county schools this year. Athletes will participate in dryland training, goal-setting activities, tuning workshops, and other activities until they are on snow later this month. School specific correspondences have gone out from our academic coordinator, Grace Tirapelle.  Please direct any questions to Grace at or 559-977-8417.

Trail Creek Clean-Up Day: This Saturday, 11/5
Trail Creek Clean Up is this Saturday the 5th! This is our chance to prepare Trail Creek for the season so when the snow flies we can ski. We need help setting up the Pisten Bully barn, assembling metal stairs for the cabin, cleaning the cabins, collecting already cut wood, weed whacking, brush trimming, chopping firewood, and more. If the weather cooperates we'd like to stain the cabin as well. Please sign up for a volunteer position here.   Check in with Johnny Springer or Ben Morley between 9-10 a.m. on Saturday before starting any work.
Important upcoming events, save those dates...
  • November 3rd - Alpine U12 parent meeting, 6-7pm Snow King Lodge Room
  • November 5th - Trail Creek Clean Up. Sign up to volunteer here.
  • November 5th - Storm Show's "Zero2Hero" premiere, Snow King Resort 
  • November 10th - MSP's "Ruin and Rose" premiere, Snow King Lodge Room
  • November 18th - Opening day at Grand Targhee
  • November 24th - Opening day at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
  • December 5th - Opening day at Snow King Mountain (public)

Get that gear tuned up, we'll be on snow before you know it.

Jeff Moran
Advancement Director

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PO Box 461 • 100 E Snow King Avenue • Jackson, WY 83001 • 307.733.6433 Phone • 307.733.2940 Fax
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