What's happening at JHSC...
Hello and Happy Holidays from the JHSC.
It was a slow start to the season, but DANG did it turn on quickly! Our alpine, Nordic and freeride programs are full steam ahead with training at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Snow King Mountain, and Trail Creek Nordic Center. We've got a lot going on at the Club, so prepare yourself for another wild ride through the JHSC newsletter...
FIS Tech Race at Snow King, Dec 13-14
JHSC and Snow King Mountain are excited to host the USSA Western Region FIS Tech Race, December 13-14, 2016. Originally scheduled at another mountain, we were able to pick up this race last minute due to our upgraded, state of the art snow making system at Snow King Mountain. Check out the action and cheer on JHSC athletes as they compete against racers from the five
western divisions; Alaska, Far West, Intermountain, Northern, and Pacific Northwest. Learn more about the USSA Western Region HERE.
Training at Snow King
Thanks to Mother Nature's cold temps we were able to crank out man-made snow and our "town hill" training venue is in perfect shape. JHSC athletes and teams from around the Intermountain Region have been making up for lost time and preparing for the upcoming season on the King's north facing slopes.
Photo: Coach Kristin Waddle and U16s before a night training session.
Pica's Margarita Cup
Registration is currently open for the 2017 Pica's Margarita Cup. The 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. Rally your team and get signed up for what I am now calling "the best local race series Snow King has ever hosted on Monday nights!" Details and registration at jhskiclub.org/blog-category/margarita-cup
. Thanks to our sponsors: Pica's Mexican Taqueria
and Snow King Mountain
Ride Safe: Avalanche Training for Athletes 10-18
The Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club, the American Avalanche Institute, the Steve Romeo Memorial Foundation, Snow King Mountain and the US Forest Service are pleased to offer four avalanche education sessions to 120 local kids over the Holiday Break. All sessions are open to local kids ages 10-18, (sessions will be incorporated into the holiday training schedule for Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club athletes). For details and registration, click HERE
. Fee is $10. Fee waiver available, email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Your Holiday Shopping can Support JHSC
We encourage all of our supporters to shop locally whenever possible, but if that special item isn't available in Jackson you can support the Club when you make a purchase at smile.amazon.com
. Click here
to support JHSC today!
Nordic: Trail Creek Passes, Volunteers, Grooming
Trail Creek Nordic Center season passes are on sale. Click jhskiclub.org/trail-creek/pass
for details on Trail Creek and to get your pass. You can help support one of our community's true treasures.
The JHSC Nordic program is hosting the Johnny Curtis Memorial Race
at Trail Creek on December 16 & 17. We need volunteers
to help make this event run smoothly. Click jhskiclub.org/volunteer-jobs
to sign up and be part of this incredible Nordic event.
Stay up to date with Trail Creek Nordic Center's Grooming Report HERE
or email Nordic Program Director, Ben Morley (email@example.com
) to be added to the daily grooming report email list.
SHREDtalk - Travis Rice & Friends Talk Shop
JHSC is excited to announce SHREDtalk: A discussion about snowboarding with the shred industry's top pros made possible by the Grasshopper Fund. December 28th, 5:30pm at the Pink Garter Theatre
. JHSC's Jeff Moran will moderate a discussion with a panel of professional snowboarders about what they ride, how they ride and how they got to where they are today. Thanks to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
, Snow King Mountain
, Aion Boardshop
, and WRKSHRT
Productions. Full details and links to pre-sale tickets coming soon.
: Travis Rice, Mark Carter, Willie McMillon, Hana Beaman, Rob Kingwill, Cam FitzPatrick, Blake Paul, Mikey Franco, Lance Pitman, Jack Hessler and Halina Boyd.
Space Available: Next Generation Skiers (NGS)
JHSC's NGS program is one of the most popular programs in the Club and sells out every year. There are still a few spots left, so make sure to get registered before it fills. For full details and registration click HERE
NGS is for skiers 6-12 years old. For many, this will be their first experience in JHSC, and an introduction to skiing in a group with a coach. NGS provides a foundation for the introduction of basic skiing skills and fundamentals. Teams start on January 7th, 2017.
2017 Triple Crown Race Series
JHSC Triple Crown Series is Jackson Hole's premiere multi-sport winter race series. 2017 Triple Crown includes the 25th annual Moose Chase Nordic Ski Race
, 35th Annual Town Downhill - Mini Hahnenkamm
and 42nd Annual Karen Oatey Pole Pedal Paddle
The Triple Crown brings hundreds of competitors and spectators together from around the Rockies. Interested in sponsoring one, two or all three of these events? Contact Jeff Moran at firstname.lastname@example.org
Year End Giving
The Club is taking an aggressive approach to building on our 78-year history by improving programs at every level and enhancing the performance of the Club athletically and organizationally. This means focusing on the ABC's of club success: Athletes/Athletics, Business & Community. Our success is dependent on supporters like yourself. Please consider a year-end, tax-deductible gift to the JHSC so we may continue to provide both grass-roots and high-perfomance programming to local athletes for another 78 years.
to make a gift today. Thank you!
Enjoy the holidays and keep praying for snow. It seems to be working.