Backcountry

03/28/2021 - 6:46pm

Season is a wrap and we are looking forward to more next year!

02/28/2021 - 5:48pm

The big news for the JHSC Backcountry Programs this month is the Mini Mountaineers team.  They are up and running and have really impressed the coaches.  Everyone has been showing awesome commitment to get through the learning curve.  If you have ever tried it, you know that backcountry skiing...

01/29/2021 - 6:50pm
JHSC

With a rough start to the winter in much of the west we are super lucky to live in Jackson.  Although we have had below average snow pack for this time of year, we have still had plenty of snow and some awesome storm cycles with deep powder skiing.  The coaches have all been super excited with...

12/31/2020 - 5:47pm
Backcountry Skiing, JHSC, ski tour, avalanche

December has been a great month for the backcountry programs here at JHSC. Things are really getting up and rolling. We had our first touring day of the season, Dynafit gear is rolling in for the Mini Mountaineers team, and the Freeride team had a nice full day session of avalanche education.

11/25/2020 - 7:44am

We are very excited to kick off another season of the JHSC Backcountry programs!  Athletes in our 4 month program will hit the ground on Thursday at Snow King.

03/08/2020 - 8:47pm

This last month has had some of the best backcounry skiing conditions you could ask for!  The team has worked hard all season honing in their skills such as avalanche awareness, transitions, kick turns, and uphill fitness.  We have become quite the unit, all helping each other out and building...

01/30/2020 - 3:52pm

January has been avalanche awareness month for the backcountry program!  Athletes have completed there recreational level one avalanche certification through the American Avalanche Institute.  Typically those who sign up for an avalanche class have a ton of information packed into a two and a...

01/05/2020 - 7:15pm

December was a busy month for JHSC backcountry programs!  Club wide avalanche programming has wrapped up for all Alpine teams and Freeride teams.  This included activities such as avalanche rescue relay races, constructing mini scaled snow packs on foam boards and tilting them to see how weak...

12/09/2019 - 1:05pm
JHSC

The inaugural JHSC 4-Month Backcountry Program is officially off and running!  Our first after school skinning session up Snow King was last week.  Our day started with a beacon searching, team building exercise!  Four avalanche transceivers were buried around the base of Snow King.

10/30/2019 - 2:00pm
jhsc

Winter came early!  Skiers are already enjoying some October powder turns in the high mountains.  This is very exciting, but remember early season backcountry skiing requires a high level of avalanche awareness and route finding technique.  The snowpack is not set up yet and avalanches are very...

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