The Backcountry Program has been up to some fun! Both the mini mountaineers and 4 month program are in full swing. This means 30 kids are skiing up snow king on Thursdays! All of the training at Snow King has really paid off.
A big highlight of January was the backcountry program's first ever trip! We headed as a group to a backcountry ski lodge in the Bitterroot mountains of Montana. The hut is called Downing Mountain Lodge, and it is far different from a typical "yurt"!
December was the official start of our program! The dry start to the winter was no problem for our program. We got to brush up on some of our skills like map reading, working on our equipment, and hiked up to the top of Snow King a couple of times.
Our season officially kicked off this week! We have a great crew of 15 athletes in the 4 month program. There is no snow to skin up snow king yet but the athletes are spending time dialing in their equipment, training with their beacons, and getting to know each other.
The JHSC Backcountry Program continues to grow. We are up to 30 athletes this season split between the Mini Mountaineers and 4-month program. Official start date is December 2 for the 4-month and Feb 3 for the Minis. With a larger group, we are excited to be offering a more robust program.
Season is a wrap and we are looking forward to more next year!
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...
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...