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

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

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...

02/27/2019 - 8:08pm

With all the snow that February has brought to the Tetons we are looking forward to the upcoming Backcountry Program events in March.

02/08/2019 - 7:13pm
Backcountry Skiing, JHSC, ski tour, avalanche

What a great winter for backcountry skiing it has been!  The backcountry programming has all but wrapped up, all JHSC teams have now had some formal avalanche training through AAI.  Thank you to the coaches for making time for this, it has been great to watch how engaged all of the athletes were...

01/03/2019 - 1:25pm
ski tour


12/05/2018 - 7:38pm
Backcountry Skiing, JHSC, ski tour, avalanche

The backcountry program is up and running!  November held one hour avalanche awareness talks for all teams put on by the American Avalanche Institute and Teton County Search and Rescue.  This was a great way to get our minds thinking about backcountry safety and avalanche awareness!

11/04/2018 - 7:32pm

Hello!  Blake Votilla here, the new Backcountry Program Coordinator.  I am excited to be a part of the JHSC and to get the ball rolling with some avalanche awareness programming, and backcountry skiing opportunities for athletes here at the club.  We will be working directly with the American...


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