FCExcavation JACKSON HOLE DOWNHILL

March 12, 2021

 

 

The JHSC has been hosting one of the few (if not the last!) open, non-sanctioned community downhill races since 1982!   Last year we redesigned the entire event to be a high-powered, high-caliber event celebrating the sport and community of alpine ski racing in Jackson and beyond. The event is focused on raising funds for the JHSC’s aspiring young athletes.

The Jackson Hole Downhill is hosted at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort on a course designed with input from the renowned Tommy Johnson. The course starts at the top of the Crags and runs just outside the boundary of Grand Teton National Park - the view is epic! The Downhill hosts ski enthusiasts and former World Cup athletes who enjoy having fun while going FAST. Below is everything you need to know about the event.

All proceeds from the FCExcavation Jackson Hole Downhill supports JHSC’s exceptional programing, and provides opportunity for over 500 local student-athletes.

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Event Info

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Schedule Highlights

Full Schedule

FRIDAY | MARCH 12
Training Runs
Welcome Reception   ...by invitation only!
Weekend Kick-Off Party   ...limited tickets available - buy online at registration!
 
SATURDAY | MARCH 13
Training Runs
Community Race
Awards Ceremony & Celebration
Bib Draw (on champ packet)
JHDH Champions Banquet   ...limited tickets available - buy online at registration!
 
SUNDAY | MARCH 14
Junior Race
Pro Individual & Pro Team Race
Awards Ceremony & Celebration
 
 
 
 

 

 

Racer Definitions & Terms

VIP Racers
Racers who are 18 years and older (as of race day), invited to be part of a team by the Race Organizing Committee and/or a Team Champion. Invite only, limited spots available. This includes individuals who:
(1) Are filling  the specific position of “VIP racer” on a team
(2) Wish to race in Sunday’s Race for the Men’s & Women’s cash purse (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
 
Open Pro Racers
Racers who are 18 years and older (as of race day) who wish to race in the Pro Division for a cash purse.  Limited spots available.  This includes individuals who:
(1) Are not filling a team position 
(2) Wish to race in Sunday’s Race for the Men’s & Women’s cash purse (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
 
Community Racers
Racers who are 18 years and older (as of race day) who wish to race in no more than two of the following divisions: Amatuer / Fat & Baggy / Snowboard / Telemark. Limited spots available. This includes individuals who:
(1) Are not filling a team position 
(2) Wish to race in Saturday’s Race (no cash purse)
 
Junior Racers
Racers who are U14-U19 (by U.S. Ski Snowboard Alpine Competition Guide) who wish to race in their designated age group. Limited spots available. This includes individuals who:
(1) Are not filling a team position 
(2) Wish to race in Sunday’s Race  (no cash purse) prior to the Pro Race
 
 
 

 

Community Race Definition & Rules (Saturday)

Community Race Divisions
Open Amateur
  • Racers who are 18 years and older (as of race day) in the Open Amateur Division. 
  • All racers compete for the top three podium spots (male & female).  
  • Top male & female racers in the 40+/50+/60+/70+/80+ age groups will also be recognized.
Fat & Baggy
  • Racers who are 18 years and older (as of race day) in the Open Amateur Division.
  • Racers who are 18 years and older (as of race day).
  • Skis must be a minimum of 86mm underfoot and clothing must flap in the breeze.
Snowboard
  • Racers who are 18 years and older (as of race day) and racing on a snowboard.
Telemark
  • Racers who are 18 years and older (as of race day) and racing with a free heel binding.
 
Community Race Division Limitations
Racers in the Community Race (Saturday) are limited to racing in two categories (ie. two race runs). Racing in two different categories does not increase available training runs (two training runs max). Training runs are considered training for all categories.  
 
 
 

 

 

Junior & Pro Race Definition & Rules (Sunday)

Sunday Races
Junior Race
  • All racers in the Junior Race get one race run 
Pro Race
  • The Pro Race includes all Team Racers and Open Pro Racers
  • All racers in the Pro Race get one race run 
  • There are no age groups in the Pro Race
  • Any individual's results are eligible for cash prizes
 
Team Structure & Definitions
The Team Division will be limited to (15) total teams. “Team Champion” (sponsor/donor of the team pledging $10,000 entry - or may be assigned to another individual designated by the sponsor/donor):
  • The Team Champion may choose to fill one of the official (5) spots on the team. This position’s time does count towards the overall team time. This position is not transferable.
  • If the Team Champion chooses not to be an official competitor on their team, they may take runs and receive times in the race (including training runs). This position is only honorary, and times will not count towards the overall team time. Their time will count towards the Pro Race standings. This position is transferable to any racer U14 or older of any gender.
  • Team Champion receives invitations to all events.
 
Each Team will consist of (5)* competitors:
(1) “VIP Racer”
  • Sub-50 FIS points in any discipline (in their career) and/or experience as a professional athlete. The designation “professional athlete” is subject to review by the Race Organizing Committee (ROC).
  • VIP Racers must submit a bio. Bio can be submitted by their team or their Team Champion on VIP Racer’s behalf.
  • VIP Racer Compensation: all Invited VIP Racers will receive compensation to attend and compete. If the VIP Racer is a junior or NCAA current or potential athlete this compensation will be made via a scholarship. 
  • A Team or Team Champion can designate their own VIP Racer (which the ROC may confirm), OR, Team Champions will have first right of refusal of committed VIP racers in the order of deposit received. See Team Champion Agreement for VIP Racer selection details. 
(1) “Master”
  • 50+ (on race day)
(1) “Junior”
(2) “Wildcards”
  • An additional team member of any age (U14 age and up) or gender. 
  • “Wildcards” CANNOT be filled by someone who qualifies as a “VIP Racer” UNTIL every team’s VIP spot has been filled. 
* Each team MUST have at least ONE FEMALE on the team, in any category.

 

 


 

 

World's Greatest Race Organizing Committee (ROC)

  • Branko Zagar, JHSC Alpine Program and Race Director
  • Ali Sehnert, JHSC Executive Director
  • Jeff Moran, JHSC Chief Marketing Officer
  • Brittney Ziebell, JHSC Development Director
  • Nicolette McIver, Student-Athlete, Office & Marketing Coordinator
  • Jess McMillan, JHSC Alumni and JHMR Events and Partnerships Manager
  • Seppi Steigler, JHSC Alumni and current JHSC Head FIS Coach
  • Andrew Byron, JHSC Alumni, former JHMR Race and Events Manager
  • Jason Moore, JHMR Race and Events Manager
  • Jim Coleman, JHSC Board Member/Alpine Task Force and long-time Downhill competitor
  • Rick Hunt, JHSC Alumni, long-time Downhill competitor, and 15 year Downhill title sponsor (Fish Creek Excavation)
  • Adam McCool, Long time Downhill sponsor (JH Cycle & Saw), and the only person to race in every JHSC Downhill since its founding in 1982!
  • Aaron Pruzan, JHSC Parent, long-time Downhill competitor, and JHSC sponsor (Rendezvous River Sports)

 

 


 
 
 

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