FCExcavation JACKSON HOLE DOWNHILL

March 10, 2023

 

 


RACE DETAILS & HISTORY

The Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club (JHSC) has been hosting one of the few (if not the last!) open, non-sanctioned community downhill races since 1982.  In 2020 the JHSC, in collaboration with Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, redesigned the entire event to be a high-powered, high-caliber event celebrating the sport and community of alpine racing in Jackson Hole and beyond. 

The FCExcavation Jackson Hole Downhill is hosted on Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s Crags-to-Moran racecourse off Teton Lift. The course runs just outside the boundary of Grand Teton National Park and boasts epic views. The Downhill hosts skiers and snowboarders ages 12 and up as well as current and former World Cup racers. Competitors can compete in up to three of the following categories: Pro, Am, Junior, Snowboard, Telemark, and “Fat & Baggy,” where a racer’s clothes must flap in the wind and their skis must be at least 86mm underfoot.

The Jackson Hole Downhill is open to anyone interested in going fast and offers an equal cash purse for the women’s and men’s pro categories. All proceeds from the Downhill support JHSC’s exceptional programming, and provide opportunities for over 500 local student-athletes.

 

The FCExcavation Downhill culminates on Sunday with the Pro Race, which includes a high-stakes team component.  Each team is led by a “Champion” who has put together their all-star, five-person roster including the following positions. (Each team must include at least one female racer)

  1. “Invited VIP” - Former U.S. Ski Team, World Cup, or another top competitor

  2. “Master” - 50+ (on race day)

  3. “Junior” - U14-U19 aged athlete

  4. “Wildcard 1” - Additional team members of any age or gender

  5. “Wildcard 2” - Additional team members of any age or gender

 

 

 

Event Info

 

TICKETING

Racer tickets will be purchased at the ticket office the day of the event at 30% off. The ticket office is open from 8am-5pm daily. Multi-day tickets can be purchased at the 30% discounted rate. The ticket office will have a list of registered Downhill racers.

IKON – Please reserve your ticket online. If the day is sold out online, please email ikonreservation@jacksonhole.com and they will process your reservation for you. If your pass is blacked out, please purchase a ticket at the racer rate in the ticket office. If dates are blacked out for friends and family, you will be able to purchase a ticket at the ticket office at the Racer Family rate which is 30% off.

Mountain Collective - Please reserve your ticket online. If the ticket calendar is sold out online, please email mountaincollective@jacksonhole.com and they will make your reservation for you.

  • Note that there is a difference between sold out and blacked out. If the date is sold out, we can still honor your pass. If your date is blacked out, please plan on purchasing through the Groups Department for athletes and the ticket office day of for racer friends and family.

 

LOCAL TUNING SERVICES

It's recommended that those seeking tuning services do their research to find a local service that best fits their needs. Safety is the utmost concern, so please note that a downhill ski tune is oftentimes different than an all-mountain ski tune. We suggest thorough communication with ski technicians regarding ski size and downhill tune needs.

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