Johnny Curtis Memorial. JNQ & WYHS

January 17, 2020

All U20 Athletes Must Have a U.S. Ski & Snowboard Competitors License and Complete SafeSport Training.

U18- U8 Athletes Must At Least have a U.S. Ski & Snowboard General License 

IMD wax regulations will be in effect. Please review below under rules and regulations.

Event Info

IMD JNQ. High Plains JNQ. WY High School.

The Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club and Jackson Hole High School is hosting the first Intermountain and High Plains Junior National Qualifier and Jackson Wyoming High School race January 17-18 2020 at Trail Creek Ranch in Wilson, WY. Event and race information is included below. Contact- Race Director Ben Morley- 

Schedule of Events

1/13/2020 Monday 9pm Race Entries due to Please see the registration link below.
1/16/2020 Thursday 9am - 4 p.m. Race Course Marked for Training. $10 trail fee in registration
  • 10 am - 2pm ALL TEAMS – Pre race Check in at the Trail Creek Cabin
  • 5:15 pm TEAM LEADERS MEETING: Snow King Lodge Room, downstairs in the Snow King Sports & Events Center
  • 5pm Courses closed for grooming

1/17/2020 Friday 9am Classic Sprint Qualifier - See comp schedule HERE

  • 11.40am Youth Sprint Rounds U14,U12
  • 12 noon U18/20, U16 Rounds
  • 6 pm Banquet & Awards at Jackson Hole High School

1/18/2020 Saturday 10am Skate Mass Start Distance Races – See comp schedule HERE

  • U8-10 B/G-1km, U12 B/G-2km, U14 B/G-3km
  • U18/20  – 10km
  • U18/20  – 10km
  • U16 Boys – 5k
  • U16 Girls – 5k
  • Awards Post Races at Trail Creek

From an early age Johnny Curtis had a love for the mountain, snow, and skiing. At age four he put on his first pair of downhill skis and took his first run down Snow King. A natural skier, competitor and coach, Curtis excelled at downhill skiing and jumping. Later he traded in his alpine skis for Nordic ones, and in 1964, Curtis founded the JHSC Nordic program. That same year, the US Ski Association asked Curtis to chair the US Woman's Cross-Country ski program, the first in the country. In 1965, Curtis recognized the need for a cross country trail in the valley and thought Trail Creek Ranch would be an ideal venue. Owner Betty Woolsey happily obliged and Trail Creek Ranch has been home of the JHSC Nordic program ever since. In 1967, Curtis instituted JHSC dry-land training and created the Snow King Hil Climb. He was named coach of the first US Woman's Olympic Cross-Country team in 1970 and in later years, Curtis spent his time competing on the Master's Nordic Circuit. Curtis made a life of skiing and relished in the competition, camaraderie, and spirit of the sport. A true treasure, Johnny Curtis, while always be fondly remembered by the Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club.

Lodging Discount

Mountain Modern Motel is the preferred lodging partner of the Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club.  Receive 20% off your lodging when you book by using this LINK.    If booking directly with MMM, mention "JHSC" for best pricing.

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To set up your group block, please contact the MMM Sales Manager, Spencer Long at 307-733-4342


Orsetto offers a 20% discount for ski racers and their families during any ski race. Must dine before 6pm. Orsetto will also create a catered dinner and drop it off, with a few days notice. If you want to take advantage of either incredible offers, contact Fred Peightal at

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