Hugely successful month of racing!
January went off without a hitch! We had athletes all over the west coast and Europe. Lots of podiums and smiles with friends. The training at Snowking as been all time complemented with a big snow month at the village.
Mt. Hood Summer Camps
We are organizing three camps this Summer at Mt. Hood.
Camp 1: June 29 until July 4 (U10, U12, U14)
Camp 2: July 6 until July 11 (U10, U12, U14, U16, FIS)
Camp 3: July 13 until July 18 (U14, U16, FIS)
Cost: $1,550 if registered by April 30, 2019; $1,650 after April 30, 2019
You can register here: https://jhskiclub.org/programs/alpine-program/2019-alpine-summer-training
There are still some volunteering positions that need to be filled for the upcoming events. Sign up using the link below
Here is link to instructional video that will give you idea what you have to do as Gate judge (the most common volunteer position at ski races)
February Athlete Highlight
Holden and Oliver Parazette
Holden will be attending and skiing for Middlebury College, one of the east coast premier ski colleges. Holden believes that "the ski club has helped him become a better student athlete." Because of his busy race schedule he has learned to better manage his time, use skiing as an outlet to release energy, thus allowing him to focus more on academics when in the classroom, and demands athletes to increase communication skills with teachers/coaches alike in-order to achieve success.
Oliver recently attended races in Italy with the US ski team. This is Oliver's second time to Europe this season, he attended a US ski team training camp 2 months ago. He says all in all "it was a positive experience. The field of competitors is much larger and more stacked. It's harder to make flip but the scoring opportunities are similar to the states." The biggest take away from the trip was the atmosphere and culture behind ski racing, majority of the population races or is familiar with racing over there. Moving forward from the trip Oliver hopes to make the US Development Ski team in the next year.
We are nearing the halfway point of our NGS program and it’s been great thus far. We have several new coaches and they’re all doing a phenomenal job. Skiers are having a blast and showing improvement each week.
Happy to have returning coach Sam Fields and fantastic addition of new staff Lou Lou Goss-Woliner! 2DRT had great turn out and solid race results at SK Club Series (GS) on Jan 5 and Targhee SL on Jan 26. Congratulations to our podium finishers Gwen Georgiades (3rd), Mairi Schilling (2nd), Emelyen Baev (4th), and Alex Brown (2nd)! The whole group had a successful first hike of the season up the Headwall on a gorgeous sunny Saturday Jan 12. Coaches were impressed by team camaraderie as everyone charged up hill and perseverance of those out of their comfort zone. Looking forward to doing our first session of freeski/drill video and starting into the realm of video analysis at training this Wednesday night.
The u10 team has been skiing every Saturday at JHMR and having a great time. Athletes are pushing themselves to explore new terrain and their freeskiing skills have improved considerably. Mid week training at SK has been hugely successful. After a well-attended holiday camp we had our first race of the season with the Caroline Classic. Everyone performed well and most importantly had fun. For many it was their first race ever! We then began preparing for our first USSS race at SK. Two GS races took place on January 12th and 13th. All the athletes had a great time with several podiums for both the girls and boys. We have now switched our focus to the first slalom races of the year. For many it is their first time in “tall poles” and we have seen steady progress in everyone. Our next races are the USSS slaloms at Bogus Basin February 2 and 3, and a club series slalom February 9 at JHMR. Hope to see you all on the “KING."
This year’s crop of U12 athletes has proven to be a competitive group with comradery to spare. The goal of this program is to instill a passion for skiing while developing a fundamental basis through a mix of focused training and freeskiing. After a frigid yet productive Holiday Camp we kicked off our season with two races at our home hill: the Caroline Classic followed by two North Series GS races. Both yielded excellent results with seven top five finishes for the girls and six top five finishes for the boys in the North Series GS. The past three weeks have been focused on a slalom progression to introduce athletes to racing tall gates. Needless to say excitement has been palpable, and they are prepared to take that intensity to the Cranston Cup in Bogus Basin this weekend. Go get ‘em!
The U14 team is off to a strong start. Our race schedule started off before the holidays with 2 GS and 2 Slalom for the Sean Nurse Memorial at Snow King. From there we traveled to Sun Valley for the first U14 IMD Qualifier of the season. The U14 team skied very well with multiple podium results each day, including 8 athletes in the top 18 on the Giant Slalom day. Second year U14 athletes took part in the Wes Barron Speed Series at JHMR over MLK weekend and skied very well in challenging conditions.
After really a strong start for the Sean Nurse Memorial at Snow King U16 team traveled to Snow Bird for the first U16 Qualifier of the season. They skied very well with multiple podium results each day including 4 athletes in top 10 on the GS ,3 athletes in top 10 on the SL 1st. day and also 3 athletes in top 10 the las day on the SL. They continue skied very well in the Wes Barron Speed Series at JHMR . Each day we had the athletes on the podium on the girls and boys side, including 5 athletes in top 20 the first day, 2 athletes in top 5 second day and 3 athletes in top 10 on the last day of SG.
The 2019 season is off to a strong start for the FIS Squad. Momentum is building for our athletes as performance milestones are being achieved at a level not seen at the club for almost a decade. New year round programing has set the stage for our high caliber athletes to reach their potential. Changes this year include the addition of a comprehensive conditioning program and club wide on snow training opportunities throughout the off-season. Integrating the full suite of long-term athlete development domains is putting our athletes on the map. JHSC FIS PG athletes are taking charge of the western region FIS circuit with podiums and wins at key races on the road to National Championships, collegiate level racing, and national team projects. In addition, our first year athletes are banging at the door with big moves from the back of the pack. The first year FIS battle to establish a point profile is moving along as planned. The FIS staff would like to recognize the effort JHSC athletes put into their ski seasons and thank the parents for their continuous support. Here are some of the many highlight results so far this season:
Oliver: First College Points
WR FIS Open Snowking
Oliver: Winning Second Run
Izzy: PB GS Results
Sean Nurse USSA
Izzy: PB SL Result
WR FIS Elite Tech Big Sky
Holden: 1st, 3rd, 3rd, PB Slalom Result
Driscoll: PB GS & SL Results
Zander: PB GS Results
FIS-U Bridger Bowl
Henry: PB GS Result
Wes Barron USSA
Henry: 1st, 1st
Martin: PB SG Result
Driscoll: PB SG Result
Dobbiaco FIS Italy
Oliver: PB SL Result
2/5 NorAm Womens Snowking
2/8 NPS Snowking (2GS/2SL)
2/9 Bank Of Jackson Hole Club Series #3 JHMR (SL)
2/23 Bank Of Jackson Hole Club Series #4 Grand Targhee (GS)
80th Anniversary Club Team Store: