Alpine March Newsletter

Non-Stop Snow

February brought Jackson the highest recorded snowfall for the month ever! Despite that fact we still managed to race our way through the month with great efforts from volunteers, parents, coaches and race coordinators. March marks the beginning of the final stretch of the race season.

Branko Zagar, head of the alpine program says, “the season is going well up to this point, athletes are competing at a high level with great results. In the coming weeks there is a lot of travel for the championship season. With that being said athletes should be peaking at this point in the season. It would be great if the snow would stop falling and training conditions came back to January norms.” On the home front “we are hosting USCSA national champions were collegiate alpine athletes will be competing in 4+ disciplines. On top of that there will be freestyle events going on at the same time. Snow king will be very busy."

Good Samaritans 

What comes hand and hand with all the snow fall? Answer: Snow removal! Head U14 coach Kevin Keane organized and led a community service effort to shovel pathways and parking lots at the Jackson Hole Senior Center and Pioneer Homestead Apartments. The crew was out there for the better part of the morning working to make sure the pathways were safe for foot travel. 

Athlete Highlights

Sophia Tozzi, a second year U16 has been making huge strides towards her season goal of making it to Nationals! Her well-rounded skiing ability has lead her to numerous podium finishes and series overall titles in every discipline.  February has been chalked full of Super G events for Sophia. With three weeks until IMD regionals Sophia is going to use that time to refocus on her tech discipline skiing.

Cam Prichard, a second year U14 is one of the top ranked IMD boys qualifying for western region champions next month at Big Sky! He conquered the Junior Intermountain Cup U14 SG qualifiers at Snowbasin. During timed training Campbell clocked in with the fastest time of the day to start off the series. In the three race series Prichard sandwiched two awesome results with an unfortunate DNF.  In race 1 Prichard walked away with 1st place and the final race of the series he rounded out the podium with a 3rd place finish.

Cam Prichard in Sun Valley



The Western Region Elite Tech Series closed out with a bang for our squad. During the final four GS starts of the series all athletes saw personal best results against a strong Elite FIS field. Our JHSC FIS athletes dominated the podium and our fellow ski clubs from around the west. Holden Parazette came in on top with a 1st place, 2nd, 5th, and 12th scoring top results of 34 and 40. Henry Hakoshima delivered a 3rd place and two 4th place results scoring 37 and 38. Oliver Parazette had top results of 14th and 32nd scoring a 62 and 85. Driscoll Larrow once again made big moves from the back of the field to finish 31st and 51st scoring his best result of 98. Dedication to long term athlete development is starting pay off for the FIS Squad. Results from this series qualifies our entire team to the Western Region Junior Championships in Alpine Meadows. In addition Holden, Oliver and Henry have secured spots to the US Alpine National Championships. They will compete against the best skiers in our nation in Waterville Valley New Hampshire March 23rd-29th. Well done gentlemen!

Holden Parazette on podium 1st place


U16 team traveled to Sun Valley for the last U16 Qualifier race of the season. The team skied very well with multiple podium results each day. Here are some of the Sun Valley highlight results:



Ladies SL:
Sophia Tozzi 1st
JJ Davis 11th
Morgan Kilmain 12th
Carey RItter 13th







Men’s SL:
Grant Hagen 3rd
Nick Janssen 16th
Milo Goodell 20th






Ladies GS(1st Day):
Paige Doyle 1st
Maylia Lohman 10th
Morgan Kilmain 14th
Sophie Morgan 15th 






Men’s GS (1st Day):
Grant Hagen 4th
Nick Janssen 18th




Nick Janssen SL Sun Valley

Ladies GS (2nd Day):
Sophia Tozzi 4th
Carey Ritter 14th
Maylia Lohman 20th

Men’s GS (2nd Day):
Grant Hagen 9th
Charlie Hoelscher 20th

9 Athletes qualified for WR Championship at Sun Valley from March 13th -17th: 
Sophia Tozzi, Paige Doyle, Morgan Kilmain, Carey Ritter, Maylia Lohman, Grant Hagen, Nick Janssen, Charlie Hoelscher and Sam Clausen

Evalyn Wogoman, Sophie Morgan & Milo Goodell qualified for the Tri-Divisional Champs held at JHMR March 21-24

Congratulations on qualifying for the U16 Regional Championships. All of your hard work and training has paid off. Good luck to every one of you.

And last but not last, Sophia Tozzi is the ladies overall IMD bib leader!!

U14 Team

We just got back from Park City, where we got 3rd in the overall team event. Throughout the weekend we had four different kids on the podium in addition to having 8 of the top 20 boys, and 6 of the top 12 boys in the first and second GS on Friday and Saturday respectively.

Park City was our last qualifier, and now we head to Big Sky for Western Region Championships, with 9 athletes qualifying and Tri-Divisional Championships at JHMR with 13 athletes qualifying:

WR Champs:  Avery MacMillan, Atticus Sanders,Cam Prichard​, Kye Bessette​, Noah Parazette​, Hayden Clark, Travis D'Amours, Mattias Wilson and Gus Clausen

Tri-Divisional Champs: Tegan Ritter, Jordyn Kantor, Savannah Kenney, Maddie Kramer, Teagan Barry, Abbey Davis, Owen Janssen, Dylan Dowson, Nico McGee, Oliver Smith, Owen Strand, Bodhi Boschen and Nate Pruzan

Additionally, Kye Bessette has qualifed for the Vail GS Spectacular at the end of this month, which is for the top 6 boys & girls 2006 birth year. Alternates for this event are Tegan Ritter, Hayden Clark and Noah Parazette.

2 Day Race Team

The 2 Day Race team ends their season this weekend at the Club Series race at White Pine ski area in Pinedale.  Parents vs. kids an costumes encouraged!
Gwen Georgiades gave skier cross a try at the USASA event held at Snow King February 16-17 and Emelyen Baev took home 3rd place medal from the Club Series at Targhee February 23rd.


There are still some volunteering positions that need to be filled for 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)

Upcoming Events:

  • Mar 9-10 JHSC Town Downhill, Snow King
  • Mar 14-17 - WR Champs (SG, GS, SL) Sun Valley U16
  • Mar. 15-17 Intermountain Champs* - Snowbasin, UT U10-12
  • Mar 21-24 - Tri-Divisionals (SG, GS, SL) JHMR U16
  • Mar 21-24 Tri Divisional Championships, JHMR or Western Region Championships, Big Sky U14

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
Deposit: $500

You can register here:

80th Anniversary Club Team Store: