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Read on to learn more about recent Freeski and Snowboard events!
IFSA Junior National, Big Sky Resort; March 9-12, 2022
JHSC traveled with athletes Metta Campbell, Collin Schubert, and Marvin Martell to Big Sky, Montana (the biggest skiing in America!), from March 9-12th for our second Junior National event of the season. Thursday were qualifiers for age 12-14 athletes. The day started off at a balmy -21 degrees (the coldest skiing in America?). Ski Patrol was delayed due to the extreme cold, and the athletes got to watch Patrol run their route through the Headwaters (some of the steepest slopes anywhere in North America). They triggered numerous large avalanches, which was impressive and educational for all of the athletes to see. The avalanches proved to be beneficial by filling in the venue with lots of nice soft slough piles.
Day 1: 12-14 qualifiers were held on a run called DTM (Don’t Tell Momma). Unfortunately many mommas were in attendance, so there were no secrets to be held. Fortunately the event ran smoothly with no major injuries and minimal scared moms. Athlete Metta Campbell found a very strong run during qualifiers and ended up with the second highest line score of the day. Unfortunately the run was not quite enough to make the cut for finals, so she’ll be back for next year!
Day 2: The temperature rose 30 degrees to a balmy 10 degrees above 0. Age 15-18 qualifiers were held on Lower Obsidian, right next to DTM. Obsidian is a more featured run with numerous large jumps and cliffs. Marvin and Collin both found strong lines during inspection. Marvin unfortunately took a hip check on one of his landings and did not move on to finals. Collin stomped a stylish line and qualified in 2nd place.
Day 3: Finals day was held on Upper Obsidian, a venue which requires a very “Sporty” bootpack to reach. Collin found a strong line in inspection. He clipped a heel edge and fell at the top of his run. After a quick recovery he put down a great run. At the end of the event the results were as follows:
Collin Schubert: 15-18 Snowboard Boys: 3rd
Marvin Martell: 15-18 Snowboard Boys: 7th
Metta Campbell: 12-14 Ski Girls: 8th
See Full Event Results HERE
IFSA Junior Regional; Grand Targhee Resort, March 6, 2022
This past weekend JHSC Freeride athletes traveled over the hill to our neighbors at Grand Targhee for an IFSA Junior Regional Freeride competition.
The competition is held on Reliable, a steep, north-facing slope off of Peaked Mountain. Reliable is a technical slope with numerous cliffs and a fall line that exceeds 45 degrees at some points. Everything rolls over blind, and it is impossible to see your entire run from the top! With the lack of snowfall this season, the snow was firm and variable, making for a very challenging competition. For JHSC U12 athletes Brendan Roberts and Landon Campbell, this was their first time competing at Targhee. 12-14 athletes Renny Roberts and Metta Camobell have both skied the venue in the past.
Day 1 (Saturday) brought clouds and fog; unfortunately the judges were unable to see the full venue and after numerous delays the event was called off for the day.
Day 2 (Sunday) was clear but cold. With good visibility, the event coordinators were able to get each and every athlete through the venue.
At the end of the day JHSC athletes ended up with 2 podium spots!
Collin Schubert, 15-18 Men’s Snowboard: 2nd Place
Metta Campbell, 12-14 Girl’s Ski: 2nd Place
Just off the podium at his first ever Targhee competition was Landon Campbell, who skied a very strong run and ended up off the podium by just 4 tenths of a point!
Great work by all of the JHSC Freeride athletes who came out and put down great runs at Targhee!
See Full Event Results HERE
Dick's Ditch Banked Slalom; Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, March 6, 2022
Freeride Program athletes had a lot of fun and great results competing in the annual Dick's Ditch competition at JHMR.
Ski Male 11-13:
Eli Oda- 4th
Snowboard Male 11-13:
Snowboard Female 11-13:
Snowboard Male 14-19:
-Freeride Program had 14 athletes and 5 coaches compete
-3 podium sweeps by JHSC athletes
-Athletes got the opportunity to race against 2022 Olympic athletes
-Freeride Program athletes beat some of their coaches!
-Having coaches and athlete competing together really brought home this month’s value of Competition
Read HERE to learn more about the origins and history of the race and to see the full competition results.