Freeride January Newsletter

Last chance to be a FRP Event Sponsor!

The deadline to be involved as a sponsor of the JHSC Freeride program's upcoming events is rapidly approaching.  With our regional IFSA event just weeks away, time is of the essence to confirm your commitment and be featured in front of families and spectators from all over the country at this sell-out event.  The program is running competitions all throughout the season and the sooner we connect with sponsors, the more exposure we can offer.  To learn more about our sponsorship opportunities please visit the link here.

Boardercross / Skiercross Course at Snow King

After a lot of discussion and terrain scouting the below map has been approved for snowmaking for the upcoming Skier / Boarder cross track.  With any luck this course will be up and running by the end of the month!  Come by to rip the King and check out the progress of the newest addition to our town hill.

JHMR Holiday Camp

We had a great time shredding around JHMR during our annual holiday camp. The sub zero temperatures sure made for some cold moments on the hill. We had an avalanche awareness clinic, rode some deep pow in the headwall, and even found a spot to launch some air in the woods.

Finn Varga, Ronaldo Martel, Rye Webb, Ronin Zell and Ben Stam on the tram dock at JHMR

Brothers in Shred Neo Emery and Ace Emery scoping out the lip of a launcher.

Ryder Musselman helping the big kids move some snow around.

Avalanche Awareness Training

During our Avalanche Awareness training day, Freeride team athletes broke into groups and headed out with experts from the American Avalanche Institute to get educated about snowpack and snow safety. 

Neo Emery, Will Mercer, Steven Bailey and Marvin Martel listen as Allen O'bannon leads the clinic. Location: top of the headwall at JHMR.

Burton Stash Log Jam

Check out the video below! It was a blast!

Ski Coach Jamie Bemis and Snowboard Coach Cristina Wiley complete their Level 200 USASA Certification at Copper Mountain, CO. 

It was a cold dark night, a clear white moon, Jamie bemis on the scene...along with Cristina Wiley and six other female coaches. The location was Copper mountain, and the mission, was Level 200 USASA Certification. Details of the mission are confidential, only to be learned by those seeking the Level 200 cert. A few photos managed to leak from said mission, however read on at your own risk. 

Level 200 participants calmly managing the fear as they move deeper into their training. 

Level 200 participants relying on each other to make it through. 

Don't be fooled, the retina scan is embedded in the plastic. 

An unnamed snowboarder demonstrates a Level 200 Nose press into some blower Colorado pow on a Woodward Box at Copper Mountain. 

Park City Training Camp

Over the weekend of December 8-9, Freeski athletes Bennet Balogh and Miles Huseby took a trip to Park City Mountain Resort for two days of on-snow training in the legendary 3 Kings Terrain Park. 

Day one dawned chilly and grey, prompting us to practice some edging and switch skiing drills on the perfect corduroy off Payday Express Lift. Once it warmed up and the sun starting peeking through the clouds, Bennet took to the large jump line and starting putting down some nice 360s. Miles worked the smaller box features and learned some new grabs on the medium sized jump line. Goals were discussed during lunch and each rider focused on what they wanted to achieve in the short time we were there. That evening we enjoyed some fun cross training at the local bouldering gym, The Mine, where both Bennet and Miles crushed some difficult overhanging climbs, a definite testament to their athleticism.

Day two had a much more inviting forecast, so we set to our goals on the large jump lines. Bennet started putting down backflips right away while Miles worked up the courage to hit the biggest jump of his life that morning. Bennet was putting together several variations on 360s on both the first jump and the massive second hit that was well over 50 feet. With his teammates support and advice, Miles went for jump one but unfortunately wasn't quite getting over the knuckle to the smooth landing. However, showing some serious dedication, he took a lunch break and a couple Advil with hopes of redemption in the afternoon. Kudos to him for keeping focused on his goal, as that afternoon he dialed in the speed on jump one and not only cleared it, but continued to hit it each run for the rest of the day on a sore heel from earlier. Once the sun started to set, we couldn't resist a couple epic groomer laps at the final hour, capping off a solid and very productive weekend at PCMR.

Miles learining Japan Grab. 

Backcountry Touring Day with the new JHSC Backcountry Program

To learn more about the backcountry program click here:

Open Gym at Axis 

We had a stacked house for our free open gym night at Axis Gymnastics.  We set up four stations; Trampoline, Cliff Drop into Foam Pit, Obstacle course and tumble track. Nearly two dozen kids showed up, flipping, running, jumping and spinning all over Axis. Keep your eye out for the next open gym, or drop into Axis at the FRP Big Air Class!

Avalon 7 / Freeride Team Necktubes are in stock. Stay warm and protect your face from sun!

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