Freeride Program - May Newsletter

The Freeride Program just wrapped up an amazing season of training and competition.  Even though our athletes are back to in-person learning and playing spring sports, we have very important updates about how our 2021 season finished.  For the first time in the history, the Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard Club’s Freeride Program had an athlete represent and win the world title.  

During the 2020 season, Neo Emery competed in the IFSA National series throughout the United States. Neo’s hard work and dedication earned himself an invite to the Freeride Junior World Championship in Verbier, Switzerland this past spring.  Neo took this opportunity very serious and applied his years of experience and strategy. We are pleased to announce that Neo brought home the world title and a did an amazing job representing the whole Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard Club, the Freeride Program, and the Jackson community. If you didn’t get a chance to read the article written about Neo in the JH News & Guide, please CLICK HERE to learn more about Neo and his road to the world title.   



In addition to Neo’s accomplishment, we have many Freeride Program Athletes that need to be recognized as well.  Listed below we will recognize the Freeride Program Athletes who were nominated by coaches for end of year awards!  Well job Team.

2021 Winter Athlete Awards


Neo Emery – Snowboard

Taz McBride – Ski

Ton Siebert “Pardee on” Award“Lighthearted approach to attacking the entire mountain”

Marvin Martel - Snowboard

Minor Threat 

Brendan Roberts – Ski

Ivy Lu Swain – Snowboard

Monthly Monsters


Renny Roberts – Ski

Noah Hilke – Snowboard


Porter Farren – Ski

Ace Emery – Snowboard


Ashe Bessette – Ski


Jake Johnson – Snowboard


Metta Campbell – Ski

Ellis Swain – Snowboard


A huge thank you to all the Freeride Program Athletes, Coaches, and Families that made this season possible.  On behalf of the whole Freeride Program coaching staff, we’re excited to drive forward and work hard for your athlete.  If you have any questions about the Freeride Program and our competitive coaching programs, please contact

Wishing everyone a sunny and warm spring!


Andy Lex