July Freeride Newsletter

June Re-cap

Finally! Summer is here in full swing, and what a beautiful week it’s been! Freeride is back in the swing of things with Skate Camps, Bike Team and our 4th annual summer trip to Woodward Copper!

Woodward Copper:

Woodward Copper is a world class training facility for skiers and snowboarders located in Copper Mountain, CO. JHSC Freeride has been attending camp for the last 4 years running for some summer-time fun in the sun. Woodward Copper has trampolines, an on snow terrain park, an incredible skatepark and lots of fun activities for the kids to enjoy between sessions on the mountain. 

Instagram link: https://www.instagram.com/p/C8pzat0P-Wa/

"Last week, we had athletes of all ages attend a week-long camp at Woodward Copper. Copper has some of the best summer training facilities in the country and we were lucky enough to take advantage of all the camp has to offer. We had several athletes learn new tricks and skills including a few athletes land their first Cork 720’s. It was an amazing experience and we hope to continue going to Woodward for many years to come!” - Coach Matt

Skate Camps:

JHSC skate camps started off this past week. Coaches Toby Koekkoek and Stefan Merriam 

Our skateboard camps are a great way for local children to dip their toes into a new hobby and sport. While the days are long, we break them up with some local exploration and swimming trips. Whether your child is looking to roll around for the first time or needs someone to redirect their chaos, there is something for all skill levels in our camps. We just finished up our first week of skateboard programming and we couldn't have asked for a better group of kids. In just a couple short days the children have gained so much confidence on their boards and are eager to show their friends and families their newfound joy. There are still spaces available in our camps, please help our recruiting staff by spreading the word!” - Skate Camp Coordinator, Stefan Merriam



Coach Toby, dropping some knowledge on the campers!


Bike Team:

Is up and running, we’ve been having lots of fun out in the bikepark for practice! We still have 4 spots available for the summer. Drop-ins are also available upon request! Please contact Collin (collin@jhskiclub.org) for more information!


Lucien getting ready to drop into Dirty Hairy!


Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Downhill Championship Race Schedule:

July 20th

August 18th

September 7th

These races are fun for the whole community with divisions for ages 12 and up. More information available HERE.

Training/Registration Updates:

A couple of updates for training next season:

  • Competition team will train during the bypass blackouts at JHMR.

  • Competition team will have a new and improved fall strength training program.

  • Competition and Progression +: Competition is Mandatory

  • Competition and Progression +: Team jackets will be included in tuition ($275)

Our website is updated, please take a look HERE for more information.

Registration Information:


Returning JHSC Families:  Competition Team - NOW OPEN

*Reminder: Competition team is available only via coaches recommendation. Please contact Matt (mnewton@jhskiclub.org) or Stefan (smerriam@jhskiclub.org) to make sure it's the correct fit for your athlete.*

All other teams - July 15th

New Families:

Registration for new families opens August 1st.


Summer Camp Updates

Windells (Mt. Hood) 7/7-7/13:  JHSC spots for Windells are full. Collin Rehm, Matt Newton and Andy Lex will be coaching this session. If you’re signed up, please ensure all waivers are filled out and ready to go!


Skate Camps (June/July):  Coaches Stefan Merriam (smerriam@jhskiclub.org) and Toby Koekkoek (tkoekkoek@jhskiclub.org) will be running our skate camp schedule this summer. Please reach out to them with any questions!


July 10/11 Beginner Camp: SOLD OUT

July 17/18 Beginner Camp: 5 Spots available 

July 24/25: Advanced Camp: 8 Spots available

July 31/August 1: 4 Spots available

Registration is available HERE. 


Other Summer Events

Skinny Skis 4th of July 10K:  We look forward to seeing you at the event. Registration is FULL! More information available HERE. 

Wild West Skate Series:  Wild West Skate Series is back for summer 2024! Our friends with Carving the Future are taking over the series for the upcoming summer season. We highly recommend signing up for these fun events! Registration with Carving the Future HERE.

Opening Comp: June 30, 2024 @ Jackson 

Stop 2: July 20, 2024 @ RIVERTON

Stop 3: August 4, 2024 @ Alpine 

Stop 4: August 25, 2024 @ Driggs

Finals: September 8, 2024 @ Jackson

Freeride will have a tent in attendance at the home stops here in Jackson!

Thanks all for tuning in! Have a great summer!  - Collin 

Quote of the Month:   “Mt. Hood; the mahalo volcano! Where the vibes are high and the ski season never ends.” - Coach Collin