November Nordic Newsletter

Trail Creek Clean Up

Thanks to everyone that came out to the Trail Creek Clean up on Saturday. We made some serious progress on leveling the trails with mulch especially on grunt, constructed the bully barn, cleaned the cabins and gathered firewood. The timing with snow couldn't have been better. Many hands make quick work, and the day is meant to be a kick off to the season and community gathering as much as a work day so thanks again for coming out!

Mulching Grunt

Athletes Moving Mulch

Trail Creek 11.7.18

Comp/Prep Team Update

As more athletes transition out of their fall sports, the Prep and Comp team continues roster grow. In the next couple weeks we expect to have a full roster of 28 athletes in this group, a new record of JHSC Nordic. Even though snow is here and more is on the way, Prep/Comp athletes are focused on some specific dry-land training before we're on snow full time. That still means running, routine strength training on Monday, and ski imitation bounding/moose hoof exercises will be a part of the weekly training plan. It's likely the team will being to work some skiing into their training on Phillips Pass, Trail Creek or Alpine Fields next week. From the 17th to the 24th athletes will be up at the annual West Yellowstone camp. Training will shift to emphasize technique progression and logging 20-30 hours of low intensity volume training. Many of the athletes have been training full time for 6 months, and with only one month to go before their first race the team couldn't be more prepared to put their training to the test. Check out the Comp team webpage for the competition calendar -

Elijah Weenig Enjoying Running Intervals


Junior Team Dry-land

 Younger athletes and more experienced athletes are  working on some fundamental movement exercises that incorporate full body awareness, coordination, and a more neuromuscular adaption. As precursor to the season, all athletes underwent a physical assessment included a mile time trial, high school butte running time trial and strength test. Games, team spirit, and sportsmanship continue to be fundamental attributes of the Junior squad. To be sure athletes establish a technical foundation, coaches are working in some roller skiing and possibly some skiing this week.  Bria Riggs, Bates collegiate athlete will be joining the junior coaching staff starting next week. For further Junior team details contact head coach Calvin Wight-

Junior Team First Day on Skis! 11.7.18

Development Team Dry-land

The Devo cew kick started their dry-land session on  Monday and will continue to emphasis overall fitness, fundamental movement drills, games, and agility exercises. As we continue to gradually raise the bar of te Development team, new activities, more training sessions and more joint training sessions with the Junior team will aid in the 'development' of our young and upcoming athletes. Assistant Teewinot coach Taylor Huston, from Valdez Alaska will be filling in for Devo assistant coach Rainer Kenny until his return in December. For further Development team details contact head coach Rob Murphy -

Featured: Junior Assistant Coaches

Max is a Jackson native and a JHSC alumni. Max started in the nordic program in 5th grade and went on to race competitively through high school. He placed 2nd in state championships, and attended junior nationals multiple times. Max studied Outdoor Recreation Leadership at Central Oregon Community College and then devoted the next decade of his life to rock climbing. Max traveled to Canada, Mexico, Thailand, Greece and beyond in pursuit of climbing adventures. When not coaching, Max is works as an arborist and window cleaner for his company, Vertical Services, LLC. 

Junior Coach Max Milburn

Bria grew up in Truckee, California where she enjoyed time as a freeride skier and Nordic competitor. She raced for Sugar Bowl Academy and Far West as a junior at both a local and national level. Later, Bria attended Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, where she Nordic skied at the Division 1 level for three of her four years while studying Ecology, Economics, and Spanish. She also acted as an assistant coach for Sugar Bowl Ski Team and Academy as well as the Bates Nordic team during her college years. After graduating Bates College, Bria worked as an outdoor adventure leader for Backroads Inc. in southwest Utah and northern California. She joins the Jackson Hole Ski Club in 2018/2019 winter as an assistant coach for the Junior Nordic team.
Bria has trained under and worked for several coaches adopting a wide array of philosophies that have enhanced her knowledge and understanding of being both anathlete and a coach.

Junior coach Bria Riggs

Husband - Jon Filardo

Congratulations to Jon Filardo who is currently down in Baja getting hitched! We look forward to having Jon back with the Prep/Comp team in the next couple of weeks.

Filardo's Beefed up Baja Rig

Purchase a Trail Creek Season Pass

Over the summer we put in over $10k of repair into the Piston Bully, and now that snow has arrived we're ready for another season. Your support and trail pass purchases enable us to replace expensive grooming equipment like this. To ensure our continued operation, please don't forget to purchase your Trail Creek Season pass. If you have an athlete in the program, remember that their trail pass is covered in their program fee.