Freeride Program Update: October 2023
September sure flew by! The air is crisp and the first snow has already fallen in the mountains. Freeride spent the month attending community events and preparing for the upcoming winter season. A few highlights of the month include:
JHSC Team Hats
JHSC Freeride is excited to partner with team member, Will Lynch, and his new business Shark Hats to make FRP team hats. Hats will be available for purchase, coming soon!
Old Bill’s Fun Run
Freeride helped out with the JHSC Club booth at Old Bill’s. Collin even got to go in the dunk tank! Thanks to all who came out and said hello, and to all who donated during Old Bill’s giving season!
Internal Gear Swap
Club families gathered to sell and exchange gear for the upcoming season. This is a great opportunity to gear up without breaking the bank. This was Freeride’s first year participating and we will keep this annual exchange each fall.
Teton Gravity Research: Legend Has It World Premiere
Our friends at Teton Gravity Research invited us to join in the festivities for their new ski film. Freeride coaches and athletes checked out the new film (the skiing was absolutely insane!) and enjoyed the bonus day at the JHMR bikepark. Thanks to everybody who stopped by our booth and who bought raffle tickets to support our program. Big thanks to Atomic Skis for providing a pair of Bentchetler 110s to raffle off!
Ski Rep Night
The Alpine program invited Freeride to share in their annual industry rep night. Freeride athletes and families are able to place orders on new equipment for great deals. Contact email@example.com if you missed the event and need to place any orders. A couple reps left me with some industry pricing forms for those who couldn’t attend.
Home Away From Home Premiere
JHSC Alum Max Martin hosted a premiere at Snake River Brew Pub for his new movie “Home Away from Home”. Freeride coaches and athletes were able to enjoy the film and draw inspiration from some of the best skiers in Jackson. Thanks to Dynastar for providing a pair of skis to raffle and everyone who bought a ticket.
Wild West Skateboard Competition
Freeride Program was excited to be part of the final stop of the Wild West Skateboard Series at the Jackson Skatepark. It was amazing to see Freeride Program athletes competing and supporting their friends. We had several athletes on the podium including a podium sweep of the 11-14 age group. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth, as well as Carving the Future for putting on an amazing event.
Overall it’s been an excellent month with lots going on in preparation for the winter season. As the temps drop and there’s snow in the mountains, I think we’re all very excited to get on snow! Freeride athlete Violet Kastor said it best!
“I can’t wait for this upcoming Freeride season! Most of all, I am excited for the snow, seeing my group again, competing, trying new things, and another year of fun. I loved skiing with my group last year, laughing and talking, and I hope I can shred with them again. I’m both nervous and excited to compete in the Toilet Bowl competition, the Grand Targhee competition, and the USASA Slopestyle competition. I wonder what these competitions are like, and I am stoked to try it out! I would also like to try new things this year, such as skiing in places I have never skied before. I would like to improve my bag of tricks, including 180s and 360s. Maybe I can improve on things I was trying to do last year. I am excited for another year of fun in the snow. I hope a lot of snow comes soon!”
10/2: First day of dryland training! Drylands will be Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 4:15 to 5:45 at the Jackson Hole Middle School. Expect an update from Head Ski Coach Matt Newton with more information in the coming days.
10/3: Axis Training Begins: All athletes training at Axis must have their ImPACT assessment done before training.
10/3: Progression + and Comp Team Parent athlete meetings begin. If you haven’t already, pick a time HERE *Progression + and Comp Team only*
Shredders and Progression will have a team meeting date TBD in early/mid November.
11/5:Railjam at SK. In partnership with Carving the Future we’re hosting an early season rail jam to get the rust off and have some fun sliding on snow! Details TBD
Thanks all for tuning in! - Collin
Quote of the Month:
“When in trouble, tuck for double!” - Unknown