SAS January Newsletter

January is the JHSC month of COMMITMENT!

Commitment means striving to be at one's best, overcoming challenges, and reaching goals to strengthen both the club and the individual.

FUN drives participation and sustains our efforts, making it the most important aspect of a healthy youth-sports culture.

TEAMWORK represents all the ways that we work together and communicate in order to accomplish things far greater than we could alone.

COMMITMENT means striving to be at one’s best, overcoming challenges, and reaching goals to strengthen both the club and the individual.

SPORTSMANSHIP extends beyond sport, teaching youth to be fair, inclusive, respectful, humble in victory, and gracious in defeat.

COMPETITION focuses on the whole process of preparations, as an athlete and a person, to be prepared to perform for anything you choose.


How are JHSC athletes practicing COMMITMENT this month?


Whether it's committing to a turn, charging a jump, or stiving for a new and bigger goal, our athletes are constantly showing their commitment to their sport and team.

Below are some shots showing how our teams are demonstrating COMMITMENT as we drop into the New Year!


December 27th, can you say brrr?!?

JHSC alpine athletes had some COLD training at Snow King - as shown below by Charlie Ryan, U12 & Branko Zagar, Alpine Director

Other JHSC athletes across the valley were also braving the single-digits, including Nordic out at Trail Creek & Freeride at JHMR

Photo on left by Lexie Drechsel, Head U12 Coach 


December 29th, Avalanche Awareness Day for Freeride athletes!


For updates on how JHSC athletes are showing commitment during the month of January, follow us on Instagram @JHSkiSnowboardClub or on Facebook!



THANK YOU to all of our Athletes & Families for following JHSC Covid-19 Policies & Procedures.

We could not do this without YOU and YOUR COMMITMENT.

In the words of Ali Sehnert, Executive Director of JHSC:

"I believe in our safety protocols.

Wearing masks, maintaining physical distance and being OUTSIDE are huge benefits for us to continue doing what we love to do. 

To allow us to keep doing what we love, we need "constant vigilance" - in the words of Albus Dumbledore. 

Please keep up the good work. Together we CAN make this work."


Again, THANK YOU for your efforts. Let's charge into 2021 with positivity and stoke! HAPPY NEW YEAR


Alumni Network - A Team for Life

Calling all JHSC alumni!

The Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club seeks to expand our Alumni network and reconnect with our athletes, coaches, and staff from the past. Please fill out the form at the link below to provide us with your most up-to-date contact information and some history about your time at the JHSC.

Join the ranks of notable alumni like Travis Rice and Resi Stiegler!

PLUS you'll receive news and special discounts to register for events such as the Pica's Margarita Cup, the FCExcavation Jackson Hole Downhill, and the Rendezvous River Sports Karen Oatey Pole Pedal Paddle.


Alumni Highlight: Seppi Steigler, Head FIS Coach on Commitment

1. This month’s value of the month is commitment. How has this Club value influenced your career?

The the club taught me the meaning of true commitment. I was fortunate enough to have coaches and mentors that helped me understand the correlation between effort and outcome. Commitment isn't about showing up, going through the motions, or achieving the minimum of what's asked. It's about aligning your effort with your goals. My commitment to student athletics could not be defined by anyone else. Commitment became a lifestyle for me. My entire thought process revolves around getting better in every aspect of life. When you really love something commitment becomes automatic and productivity soars. You find out that the process is the important part and the outcome is irrelevant.

2. What are some of your favorite memories from your time as a JHSC Athlete?

My favorite memories from being a JHSC Athlete are the people and my turns. The feeling of your skis generating snap is the most addicting thing out there. The rhythm and energy of good skiing is something you never forget. I remember the slalom turns from my first FIS race because the feeling gave me purpose in life. I also dearly remember my coaches. It is wild to think about how much influence those people had in my life. I didn't know it at the time, but today im greatful for everyone that played a part. Those people are my primary motivator for being the best coach I can be. 

3. How has being an athlete at JHSC influenced your trajectory in life?

Being an athlete at JHSC influenced the trajectory of my life in a way that is still compounding today. Skiing is everything for me and I can't imagine life without it. Its my passion, work, history, and my community. There is no way to know what life would be like without the club, but it doesn't matter because I wouldn't change it.

4. What is a challenge you encountered during your career as an athlete, and how did you overcome it? 

The biggest challenge I encountered during my career as an athlete was redefining my life from outcome oriented to process oriented. I'm not racing competitively anymore and I am still working on this. I'll be working on it forever which means maybe I'm starting to understand.

5. What’s one piece of advice you have for up and coming JHSC athletes?

If I have one piece of advice for upcoming JHSC athletes, it would be this. Find out what motivates you in life and makes you happy. If it gets you up in the morning, then it's probably worth the commitment. Your passion in life might not be skiing and that's ok, but what you learn here at the club will help you anywhere you want to go.


Click here to read Seppi Stiegler's bio.