Rendezvous River Sports Karen Oatey PPP

March 31, 2023






Since 1975 the Rendezvous River Sports Karen Oatey Pole Pedal Paddle has served as the annual kickoff to spring in Jackson Hole.  The "PPP" is a five-leg race that includes:

  • Ski/Snowboard Giant Slalom at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
  • Running leg from Teton Village to Shooting Star maintenance building 
  • Cross Country ski leg at Shooting Star Nordic track
  • Cycling leg from Shooting Star maintenance facility to Von Gontard's Landing
  • Paddling leg on the Snake River from Von Gontards landing to Astoria boat ramp

Competitors are invited to race individually or on a team and competitively or for fun.  (Either way, costumes are highly encouraged!) The PPP will conclude with a large community celebration at Astoria Hot Springs Park.  

IMPORTANT: Please no dogs at any leg of the PPP and if you plan to soak at Astoria, reservations are required.

The Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club is an Authorized Permittee of the Bridger-Teton National Forest

and an Equal Opportunity Provider.


Event Info

Rendezvous River Sports has kayaks and boats for rent.  They will drop your boat off at the boat launch and pick it up at the finish line.  Contact them at








Click HERE to receive a 20% discount at Mountain Modern Motel (prices reflect discount).  Large groups should book directly with MMM Sales Manager, Spencer Long at  307-733-4342 or  Mention "JHSC" when booking for best rate.

Amenities include bunk rooms, tuning space, pool, complimentary breakfast, complimentary START Bus passes to Stilson Parking Lot in Wilson as well as Teton Village.  The Mountain Modern is walking distance to numerous downtown restaurants and shops, plus close proximity to Snow King Mountain.



Special thanks to the Rendezvous River Sports, Jackson Hole Travel & Tourism Board, Snake River Fund, Shooting Star, WYDOT, Friends of Pathways, Teton County Search and Rescue, Teton County Jackson Parks & Rec, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, the United States Forest Service, and the Oatey and Landes families


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