Marika Hanson

U12 Coach 

Being born and raised in Jackson Hole instilled a love of skiing in me at a very young age. I competitively raced for the Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club for a decade, ripping around Snow King from the age of 7 all the way through my FIS years. After high school, I traveled around the world, but the allure of the Tetons has brought me back to the valley I call home. Winter is my favorite time of year, and I spend as much time as possible playing in the snow whether it’s at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, up Togwotee, or on the King. I am so excited to return to my roots at the JH Ski & Snowboard Club and to share my knowledge and passion for skiing with the next generation of rippers.


Sport Specific Background, Experience, and Roles:

  • Qualified for Western Regional U16 Championships each year from 2014-2016. 

  • Qualified for the Western Region FIS NJR in Sugar Bowl, CA and Snow King, WY, 2016

  • Qualified for the Les Schwab Western Region Elite FIS Series in Mission Ridge, WA in 2016


Education, Professional Degrees, and Certifications:

Certified Wilderness First Responder, and I am also certified in CPR.


Personal Philosophy or Statement:

Any time on snow is a good time--skiing is good for the soul!! Being outside and connected to the natural world is vital to life. And remember, go fast take chances.