Mike Hammer


Mike Hammer, born and raised in Southern California, was a competitive Alpine skier in high school and college. Summers then were spent as a packer in Kings Canyon National Park.  He graduated from Stanford University and the University of Michigan Law School.  He practiced law in the Navy in Washington, DC, with Coudert Freres in Paris, and with O’Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles, Washington, DC and Alaska. From 1980 to 2007, he was “resident” general partner and project manager for the development of Spring Creek Ranch, including Amangani, in Jackson Hole.  He served on the Board of Trustees of the Ucross Foundation, an artists residency program in Wyoming, from its inception in the early 1980’s until his retirement in 2018 and on the boards of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole and the Center for Resolution.  He served as the interim Executive Director (twice) of the Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club and on its Board of Directors, as a long-time Certified Alpine Official, and as President of the Intermountain Division of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association.

Mike and his wife, Francesca, were married in 1982 in Jackson Hole. They have three Jackson-born children: Michael (University of Oregon) who raced, trained and later coached with JHSC; Hadley (University of New Hampshire), a professional alpinist who grew up as a competitive figure skater and Nordic and Alpine skier; and Maximilian (Dartmouth), who was on the US Ski Team and coached for JHSC and Squaw Valley.  

Mike passed on July 26th, 2022.  We were fortunate to have his guidance and involvement over the years. He will be missed. 


Personal Philosophy:

Hang in there.

Board Member