FCExcavation JACKSON HOLE DOWNHILL

March 15, 2024

 

MARCH 15-17, 2024


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Come Get Western March 15-17th with the Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club! Tentative Weekend Schedule below.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Don't want to race? Come out and see some serious speed Saturday and Sunday on JHMR's Crags-to-Moran Race course!!

2023 Weekend Schedule Options - dependent on surface conditions

With snow in the forecast for, we are posting 2 schedule options.  We will make the call on which schedule as it gets closer to the dates, all participants will be invited to join a WhatsApp group to receive important messages.

Original 3 Day Schedule

Compressed 1 Day Schedule

RACE DETAILS & HISTORY

The Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club (JHSC) has been hosting one of the few (if not the last!) open, non-sanctioned community downhill races since 1982. In 2020 the JHSC, in collaboration with Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, redesigned the entire event to be a high-powered, high-caliber event celebrating the sport and community of alpine racing in Jackson Hole and beyond. 

The FCExcavation Jackson Hole Downhill is hosted on Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s Crags-to-Moran racecourse off Teton Lift. The course runs just outside the boundary of Grand Teton National Park and boasts epic views. The Downhill hosts skiers and snowboarders ages 12 and up, as well as current and former World Cup racers. Participants in the Community Race on Saturday can compete in up to TWO of the following categories: Amateur, Snowboard, Telemark, and “Fat & Baggy,” where a racer’s clothes must flap in the wind and their skis must be at least 100mm underfoot. This year we will have a Junior Race 1 on Saturday as well Sunday.

Sunday features a Junior Race II followed by the Pro Race. 

The Downhill culminates on Sunday with the Pro Race, which includes a high-stakes team component. Each team is led by a “Champion” who has put together their all-star, four-person roster including the following positions (Each team must include at least one female racer, filling any one of the following positions): 

  1. “Invited VIP” - Former U.S. Ski Team, World Cup, or another top competitor

  2. “Master” - 40+ (on race day)

  3. “Junior” - U14-U19 aged athlete

  4. “Wildcard 1” - Additional team members of any age or gender

The Jackson Hole Downhill is open to anyone interested in going fast. All proceeds from the Downhill support JHSC’s exceptional programming, and provide opportunities for over 500 local student-athletes.

 

Event Info

ENTRY FEE

Racer entry fee is $120 for each race. Competitors are eligible to race once in the Individual Pro Race and twice in the Community Race. Save $10 on additional races. If you have been invited to race on a team as a VIP, Master, or Wildcard Racer do NOT register in this form unless you plan to race in the Community Race IN ADDITION TO your Team Race spot. Juniors on a team are only eligible to race for their team, and cannot register for the Junior Race in addition to their team spot. They are allowed to race the Junior Race on Saturday; however, if they are on a team, they cannot race the Junior Race on Sunday.

TICKETING

Racer tickets will be purchased at the JHMR ticket office at 30% off on the day of the event. The ticket office is open from 8am-5pm daily. Multi-day tickets can be purchased at the 30% discounted rate. The ticket office will have a list of registered Downhill racers.

IKON  – Please reserve your ticket online: Ikon Pass Jackson Hole - Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

If the day is sold out online, please contact the Groups Department and we will process your reservation for you. If your pass is blacked out, please purchase an athlete ticket at the racer rate through the Groups Sales Department. If dates are blacked out for friends and family, you will be able to purchase a ticket at the ticket office at the Racer Family rate which is 30% off.

Mountain Collective - Please reserve your ticket online. If the ticket calendar is sold out online, please email mountaincollective@jacksonhole.com and they will make your reservation for you.

Note that there is a difference between sold out and blacked out. If the date is sold out, we can still honor your pass. If your date is blacked out, please plan on purchasing through the Groups Department for athletes and the ticket office day of for racer friends and family.

 

LOCAL TUNING SERVICES

It's recommended that those seeking tuning services do their research to find a local service that best fits their needs. Safety is of the utmost concern, so please note that a downhill ski tune is oftentimes different than an all-mountain ski tune. We suggest thorough communication with ski technicians regarding ski size and downhill tune needs.

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