FIS (U21/U19) Team

Age for 2016/17 Winter Season

Born 2000-1996
Comprised of 16-18 year old High School students (U19), and Post Graduate 18-20 year old racers (U21), motivated U21 and U19 athletes work with a team of dedicated coaches that will employ at their discretion a unique combination of conditioning, big mountain free-skiing, and world class gate training on a consistent surface that only JHSC can deliver. Our goal is advancing each individual's skiing and racing skills to maximize their athletic potential, and to help build the discipline, drive, and determination for them to succeed in whatever arena they choose after ski racing. This program covers all aspects of competitive racing, training, and conditioning, in conjunction with a study hall. FIS program will train in the afternoons, with an early release from their respective schools. Those athletes not academically eligible for early release will train with the U 16 team and travel with the FIS team. Preseason dryland training is mandatory for FIS participants. Athletes will compete locally, regionally, and nationally at a level appropriate to their desire and ability, including NorAm, FIS, and USSA events.
Athlete to Coach ratio: 5:1

Skill Development Focus

Hill safety; exhibiting a dynamic athletic balance and position in all terrain and conditions; exhibiting consistent width stance while maintaining dynamic balanced athletic position; skiing with weight distributed over the outside ski in all terrain and events; utilizing a double and single pole plant for timing, balance and upper body stability in all terrain types; utilizing a parallel lower leg stance to create dynamic balance and generate power in all conditions and courses; applying GS, SL and Super G tactics and learning the basic fundamentals of downhill elements. Skill Development Focus Points: This program has consistent winning record of each individual's skill advancement at every level. Thanks to an exceptionally low athlete/coach ratio, JHSC offers a high quality individual improvement focused program that delivers a curriculum covering fundamentals such as on hill safety through development of advanced skills for speed events. For more information on the Athlete Training System, and program delivery, click here.


FIS athletes will be encouraged to compete in 20-35 races per winter. 
Within the Intermountain Division and the Western Region there are many USSA and FIS racing opportunities for athletes in this group. The individual race schedules will be tailored to fit each athlete. FIS athletes are expected to travel to races as a team and without the accompaniment of a parent/guardian.

2016/17 Races in Jackson (or nearby area)

Wes Barron Speed Series, Jan. 22-24 @ JHMR (3SG)
Wild West Classic Western Region FIS NJR Series, Feb. 19-22 @ Snow King (2GS/2SL)
Town Downhill Mar. 11-12 @ Snow King

Training Session

August - April 9th

Pre-Season Dryland

Summer: July 11th - August 11th
Fall: September 12th - until Snow King Opens Monday - Friday, 4:30-6:00 pm

On Snow

Tuesdays-Fridays, 10:00-12:30 & 1:00pm-4:00pm @ Snow King
Saturdays, 8:45am-3pm @ JHMR
Sundays, 8:45am-3pm location tbd
Weekday sessions may be scheduled as school permits from 10:00am-12:00pm

Program Fee

U21 (Post Graduate) - $6,500 Register Now
U19 (High School) - $5,200 Register Now
Early registration helps our planning! Register by August 15th and receive $50 off after check out. 

Program rates increase $100 on September 21st & November 1st, 2016.
Payment plan: register by September 30th with a $100 minimum deposit.  Balance is divided over October, November & December, balance paid in full by 12/31/16.


FIS: $85 (regular license, $155 after August 15th)
USSA: $150 ($175 after October 15th)
IMD: $50 ($65 after October 15th)

Race Travel Expenses

Based on travel schedule and number of competitions entered, to be discussed with coaches.

Ski Passes

Athletes need a Snow King Mountain & Jackson Hole Mountain Resort season pass. Pass prices are not included in program fees and must be purchased directly through Snow King and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. 

Work Deposit

There is a 4 day work deposit commitment with this program.  Learn more about the work deposit program here.


Recommended 3+ pairs of race skis (SG/GS/SL), 1 pair of freeskis.
  • JHSC internal equipment exchange night (used gear) - September 15, 6-8pm @ Snow King Lodge Room
  • Manufacturer’s Equipment Night (new gear) - September 26th @ Teton County Fair Building
  • JHSC Ski Swap (used gear) - October 21-22 @ Heritage Arena

Team Meeting

FIS Meetings: Coaches will set up meetings to meet with athletes individually.

Recommended Summer Skiing:

20-30 days