Hall of Fame

 

The Hall of Fame was created in 2013 and is part of the larger JHSC Ski Museum, housed in the Ski Shelter side of Snow King Center. 
 
To be considered for the JHSC Hall of Fame, nominees must be at least one of the following: a competitive skier/snowboarder, a ski/snowboard pioneer, a ski sport innovator, and/or an inspirational skier.  Nominees do not have to be members of the JHSC, but must have made a significant contribution to the Club.  Nominees for the JHSC Hall of Fame may be submitted at anytime, download a nomination form.  List of candidates for Hall of Fame. Candidates are individuals who have been recommended for official nomination.

Class of 2014

The 2013-2014 inaugural class is made up of twelve outstanding individuals selected by a committee of their peers.  The inductees were honored at the JHSC Black Tie, Blue Jeans Ski Ball September 28, 2013 at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, as well as at the induction banquet dinner February 24th, 2014.  
  • Elizabeth “Betty” Woolsey – Alpine racer; member of the first US Women’s Ski Team (year) and US Olympian (1936).  Established Trail Creek Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming- JHSC’s Nordic training center since 1965.
  • William “Bill” Ashley – Instrumental in starting the ski racing program at the University of Wyoming (1948), race chairman for Jr. National Ski Championships (1954 & 1963), Olympic race official (1980). Beloved JHSC downhill, slalom, giant slalom, jumping and cross-country coach.
  • Harry Baxter – Dedicated his life to advancing the ski industry through marketing, instruction and adaptation; recipient of US Recreation Ski Sport Pioneer award and Director of Marketing and VP of Public Relations at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (years). Created the Pole, Pedal, Paddle (sponsored by JHSC and JHMR), Powder Eight, and the Wild West Classic World Cup.
  • John Curtis – First chairman of USSA Women’s Cross-Country Program (1964-70), Coach of the first US Women’s Cross-Country Team (1970), and Masters Nordic Competitor. Started the JHSC Nordic program (1964), proposed the cross-country training system at Trail Creek Ranch (1965), instituted JHSC dry-land/year-round training, JHSC President (1965-66), JHSC Board of Directors.
  • Josef “Pepi” Stiegler – Celebrated Austrian Olympian; Silver in Giant Slalom and 5th in Slalom (1960), Bronze in Giant Slalom and Gold in Slalom (1964). First JHMR Ski School Director (retired in 2002). JHSC volunteer and parent to club athletes, Resi and Seppi.
  • Peter “Pete” Karns – US Biathlon Team member (1968-72), US Biathlon National Champion (1970, 1972), US Olympian (1972)- 14th place in 20k Biathlon and 6th place in Biathlon Team Relay (6th place - best US finish ever), US Biathlon Team Coach (1973-76), US Biathlon Olympic Coach (1976). Competed as JHSC athlete in Alpine, cross-country and jumping.
  • William “Bill” Briggs – “Father of extreme skiing”; notable first descents include the Grand Teton (1971), the Middle Teton, Mt. Moran, and Mt. Owen. Creator of revolutionary “Certainty Training Method.” Inspiration to all JHSC athletes, coaches, and supporters.
  • Martin Hagen – First US Jr. Biathlon Champion, three-time US Olympian, fifteen years on US Biathlon Team.  Accomplished JHSC athlete and supporter.
  • Erich Wilbrecht – US Biathlon Team member, Five-time World Championship Team member (member of record-holding relay team) and US Olympian (1992).  Started his career as a member of the JHSC. His two sons, Max and Riis, are current Club athletes.
  • Tommy Moe – Alpine ski racer; Gold medal in Downhill and Silver medal in Super G at the 1994 Olympics (1st American male skier to win two medals in a single winter Olympics). US Olympic Team member (1998), inducted into National Ski Hall of Fame (2003).  Two-time JHSC Town Downhill champion.
  • Travis Rice – Pioneer of Big Mountain Backcountry Freestyle, multiple year Snowboarder of the Year, winner of five X Games medals (two Gold), winner of 7 US Open Medals (two Gold). JHSC team rider.
  • Resi Stiegler - Alpine ski racer; 17 World Cup top-ten finishes, US Ski Team member (years), 11th place in Combined and 12th in Slalom at the 2006 Olympics, 2014 US Olympic Team member. JHSC Alpine racer for 9 years.