Comp Team

We offer our Comp Team to highly motivated athletes aged 15 and over. 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. These athletes have the opportunity to attend several summer training camps (on and off snow). Team training begins at the beginning of May, with dryland work and continues until the snow falls. Daily training focuses on details of technique, endurance work, strength work and speed work. Training is partially based on the individual needs determined from physical testing, competition records, and personal goals. The Comp Team athletes participate in local, regional and national USSA races, and Wyoming High School races.. They have the opportunity to qualify for the Junior Nationals, The Nations Cup in Scandinavia,  and World Juniors. The physical and mental demands of the sport give a tangible reality to the concept of working and improving. Competition, training, and the motivator of personal improvement inculcate the principles of teamwork, leadership, sportsmanship, time management and commitment. These are lessons kids take away and keep for the rest of their lives. We have created seasonal program offerings to be more flexible for athletes and parents. You can register for Summer only, Fall only, Winter only or the complete program to fit your needs. Athlete to Coach Ratio: 5:1

Skill Development Focus

  • Focus on effectively executing efficient energy application.
  • Understand and use the setting of three levels of goals; results, performance, and process.
  • Effectively use imagery, focus, goal setting and planning to achieve improving results.
  • Begin to specialize & focus more on ski specific training.
  • Development of speed
  • Understand basic training periodization & focusing on different aspects of such throughout the season.
  • Understand the basic techniques for waxing both Skate & Classic skis for training/racing & the importance of waxing regularly; Becoming more capable of choosing waxes for the conditions.


Born 2002 or earlier

Training and Development 

JHSC follows the guidelines established over long periods of time by the world's top ski programs. In working with American kids we recognize that they may not have the depth of a ski background that some of their foreign contemporaries do. There are ways in which we must adapt training practices to cultural norms, and there are ways in which we encourage adapting personal and cultural habits to the demands of the sport. The coaches at JHSC follow a principle of building solid foundations through fun and hard work, encouraging patience, appreciation of personal progress, and a willingness and eagerness to test oneself in higher and higher levels of competition. We follow conservative and realistic training hour guidelines and the emphasis at the junior level is more on the quality of an individual's training hours than on the number of them. Along with growing experience and knowledge of the details of the sport comes an opportunity for increased independence in training design and execution. We encourage this. Comp Team athletes have the opportunity and are supported to participate in the highest levels of competition available to Juniors in the US. We believe solid, rational training puts us there, and it is a fun place to be. For some the top level of the development staircase might be a National Team, an NCAA championship, or a spot on a top college squad. Everyone who makes the climb walks through the door at the top with fitness, confidence, self-motivation, patience, and an appreciation for hard work.

Cross Country Training Systems

We often receive questions about why we have set up our teams and program offerings like we do.  The Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club Nordic Program Staff takes time and energy to develop the plans for each of our Nordic Programs.  These are designed to respect each social and biological age window, and to take advantage of the learning opportunities in each stage. Each of our offerings is consciously designed to link with the next. We use and adapt the work of top programs around the country and of national systems from the worlds' best ski nations including the US, Canada, Sweden and Norway. The athletes' individual needs and the programs' goals steer the ship. The Training Systems are charts, and sources for ideas. For more information about the US System, please check out the following.  Athletes on the Junior Team are in Phases 3 & 4. 

2017-18 Training Schedule & Program Fees

Pre-Season Dryland

Monday – Thursday (Location TBD)

On Snow

Monday - Friday, 3:15pm-5:30pm @ Trail Creek Ranch – varies periodically
Full Time/Year Round Commitment  May 30th - March 16th
Fall Program (Pre Season Dryland) September 1st - November 17th
Winter Program (On Snow) November 21st - March 16th $2,200

Early registration helps our planning!

Register for year round or winter by August 15th and receive $50 off after check out.   Register Now
Program rates increase $100 on September 18th & November 1st, 2017.

Race Travel Expenses

West Yellowstone training camp - Estimated total cost $800
4 Training & Race trips – Estimated total costs $1,200

Academic Commitment

Athletes on the Comp Team need to set up their academic calendar so that they can be excused from their 7th period class.  For more information about the Early Release programs for the schools, please click here.  


USSA: $95
IMD: $20 ($40 after January 1st)

Work Deposit

There is a 3 day work deposit commitment with this program. Learn more about the work deposit program here.

Team Meeting

TBA 6 p.m. in the Lodge Room at The Snow King Center. Each team will meet as a group (Coaches, Parents, and Athletes) prior to the ski season to discuss the training schedule, equipment, the race calendar and more. 
TBA - Pre season Nordic club wide ski swap BBQ in the Lodge Room at the Snow King Center!   This is an opportunity to get together and get psyched for the season. Please bring any used or outgrown equipment as we will be holding an in-club swap just for the junior athletes.

Team Night at Skinny Skis

TBA 5-8 p.m. - Skinny Skis will have reps on hand for any equipment related questions. One night only pricing on race gear, 30% off.

2017-18 Race Schedule

Regional & National Circuit 

December 2-3. West Yellowstone Super Tour
December 16-17. IMD Opener. Bozeman
January 2-6. U.S. Nationals Anchorage AK
January 13-14. JNQ#1. West Yellowstone
January 26-27. JNQ#2. Soldier Hollow
February 17-18. JNQ#3 McCall
February 24-25. Intermountain Youth Festival. Jackson
March 5-11. Junior Nationals. Soldier Hollow, UT

Local Circuit 

December 30. Betty Woolsey Classic
February 17-18. Moose Chase. 
More to come..

The Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club is an Authorized Permittee of the Bridger-Teton National Forest and an Equal Opportunity Provider