Mini Hahnenkamm Town Downhill at Snow King Mountain

Mini Hahnenkamm Town Downhill at Snow King Mountain

Few ski communities still host a “Town Downhill” which generates excitement and maintains a strong tradition of alpine ski racing, and, well, speed!

In Jackson Wyoming, the Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club will host one of the few remaining non-sanctioned community downhill ski races in the country for the 35th year. The Annual Town Downhill presented by Fish Creek Excavation will take place on March 11th & 12th, 2017. This two-day, legacy event features the heart-throbbing “Mini Hahnenkamm” course with divisions for Professional, Recreation, Telemark, Junior, “Fat and Baggy” and Snowboard competitors.

The Town Downhill annually draws over 100 attendees from twelve year olds running their first downhill course to retired U.S. Ski Team members and former Olympians whose speeds can top 60+ mph. On top of the course, competitors enjoy breathtaking views of the Teton Range perched 1,500+ vertical feet directly above the historic town of Jackson, WY. The course features a “Pro Division,” which runs from the top of Snow King Mountain down “the Chute”, which twenty to thirty individuals groom nightly for the two weeks leading up to the event. This Jackson tradition is one of the many ways JHSC celebrates Jackson’s rich ski racing heritage and the community’s commitment to skiing. Young and old athletes alike love to talk about when they ran or will run the event. This event highlights the importance of elite-level skiing in our valley, and a vibrant ski community.

JHSC works with Snow King Mountain to schedule their pond skim on the same day as our downhill finals. This collaboration has introduced many spectators to the exciting Town Downhill and we’ve seen many downhillers also take part in the pond skim.

Come join us for music from DJ Cut La Whut, food from Kim's Corner, beer for sale by Snow King Mountain, the annual Snow King Pond Skim and exciting activities for the whole family!

For those interested in participating, we offer divisions for every type of participant: Pro, Recreation, Telemark, Junior, Fat & Baggy and Snowboard. Race for over $8500 in cash and gear prizes!

NEW THIS YEAR: JHSC Alpine Program is offering a pre-downhill Speed Clinic, Thursday, March 9th on the Mini-Hahnenkamm course.  Click HERE for clinic details and registration. 

For event details and to register, visit https://jhskiclub.org/towndownhill.

This event is funded in part by the Teton County Lodging Tax. Thanks to Fish Creek Excavation and our many local sponsors!

Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club

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