Profiles in Nordic – Steve Swan -In His Own Words

Director of Trail Creek Nordic Grooming Operations for the Jackson Hole Ski Club shares his passion for Nordic skiing, biking, Iowa farming, adventure

Classic Cross Country Skiing, Featured, Grooming, Profiles, Skate Skiing, Trails

Nordic Profile Steve Swan -Trail Creek Nordic Grooming Operations, shares his story growing up on an Iowa farm . becoming the Director Grooming operations for JH Ski Club Nordic at Trail Creek

Profiles in Nordic: In Their Own Words – Martin Hagen & Pete Karns

Two Jackson Hole Biathlon Olympians and Jackson Hole Ski Club Alums

Classic Cross Country Skiing, News, Nordic Ski Racing, Profiles

This profile highlights both former JH Ski and Snowboard Club student-athletes, coaches, Hall of Famers, Nordic Biathlon Olympians. Read their stories in their own words. Nordic Profile in Martin Hagen’s Own Words What brought you to Jackson Hole?Martin: Fate was what brought me here I guess, because I was born here. When/Why did you first get into Nordic skiing? Martin: I was in 7th grade in 1968 when Ted Major (my science teacher) started a… Read More

Profiles in Nordic: In Their Own Words –  Brot Coburn

Brot has been in JH since 1978. These are their Nordic stories—in their own words. By Greg Zeigler

Classic Cross Country, News, Profiles, Skate Skiing

Nordic Profile in Brot Coburn’s Own Words JH Nordic: When/Why did you first get into Nordic skiing? In 1962, in the 6th grade in Tacoma, Washington, I was an aspiring Alpine racer. But my coach and favorite teacher, a fanatic Alpine and Nordic skier from New England, talked me and some classmates into giving cross-country skiing a try. At that time, the only source for X-C skis was an importer in New York City, and… Read More

Profiles in Nordic: In Their Own Words – James Mathieu, 100 day Nordic skier

Jackson Hole Nordic has identified several luminaries in the regional Nordic community. These are their Nordic stories—in their own words. By Greg Zeigler

Classic Cross Country Skiing, Grand Teton National Park, Profiles, Skate Skiing

Jackson Hole Nordic skier, James Mathieu, celebrates his 100th day last season on Nordic skis with a friend on Jackson Lake.

JH Nordic welcomes Karly Gutermuth as our Teton Science Schools – AmeriCorps service partner

Look for Karly's latest stories, fresh perspectives on the JH Nordic Blog!

Featured, News, Profiles

Working with JH Nordic has been such a great way to get to know the trails and community here in Jackson Hole. I am really looking forward to getting my skiing fix this winter, skiing on all the amazing trails that the Jackson Hole region has to offer.  Look out for her new blog stories on the latest trends, tips, profiles, and more

Early Skate Skiing Adventures, A Life Well-Lived in Jackson Hole

An Interview with Gwenn and Don Wadsworth

Featured, Grand Teton National Park, News, Profiles, Skate Skiing

By Jessi Friedman for JH Nordic – Edited by N Leon Jessi -JH Nordic: I would love to hear about your own personal history, how you got interested in Nordic skiing, how you ended up in Jackson, becoming instructors, your story? Gwenn: So Don and I came here and taught at the high school a couple years, in ’79. It was really primitive education at that time and we came from big high schools in southern California–Don’s… Read More

Karen Daubert & Jared Smith: Nordic and backcountry skiing enthusiasts who love crust cruising and engaging in community, nonprofit efforts

Karen serves on the board of Friends of the Bridger Teton and Jared serves on the board of Southern Teton Area Rapid Transit (START)

Bridger Teton US National Forest, Featured, Grand Teton National Park, News, Profiles

Karen Daubert and Jared Smith are not only avid skiers but also engaged Jackson residents involved in different organizations. Though Jared has more personal history in Jackson than Karen, since retiring 4 years ago, they have both been actively exploring all the winter trails of Jackson and actively involved in nonprofit work.  Jared’s history in Jackson Jared grew up enmeshed in the Nordic community of Jackson. His parents first came to Jackon in 1945 on… Read More

Renee Seidler: Wildlife advocate, winter enthusiast, Executive Director at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation

Winter wildlife observation, tracking, and protection and citizen science opportunities, winter recreation, and ways to get involved in wildlife advocacy

Featured, News, Profiles, Wildlife

With a family full of scientists and a love for animals and the outdoors, Renee Seidler’s passion for wildlife and wildlife biology has been budding since a young age. Though she had a winding path, after getting her bachelor’s degree in microbiology and molecular biology and doing some river guiding in Jackson, Renee decided to go back to school in Bozeman to study wildlife biology. Then her path led her to become the Executive Director at… Read More

Erich Wilbrecht: Former Olympian Who Loves Flying On Skis and Listening to the Birds in Jackson Hole

1992 Nordic Biathlon Olympian and Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club Hall of Fame Honoree

Featured, News, Profiles, Skate Skiing

A former Olympic biathlete and an inaugural member of the Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club Hall of Fame, Erich Wilbrecht is a Nordic force to be reckoned with.  Erich grew up on wildlife refuges and moved to Jackson at the age of 16 when his dad took the job managing the National Elk Refuge with the US Fish & Wildlife Service. Erich grew up cross country running, and when Jackson didn’t have a cross… Read More