JH Ski & Snowboard Club – Johnny Curtis Memorial JNQ
The Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club is hosting the first Intermountain and High Plains Junior National Qualifier and Wyoming High School race January 13-14 at Trail Creek Ranch in Wilson, WY. IMD and High Plains NRL events will be held January 13-14 and WY High School events will be held January 12-13. Event and race information is included below.
Contact- Race Director Will Wicherski firstname.lastname@example.org 208 869 7034
Schedule of Events
January 12 – WY High School 5k Freestyle Mass Start
January 13 – IMD/High Plains JNQ/WY High School 5k Classic Interval Start, 3k for U14
January 14 – IMD/High Plains JNQ Freestyle Mass Start – 10k for U18/U20, 5k for U16, 3k for U14
About Johnny Curtis
From an early age Johnny Curtis had a love for the mountain, snow, and skiing. At age four he put on his first pair of downhill skis and took his first run down Snow King. A natural skier, competitor and coach, Curtis excelled at downhill skiing and jumping. Later he traded in his alpine skis for Nordic ones, and in 1964, Curtis founded the JHSC Nordic program. That same year, the US Ski Association asked Curtis to chair the US Woman’s Cross-Country ski program, the first in the country. In 1965, Curtis recognized the need for a cross country trail in the valley and thought Trail Creek Ranch would be an ideal venue. Owner Betty Woolsey happily obliged and Trail Creek Ranch has been home of the JHSC Nordic program ever since. In 1967, Curtis instituted JHSC dry-land training and created the Snow King Hill Climb. He was named coach of the first US Woman’s Olympic Cross-Country team in 1970 and in later years, Curtis spent his time competing on the Master’s Nordic Circuit. Curtis made a life of skiing and relished in the competition, camaraderie, and spirit of the sport. A true treasure, Johnny Curtis, will always be fondly remembered by the Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club.