Viewing by month: January 2011
Thirty local 2nd graders are learning to ski in a new program conceived & overseen by the Jackson Hole Ski Club & Jackson Elementary School. Snow King Resort and the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort are working together with both groups on this 2-week, six-session program enabling kids who have never skied before to grasp the basics & experience what hopefully will become a lifelong sport. JHMR generously provided all the kids with equipment and the opening and closing sessions along with an upcoming graduation party, Snow King Resort is providing weekend transportation to Teton Village and 4 after-school sessions on The King. The School District s activity bus provides free transportation for the kids to Snow King after school lets out. Complimentary skiing privileges at both resorts for the rest of the season should make for a great opportunity for the kids to work on the skills they learn from their
Its wonderful to help the kids as they figure out this new-to-them Winter sport, lots of smiling faces and happy chatter while they follow the instructors direction & tips. They re all progressing really well, from the magic carpet to the rope tow and most of them even went up the Rafferty lift this past Friday. They ve also had a bonus - warm sunny weather so far! They ll be back out on Snow King Wednesday & Friday afternoon with Graduation at JHMR on February 5th. Thank you to everyone who s helping with this fantastic program!