Each year as the season culminates, a list appears at the tram dock of a special few that are on their way to join the 100 club. The 100 club consists of those that are die hard skiers and have made it their mission to ski at the resort at least 100 days. At Jackson Hole, this becomes a challenge as the season only consists of 130 potential days to ski season. The reward for their efforts includes bragging rights, a 100 club patch, an epic breakfast at the Couloir restaurant with the best bacon you have ever dreamed of, and the joy of skiing for an extra day after the resort closes on Monday with the employees. Day in and out, folks click into their skis or snowboard in any condition that presents itself for the love of being on the snow.
Here are just a select few of the 1oo club members that I had the joy of meeting at the celebration breakfast. Enjoy, and congrats to everyone that made the 100 club and a special thanks to Connie Kemmerer for making the 100 club exist.
“We thank our employees, season passholders and guests for a fabulous season-best ever.” – Connie Kemmerer
As Lance made the list, I attempted to shoot the photos and write for this blog. It might not have been such a good idea as you can see of some of the blurry images but none the less, here are a few fun stories and a snap shot of the end of season festivities!
Days at end of season: 101 Seasons on 100 club: 3
Favorite run: Tram line
Favorite season memory: First public chair on the Teton lift with my wife.
Why 100? Because skiing is the greatest thing in the world!
Days at end of season: 112 Seasons on 100 club: 6
Favorite run: I’m keeping it a secret … =)
Favorite season memory: skiing pow every day, finding cool friends, just being awesome!
Why 100? You never know unless you go. There is always fun runs at the mountain, no matter the condition.
Days at end of season: 104 Seasons on 100 club: 1
Favorite season memory: When there was a 3 day, 54 inch storm. Made it totally awesome again.
Why 100? Because I live out here in employee housing, and so there is no excuse not to go.
Days at end of season: 110 Seasons on 100 club: 1
Favorite season memory: Christmas Day. The snow was so good, and shared with friends.
Why 100? – I actually didn’t know until the list came out and then the stoke was alive.
Days at end of season: 107 Seasons on 100 club: 12 or 13
Favorite season memory: There are so many. Skiing alone each day is a favorite.
Why 100? – To get out and exercise. With living in the village, it is very easy to come out and ski, so why not?
Days at end of season: 130 Seasons on 100 club: Member every year that the 100 club has been around.
Favorite season memory: Definitely skiing with friends. Especially on a powder day.
Why 100? Because I love to ski and get as many days as I can.
Days at end of season: 126 Seasons on 100 club: 2
Favorite season memory: The last apres Wednesday of the season
Why 100? – I love skiing!
Days at end of season: 106 Seasons on 100 club: 8 or 9
Favorite season memory: The week before the hobacks opened
Why 100? – why not!
The McDonald family – Eden, Damaris, Liberty, Stephen, Blaze, Christy
The only family at 100 day breakfast
Days at the end of the season: Eden (108), Damaris (114), Stephen (129), Liberty (121), Blaze (121), Christy (109) Seasons on the 100 club: Damaris is on her 1st time. Liberty and Blaze hold the most at 6 years. Liberty was the youngest ever in her first year at 7 years old.
Favorite memories of the season: Christmas Day enjoying bluebird deep powder, Stephen’s birthday that came with a present of a 17 inch powder day. The family also loves to spend time at the Casper Lodge.
Why 100? Like so many say, why not? They love to ski together and as a family. The 100 club is a way for them to reach out and have fun skiing together. It is their version of enjoying a sporting event together.