December 2014

Bring it on, 2015! Rail Jam, Lessons, Bohemia, Jackson Hole Trip, and Goodies...

Hoofer SnS would like to wish you a very happy 2015! Have a safe and wonderful skiing or shredding wherever the snow takes you. Obviously, we say "Bring It On" to welcome the ever exciting 2015!

Learn to ski or ride with Lessons and go out riding in local trips, starting on January 25, more info in local trips and lessons pages. See how rad we are in Rail Jam on February 7 at Observatory Hill. Members' Free Night at Tyrol Basin on February 14. Ski the most extreme terrain in Mount Bohemia Trip on March 6-8. The spacecraft to the Land of the "Forever West" Dreams will take off for the 50th time - Jackson Hole Spring Break Trip is on March 28-April 5. We also offer special packages for UW and Hoofer alumnis. Also, for the first time, we have cool SnS Patagonia sweaters and other goodies in Merchandise.

Alumni Package for Spring Break Trip

Dear Hoofer Ski and Snowboard Alum,
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Hoofer Ski & Snowboard's annual trip to Jackson Hole. In commemoration of this historic occasion, we are inviting SnS alumni to join us for a slope side celebration in Jackson! We hope you and your family can take part in this once-in-a-lifetime experience and are offering a special alumni package just for you. Follow the steps below to join in the fun. Trip prices are in the Google Form found below.

1) Reserve your discounted lodging (or plan your own)
Stay all week or just part of the week or weekend. Ticket options are variable and can accommodate your lodging options! 

- 49er Inn & Suites: Discounted lodging available Sunday, March 29th. Call (307) 733-7550 to book a room and mention “Hoofer Alumni Trip.”

- Antler Inn: Discounted lodging available Monday, March 30th. Call (800) 522-2406 to book a room and mention “Hoofer Alumni Trip.”
Sorry, we do not have formal travel arrangements to Jackson Hole so please plan accordingly! 

2) Fill out the Google Form (click here) with information regarding your trip
This is necessary for us to process the price depending on how many days you would like to ski and how many family members will be attending. Trip sign-up closes at the end of the day on MARCH 1st, 2015. We will need to know lift ticket numbers by this date.

3) Process payment with Outdoor UW
The Outdoor UW office will process your response and contact you by email or phone (whichever is indicated on the form) to process payment. Additionally, you will receive a trip waiver for you and everyone in your family to digitally sign. All trip payments will need to be made over the phone for this trip! If you have trouble with the digital signature, try printing the form, signing it and then scanning it back to us in an email attachment.

4) Receive the confirmation email & stay tuned
This email will confirm your place on the trip and will make sure you are added to the email list for all trip announcements, including the schedule of events for the week which will be coordinated with the student side of the trip.
We hope you can join us! If you cannot make the trip but want to share a story or pictures from a trip to Jackson, or just learn more about the club in general, send an email to SNS Trips. For more information about the history of the Jackson Hole trip and details of this year's trip, please visit Hoofer Ski & Snowboard on Facebook or

*The student trip will be taking place as normal, but we will have planned events and socials for alumni and students to meet. 

*Students will arrive on Sunday, March 29th. Ski Monday-Friday, and take off from Jackson on Saturday, April 5th. All students will be staying in the Antler Inn. 

*The Elk dinner provided every year by the Antler Inn will be taking place on Monday, March 30th and the Brat fry on Thursday, April 2nd. Also, we will determine who are the better skiers, Alumni or students, by our King of the Mountain race on Friday, April 3rd.


As part of your membership with Hoofers SnS, you get a free hat! Head to the Outdoor Programs office in Memorial Union to pick it up if you haven't already!

We also sell hats, shirts, and stickers from the Outdoor Programs office. We don't have exact prices yet, so check back later for more details!

Sign up for lessons and weekday/weekend trips!

Pizza, french fries, boot cuffs, scrape, carve, falling leaves, side slip, traverse, heel edge, toe edge... Come learn how to ski or snowboard properly from our Hoofer SnS' instructors. Lessons will start from January 25, every Saturdays and Sunday and cost only $40 (a bargain!) Let us change the way you ski or ride!

Just want to have some fun? Sign up for weekday and weekend trips and hitch a ride with us.

Interested? sign up at Outdoor UW office or online (save the cold walk) by clicking the horseshoes logo on the left side. For more details about lessons, click here.

FREE McConkey film screening!

The Hoofer Ski and Snowboard Club and Hollywood Badgers of UW have combined forces to bring you the best of the best in action film, documentary, and cinematography with Red Bull Media House's McConkey

See how cool and bigger than life McConkey on this trailer.

When: THIS FRIDAY, December 5th Time: 5:00-7:00pm

Where: Grainger Hall's (room 1100) Morgridge Auditorium

Who: Anybody!


BONUS AFTERWARDS: If you're looking to get some new Ski or Snowboard gear, come help us out at the Resale after the film showing at Union South. We will have a pre-sale for volunteers at 11:00pm, but you must volunteer at least 2.5 hours to be allowed into the sale!