Owners: Cody and Colleen Downard - PSIA Certified Nordic Instructors
Cody and Colleen purchased Teton Pines Nordic Center the summer of 2016 from the JH legend Jack Bellorado. Cody and Colleen have a long history in the ski industry and the nordic world. Both are PSIA certified Nordic Instructors. Colleen first became a PSIA certified nordic instructor in 2001 while working at the Beaver Creek Nordic Center in Colorado. She has taught skate and classic skiing every winter since then at a variety of nordic centers: Vail, Frisco, Breckenridge, Beaver Creek and Teton Pines. She also owns Movewell a GYROTONIC® exercise studio which is located just a 2 minute walk from Teton Pines. www.movewelljh.com
Cody has worked in the ski industry since 1997. He worked for Vail Resorts in Vail from 1999-2013. He worked in the nordic industry since the early 2000's as a ski tuner/waxer at Beaver Creek Nordic, a ski tuner/shop employee/instructor at Frisco Nordic, and the past 3 seasons at Teton Pines Nordic Center. He is a professional photographer and is the Photo Editor at Cross Country Skier Magazine. www.codydownard.com
Polly Wakeman - PSIA Certified Nordic Instructor
Polly has been teaching skiing in one form or another for the past 30 years. She grew up alpine ski racing in the hills of western New York, and attended Middlebury College where she began her ski instructing career. She holds PSIA certifications in Cross Country, Telemark, Alpine, and Children's disciplines. She has designed and run women's ski programs in Colorado, Vermont and Jackson Hole. The mother of 2 teenage nordic and alpine ski racers, she enjoys sharing her love of skiing with people of all ages.
Teton Pines Nordic Center is located at the Teton Pines Country Club in Wilson, Wyoming. We are located just 4 miles south of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and 10 minutes from the town square in Jackson. For daily grooming/wax recommendations, please check our Facebook page or give us a call.
We maintain 16 km of immaculately machine groomed track for both skate and classic techniques. Our trails meander along the rolling terrain of the famously scenic Teton Pines Golf Course, offering fantastic vistas of the Tetons. Keep your eyes out for the local wildlife: Moose, Fox, Coyote, Trumpeter Swans, Mule Deer, Bald Eagles, Magpies, Ravens and more.
Guided ski tours in Grand Teton National Park, overnight hut tours and powder skiing are available through our network of professional associates. The valley of Jackson Hole and the surrounding mountain ranges offer the best ski touring and back country skiing anywhere.
Rainer Kenney – Rainer grew up in small town Vermont where he began skiing to the bank with his mom at age 2. He raced four years for his high school team before going off to Bowdoin College. Rainer was a member of the NCAA Division 1 Nordic team at Bowdoin for two years which was a highlight of his time at college. Following his semi-retirement from racing, Rainer began coaching, which has always been a passion. His coaching career began with the Greely Middle School in Maine his senior year of college, before moving to Jackson following graduation in 2013. He has coached the Jackson Hole High School Nordic team for 3 seasons, 2 of which as the head coach, and he has watched his skiers take home 6 state championships.
Ellen Fales– Ellen began Nordic skiing more than 30 years ago and joined the team of instructors at Teton Pines Cross Country Ski Center in 2005.Ellen is always enthusiastic to share her love of cross country skiing thru easy to follow instruction that improves technique at many levels. “There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing a first time skier’s excitement over their sense of accomplishment and discovery of a new sport.”
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Winter phone: (307) 733-1733(Dec-Mar)
summer phone: (307) 699-3394
Hours: 9am-4pm everyday
Located at Teton Pines Country Club
3450 Clubhouse Dr. WIlson, WY 83014
Teton pines Nordic Center
3450 N. Clubhouse Dr
WIlson, Wy 83014
Winter Phone: (307) 733-1733(Dec-Mar)
Summer Phone: (307) 699-3394
Randy Roberts – Randy has been involved with cross country skiing in Jackson Hole since the late seventies. He has worked at the shop for 10 years. As a local elementary school teacher for thirty years in Jackson, he has helped skiers of all ages with technique, equipment and clothing choices to make their day at the center a memorable one. His knowledge of the area's vast opportunities for winter fun can enhance your ski vacation so hit him up!