The Jackson Hole Snow Devils’ mission is to educate the public concerning winter activities and sports, and to raise funds for other charitable and educational purposes, including making donations to other charitable organizations described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and awarding scholarships. The Organization has, and intends to continue, to provide educational courses concerning winter activities (specifically avalanche training), and to raise money for other charitable organizations and for educational scholarships, primarily from its annual Hill Climb event.
Evolution of Hill Climb
The Jackson Hole Snow Devils snowmobile club was established in 1964 with approximately 14 members. Over the next 10 years club activities included club rides, oval races at the fairgrounds, and cross country races up Mosquito Creek here in Jackson Hole.
About 20 members of the Jackson Hole Snow Devils started a small hill climb in 1975, and what started as a few local boys high marking a ski slope has grown into the World Championship Snowmobile Hill Climb. The four day event now draws over 10,000 fans and more than 300 snowmobile hill climb racers from all over the US and Canada to the valley of Jackson Hole. Nearly 400 club members and volunteers converge on Snow King Mountain to stage one of the largest non-profit charity snowmobile events in the United States.
The Snow Devils hold monthly general meetings the first Thursday of every month at the Virginian Lodge Convention Center starting in October and ending with our year end event in June at Heise Hot Springs in Ririe, Idaho. These meetings are family oriented and include a pot luck dinner and an information session pertaining to outdoor enthusiasts. Other club activities include the Annual Christmas fundraiser event held every December at Togwotee Mountain Lodge (Santa included), monthly club rides, avalanche training, spring and fall Highway Clean-up, and many other activities throughout the year.
New Members are always welcome and we encourage you to join. Please click here for dues and membership form.