Arc’teryx Academy

This application is for a spot in the Arc’teryx Academy in Jackson, Wyoming February 6-9, 2020. We’re pleased to partner with Arc’teryx in presenting this scholarship. Recipients of this scholarship will receive a fully paid spot in the Arc’teryx Academy. There will be one scholarship awarded in this category. 

This scholarship is a unique opportunity to learn advanced winter backcountry skills. The program consists of an intro to ski mountaineering course, a half day of crevasse rescue training, and a day long guided tour in Grand Teton National Park. Courses and training are held at Snow King or in GTNP. 

Please visit to learn more about the Arc’teryx Academy and see a video of the academy in Jackson Hole last year.

To be considered, please complete the following application. The JHBF board and representatives from Arc’teryx will evaluate all applications. If selected for a scholarship, we want to hear your story. The JHBF will require one blog post and pictures so we can document and brag about your new snow knowledge. If you have any questions, please email

***The deadline for applications is November 27, 2019.***

Fine Print:

  • Number of scholarships awarded: 1

  • Equipment requirements: You must have the gear necessary to travel in the backcountry (an “AT setup” for skiers, or a splitboard for snowboarders, and skins). You must also have avalanche safety equipment: a beacon, shovel, and probe. 

  • Skills and education prerequisites: Must be an intermediate backcountry skier.  Someone who is already skiing in the backcountry, but ready to get to the next level.

  • Applicants must be 17 years or older.

  • Applicants must be current residents of the State of Wyoming or Teton Valley, Idaho.

  • Applicants must be prepared, willing, and able to travel in the backcountry for the course. 

  • Recipient must complete the Arc’teryx Academy on February 6-9, 2020.

  • Recipient is required to sign a contract agreeing to the terms of the scholarship. This contract includes the submission of one blog post with accompanying pictures after their scholarship is complete.

  • By submitting this application, applicants are agreeing to receive JHBF marketing materials.


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