About JHoli

Jackson Hole Outdoor Leadership Institute (JHOLI) provides high quality, professional classroom and field trainings through applied educational programs related to Avalanche Education, Emergency Medicine and Risk Management. Our programs significantly reduce accidents, save time & money, and equip backcountry users with the necessary skills to become outdoor leaders and professionals in the Tetons and mountain ranges across the world.


Jackson Hole Outdoor Leadership Institute Inc. is proud to bring Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO) and American Institute of Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) curriculum to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. In partnership with Central Wyoming College-Jackson (CWC), JHOLI provides course work and certification for students wishing to attain college credits, and for those who simply want to know more and be better prepared for backcountry travel and recreation.

Jacob Urban

Jacob Urban


30+ years ago I started walking a path. Countless miles spent in the mountains, climbing, guiding, teaching, rescuing and learning from nature, led me to myself.

Through a holistic health approach (The Biology of Spirit) I deliver mountain-based, emotional self-discovery experiences that create a responsibility to the self while developing community. I provide this through the mediums of avalanche education and emergency medicine as well as knowledge about how one fits into the surrounding Universe. Check out my blog (Tetonsnowgeek.com) for a deeper dive into what that process looks like for me…enjoy!

Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO)

logo-solo-schoolsSOLO wilderness medicine is the oldest continuosly operating school of wilderness medicine in the world.

The Central Wyoming College- Jackson Campus offers site-bound students in Teton County and surrounding regions access to degree programs, workforce development, continuing education, and community service classes.