The inaugural Kings and Queens event in the famous Corbet’s Couloir, Jackson Hole, WY was a huge success, with two athletes crowned the King and Queen of Corbet’s. During a fun day, it was awesome to see skiers and riders going huge, launching in to the couloir, slamming flat landings with many of them eating snow. Thankfully no injuries, we now have plenty of pics and YouTube videos to keep us entertained for days! Hopefully this becomes an annual event.
From the official press release: Last Thursday, February 1st, twenty five athletes from around the world threw down into the iconic couloir like never before. Tricks such as double backflips, misty sevens, butter sevens, and huge front flips were all displayed for a huge crowd below in Tensleep Bowl.
In the end, the athletes judged the competition and two runs stood out for the win. Karl Fostvedt and Caite Zeliff took home the first place, title and cash to win the event in the men’s and women’s divisions. Second place was Sander Hadley for the men and Kara Munsey for the women. In third place snowboarders Mikey Marohn and Hana Beanman took the podium. Jackson Hole mountain Resort is pleased to announce that all the winning athletes male and female will receive equal cash compensation. That prize money is $8,000 for first place, $4,000 for second place and $3,000 for third place.
The first time a freeride event has ever been held in the famous couloir, Kings and Queens of Corbet’s electrified the skiing and snowboard community.
“We’re so pleased to have pulled of the first year of Kings and Queens of Corbet’s,” stated JHMR Events and Partnership Manager, Jess McMillian. She went on to note, “We had a safe event, which was the number one priority. With the weather cooperating and athletes bringing the best in their bag of tricks, we made Jackson Hole history last week.”
For more information on the event results, click here.