Corbets’s Couloir opened for this first time this season today. Jackson sent a few pros up there to give it a whirl and make sure it was good to go.
Jackson Hole has seen 8″ of new snow in the past 48 hours and 237″ of snowfall this season.
“The run is named after Barry Corbet, a mountaineer who in 1960 spotted a narrow crease of snow, shaped like an upside-down funnel, high up on the mountain now known as Jackson Hole. He said, “Someday someone will ski that.”
Anyone who has ever edged his or her tips into the gaping maw of the entrance to Corbet’s Couloir has participated in the dream. There is simply nothing like it in North American skiing. Steep, rocky and wild, Corbet’s Couloir is where skiers go to prove their mettle (or more often, to retreat in fear).” – Jackson Hole, today