One of our favorite events of the year kicks off today at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort – Kings and Queens of Corbet’s! In case you’ve missed the last few years of the event, it’s the ultimate huckfest in the ultimate of venues: the infamous Corbet’s Couloir at the top of Rendezvous Mountain. This year, the park crew was busy shaping all manner of features inside and below the couloir to make sure our favorite riders have plenty of options to showcase their skills.
It’s these kind of moments that show how valuable proper avalanche rescue training can be. On January 30th, during a spell of heavy snow and resulting High avalanche danger, several avalanches caught and buried riders on a face near Verbier, Switzerland. Luckily, other riders were able to extricate the victims successfully. Snowboarder Victor Liebenguth shared this POV from one of the rescues, as well as chilling caption reminding us how important this training is. RELATED: Watch A Skier
Three people have sadly passed away this weekend in two separate incidents in Colorado: two people in an avalanche and one as the result of a fall. The two avalanche fatalities bring the season total up to 16 in the state. RELATED: Vail Skier Dies After Freak Chairlift Accident The two victims were riding motorized snowbikes with a friend when all three were caught in a large avalanche. The third person was able to dig themselves out of the debris near the top but the other two were carried
Clark has been a force at the Burton U.S. Open for the last 20 years. Burton Photo. The sound of a loud drum reverberates throughout Vail’s halfpipe, except there’s no percussion ensemble here at the 37th Burton U.S. Open. Instead, the noise is being produced by the spectators lining the walls of the pipe as they bang the railing repeatedly with their hands. The second run of the Women’s Halfpipe finals is about to commence and the crowd couldn’t be more excited. RELATED: Elena