There’s something ever so satisfying about nabbing the first turns of the season. Claiming that title is always a game of he said, she said, but thanks to social media it appears some actually took advantage of the early winter storms we’ve been getting here in the west.
Scrubbing Instagram this morning, here's what caught our eye.
Just when you thought Karl Fostvedt couldn't get any crazier, he decided to hit Corbet's SWITCH. Yeah, and he stomped it. But was it enough to maintain his reign as king of Corbet's? Tough to tell considering the equally impressive runs from Travis Rice and Blaine Gallivan. For now, we'll wait in suspense until the winners are announced this Saturday. RELATED: Watch the 2019 Kings and Queens of Corbet's now. Compared to his winning 2018 run, Karl outdid himself this year:
Travis Rice’s run at Kings and Queens of Corbet’s 2019 might have been some of the finest snowboarding we’ve ever seen, but the real hero was no doubt Trevor Kennison, who chucked it off the lip aboard his sit-ski. Kennison suffered a life-changing snowboarding injury in 2014 when he crashed on a jump in the backcountry of Vail Pass, Colorado, landing on his back. He has worked with the High Fives Foundation ever since, and competed in the ski race events with dreams of entering the 2022
If first you don’t succeed at a double backflip into Corbet’s, try, try again. Despite exploding from his first attempt, Tristan “Teton” Brown went for it again. The effort and commitment were there, unfortunately, the landing was not. Haunted from being unable to stomp either attempt at the trick last year, the double backie remains to be Brown's greatest arch-nemesis. RELATED: Watch Kings and Queens of Corbet’s 2019 While he was unsuccessful, thankfully, Brown’s body and skis are