The Jackson Hole backcountry is filled with a bucket list of classic mega-airs, and it’s turned into a rite of passage for any young ski talent to start checking them off. For North Face athlete Caite Zeliff, the season spent filming for Make Believe was full of days dedicated to working through that list. One air, in particular, stood out though – the infamous Cave Air, which had seen some of the masters of the sport put tracks down it. With inspiration from the likes of Sam Smoothy, Lynsey Dyer, Rachael Burks, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, and many more, Caite found it deep within herself to point it over the edge.
Caite put her North Face Summit Series kit to good use last winter in the Jackson Hole backcountry. Nic Alegre photo.
Caite and the crew lucked out with phenomenal conditions last winter, allowing them to tick off big lines like this one. Nic Alegre photo.