When it comes to hitting mind-bending cliffs in the Tetons, Jackson Hole ski legend Jeff Leger knows airtime better than just about anyone else. Ever see a big air inbounds or beyond the gates of JHMR and thought it might go? Leger has probably sailed off the top, quietly and beyond the bounds of the usual social media hype. At the inaugural Kings and Queens of Corbets competition in 2018, Leger punted a frontflip off the infamous West Wall of the couloir, showing off his trademark classic style in front of a huge crowd.
Unfortunately, this past weekend, Leger attempted to be the first to enter the S&S Couloir (looker’s left of Corbets Couloir) for the season, and miscalculated his landing. He suffered multiple injuries, including a fractured femur, pelvis, one vertebrae, and five ribs. Leger was airlifted to Salt Lake City for emergency treatment, where he undergoing surgery to fix the broken bones.
Jeff Leger sustained several serious injuries from his crash. Jeff Leger photo.
The community has come out in force to support this fallen comrad. If you are inclined to help, a GoFundMe page has been set up to defray costs beyond traditional healthcare coverage.