Hold it wide open. That’s the mantra Caite Zeliff likes to live by, and when you watch her ski it makes sense. Growing up, the skier envisioned herself becoming a World Cup ski racer. But life doesn’t always go to plan, and when a torn ACL kept her from ski racing, she packed her bags and headed west for Jackson Hole. Wide-eyed and eager to learn, she waitressed and ski instructed to fuel her new powder skiing and cliff hucking lifestyle, honing her freeskiing talent along the way.
In 2018, she threw a shifty into the 45-degree Corbet’s Couloir for Jackson Hole Mountain Resort's Kings and Queens of Corbet’s competition. Not only did Zeliff win the event, but jumped from anonymity to professional athlete. The following year, after joining the North Face athlete team, she sent it even bigger and better, walking away with the queen’s trophy once again. This year, Zeliff expanded past the competition realm and onto the silver screen, by filming with TGR for Make Believe. Even though she was a rookie to the TGR athlete team, Zeliff didn't ski like one and ticked off a number of classic JHMR lines. Moving forward, we can’t wait to see more from this ripper!
Caite Zeliff exiting the white room at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Nic Alegre photo.
Nothing beats a cold Sierra Nevada after skiing bell to bell in fresh powder. Nic Alegre photo.
Caite likes her ski lines like her hot sauce: extra spicy. Nic Alegre photo.