From the looks of the video below, the annual “Worker Wiggle” course at Jackson Hole enjoyed prime conditions over last weekend’s closing festivities. What’s this “Worker Wiggle” course, you ask?
It all started in the mid ’90s when JHMR ski patroller “Big Wally” Mark Wolling set up evenly spaced black marking disks, aka “doingers,” in a vertical line down the center of Rendezvous Bowl. The resulting path became a smooth surface to ski the bowl. Local workers looking to bag early-morning runs found that the surface was still frozen and especially smooth and zippy.
These days, both workers and guests alike enjoy gliding down the snake-like course. By the end of the ski season the banks can be up to four and five feet high, providing skiers and snowboarders with wildly fun berms to schuss down. The 2015 Worker Wiggle course was reported to be comparable in size to years past.
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