Here’s a treat for your Wednesday: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort just posted a hilarious video documenting some first-timers dropping into Corbet’s Couloir. Complete with witty commentary a la “Wipeout” and some pretty epic crashes, this video shows what the typical Jackson Hole visitor experiences when considering a Corbet’s drop.
Watch Corbet’s Couloir: A Day on the Edge
UPDATE: new video of a Corbet’s Couloir star found
Flatlander Mountaineering (@FlatlanderMtn on Twitter) alerted us to their edit that shows another angle of our red-helmeted hero in the Jackson Hole video above. It’s worth a watch to see the build-up and the run-out for this heroic skier on his first (and possibly his last) Corbet’s Couloir run. Spoiler alert: he doesn’t make it…
One of our Ski.com staffers is a former Jackson Hole resident and has a couple insights about this video.
“That’s about as easy as Corbet’s gets,” said Dan Sherman, VP of Marketing at Ski.com. “That line skis differently daily, and it’s a rare scenario when you can actually ‘ski’ into it versus dropping in. There’s normally a MUCH bigger cornice at the top.”
Another fun fact: the blond host on the right is actually Jackson Hole local Andrew Whiteford who absolutely shreds. Whiteford creates some of the best POV ski videos out there, like this one below.
Andrew Whiteford POV: Mid Wintahhhh 2011
Now that you’ve seen some first-timers make it and bake it down Corbet’s Couloir, we ask you again: would you drop in? Even if you’d just like to peer over the edge, we can help you get to Jackson Hole. Start planning your ski trip by requesting a quote. If you’d like some expert advice, speak with a Mountain Travel Expert at 800-610-8911.