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Steep and Weep

Steep and Weep
Steep and weep
Drop into Jackson Hole's Corbet's Couloir.

For anyone who hasn’t dropped into Jackson Hole’s Corbet’s Couloir, here’s a tip: The first turn is key. After the initial free-fall, you need to take an immediate hard right to avoid a rock face—then it’s a few high-speed GS turns as the chute widens into the spill-out. The run was named after local instructor and guide Barry Corbet, who looked down the chute in 1960 and famously said, “Someday somebody will ski that.” Fifty years later, the run just might be America’s most celebrated test of knees and nerves.

Ski Tester Charlie Gaylord Hospitalized

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Ski tester and professional big mountain skier Charlie Gaylord is in an induced coma following a fall at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort on March 22.

The Black Diamond Wasatch PowderKeg

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A randonnée rally dissected.

Mama Mia, That's Steep!

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A long and skinny descent through the Dark Corridor, a seldom skied couloir in Italy's Dolomites.

Suffering for Turns

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Four top females take on the mighty couloirs of Baffin Island.

Unlocked: Jackson Hole Tele Camp

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Nine of us had come to Jackson's Telemark Steep and Deep Camp hoping to refine our eclectic, learned-on-the-fly techniques.

People Will Ski That

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When Barry Corbet skied Rendezvous Mountain in 1960 he looked at a ridiculously steep jump-in couloir and said, "People will ski that."

Big Sky, Mont.: Rank 25 West, 1998

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If you want to look local here, don a helmet and a sick grin, and head for the high-wire act known as Lone Peak (11,166 feet) via America's most rapturous cable car.

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