To the locals who live here—whether it's for two seasons or two decades—Jackson Hole, Wyo., is a sacred place. The Teton Range is an amalgamation of peaks, canyons and wildlife that changes spectacularly with each season.
The line-up of former Olympic Champions that have competed in the Jeep® King of the Mountain Series during its 13 years as professional snow sports' most prestigious event reads like a who's who list of the biggest names in the sport.
The gold medal was decided, or so everyone thought. Bode, The Herminator and the rest of Alpine skiing's big boys were already done for, and a few were even congratulating the apparent champ at the bottom of the hill.