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Last Chair: Still Taking Flight

Last Chair: Still Taking Flight
Benny Wilson
After helping to tear down skiing's strict boundary regulations with the founding of the Jackson Hole Air Force, Benny Wilson asks the new young guns, what's the rush?

Benny Wilson helped found the Jackson Hole Air Force in the ’80s, bringing together a loose confederacy of rope-ducking, patrol-provoking alpine outlaws. They challenged Jackson, and other resorts, to open their boundaries in the late ’90s. Wilson now teaches new generations of Jackson riders. Here's what he has to say.

Jackson’s boundaries were officially opened in December 1998. Did that feel like a victory? 

What to Watch at the Mountainfilm Festival

Mountainfilm 35 In Telluride
Mountainfilm 35 Main Image
The 35th Annual Mountainfilm Festival takes place Friday, May 24 to Monday, May 27 in Telluride, Colorado. Be there.

The 35th Annual Mountainfilm Festival is the first of two awe-inspiring fests that take place in Telluride, Colorado Memorial Day weekend. That means there will be more hiking boots, bike racks, and Subaru’s in the mountain town than celebrity sightings, entourages, and paparazzi.

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