VIDEO ALERT: Tricks on show at Kings and Queens of Corbet’s
Fostvedt and Blackley win fourth edition of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort event.
Some of the world’s top freeskiers and snowboarders gathered at the iconic Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming to battle it out in the fourth edition of Kings and Queens of Corbet’s with Karl Fostvedt and Madison Blackley coming out on top. Here is all you need to know:
– Corbet’s Couloir is named after Barry Corbet, a mountaineer who spotted a narrow crease of snow shaped like an upside-down funnel in 1960, high up at Jackson Hole and said: “Someday someone will ski that.”
– The fourth edition on February 18, 2021 saw 26 athletes throw down like never before with tricks such as double backflips, nose butters, huge methods and an insane wall ride displayed at Tensleep Bowl.
– In the end, American freeskier Karl Fostvedt and American snowboarder Madison Blackley did enough to take home the glory, titles and cash.
– Americans Hans Mindnich and Jake Hopfinger rounded out the men’s podium, while Canadian Audrey Hebert and American Zoe Vernon finished second and third respectively in the women’s event.
– Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) awarded prize money of $10,000 for first place, $5,000 for second place and $3,000 for third place with the whole competition available to watch on Red Bull TV.
– JHMR Senior Events and Partnership Manager Jess McMillan said: “The event was incredible. The athletes took skiing and riding to a whole new level this year. We had a challenging weather window, not to mention pulling an event off like this in such challenging times. We are so grateful.”