The Kings & Queens of Corbet’s competitors at Jackson Gap, an annual freeride snowboarding and snowboarding occasion that takes place on the legendary Corbet’s Couloir, is scheduled for subsequent week. The occasion options a few of the world’s most enjoyable and adorned skiers and snowboarders. This yr marks the sixth time this thrilling competitors has been held, and features a prize pool of over $30,000. Distinctive to Okay&Q of Corbet’s is that the winners are chosen by the athletes themselves — primarily based on elements equivalent to execution, innovation and creativity.
No stay stream in 2023 implies that spectators can solely watch stay and in-person from beneath in Tensleep Bowl as a deep roster of unimaginable athletes showcase their abilities and push boundaries. However Jackson Gap Mountain Resort has promised to supply protection on their instagram by way of photographs and reels (we’ll do the identical), and a full recap might be out there on 2/14 — verify for it right here: https://www.jacksonhole.com/kings-queens-corbets.
The Kings & Queens of Corbet’s competitors has been going down yearly since 2018. Every year, rivals from all around the world come to Jackson Gap to indicate off their abilities and tackle Corbet’s Couloir. Corbet’s includes a close to vertical entry through a 15-20 foot cornice — good for the sphere of twenty-two excessive athletes to launch into the steep chute.
The confirmed lineup this yr consists of previous winners Karl Fostvedt (2018, 2021) and Parkin Costain in addition to reigning queen Piper Kunst and 2020 queen Veronica Paulsen. Different rivals embody skier Corey Jackson—a 2022 Individuals’s Alternative winner and a Jackson Gap native, in addition to skier Jake Hopfinger, snowboarders Yuki Kadono (six-time medalist on the Winter X Video games; winner of the 2020 Burton US Open) and Ryan Wachendorfer (4th in halfpipe at 2022 Winter X Video games).
Since its inception, the competitors has continued to develop in recognition, with athletes pushing themselves additional and additional because the occasion good points in recognition and status.
The Kings & Queens of Corbet’s at Jackson Gap has been a convincing success over the previous six years, and appears set to proceed to boost its profile within the coming years. With its rising popularity as probably the most thrilling excessive snowboarding/snowboarding competitions on the earth, extra athletes and spectators are being drawn to Jackson Gap annually.