Corbet's Couloir, two words that have achieved legendary status within the ski and snowboard community. Search far and wide, but you would be hard pressed to find a trail more iconic than Jackson Hole's famous run. Taming this beast is a rite of passage, humbling the best skiers and riders with its ridiculous pitch. However, for those who get sendy and stomp it, a successful run through Corbet's will cement you status among mountain riding's nobility. Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating a bit when it comes to us commoners, however, attaining skiing and snowboarding royalty is the exact premise behind Jackson Hole's upcoming Kings and Queens of Corbet's Competition.
Kings and Queens of Corbet's To Host World Class Lineup in its Third Season
Now in its third season, Kings and Queens of Corbet's pits 24 of the top skiers, riders and local legends against each other in a two round surf style competition. It is an all out battle of one-upmanship to see who will send it the gnarliest into Corbet's and earn the title of King and Queen.
“We’re excited for Kings and Queens 2020 and the athlete line up this year is world class,” stated JHMR Events and Partnership Manager, Jess McMillan. She went on to note, “We have competing two-time Olympian Jessika Jenson, X Games medalist Hana Beaman, and film stars Tim Durtschi, Karl Fostvedt and Sam Kuch to name a few along with an incredibly talented field from around the globe filling out the roster.”
An Apres Ski Party Worthy of a King and Queen
Slated to take place on the day with the most optimal conditions between 2/10 and 2/15 a competition as epic as this deserves an après ski party its equal. That is exactly the plan as Sweet Protection hosts The Kings and Queens After Party at the Pink Garter Theater on Saturday 2/15.
In this case, the après ski party takes on an even bigger meaning serving as the awards ceremony where the King and Queen of Corbet's will be crowned. This, however, is only the beginning. Once Corbet's royalty has been decided upon, the true party begins as SoDown and his saxophone infused musical stylings will have you dancing the night away.
A Week of Après Ski Events
The Kings and Queens After Party is the grand finale of what will be a week long series of après ski related events. New for 2020, the Continuum Hotel will play host to “Athlete Après." This daily après ski party runs from 4-6 pm and spectators can meet and mingle with the competitors as the mentally prep themselves for the competition. Who knows? Maybe they can even give you a tip or two on how to send it into Corbet's yourself.
This year is also the first time ever that the public is invited to the Judging Party. Spend Valentine's Day at The Continuum Hotel and you can take in the action of this peer judge event first hand. Watch as the athletes go back and forth on who should earn the title of Kings and Queens of Corbet's.
Roadhouse Brewery Releases Limited Edition Craft Beer
There is no doubt that there will be plenty of craft beer served throughout the week, none more appropriate than the special brew that local brewery Roadhouse Brewing Co. will be releasing. Kings and Queens of Corbet's Pale Ale beer brewed with blood orange and Yellowstone mineral salts sounds insanely refreshing and is available while supplies last at the Roadhouse Pub & Eatery located on Jackson’s historic Town Square, Roadhouse’s Gregory Lane Taproom, Pink Garter Theater, and in Teton Village at the Four Season Resort and Residences’ Handle Bar, Il Villagio Osteria, Mangy Moose, Piste and RPK3. Stop by any of these amazing après ski bars to give it a try and I'm sure you'll find yourself hanging there for more than one.