While Jackson Hole is known for offering terrain for skiers/snowboarders of all ability levels, no discussion of the terrain at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is complete without talking about the legendary Corbet's Couloir. The tram cruises right by Corbet's on its way to the top, offering skiers/riders a glimpse of the famed run.
No ski resort in North America has a chute so legendary as Corbet's Couloir in Wyoming—a crucible where skiers go to prove their mettle (or more often, to retreat in fear). The run is named for Barry Corbet, a mountaineer who in 1960 spotted a narrow crease of snow shaped like an upside-down funnel, high up on the mountain now known as Jackson Hole. Said he: "Someday someone will ski that." By Christopher Steiner
Corbet's Couloir is one of the most visible lines at Jackson Hole — the tram passes by every 10 minutes, and plenty of spectators gather to watch skiers/riders drop in. While Corbet's is intimidating from the top, the view from below shows the great snow that usually awaits skiers once they have tackled the plunge into the couloir.