Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
Event Dates Update:The 2021 Kings and Queens of Corbet's is set for February 16-21, 2021. Stay tuned for more details on this years event!
The Kings & Queens invitational event pits 24 of the world's top skiers, riders and select local rippers against each other. As they compete for the title, "King or Queen of Corbet's," each competitor is granted two runs down Corbet's with only the best run counting toward the grand prize.
Kings & Queens of Corbet's brings together some of the world's best action sports networks, brands and athletes and is sponsored by GoPro, Smartwool, GORE-TEX, YETI, Sweet Protection and Red Bull.
Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2020 - Top 4 Men
Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2020 - Top 3 Women
2020 Queen of Corbet's
I fell in love with skiing at Squaw Valley, where I began actively participating in the sport of freestyle moguls in my early teens. Freestyle mogul skiing became my entire focus for a decade of my life. I spent my time traveling around North America competing on the NorAm Tour as well as U.S. Ski Team Selections and the U.S. Freestyle Championships, where I earned a sixth place finish in women’s dual moguls in 2014. After graduating from college, I decided to make the jump to big mountain skiing, and moved to Jackson, Wyoming, which has been my home ever since. I competed in various Freeride World Qualifier Tour events and explored the world of ski film and photography. Last season, in my third year of attempts, I completed my goal of becoming the first woman to land a backflip into Corbet’s couloir and was crowned the Queen of Corbet’s. This year I’m continuing to work on progressing my skiing and the sport of freeride as a whole, and hope to continue to showcase my skiing through film and photography for years to come.
Sponsors: K2 Skis, POC, BCA, Trew gear, Big Sky Mountain Products, Intuition Liners
2020 King of Corbet's
I’m a 20-year-old big mountain freeride skier, a born and raised Montanan who’s based out of Moonlight Basin. I’m an adrenaline junkie who has found a career in the mountains: 2015 TGR Grom comp winner, 2017 Quiksilver Young Guns Ski winner, featured in TGR’s film “Far Out.”
Sponsors: Black Diamond, Moonlight Basin, SEABA Heli, Marker
I kicked off my career competing at Snowboarder events throughout the country. In 2014, I joined the Snowboarder film crew for the movie "Foreword" and put down a backcountry segment that put me on the map in the snowboarding community.
Internet skier specializing in biting off more than I can chew, I call Pocatello, Idaho, home. I’ve made appearances in MSP’s “Days of My Youth,” “Ruin and Rose” and “Drop Everything.”
Sponsors: SCOTT Sports
I grew up in southern California riding parks and playing in the sunny slush of Snow Summit. I began competing professionally in 2001, and soon after my first X Games appearance (on a trip to Jackson in 2002!), I was introduced to riding and filming in the backcountry by Travis Rice. I continued to compete in X Games and other high-profile contests until 2011, when I decided to focus solely on filming in the backcountry. Since then I’ve worked on several film projects, including “Intervals,” “Full Moon,” “Landline” and “Listen to the Eyes.” I always enjoy returning to Jackson, as it is the place that first instilled my love of riding powder and the backcountry.
Sponsors: RIDE Snowboards, Vans, VonZipper
Growing up, as a ski racer in Upstate New York, I now call Bozeman, Montana home. This will be my second time competing in Kings and Queens, and easily twice as stoked as the first time! Joining the Line Skis Team this year has opened up a handful of opportunities, I also work closely with the Benshi Creative crew to produce unique ski films year after year. Last year I made my TGR debut in "Make Believe" as well as released "Dollar Short", a film from Benshi Creative.
Sponsors: Sweet Protection, Line Skis, Montucky Cold Snacks, Backcountry Access, le bent,
I was born and raised in Sun Valley, Idaho, where I got the nickname Crazy Karl at age 7. Growing up, my hero was Tommy Moe, and I always tried to live up to his motto of "Go Fast and Take Chances." I now ski backcountry full time, spending my winters chasing storms and filming powder skiing (film segments with MSP Films, Poor Boyz Productions, Teton Gravity Research, Sweetgrass Productions, Toy Soldier Productions, 4bI9 Media and Good Company).
Sponsors: Dakine, Anon Optics, PROBAR
Born and raised in Vail, Colorado I started skiing at 18 months old. With both my parents working at Vail, I had free range to spend most of her time roaming around the slopes of the resort. In 5th grade, my class went on their first hut trip where I got my first taste for free-heel and the backcountry. I excelled at telemark skiing, winning the Grand Targhee Big Mountain Telemark Competition five years in a row. I will always have a special place for telemark skiing in my heart, although now I spend most of my time fully connected to my skis, getting big air and skiing every couloir I can find. My lines are big, but my demeanor is mellow. I love people and the backcountry, and for these reasons I have found myself in Sun Valley, Idaho where I work as an emergency and post-anesthesia nurse. I find my work highly rewarding, but still need to recharge in the mountains with my friends. The bigger, the more partners and the steeper the better.
Sponsors: Atomic, Arc'teryx, Wild Rye, SKIDA
I was born in Casper, Wyoming, and now live in Jackson to follow my passion for snowboarding. Over the last few seasons, I have been filming and shooting photos in the backcountry in and around Jackson. In addition to a growing filming career, I have competed in the Kings & Queens of Corbet’s for the past two seasons.
I grew up riding the steep and deep terrain of Mt. Baker, Washington. I haven’t been able to escape the grasp of Baker and still call it home. I fish in Alaska in the summer to provide for my snowboard addiction during the winter. Banked slaloms have been my forte of competition choice, and I’ve won many, including women’s am category in the Legendary Mt. Baker Banked Slalom, Dirksen Derby, Smash Life and the Nate Chute. I recently began capturing my backcountry activities on film and released my first season edit last year, which won the People’s Choice award at the Mt. Baker Film Fest. When not shredding pow, I can be found skating bowls, pretending to know how to surf and searching for wild mushrooms in the mossy forests of my backyard.
Sponsors: GNU, 686, VonZipper, Boardworks Tech Shop, One Ball Jay Wax, Shred Soles
Originally from Golden, Colorado, I have spent more time abroad than at home the last two seasons and made a name for myself in the European scene. I most recently won Superpark Standout at SNOWBOARDER Magazine’s Superpark 22.
Sponsors: Bataleon, Switchback, Deeluxe, VonZipper, Transform Gloves
I was born and raised in Gig Harbor, Washington, and have always had a passion for anything involving boards. My love for snowboarding began at the age of 4 at Crystal Mountain, learning how to stand sideways. At 18, I moved out to Colorado for school. There, I began riding out in the Rockies and competing in freeride. Riding every moment I could, I ultimately landed sponsorships with Satellite Boardshop in Boulder and Burton Snowboards.
This past season I shot with Cam Fitzpatrick and our crew: This is us in: to produce Coalescence and am now hooked on blending my background in skating and park riding with the Wyoming backcountry. Now based here in Jackson, WY, this will be my second year competing in Kings and Queens, and I will be continuing to push my riding while shooting in the backcountry this season and can’t wait to see where this crazy life keeps taking me.
Sponsors: Burton Snowboards, Anon Optics, Satellite Boardshop
I’m a professional snowboarder, born and raised in the town of Jackson, Wyoming. I started skiing at the age of 2 with the support of my dad who was on the JHMR Ski Patrol for over 25 years. I switched to snowboarding (a.k.a., “The Dark Side,” as my dad would call it) at the age of 6. With snowboarding being the new fun thing in the mountains, it became clear to me that I wanted to work as hard as I possibly could to achieve the dream of being a professional snowboarder. I started competing at a young age and eventually became more interested in the filming side of the sport because I grew up watching snowboard videos of idols I've looked up to. In recent years I've worked on the new Red Bull Media House movie, “The Fourth Phase,” and Arbor Snowboards’ movie, “Cosa Nostra.” I'm so grateful to be doing what I do for a living and wouldn’t be able to do it without the support of my sponsors and amazing family. I’m currently working on new film projects and hope to live this dream for many more years to come.
Sponsors: Rossignol, Blenders Eyewear, Teton Thai, Trew, JHMR, Avalon 7, Bluebird Wax, Niima, Legends, Remind Insoles and Bar-SIP-Bar.
Hailing from the pnw, Sophia is a northwest grown freeskier who’s no stranger to big airs, and techy lines. Most of winter she’s skipping down pillows and chasing storms in her 1990 camper van. This season, she's looking forward to breaking out the cowgirl hat and heading to Jackson for the first time.
Sponsors: Faction Skis, Flylow Gear, Backcountry Access, Zeal Optics, Mons Royale and Salt Mountain Wellness.
Practically born on the icy slopes of the east coast, skiing & snowboarding were my first passions. This eventually led me out West where I discovered the bigger and better things the mountains have to offer. I call Banff in Alberta home but usually spend my winters on the road competing and searching for powder & hot springs. Competition has been a healthy part of my snowboarding for the last few years as it gave me a platform to push myself, explore new areas and form lifelong friendships with like-minded athletes. I’m most excited about taking part in K&Q because this will be my first time dropping in the couloir and I couldn’t imagine a better way to do it than with a bunch of rad athletes throwing down in perfect conditions.
Sponsors: Snowledge, Unlimited skate & snow, Swix, Defending awesome shirts.
I’m a 25-year-old professional snowboarder, currently living in Salt Lake City, UT. I grew up riding in Stowe, VT, but moved to Utah in 2009 to pursue snowboarding more actively. Growing up, I was your run-of-the-mill contest kid. But, after graduating high school, I shifted all my efforts towards filming in the backcountry, and then recently freeride contests when I accepted a wild card spot on the Freeride World Tour.
Sponsors: Salomon, Backcountry, Giro
Blaine Gallivan is a freeskier, writer and chef from Jackson Hole, WY. When he's not traveling to chase snow or waves he can be found any given day in the tram line at JHMR. Last winter, he was featured in the X-Games Real Mtn 1st place edit.
Sponsors: Lib Tech, Spy Optics, Trew Gear, Melvin Brewing