Karl Fostvedt

Karl Fostvedt, the newly crowned King of Corbets, bombs into the couloir Thursday. He and snowboarder Madison Blackley were crowned king and queen Saturday evening.

The coronation is complete.

Per the votes of competing athletes, skier Karl Fostvedt — also known as "Crazy Karl" — and snowboarder Madison Blackley are the new King and Queen of Corbet's.

Along with 24 other athletes, they jockeyed for the title Thursday.

But their respective reigns began Saturday, when the results of the athlete-judged competition were announced. Fostvedt and Blackley will each take home a $10,000 cash prize, and the titles of king and queen regent.

The other lords and ladies of the steep, snow-covered land are as follows.


  • Hans Mindnich (second place, $5,000 prize)
  • Jake Hopfinger (third, $3,000 prize)
  • Parkin Costain (fourth)
  • Elias Elhardt (fifth)


  • Audrey Hebert (second place, $5,000 prize)
  • Zoe Vernon (third, $3,000 prize)

People who want to watch the competition in its entirety can do so starting at 1 p.m. Monday on Red Bull TV, linked to here, and JacksonHole.com, linked to here.

You can pick up a copy of Wednesday's Jackson Hole News&Guide for more about the competition, interviews with athletes and oodles of photos.

Contact Billy Arnold at 732-7063 or barnold@jhnewsandguide.com.

Teton County Reporter

Previously the Scene editor, Billy Arnold made the switch to the county beat where he's interested in exploring Teton County as a model for the rest of the West. When he can, he still writes about art, music and whatever else suits his fancy.

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