Kings and Queens of Corbet's

Parkin Costain launches a backflip into the legendary Corbet’s Couloir in 2019 during his first run of the Kings and Queens of Corbet’s event at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Costain is set to return as a contestant for this year’s competition.

It's on. 

Kings and Queens of Corbet's is happening Tuesday, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort announced Monday afternoon. The athletes gathered for a welcome party Sunday night, giving them time to high-five and amp themselves up before the contest.

Tomorrow, some of the world's best free skiers and snowboarders, along with some up-and-coming bright stars, will launch themselves off the lip of one of North America's most famous in-bounds runs. The resort's park and pipe crew has also built several jumps, including a pair of huge ones at the bottom, to make the course more interesting.

"It takes the pressure off the drop-in at the top," events manager Jess McMillan said. 

Each athlete will take two runs, and they will judge each other to choose the top three men and women. Spectators can gather in Tensleep Bowl below Corbet's, where the athletes will finish their runs. The first is set to drop around 10 a.m.

Read more in our preview of the event or see

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Tom Hallberg covers a little bit of everything, from skiing to long-form feature stories. A Teton Valley, Idaho, transplant by way of Portland and Bend, Oregon, he spends his time outside work writing fiction, splitboarding and climbing.

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