Kings & Queens of Corbet's

February 22, 2021
United StatesJackson Hole, United States
Aired on Mon, February 22
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2021 Kings & Queens of Corbet's Athletes

The Corbet's couloir has been a proving ground throughout generations, which makes it the perfect venue for male and female competitors to lay it all on the line for the title of King and Queen.
Athletes listed in order of results

Karl Fostvedt, 2021 King of Corbet's

Karl Fostvedt, 2021 King of Corbet's
Karl Fostvedt, 2021 King of Corbet's
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).
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Madison Blackley, 2021 Queen of Corbet's

Madison Blackley, 2021 Queen of Corbet's
Madison Blackley, 2021 Queen of Corbet's
Born and raised in Park City but I now call Salt Lake City my home and Brighton Resort my home mountain. I started off my snowboard career in the Slopestyle circuit with the Dew Tours and Grand Prix but have since focused mainly on filming video parts, getting me nominations for Rookie of the year and Video Part of the Year. I am beyond excited to be coming back to Corbet’s Couloir for my second year, placing 4th last year was the Highlight of my snowboard career and my first literal entrance to the freeride contest scene.
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Hans Mindnich, 2nd Place

Hans Mindnich, 2nd Place Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
Hans Mindnich, 2nd Place Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
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.
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Audrey Hebert, 2nd Place

Audrey Hebert, 2nd Place Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
Audrey Hebert, 2nd Place Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
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.
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Jake Hopfinger, 3rd Place

Jake Hopfinger, 3rd Place Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
Jake Hopfinger, 3rd Place Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
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.
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Zoë Vernon, 3rd Place
Zoë Vernon, 3rd Place Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
Zoë Vernon, 3rd Place Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
I grew up riding the steep and deep terrain of Mt. Baker, where I still call home. Over the years, I’ve competed in many a banked slalom, ranging from the Legendary Mt. Baker Banked Slalom to the Dirksen Derby and have managed to take home a handful of trophies. More recently I’ve focused my attention to filming in the backcountry and getting my feet wet in the snowmobile world. This will be my second year competing at the Kings and Queens of Corbets and I couldn’t be more stoked to be returning!
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Parkin Costain, 4th Place
Parkin Costain, 4th Place Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
Parkin Costain, 4th Place Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
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.”
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Hana Beaman, 4th Place

Hana Beaman, 4th Place Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
Hana Beaman, 4th Place Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
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.
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Elias Elhardt, 5th Place

Elias Elhardt, 5th Place Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
Elias Elhardt, 5th Place Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
Elias Elhardt is a german snowboarder who’s considered one of Europes best backcountry riders. His latest appearance in the film "Dark Matter“ alongside Travis Rice underscored how much he enjoys a playful approach to big mountain riding. As a competitor he’s been a part of the Natural Selection tour and has had several podiums at the Freeride World tour. He’s also made himself a name as a filmmaker with films like "Contraddiction“ or "Narcis", where snowboarding is the vehicle to tell stories, which matter beyond the sheer performance. .
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Veronica Paulsen, 5th Place

Veronica Paulsen, 5th Place Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
Veronica Paulsen, 5th Place Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
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.
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Yuki Kadono

 Yuki Kadono Kings & Queens of Corbets 2021
Yuki Kadono Kings & Queens of Corbets 2021
Yuki is also a bit of history maker. In the 2012/13 season, he became the youngest-ever snowboarder to be invited to Air + Style, and participated in both Innsbruck and Beijing events, in Austria and China respectively. He also became the first snowboarder from Asia to win Air + Style in Beijing and now plans to take part in more international contests, aiming to become the first Japanese rider to win the title of world’s number one slopestyle snowboarder.
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Marissa Krawczak

Marissa Krawczak Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
Marissa Krawczak Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
I grew up in the snowy woods of Northern Michigan and now call Oregon home. I love spending time in the backcountry, split boarding, snowmobiling and exploring new terrain. I spent 8 years as a wildland firefighter in the summers but now I am studying aviation as a fixed-wing pilot. Some of my favorite places snowboarding has brought me are the mountains around Revelstoke, Slovakia and the Sierras. I really enjoy riding couloirs so I am excited to be in Jackson Hole for the Kings & Queens of Corbet’s!
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Sam Schwartz

Sam Schwartz Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
Sam Schwartz Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
I’m a Jackson Hole native with a desire to live my life in the outdoors. Spending the past decade working as a professional skier I’ve enjoyed becoming the 2013 Junior World Free Ski Champion, creating print publications, shooting video parts, and venturing into the mountaineering world. Now I’m looking to protect the very sport I’ve spent my whole life enjoying. Now I will be balancing a ski career with my new business Avant Delivery created with a mission to make sustainability the easiest choice for consumers and businesses. I’ve been given so much by skiing, I’m excited to balance my career by beginning to give more back.
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Sophia Rouches

Sophia Rouches Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
Sophia Rouches Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
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.
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Jason Robinson

Jason Robinson Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
Jason Robinson Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
The 29-year-old pro snowboarder — who rides for Dakine and Lib Tech, among other prominent names in the industry — is a Whitefish native, born and raised, and has been featured in Absinthe Films “Eversinsce”, Absinthe Films “Dopamine”, and Aaron Robinson’s “Manifest”.
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Mikey Marohn

Mikey Marohn Kings & Queens of Corbet's
Mikey Marohn Kings & Queens of Corbet's
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.
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Garrett Warnick

Garrett Warnick Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
Garrett Warnick Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
Growing up in Bend, Oregon the mountains were always a part of my life. I was lucky enough to have my parents introduce snowboarding to my brother and I at an early age and I was instantly hooked. Throughout my life I have always remained in love with snowboarding; for the community and for the ability to engage and be present in what I am doing. Over the past years I have filmed video parts and traveled the world looking for new adventures and always trying to better myself on and off my board.
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Alex Hall

Alex Hall Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
Alex Hall Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
My name is Alex Hall and I am a 22-year-old skier out of SLC. I love to try and do all aspects of skiing, whether it’s big air, Slopestyle, rails, filming urban or skiing pow. Hyped to shred some pow at Jackson!
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Blaine Gallivan

Blaine Gallivan Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
Blaine Gallivan Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
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.
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Thayne Rich

Thayne Rich Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
Thayne Rich Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
Skier out of Salt Lake City. Home mountain is Alta/Snowbird. Mediocre golfer and professional rally cart racer. Vegetarian for 16 years. I conducted the Utah symphony when I was in 5th grade. I used to have a paper route that i did on my unicycle when I was a kid
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Max Martin

Max Martin Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
Max Martin Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
I was born in the heart of the Tetons in Jackson, Wyoming. My home helped me developed a deep understanding for skiing and the mountains. It has taught me to be humble, patient, and above all to have fun. In my early career, I was a highly competitive ski racer. I was dedicated to the sport and competed through college racing on the NCAA Division I circuit. Throughout my racing career I always made sure to get out and explore the mountains without plastic gates. Once I graduated, I came back home to push myself further in big mountain skiing. Recently I worked on the edit “In Plain Sight” presented by Jackson Hole Mountain Resort & Volkl. I’m grateful to be part of this competition and stoked to compete in Kings and Queens for the first time!
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Aaron Blunck

Aaron Blunck Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
Aaron Blunck Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
Freeskier from Crested Butte, Co. I started skiing when I was 18 months old and haven’t looked back since! My grandpa started the ski school in Crested Butte so skiing was kinda just in my blood! I love every type of skiing because there truly is no better feeling then flying down the hill. .
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Cooper Branham

Cooper Branham Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
Cooper Branham Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
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.
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Grant Giller

Grant Giller Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
Grant Giller Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
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. Last year was my first year in Kings and Queens and I'm stoked to be back.
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Cam Fitzpatrick

Cam Fitzpatrick Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
Cam Fitzpatrick Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
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 Absinthe Films movie, “Stay Tuned.” 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.
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Benji Farrow

Benji Farrow Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
Benji Farrow Kings & Queens of Corbet's 2021
Mountain kid since day one, father was a former patroller or instructor for 25 years. Grew up on a farm in rural Vermont moved to Colorado in high school. Retired US Team Contest Pipe Jock now an avid backcountry rider.
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