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Kings and Queens dates and lineup announced

JACKSON, Wyo. — Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is less than a month away from the most anticipated event of the season: Kings & Queens of Corbet’s.

JHMR announced today that the competition will go down February 10–15. The exact day is weather dependent. But that whole week, JHMR will host 24 of the world’s top freeride skiers and snowboarders pitting runs head-to-head in the iconic Corbet’s Couloir to claim the title of King or Queen.

The highly-anticipated Kings & Queens of Corbet’s has quickly grown in its two-year history to become an industry icon. This year’s event is sure to electrify the skiing and snowboard community once again with an incredible line up of athletes. The invitational event has filled up with many of the world’s top freeriders.

There are some familiar faces in the lineup: reigning champion Caite Zeliff will defend her two-year crown alongside 2019’s second and third-place winners Hana Beaman and Ashley Babcock. Blaine Gallivan and Karl Fostvedt will defend their respective titles — Fostvedt took the crown in 2018 and came in second last year, Gallivan came in third.

Photo: Buckrail // Nick Sulzer
Photo: Buckrail // Nick Sulzer
Photo: Buckrail // Nick Sulzer

“We’re excited for Kings and Queens 2020 and the athlete line up this year is world-class,” said JHMR Events and Partnership Manager Jess McMillan. “We have competing two-time Olympian Jessika Jenson, X Games medalist Hana Beaman, and film stars Tim Durtschi, Karl Fostvedt and Sam Kuch to name a few along with an incredibly talented field from around the globe filling out the roster.”

Held in a similar format to many surf competitions, Kings & Queens will be held within a weather window where the contest day will be chosen when the conditions are optimal for the event and athletes. JHMR will update the status of the event each afternoon during the competition window online and on JHMR’s social channels the day prior to the event. Viewing of the event will take place below Corbet’s Couloir, in Tensleep Bowl, and the competition is expected to start at 10 a.m.

JHMR wants to remind spectators: there is no beginner or intermediate terrain from the spectator venue down to the bottom of the mountain. A livestream of the event will be available on Jacksonhole.com and Red Bull TV.

Check out the full lineup and learn more about the event here.

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