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Coming in at 4,138 vertical feet, the top-to-bottom run at Jackson Hole is a rite of passage for skiers (and their quads) everywhere. Dropping over twice the vertical of average ski runs in North America, this legendary descent features more kinds of terrain in one go than you can find on most mountains in an entire day.
To put the GoPro HERO7 Black's new Hypersmooth technology to the test, TGR star Tim Durtschi just cranked a run featuring everything from the legendary Corbet's Couloir to mogul fields to pristine groomers. He didn't stop, he didn't use a gimbal, and the entire thing is so smooth it's almost enough to make you think you could do the same. If you're masochistic enough to try, here are the Cliff Notes (pun intended):
Corbet's Couloir to Tensleep Roller
A short ski down from Corbet's Cabin (waffles!) and the Jackson Hole Tram, Corbet's Couloir is one of the steepest inbounds ski runs in North America - a puckering proving ground for Jackson's elite. Skiers can air off the top cornice into the 40-degree couloir or take Durtschi's ski-in route, a blind right turn into steep terrain and variable snow. Hold on and add one big notch to the ski belt. Fall, and it's a long ride to the bottom—often in full view of an on-coming tram full of people laughing at you.
For those that make it into the apron with a little extra momentum, do as Durtschi does and launch the Tensleep Roller at skier's right for some well-earned air time (backflips optional).
Expert Chute into the Amphitheater
After airing it out at the top of Tensleep, loop a right into Expert Chute, a ribbon of white that dissects a dramatic cliff band before connecting with the manicured pistes near the Thunder Quad. This shot tends to get a lot of traffic, and can get bumped up early, but Durtschi's ski legs and the HERO7 keep the footage smooth all the way through.
Groomed Goodness on Paintbrush and Broadway
Give the legs a break with big turns down Paintbrush before emptying out into Broadway and the groomed Amphitheater corridor running skier's left of the Thunder Chair.
For Durtschi, this also provided a moment to link up some side hits, and one of the mountain's lower pillow lines at the bottom of the Alta Chutes.
Sending it in Dick's Ditch
Jackson's infamous natural halfpipe is chock-full of jumps and jibs between fast, rutty skiing. Start things off by cutting left under the Marmot Double Chair and sending a big air into Dick's Ditch from the traverse. Then it's time to hold on tight through the chundery snow snake. Keeping a steady camera can be tough here, so if you don't have new powder, turn on the HERO7’s HyperSmooth technology and you’ll still come out with brag-worthy footage.
A little way down, the Terje Jump sits prime and ready, a sendy Jackson hip jump along the skier's right side of the ditch that can go as big or small as you are willing to give'r.
For those that escape the top of Dick's unscathed, connect with the South Pass traverse until it passes under the Bridger Gondola, then point them downhill on Sundance.
Natural log slide to the Tram Line
Your legs are officially screaming, but don't fear, the bottom is only a cool thousand feet of vertical away! Luckily, it's the mellowest section of the day, as Sundance is a Hollywood line meant for big arcing turns between ski schools and Texas tourists.
For those looking to spice things up, take Durtschi's line off the natural log slide on the skier's right of Sundance Gully, and then cut over on Way Home to connect with the bottom of the Tram.
If another lap is too much for one day, don't worry, the Mangy Moose—the iconic ski bar that is said to have many an antidote for exhausted hill-bangers—is right next door.