From free falls and ice walls to 250-foot jumps and 100 mph flats, The Daily Beast polls the world’s top ski experts to reveal the 13 most death-defying (or death-causing) ski runs on Earth.
Corbet’s Couloir—Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Located at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and named after renowned local ski instructor and Everest conqueror Barry Corbet, this 10,450 foot high, double-diamond ski run has been described as “America’s scariest ski slope.”
The entrance to Couloir is a huge test for skiers since it involves dropping off a cornice with a free fall of anywhere between 10 and 30 feet, followed by a 60-degree slope. “It’s steep and you do not want to fall as you may go all the way to the bottom,” according to extreme skiing champion Chris Anthony.