The Waxroom has always been impressed by the ski racing
feats of Chris Devlin-Young. But on March 8, we were really
wowed by a firsthand report of the IPC alpine world champion,
X Games gold medalist and Paralympic silver medalist
making the first-ever sit-ski descent of what has been called
“America’s scariest ski slope” — Corbet’s Couloir at Jackson
Hole Mountain Resort — while serving as an instructor for the
Steep and Deep Adaptive Camp. And Ski Racing contributing
photographer Jonathan Selkowitz was there to document the
Enjoying a more relaxed moment with friend and Steep and Deep
Adaptive Camp helper Jamie Weeks; and Nate Corey, the head
coach of the camp. “I have been trying to screw up my courage to
make the 30-foot drop in since I first saw Corbet’s five years ago.”
Peering into Corbet’s the day before
his descent, and nearly dropping.
The next day, he would go for it.
“The wind was blowing pretty hard
until we reached the lip. It seemed
to slow down, and the sun started to
peek out, and no one spoke for the
first few minutes.”
Sliding into the entry.
JONATHAN SELKOWI TZ/ SELKOPHOTO.COM
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