Last Thursday, 26 athletes from all over the globe gathered at one of the most infamous hits in the ski and snowboard world: Corbet's Couloir. Of those 26 riders, Trew had three in attendance including; Audrey Hebert, Cam Fitzpatrick and Veronica Belle Paulsen (Last Year's Queen).
Audrey Herbert in the staring gate. Photo: Keegan Rice
Now don't get us wrong, there is something magical and relatable about a nice turn in some untouched pow. But for some, it comes down to that plunge off of a massive cornice into a couloir where you are fully gripped, teeth clenched and adrenaline at a maximum. It may not be for all, but we salute everybody that gets sendy from time to time.
Cam Fitzpatrick peaking over the edge Photo: Keegan Rice
This was the 4th year of the Kings and Queens of Corbet's and by far maybe one of the wildest. The beauty of an event like this is that when a group of talented and like-minded individuals get together, it truly goes off. The event is judged by the riders, making it more about camaraderie than purely competition. Our very own Audrey found herself placing second and coming home with the bag! Congrats Audrey!
What we here at Trew appreciate the most about our team and these riders specifically is they tend to be grounded, even when they are 50 feet off the ground. Of course they value the accomplishments, but when it comes down to it they are in it for the experience. It's not about what you do but how you do it. Anyone can ski off something but can you do it controlled and safely? Safety first, fun always!
Cam practicing his handstand entrance. Photo: Keegan Rice
We can't wait to see what 2022 brings, and for this event to continue gaining momentum. Getting to watch skiers and snowboarders, men and women compete together is a dream come true - and let's hope that more events rise up with similar formatting as we all work together to progress the snowsport world!