We are the Jerry of the Day and Jackass generation, we can't help but look when we see a gnarly crash or the latest post from kook slams. We are not unlike Pavlov's Dog, trained to laugh and giggle at someone else's misfortune. Today, that person is Tony from Salt Lake City, who came to Jackson this past weekend with the goal of ski immortality, stomping an air into Corbet's Couloir.
It is safe to say that all does not go plan. Hear the full story from Matthew Burlingame, who was there to capture all the action.
"Tony came up for the weekend from Salt Lake and wanted to hit the line he had been scoping for a while, so after a few warm up laps we headed for the tram. We took a nervous pee at the cabin before heading to Corbet's Couloir.
I dropped in, via the Goat Path, and shouted up when I was ready and seconds later Tony came off the nose. I feel bad for laughing in the video, but it was definitely fear/nervousness giggles. I hiked up, grabbed his ski that didn't run and got down to him where right away. We were pretty sure his right leg was broken. Too proud to go out in a burrito, he one legged from the bottom of Corbet's, down to Marmot, up Marmot then downloaded the Gondi and off to the hospital we went.
A broken fibula, an extended vacation and a little dent to the pride is what he gets in reward. In Tony's words “it's a line I've wanted for a while and I figured no better time than the present, my only regret is that I wish I had gone a little bigger and not landed in the goat path.”
We at TGR are happy that Tony was able to walk away with just a broken fibula and a good attitude. Be careful with the remainder of the season folks, it can get hairy out there.