WHERE: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Think you can conquer “America’s Scariest Ski Run”? Try your luck at Jackson Hole’s Corbet’s Couloir—a legendary chute that strikes fear into the hearts of everyone. Free-fall is the name of the game on this double-diamond run. Skiers plunge into a tight 10-foot wide chute before sinking into an abyss of snow-covered overhangs. Rugged rock walls abound, adding an extra level of danger to this heart-stopping ride.
WHERE: Hakuba 47, Japan
Nestled in the Japanese Alps, Hakuba 47 is known for its abundant snowfall and volcanic peaks. Trail guides show a number of wide runs, but to go extreme, skiers need to get off the map. Backcountry trails offer up steep double-diamond trails with lots of trees to whip around. Toss in an active volcano nearby, and skiers are guaranteed the ride of a lifetime.