The Grand National Powder 8’s Competition Returns to Jackson Hole

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What’s more beautiful than linking perfectly round powder turns down an untracked face of blower snow with your buddy?

Jeff Ledger and Tanner Flanagan practice for the 50th Anniversary Powder Eight competition on Cody Peak near Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

Jeff Leger and Tanner Flanagan practice for the 50th Anniversary Powder Eight competition on Cody Peak near Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. A photo by Jay Goodrich.

After a 15-year hiatus, and in celebration of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s 50th Anniversary, the Powder 8’s competition returns with GoPro as the presenting sponsor and its biggest prize money yet. With $10k on the line for the winners and bragging rights to transcend skiing history, the event is one not to be missed.
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Powder 8’s Photo from Focus Productions

Competitors will be judged on synchronization, the symmetry of their 8’s and overall style as they leave their mark on Cody Bowl’s pristine face of powder. Jackson Hole’s Powder 8’s was first won by the legendary local Pepi Steigler and Peter Habeler.

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Follow the competition with live event updates on Periscope @Jackson Hole.

The competition will be on the Powder 8 face of Cody Bowl just outside the ski area boundary on Saturday, February 6th starting at 10:30am. We recommend viewing from Rendezvous Bowl or the top of the tram. People can also view from the bottom of the Power 8’s face but this is out of bounds and you need to know where you’re going, have a plan, avalanche training, and have your pack and avalanche safety gear ready. Just outside the ropes of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort lies dangerous, unmarked terrain features, please exercise extreme caution.
Backcountry Gate
Cliffs and hazards are not marked out of bounds and only the Powder 8’s face has been controlled for avalanche safety. Once you step outside the gates, you are doing so at your own risk.
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Who will take the prize this year? Could it be young guns, George and Bart Flynn, born just a minute apart? Or Jackson Hole Air Force veterans, a visiting team or dark horse competitors that gained entry through the qualifier? Come find out this weekend! And WATCH the preview of the Grand National Powder 8’s.

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