Growing up as a ski patroller’s son, “daycare” was a term that loosely applied to Forrest Jillson. At just nine years old, going on avalanche reduction routes and skiing Corbet’s with his father was a normal part of growing up with Jackson Hole as a playground. In 2007 after years of pushing the limit in his favorite couloir, Corbet’s bit back and left Forrest with a broken femur. Doctors told him he would never ski the same again. That was the ordinary prognosis; what Forrest went on to achieve was truly extraordinary.
Wild Bill is a notorious character in the Jackson Hole Tram line. He’s a member of the Jackson Hole Air Force and for the past 30 years, he has dropped into S&S Couloir on his birthday. It’s die-hard locals like Bill that embody the long and storied history of big mountain skiing in Jackson Hole. Join Bill on his 63rd birthday as he tackles one of the hardest runs in North America while keeping his tradition alive.