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World's Scariest Ski Slopes

S+S Couloir, Jackson Hole, WY

The Ride: Hard as it is to believe, this outrageous couloir—it’s not actually a trail—makes its neighbor, Corbet’s, look like a walk in the park (okay, a very steep park, but still). The run’s opening 30-foot drop into a rocky chasm dwarfs Corbet’s and is such a serious safety risk that it’s hardly ever open. Even when it is, you’ll need permission from Jackson Hole’s ski patrol to go down—and you won’t want to rope-duck this one. Being in good with the patrollers is important, especially when you may need rescuing.

Insider Trivia: The trail was named for Charlie Sands and John Sims, the first two ski patrollers to make the run successfully.

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