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With 4,000 vertical feet of adrenaline-inducing steeps and more terrain in a single run than some resorts can offer across an entire mountain, Jackson Hole has to be ridden to be believed. And if you won’t find yourself in the shadow of the Tetons anytime soon, local Cam Fitzpatrick is here to provide an up-close-and-personal look at how jaw-dropping a top-to-bottom run at Jackson can be.
"I've traveled to many other places to ride, but there's really no other place quite like Jackson," says Fitzpatrick. "You can't go wrong with the amazing views and wide variety of terrain that the resort has to offer."
"We always called this run the 'Fun Track' because there are so many cat tracks and jumps down the whole thing," – Cam Fitzpatrick
To prove the point, Fitzpatrick brings you a firsthand look at one of Jackson’s longest and most iconic runs, straight from the new GoPro HERO7 Black with HyperSmooth image stabilization, and it’s pretty much a snowboarder’s dream.
Fitzpatrick starts at 9,686 feet, atop of the chute-riddled powder field known as the Crags, which is in any Jackson local’s sites on a powder day—and you’ll notice this is clearly one of those. The Crags are dotted with cliffs and pillow lines, and Fitzpatrick finds as many as possible despite bogging into waist-deep snow at one point.
Next up, Fitzpatrick hits the Stash Park and finds unique ways to jump and jib the park’s natural terrain-inspired features. HyperSmooth, like Fitzpatrick, keeps things steady in the transition from the park to the groomers. A soaring cat track air into more powder, and then it’s into the Bronco Terrain Park for some proper kickers and rails before he blasts into the base area for a well-deserved, Yeti-delivered, beer.
“We always called this run the ‘Fun Track’ because there are so many cat tracks and jumps down the whole thing,” says Fitzpatrick. "Once the resort put in the Stash Parks, it sparked so many more options and features to work with. But adding Crags to the top of this run might have made it the best run of all time. There are pillow lines for days, and when you get it with a couple feet of fresh snow, nothing can compare.”
The resulting video provides a handy, HyperSmooth blueprint of the whole run, but if you’re thinking of using it to take a crack yourself, be warned: Fitzpatrick did this one for real: no stops, no breath catching, and no pausing to read the map.