Caite Zeliff is the Queen of Corbet’s
How I got here:
It’s nice coming from a ski racing background because it’s so intense compared to big mountain skiing, which is way more free-flowing. I really like jumping off of big cliffs and that’s where I want to keep heading.
Early ski memories:
When I was 11, I signed up for a race—i had never raced before—and I ended up winning. The local newspaper interviewed me and I genuinely thought I was famous. At the time, it was the biggest highlight of my life.
Washing dishes at my dad’s breakfast spot, I got paid in pickles.
I was really lucky to fall into a group of people who are old-school Jackson Hole Air Force legends. I like people who do cool stuff off the radar.
Hold It Wide Open (HIWO), which is a motorcycle reference to going “full throttle.” To me, it means getting after it and not holding back, which applies to everything in life. Everything I do is to the nth degree and I like it that way.
On my to-do list:
Summit and ski the Grand Teton.