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Caite Zeliff is the Queen of Cor­bet’s

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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.

First job:

Wash­ing dishes at my dad’s break­fast spot, I got paid in pick­les.

In­spired by:

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.

Mantra:

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.

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