Video: Ski the Middle Teton Vicariously for 9 Glorious Minutes

The Teton Range is an iconic part of Wyoming’s landscape — and this athlete is skiing it in style.

Watch as Salomon athlete Cody Townsend ascends and descends the classic East Face of the Middle Teton.

The episode intersperses his story behind The FIFTY project with majestic lines, sweeping views, and calm narration. (The actual skinning starts around the 2-minute mark.)

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The idea came from the book “Fifty Classic Ski Descents of North America,” which was also inspiration for Mark and Janelle Smiley — an adventure couple featured in the episode — who have set out to climb all 50 classics.

This is the 14th episode and 14th line of The FIFTY.

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Mary is based in Denver, Colorado, but frequently travels abroad. Her outdoor interests span from climbing to landscape photography to pack-paddleboarding. If she's not writing, you can most likely find her at the top of a fourteener, or in a local bakery.

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