Cody Townsend Brings Back ‘The FIFTY’: Get Hyped on Season 4

Winter’s almost here in the Northern Hemisphere, and that means one big thing for pow-hunting YouTubers: Cody Townsend’s ‘The FIFTY’ series is back.

Do you crave thin air and marginal avalanche conditions? Do you pine so hard for alpine starts and first turns your heart breaks? If you can’t resist the physical sensation of freefall the word “couloir” makes you feel, then take heart, because Cody Townsend is back with “The FIFTY.”

The barnstorming big-mountain skier is back for the fourth year of his quest to ski all “50 Classic Descents of North America.” And just like the last three, he invites us all to follow along on YouTube — even if you could never follow his tracks.

Crack a Coors, check out the trailer, and consider going to bed early after you refresh the monthly forecast page one more time. The fourth season of “The FIFTY” starts Oct. 5.

Runtime (trailer): 1.5 minutes

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Sam Anderson

Sam has roamed the American continent to follow adventures, explore natural wonders, and find good stories. After going to college to be a writer, he got distracted (or saved) by rock climbing and spent most of the next decade on the road, supporting himself with trade work. He's had addresses in the Adirondack Mountains, Las Vegas, and somehow Kansas, but his heart belongs in the Texas hill country.

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