‘Pretty Tight’: Watch Candide Thovex Squeeze Through Tiny Couloirs

One minute, Candide Thovex disappears into a rocky slot that doesn’t look big enough to accommodate his body.

The next, he slips out the other side, headed straight downhill at terminal velocity. I know, I know, “there’s nothing Candide can’t do on skis.” But even when you know that before you hit play on each new video, he still somehow manages to blow your expectations.

“Pretty tight” is no exception. Watch him turn in an epic park-style run on steep, narrow backcountry terrain, and then treat moguls like the bunny hill.

Runtime: 2 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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