Tailgate #8: Rob Kingwell

Rob Kingwell in Alaska is like polar bears in the north pole: it's a natural fit. Though Kinger is better known for his roots in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, clearly he's in his element in the Chugach mountains of Thompson Pass.

This being Kinger's second year up at Tailgate, the year before he had bought a sled and stashed it under a tree when he left—it was still there, and it started right up. How many other places can you just leave a sled for a complete year?

Plenty of riding in this episode, from an old "Bro Bowl" to a mountain range called the Berlin Wall, where Kingwell goes in for a serious Billy Goat couloir and 1200 feet of vertical to follow. Just another day in AK.

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