YETI AMBASSADOR - CODY TOWNSEND:
You don't have to know anything about backcountry skiing to see that Cody Townsend's lines are some of the most intense. But those who do know agree, dubbing one run "the most insane ski line ever" - in which he straight-lined one of the "gnarliest vertical chutes" in Alaska. Though his career is stacked with accolades, Cody laments only that the ski season is too short. He remains a well-rounded, year-round athlete, is an avid surfer and fly fisherman, and pursues an ever-growing bucket list.
Watch The Fifty, Episode One with Cody Townsend:
Q: What goes through your head when you first wake up in the morning when you ski?