The Fifty is an adventure story unfolding in near real time. Follow me in its companion webisode series as I attempt to climb and ski the fifty most challenging, beautiful and classic backcountry ski lines in North America.

While this project’s completion may stand as one of the biggest accomplishments in skiing, my paramount objective for The Fifty is to have one hell of a good time.

— Cody Townsend

The Classics


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“All great objectives require faith to achieve the goal, doubt you can attain it and effort to ensure it.”

— Fifty Classic Ski Descents of North America

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“The mountains will always be there, the trick is to make sure you are too.”

— Hervey Voge

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