Patrick and Gordon Finnegan aren’t your typical weekend casual skiers. Hailing from Alta, WY the brothers grew up ski racing around the west and have always had a tick for pushing the boundaries together. On the morning of March 19th, the duo set out for a leg burning adventure, to ski 100,000 vertical feet in one day at JHMR. With a strategic plan, perfect weather window and determination to break 100k, the brothers took to the Teton Lift with the hopes of the joining an elite skiing club.
What are your names and where are you from?
Patrick (27) and Gordon Finnegan (28), we grew up in Alta, WY and went to high school in Jackson where we both were individual alpine State Champions.
When did you start coming to Jackson?
1997 was our first visit to Jackson Hole. We became familiar with the resort in 2001 during the Teton County School District passport program. Most notably, we “dropped Corbet’s” on one of our guided instructor days while in 5th and 6th grade.
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What made you both decide to ski 100k in one day?
You mean 110,000?