The FIFTY. Fifty classic lines, one exceptional adventure
When Cody Townsend got his hands on the book Fifty Classic Ski Descents of North America, he knew he had to ski them all. And climb them all! Dubbed The FIFTY, Cody’s epic adventure began in 2018 and is being documented on his YouTube channel, which has drawn millions of views. Watch Cody close in on his goal in 15 new episodes set for this year.
Fifty rad lines. Four seasons of amazing content.
An undertaking like this takes a lot of courage — and a lot of planning. Cody has skied a few of the 50 classic lines before, including one he won't be repeating for The FIFTY: the Messner Couloir on Alaska's Denali. His climb and descent of North America's highest peak in 2017 served as perfect preparation for the remaining 49.
Since embarking on this adventure in 2018, Cody has taken on most of the 50 lines. As season 4 begins, he has just over a dozen to go. It's been an epic journey of huge challenges and frustrations – but also of amazing all-time runs.
That journey continues...
Swatch – a proud sponsor of The FIFTY
Action sports have been part of the Swatch DNA from the very beginning. The athletes we work with, share our values and are driven by a love for nature and the need to expand the realms of possibility. Cody perfectly embodies Swatch's core values of innovating and remaining true to one’s self. This is why we are his presenting sponsor, helping him and his team to take on some of the most difficult – and beautiful – backcountry lines.
Cody's faves for the slopes
For a trailblazer like Cody, the perfect watch could only ever be BIG BOLD: the Swatch created for those who carve their own "lines" in life.
From the beach to the pinnacle of free skiing
A California native, Swatch Proteam athlete Cody Townsend has always been drawn to snowy slopes and mountain peaks. His obsession has taken him to the top of his sport.