Timeless articles and writing about ski touring the backcountry, good reading.
Christina “Lusti” Lustenberger on the big mountain ski life
A few months back, I stumbled on the Sherpas Cinema film Children of the Columbia. The film, which is equal parts environmental advocacy and big mountain skiing, features two so called ‘children’ of the columbia watershed: Christina ‘Lusti’ Lustenberger and Dane Tudor. Interspersed with grainy footage of Columbia river communities over time are heart-pounding scenes of Lusti and Tudor careening down vertical snow ribbons in interior BC like they were born for it. In fact, it’s possible they were.
I walked away from the film with two thoughts: is this the future of ski films? (Fodder, perhaps, for a future post.) And, who were those ripping skiers? So you can imagine the psych when I found out that not only was Lusti visiting Aspen, but she was keen to join Doug and me on the podcast.