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Behind the Line - Christina Lustenberger’s Couloir

Even when she’s on an exposed near-vertical line, Christina “Lusti” Lustenberger arcs turns like she’s racing GS gates. The former World Cup ski racer turned ACMG Ski Guide has garnered a reputation for high-velocity skiing in big mountain terrain, and last winter, while filming for Make Believe, was no exception. Lusti demonstrated her technical prowess on a series of alpine missions in the Coastal Mountains of British Columbia alongside fellow North Face athletes Ian McIntosh, Nick McNutt, and Sam Smoothy. Her most notable descent of the trip was a particularly dicey couloir requiring a sketchy boot pack. Watch as Lusti navigates the no-fall zone terrain while skiing cool, calm, and collected. 

Lusti keeping things fully pinned as usual. Eric Parker photo.

The North Face's Lusti is always looking to push herself in the mountains. Eric Parker photo.

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The Chairlift: A Love Story
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The Chairlift: A Love Story

The Chairlift: A Love Story

For those of us who don’t ski with a backpack and a beacon, and prefer going downhill more times a day than up, chairlifts are the MVP of our ski season. Salomon TV’s new film is a love story for those slow, mildly sketchy, but somehow magical double chairs every true ski bum has ridden. Directed by Mike Douglas, reminds us about the experiences unique to riding lifts: connecting with new people, calling down to the skiers below us, or a quiet minute to watch the snow fall. Each ride up is

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Inside Make Believe: The Locations
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Inside Make Believe: The Locations

Inside Make Believe: The Locations

The athletes aren’t the only stars of our movies, it’s the locations, too. Every year we’re on the hunt for new zones to film in, often finding ourselves in some wild part of the world with far too many camera bags. This year—for obvious reasons—film production faced unprecedented challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic. Thankfully, we already bagged our segments abroad before travel ground to a stop. This year we traveled to Japan with Atomic's Tim Durtschi and Kai Jones, as well as, Volkl's

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Victor De Le Rue Goes Big in the Pyrenees
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Victor De Le Rue Goes Big in the Pyrenees

Victor De Le Rue Goes Big in the Pyrenees

Holy Batman these dudes are stout. This spring, mountain man and Black Diamond athlete Victor De Le Rue caught one last whiff of ski season after France came out of lockdown. De Le Rue called up his friend Pierre Hourticq to ski the north face of Taillon, a 3,144 meter tall peak in the range. After postponing their start from 3:30am to 6am due to weather, (another two hours of sleep? tragic!), the two set off to the summit. Combining skiing and split boarding with technical climbing to get to