There comes a point in every professional athlete's career in which they must make a transition. Retirement, rehabbing an injury, or embarking on a new path can often feel to many as an ending. For skiers Jackie Paaso and Eva Walkner, transition signifies an evolution. Throughout the course of their careers, they've been constantly evolving. The two freeride world tour competitors both came from unconventional backgrounds, Paaso a mogul skier and Walkner a ski racer, but they didn't let that keep from competing on the world stage of freeskiing. Their latest film, Evolution of Dreams follows their journey from regulated ski competitions to the freedom of big mountain skiing, and the many highs and lows they experienced along the way. It's an honest look at success, failure, and chasing dreams juxtaposed with some pretty tantalizing steep skiing in the alps.
Walkner and Paaso's next evolution? Ski mountaineering. Hans-Martin Kudlinski Photo.
Walkner isn't afraid to get into the gnar. Hans-Martin Kudlinski Photo.