Faction Athletes Go to Switzerland to Ski the Steepest Lines of Their Lives

When Faction produced “The Collective” very last drop, it shocked us—we predicted the bevy of

When Faction produced “The Collective” very last drop, it shocked us—we predicted the bevy of park photographs and dub 10s, and they unquestionably delivered, but what truly turned our heads have been the staggering large mountain strains that Swiss skier Sam Anthamattan tackled. So when Faction rereleased a POV section of Anthamatten dragging Wasatch younger gun Andrew Pollard up some of his native steeps, we have been psyched from the get-go.

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Pollard, however competing in Freeride Environment Tour qualifiers since 2013, is very hot off a sequence of podiums, skiing persistently nicely on some of the world’s toughest terrain. But in this article he admits that he’s in no way skied anything at all really this steep. Anthamatten, born in Zermatt, was right at household. Much from the hop turns that a single could hope on icy fifty five-in addition-diploma slopes, Anthamatten and Pollard open it all the way up. Hardly ever do ski films give us sweaty palms—we’ve found a lot more than our reasonable share—but this a single counts as our cardio for the working day.

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Buckle in for comprehensive-throttle turns down immaculate glaciers. We hope they ate a great deal of raclette right after. They earned it.

This posting at first appeared on Powder.com and was republished with permission.