Christina Lusti

The way you move through the mountains is an expression of who you are and how you feel in that moment. Discovering your authentic imagination is the biggest gift in exploratory skiing and mastery in the mountains.

About >

Christina Lustenberger, aka "Lusti" is a powerhouse athlete who transitioned from World Cup alpine skiing to becoming a certified ACMG ski guide, big mountain film star, and expedition skier at an impressive pace—much like her downhill and uphill mountain skills. This former Olympic ski racer not only dominates first descents in the BC backcountry but also explores the far reaches of the Himalayas, embarking on her inaugural ski expedition to Nepal in October 2019, and now aiming to ski the Great Trango Tower in 2024.

Described by Powder magazine as "one of the most finely tuned ski mountaineers in North America," Christina left the Canadian National Ski Team in 2008, settling in Revelstoke. Here, she cultivated a new skill set, obtaining her lead ski guide certification from the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides. Adding first descents like Consternation Chute in the Selkirks and the south couloir of Adamant Mountain in 2011, where she tackled a line interrupted by a 50-foot vertical wall of ice solo, Christina has become a trailblazer in the world of ski mountaineering.

Interests >

Skiing, climbing, running, traveling, mental health, trail building, off grid living, route developing

Status >

Ski & Ice climb training in Golden BC

Sport >

Big Mountain Skiing & Ski Alpinism

Highlights >

Multiple First Descents

5x Teton Gravity Research Film Star

ACMG Ski Guide

2006 Torino Winter Olympian

Canadian National Alpine Ski Team Member

Partners >

The North Face, Black Crows, Smartwool, Dynafit, Pomoca

Media >