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These 10 skiers and riders are redefining what it means for freeskiing. And they do it on their own terms.
The world needs tougher female role models. That includes the ski and snowboard world. The French freestyle skier Coline Ballet-Baz recruited nine more skiers and snowboarders for her new 100% female film project “Skivas”. These “skivas” – ski divas – are anything but: They are hardcore, passionate women with a thirst for pow.
This 17-minute film was shot in the 2019-2020 season and tells the story of “ski divas” who cross the boundaries of freedom, creativity and sisterhood on and off the mountain. After years of freestyle competitions, Ballet-Baz wanted to focus on something else for the project: passion, creativity and friendship.
“From the streets of Quebec City to the great mountains of Chamonix over the hinterland of La Rosière, Coline and her team were able to finish the film shortly before the stations and borders closed in March 2020,” wrote sponsor Monster Energy.
The film shows Coline Ballet-Baz, Taylor Lundquist, Marion Haerty, Julia Willmann, Emma Darlstrom, Jennie Lee Burmanson, Rosina Friedle, Kim Lamarre, McKenna Brown and Margaux Hackett.
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Mary is based in GearJunkie’s Denver, CO office. Her outdoor interests range from climbing to landscape photography to pack paddleboarding. If she’s not writing, you can most likely find her on top of a fourteen or at a local bakery.