Christina Lustenberger

a77401e5-1ade-425b-88d9-97aacf2e9b81Born and raised in Invermere BC, my parents instilled a strong passion for the mountains in me. Eventually joining the ski-racing program when I was old enough, it was all progression from there. Competing on the Canadian Alpine Ski Team for six years, achieving top 10 World Cup results, and competing in the 2006 Winter Olympic Games were some of the highlights of my racing career.

Until the age of 24, traveling the world for ski racing was my life. However, I always felt that there was more to Skiing than just racing. Retiring from the Alpine Team was a tough choice, but ultimately a leap in the right direction; The mountains had so much to offer and skiing them was where I wanted to be! Switching my focus from alpine racing to Backcountry skiing, I developed a passion for ski mountaineering.

I decided to level out my skiing skills with my mountain skills and enrolled in the Thompson Rivers University Adventure Guide Program. After taking this course and committing two years of backcountry training,

I am now working as an ACMG ski guide in the beautiful BC mountains I call home.

My love for the mountains has opened up a life of opportunity and incredible experiences. I feel truly blessed to be able to be working towards a goal, while all the while combining my passion for skiing.

Living out new adventures through skiing with great friends is something I hope to be able to do the rest of my life.