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

When Faction unveiled “The Collective” very last slide, it surprised us—we expected the bevy of park photographs and dub 10s, and they unquestionably shipped, but what genuinely turned our heads were being the staggering significant mountain strains that Swiss skier Sam Anthamattan tackled. So when Faction rereleased a POV phase of Anthamatten dragging Wasatch younger gun Andrew Pollard up some of his native steeps, we were being psyched from the get-go.

Pollard, even though competing in Freeride World Tour qualifiers considering that 2013, is warm off a series of podiums, snowboarding continually properly on some of the world’s hardest terrain. But below he admits that he’s never skied everything really this steep. Anthamatten, born in Zermatt, was correct at home. Significantly from the hop turns that one could possibly be expecting on icy fifty five-as well as-diploma slopes, Anthamatten and Pollard open it all the way up. Not often do ski movies give us sweaty palms—we’ve witnessed more than our reasonable share—but this one counts as our cardio for the working day.

Buckle in for total-throttle turns down immaculate glaciers. We hope they ate loads of raclette after. They gained it.

This article originally appeared on Powder.com and was republished with permission.



For accessibility to exclusive gear movies, celebrity interviews, and more, subscribe on YouTube!