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Steeped in tradition: How two Alta-raised siblings made it to the Freeride World Tour

The Alta-raised Pollard siblings, Andrew and Jacqueline, practically grew up in Alta’s Rustler Lodge. While attending Alta’s one-room schoolhouse, they grew up skiing Alta every day—developing a love for skiing and the skills to ski anywhere in the world. “The mountain was our babysitter,” says Andrew. “Taught us what we could do and what we couldn’t do. It was a great way to grow up.”

This winter, the Pollards join the elite ranks of the Freeride World Tour (FWT), competing side-by-side next to the best freeskiers in the world. The second stop of this year’s FWT in Kicking Horse, British Columbia, saw Jacqueline take home first place and a spot on top of the freeskiing world. Take a moment and watch the video above to learn more about how these two Alta-raised siblings found their way onto freeskiing’s craziest big-mountain competition circuit.


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