With ‘Shades of Winter: COUPLES’, one of the short films Shades of Winter releases in fall 2018, creative producer Sandra Lahnsteiner (AUT) introduces a new aspect of her female action sport protagonists when Janina Kuzma (NZL), Julia Mancuso (USA) and herself bring along their spouses on a freeride trip into the wild mountains of British Columbia, Canada, at Stellar Heliskiing for the first time ever.
As professional athletes the ladies are constantly faced with the risks and challenges of backcountry skiing, overcoming vulnerability and fear, experiencing adrenaline rushes and absolute joy.
But did they ever think how their spouses feel about them being out there in these wild mountains? Together, in ‘Shades of Winter: COUPLES’ they all explore the Purcel & Selkirk range in Canada, BC, sharing the fun as well as the expertise and loads of big smiles.
Janina Kuzma · Sandra Lahnsteiner · Julia Mancuso