Chris Rubens may just be one of the most talented yet underrated big mountain skiers on the planet. Rubens is a strong and extremely smooth skier excelling on everything from steep AK spines to buttery BC powder to steep and icy coilours. He grew up racing for the Sunshine Ski Club and at age 16 switched gears and joined the Rocky Mountain Freeriders where he honed is freeskiing skills and grew to love the backcountry. Rubens has appeared in four MSP films over the years, and in 2011 played a major role in Sherpas Cinema's "All.I.Can". He's a regular star for Salomon Freeski TV, and with his fun and positive personality is always a welcome addition to any trip.

"The Dalai Lama was asked what surprised him most, he said: Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and dies having never really lived"