Christina Lustenberger (Canada)

Wanaka and Queenstown
Wanaka Time
Saturday June 24, 7.30pm to 10.30pm (doors open and live music from 7.00pm)
Wanaka Session
Session 4
Queenstown Time
Thursday June 29, 7.30pm to 10.30pm (doors open and live music from 7.00pm)
Queenstown Session
Session Q1

Born and raised in British Columbia, Canada, Christina, aka Lusti, has had a lifelong love of the mountains. She is an accomplished World Cup ski racer and Olympian; however, her true passion is for the backcountry and she has become one of North America’s most accomplished ski mountaineers.

After retiring from racing, Lusti trained as a ski guide and has gone on to achieve many first ski descents including Consternation Chute in the Selkirks and the south couloir of Adamant Mountain in 2011, a line bisected by a 50-foot vertical wall of ice that she skied solo.

Her most recent mission, alongside friend Brette Harrington, is one of the boldest to date. On 4 May 2022 the pair made a remarkable first ski descent of Polar Moon (1200m, 45°) on Walker Arm, Baffin Island, a stunning, exposed 1200m line down Mt. Qulliqtaliujaq above Kangiqtualuk Agguqti.