For street skier Luke “Lupe” Hagearty, skiing isn’t just a way of life. It saved his life.
Growing up in West Hartford, Connecticut, Hagearty had an admittedly turbulent childhood. He found his escape, and an unmatched joy, in a remote corner of Vermont in the Green Mountain State’s stunning Northeast Kingdom.
“I was told my parents put me between their legs before I was able to walk and skied me down Burke Mountain,” said the 27-year-old freeskier and ski film star.
“I grew up as one of 15 cousins,” said Hagearty. “We all stayed at a family cabin in Burke during holidays and weekends in the winter and skied.”