Luke Hinz

Luke Hinz

Luke Hinz is a professional skier based out of Salt Lake City, UT. During the 2016-2017 winter season he set out to ski "The Chuting Gallery" in the Utah Backcountry. A feat that would normally take many a lifetime, Luke hoped to do it in one season to raise money for four local ski organizations that gave back to the local community. He partnered with the Utah Avalanche Center, SheJumps, Save Our Canyons, and Wasatch Adaptive Sports. Luke said “Whether it be the UAC providing daily avalanche forecasts for the myriad backcountry lovers flooding the Wasatch, Save Our Canyons working behind the scenes to ensure the backcountry is protected, SheJumps introducing under-privileged children to skiing, or Wasatch Adaptive Sports providing backcountry skiing clinics to veterans dealing with military-related difficulties, these groups are deeply rooted in Utah’s ski culture,” and he hope to help support them by raising money through this challenge. By being the first to ski all 90 lines in one season, Hinz hopes to inspire people to do more. This winter, The Chuting Project sets out to unite all of those who call the Wasatch home in supporting the most common of causes.