Sending Backflips During a Lunch Break

Portillo, Chile

Pep Fujas flipping over the lunch crowd at Tio Bob’s restaurant in Portillo, Chile. (Grant Gunderson)
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Portillo is an amazing place, and the region is home to one of my favorite ski cultures. It's one of the only spots in the world where the top freeskiers and top racers gather to shred in a wide variety of terrain. With multiple peaks in reach and lifts going as high as 11,000 feet into the Andes, there's something for everyone. 

What makes it even better is the après ski culture that starts at lunch on the porch of Tio Bob’s restaurant and doesn't end until the early morning. Here, Pep Fujas adds a little flare to the party on a warm winter day. 

TOOLS: Canon 1D MkIII, 15mm fisheye, 1,000 second, f/8, ISO 100

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