Top Women's Freestyle Skier Died In Avalanche Filming For Videogame Steep

Matilda Rapaport, one of the world’s best freestyle skiers, reportedly died in the Andes mountains while filming for the upcoming videogame Steep. The game was unveiled at E3 and was one of the most anticipated games that we saw. One of the aspects we enjoyed the most about it was Ubisoft’s unflinching dedication to bringing realistic, high-octane sports to the living room. To do that, they hired some of the best extreme athletes in the world to capture mountains, the skies, and the rest of the in-game environments.
Swedish skier Matilda was one of these athletes. Along with GoPro and RedBull, Matilda was shredding the Andes mountains in Chile when she was caught in a terrible avalanche. Although she was eventually fished out, she succumbed to the multiple head injuries and oxygen deprivation.
See some of Matilda’s photos below, a lasting tribute to a woman who lived life higher than most of us could even dream.

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