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"Face of Winter" Athlete Profile | Michael "Bird" Shaffer

After first visiting Chamonix in 1997, the Black Crow hasn't ever fully departed from that French mountain mecca.

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Michael “Bird” Shaffer is a legend amongst mere mortals. He has spent the last 20-plus years exploring and skiing much of the most technical terrain in France, in particular the terrain in the Chamonix valley, and can speak to the history and vibe of the place well beyond the average joe. 

While many might remember “Bird” from 2017’s Warren Miller Entertainment film Line of Descent, for WME’s 69th film, we get to explore his home mountain area in Chamonix. Needless to say, his Face of Winter segment is sure to leave viewers on the edge of their seats.

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