Growing up in Kimberley, B.C., Nick McNutt’s dad taught him how to make twin tips the old fashioned way—using a heat gun to bend the tails of his Elans. While McNutt’s skis are less jerry-rigged these days, those twin-tip roots gained him a reputation for landing switch more often than not. Canadian production company PYP and Sweetgrass have already featured McNutt’s playful style, which is marked by a tendency to face uphill more than down. Last year, McNutt’s skiing took him to Teton Gravity Research’s Co-Lab finals and now he’s secured a spot to film with TGR fulltime. “When I first saw McNutt’s style in his Co-Lab edit, I knew he would be a great fit for the TGR team,” says TGR’s Greg Epstein. “After hanging with him last winter he will definitely be with us for a long time.” This year, McNutt has his own segment in Almost Ablaze, set to release this fall.