The Lucky One

Photo: Adam Moran
Kevin Pearce during a pre-injury photo shoot in Breckenridge.

By all accounts, Kevin Pearce never should have lived.

The former professional snowboarder and Olympic Half Pipe frontrunner suffered a devastating crash in 2009, the sort most people don’t walk away from.After two years and thousands of hours of rehab, he returned to the snow in triumphant form. But the story doesn’t end there…

The sobering, hard-hitting story of Pearce’s battle with the aftermath of traumatic brain injury forms the core of “The Crash Reel,” a new documentary from Oscar-nominated director Lucy Walker.

SneakPEAK spoke with Pearce before he came to the Vilar Center in Beaver Creek for a showing of the film.

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