Saint Bernard of Montjoux established a hospice in the high Alps to succor French and German pilgrims on their way to Rome. He was canonized in 1681 by Pope Innocent XI. He is recognized as the patron saint of skiers, snowboarders, hikers and mountaineers. So before dropping that huge line or initiating the crux, bow your head then find the sky… provehito in altum! (launch forward into the deep!).