elite ambassador: chris benchetler
posted: March 10, 2014
Here’s the thing about pro freeskier Chris Benchetler: there isn’t a thing. There’s more like 10, and we keep learning new ones.
The guy’s a surfer biker, climber, artist—stop counting, you’ll get a migraine—an entrepreneur, husband, woodworker and world traveller. And a yoga practitioner, too.
Each thing Chris does makes him better at the others, and more importantly, each thing makes him smile. How many athletes do you know who claim that no form of cross training is their least-favourite? But that’s just positive Chris—though a “less favourite,” he admits, is being in the gym when it’s nice outside. “I’d way rather use activity and passions to keep me strong,” he says.
Chris is our type of guy; the type without a type. As comfortable on a surfboard as on a graphic design program (he does all the art for his pro model ski). He’s building reclaimed wood shelving for his house one day and building his film company, Nimbus Independent, the next.
“Life takes balance and moderation,” says Chris. “I’m just very fortunate to have found a job I truly love.”
Sure is. Now find yours.