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The TGR premier weekend of Light The Wick just went down in Jackson Hole. It was an epic 3D experience. Go check it out!! For news on the reg follow the latest on Twitter: @ChrisBenchetler

@DRahlves and @ChrisBenchetler signing away…

The @TetonGravity crew thowing out the goods!

The 3D in full effect… Play where’s waldo and find Sage, Daron, and I…

Go check it out!!!

The TGR premier weekend of Light The Wick just went down in Jackson Hole. It was an epic 3D experience. Go check it out!! For news on the reg follow the latest on Twitter: @ChrisBenchetler

@DRahlves and @ChrisBenchetler signing away…

The @TetonGravity crew thowing out the goods!

The 3D in full effect… Play where’s waldo and find Sage, Daron, and I…

Go check it out!!!

We at Nimbus Independent have dropped our newest webisode, and quite possibly our best yet! ‘En Route- Nomads’, as well as a new face lift to the website. www.nimbusindependent.com

En Route Nomads from NIMBUS INDEPENDENT on Vimeo.

 

We at Nimbus Independent have dropped our newest webisode, and quite possibly our best yet! ‘En Route- Nomads’, as well as a new face lift to the website. www.nimbusindependent.com

En Route Nomads from NIMBUS INDEPENDENT on Vimeo.

 

Check the full interview out here: www.newschoolers.com

How will Nomads differ from Departure?

Departure started out with some early season shredding at Mammoth and then we took off to ride that military base, which was all of kind sled-based, and then the last part of it was really travel-oriented. Us traveling to Italy and not really knowing where we were going, because we really wanted it to be more travel driven like last year’s En Route’s were. But Nomads is more about us traveling to each other’s backyards out of our cars for two months of the year, which for the last six or seven years of our lives has kind of been our existence. So we really wanted to do something that was based off of that idea and so forth. So it’s different in the sense that it’s centered more around what we’re use to doing in our normal activities as skiers, as opposed to going out on a limb and traveling somewhere far off.

Since you guys came together to make Idea you’ve been a fairly tightly knit crew consisting of Pep Fujas, Andy Mahre, Chris Benchetler and yourself, but I know this year you added a few new riders. Who can we expect to see in the mix in Nomads?

We hooked with Sean Logan just for a minute, which was really cool, because he’s an amazing skier with a super good head on his shoulders. Anthony Boronowski and Blake Nyman also put on quite a good show, and Andy Mahre is back in the mix after doing his thing with Warren Miller for a while. And of course there’s our regular crew of myself, Benchetler and Pep….

Check the full interview out here: www.newschoolers.com

How will Nomads differ from Departure?

Departure started out with some early season shredding at Mammoth and then we took off to ride that military base, which was all of kind sled-based, and then the last part of it was really travel-oriented. Us traveling to Italy and not really knowing where we were going, because we really wanted it to be more travel driven like last year’s En Route’s were. But Nomads is more about us traveling to each other’s backyards out of our cars for two months of the year, which for the last six or seven years of our lives has kind of been our existence. So we really wanted to do something that was based off of that idea and so forth. So it’s different in the sense that it’s centered more around what we’re use to doing in our normal activities as skiers, as opposed to going out on a limb and traveling somewhere far off.

Since you guys came together to make Idea you’ve been a fairly tightly knit crew consisting of Pep Fujas, Andy Mahre, Chris Benchetler and yourself, but I know this year you added a few new riders. Who can we expect to see in the mix in Nomads?

We hooked with Sean Logan just for a minute, which was really cool, because he’s an amazing skier with a super good head on his shoulders. Anthony Boronowski and Blake Nyman also put on quite a good show, and Andy Mahre is back in the mix after doing his thing with Warren Miller for a while. And of course there’s our regular crew of myself, Benchetler and Pep….

Here’s a fun/ sarcastic/ banter phone interview I did with Johnny Stifter for ESPN. Have a look at the full interview here: ESPN Chris Benchetler New Nimbus Webisode

Article Intro: Chris Benchetler often sits on chairlifts (or more lately, his surfboard waiting for the next set) and muses about who in the world has the coolest life. Compared to his pro bretheren and photographer Adam Clark, the Mammoth native’s “cool” beckett value rates in the top two percent adjusted to the current pro scene. (Read: Not including “cool” outliers like Glen Plake, Micah Black, or Mickael Deschenaux, all of whom significantly shift the beckett curve.) Notwithstanding, you might as well crown Benchetler the coolest skier in the world this Indian summer, as he recently got engaged to his long-time girlfriend, pro snowboarder Kimmy Fasani, traveled to Chile to ski on his new 192-centimeter pro model (the Atomic Bent Chetler), and rode 100 miles on his Giant road bike this past weekend to raise money for a local Mammoth charity. Lastly, he claims to have the best segment in Nimbus Independent’s latest En Route webisode, which dropped last night on nimbusindependent.com. So in the spirit of September, Benchetler introduced his “most favorite Nimbus webisode ever” with an oh-so-cool roundup of his latest efforts to augment the aforementioned beckett rating.

Follow Chris on twitter: @ChrisBenchetler