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Since I’m just sitting inside enjoying my view of the clouds and catching up on computer activities, I decided now would be a great time to update my blog. Also, as a side note for any of you consistent blog followers, I apologize for the lack of content lately. With all of these different social media outlets, and making sure I stay outdoors, it’s been a challenge to stay on top of my web updates…

As of late, I’ve been up in Whistler, BC spending some quality time back on my skis and filming with Nimbus Independent. I’ve also had the chance to shred with my wife, Kimmy Fasani, which is a real treat considering we are never in the same place at the same time… Needless to say, it feels great to be skiing pow again.

As for my very near future, the plan is to stay posted up in BC, but switch my focus over to the TGR crew for a while. I’ll undoubtedly keep updating Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, so if you care to follow, please do.

Keep your eyes peeled for some classic Nimbus point and shoots, as well as the final BC webisode. And of course TGR’s next and latest creation, dropping this September. Hope everyone is still getting their pow fix. Cheers!

Deep.

Kimmy sending.

Duff / Muff.

New profile pic.

Back 1.

Spines.

Paul Mitchell.. I mean Pollard.

Andy Mahre. Diamond dust.

Cat track avalanche.

Since I’m just sitting inside enjoying my view of the clouds and catching up on computer activities, I decided now would be a great time to update my blog. Also, as a side note for any of you consistent blog followers, I apologize for the lack of content lately. With all of these different social media outlets, and making sure I stay outdoors, it’s been a challenge to stay on top of my web updates…

As of late, I’ve been up in Whistler, BC spending some quality time back on my skis and filming with Nimbus Independent. I’ve also had the chance to shred with my wife, Kimmy Fasani, which is a real treat considering we are never in the same place at the same time… Needless to say, it feels great to be skiing pow again.

As for my very near future, the plan is to stay posted up in BC, but switch my focus over to the TGR crew for a while. I’ll undoubtedly keep updating Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, so if you care to follow, please do.

Keep your eyes peeled for some classic Nimbus point and shoots, as well as the final BC webisode. And of course TGR’s next and latest creation, dropping this September. Hope everyone is still getting their pow fix. Cheers!

Deep.

Kimmy sending.

Duff / Muff.

New profile pic.

Back 1.

Spines.

Paul Mitchell.. I mean Pollard.

Andy Mahre. Diamond dust.

Cat track avalanche.

1. You grew up in Mammoth Lakes, CA. What about your experience growing up there helped you excel as a skier and not a snowboarder, since Cali seems so snowboard centric?

I THINK GROWING UP IN MAMMOTH, SURROUNDED BY SNOWBOARDERS, IS WHAT ALLOWED ME TO EXCEL. THEIR STYLE AND PROGRESSION WAS FAR AHEAD OF TWIN TIP SKIING AT THE TIME, SO I APPLIED THAT INSPIRATION TO A SPORT I ALREADY KNEW AND LOVED.
 
2. Where and when did you finally become a professional skier? When did you “arrive?” How did it make you feel?

I THINK I GOT MY FIRST FREE PAIR OF SKIS AROUND THE AGE OF 15 OR 16. I WAS IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME (MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN), WITH THE PROGRESSION OF THE SPORT HAPPENING AROUND ME. I FELT AND STILL DO FEEL VERY FORTUNATE AND BLESSED; FOR MY PARENTS SUPPORT, THE PLACE I CALL HOME, MY CAREER NOW AS A SKIER, AND SO ON…
 
3. You’re married to professional snowboarder Kimmy Fasani. Was one of your motivations for shacking up with another winter pro athlete to create super pro children?

NO ACTUALLY… I MARRIED KIMMY FOR MANY REASONS. I REALIZED WHAT A RARE THING WE HAVE, AND HOW LUCKY I WAS TO FIND THAT AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE…

………Read the rest here: http://www.bnqt.com/blogs/detail/Pro-File-Chris-Benchetler/11395.html

 

1. You grew up in Mammoth Lakes, CA. What about your experience growing up there helped you excel as a skier and not a snowboarder, since Cali seems so snowboard centric?

I THINK GROWING UP IN MAMMOTH, SURROUNDED BY SNOWBOARDERS, IS WHAT ALLOWED ME TO EXCEL. THEIR STYLE AND PROGRESSION WAS FAR AHEAD OF TWIN TIP SKIING AT THE TIME, SO I APPLIED THAT INSPIRATION TO A SPORT I ALREADY KNEW AND LOVED.
 
2. Where and when did you finally become a professional skier? When did you “arrive?” How did it make you feel?

I THINK I GOT MY FIRST FREE PAIR OF SKIS AROUND THE AGE OF 15 OR 16. I WAS IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME (MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN), WITH THE PROGRESSION OF THE SPORT HAPPENING AROUND ME. I FELT AND STILL DO FEEL VERY FORTUNATE AND BLESSED; FOR MY PARENTS SUPPORT, THE PLACE I CALL HOME, MY CAREER NOW AS A SKIER, AND SO ON…
 
3. You’re married to professional snowboarder Kimmy Fasani. Was one of your motivations for shacking up with another winter pro athlete to create super pro children?

NO ACTUALLY… I MARRIED KIMMY FOR MANY REASONS. I REALIZED WHAT A RARE THING WE HAVE, AND HOW LUCKY I WAS TO FIND THAT AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE…

………Read the rest here: http://www.bnqt.com/blogs/detail/Pro-File-Chris-Benchetler/11395.html

 

WIN AN EXCLUSIVE PHOTO SHOOT

Show us what you’ve got – and win an exclusive photo shoot for you and three of your friends.

YOUR ASSIGNMENT

Follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/ATOMICSKIING?v=app_254553244581393 and upload your best skiing photo: powder, groomers, rails, jumps, moguls, cliffs, etc… Then tell us in a few words why you deserve to win. Earn as many votes as possible before March 30. And from there, the 20 pictures with the most votes, Chris Benchetler and pro photographer Christian Pondella will pick the winning photo.

THE PRIZE

Win the photo shoot of your life for you and three of your friends!

WIN AN EXCLUSIVE PHOTO SHOOT

Show us what you’ve got – and win an exclusive photo shoot for you and three of your friends.

YOUR ASSIGNMENT

Follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/ATOMICSKIING?v=app_254553244581393 and upload your best skiing photo: powder, groomers, rails, jumps, moguls, cliffs, etc… Then tell us in a few words why you deserve to win. Earn as many votes as possible before March 30. And from there, the 20 pictures with the most votes, Chris Benchetler and pro photographer Christian Pondella will pick the winning photo.

THE PRIZE

Win the photo shoot of your life for you and three of your friends!