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Chris Benchetler



  • In between shoveling 🙃🔮✨ Slide 1: @petermorning • Slide 2: @gopro -» @mammothmountain #mammothstories
  • Today kicked ass @mammothmountain -» 📸: @petermorning
  • To the most special woman I know. You make this world a better place 🌹❤️ -» @kimmyfasani
  • Atmospheric river headed for @mammothmountain. Stoked to finally be back home for this next cycle -» 📸 @blattphoto • @dragonalliance
  • Stolen skis RETURNED! With an epic note and bottle of whiskey. Thank you very much for doing right by the Shred and Dead culture of Jackson. So many epic people reached out and helped spread the word. The note is awesome and reads: “In the spirit of the merry pranksters. With love and complete admiration. Like an avid fan, for a moment, holding the Stanley cup or Mona Lisa. A work of beauty. Condolences for the day (it was only 1-3 inches forecasted)” Had I known you were going to return the skis I might of had you wax them 😜... I was lucky enough to have @atomicski in town to get me on some sticks yesterday. If you see this post and want to confess your identity, I’ll send you an art print to thank you for taking the high road. Wish I could have stuck around for more pow days this week. Everybody have a kick ass season!! -» 🙏💀⚡️🥀 @tetongravity @dakine_ski @atomicski @gloriettajackson @anvilhotel
  • Stolen Ski Update: Still not found, but wanted to extend a massive thank you to the Jackson community, and surrounding shred culture for spreading the word. I was a bit conflicted even posting about it this morning since I’m lucky enough to have access to more skis, but these are a special pair of limited release skis and I’d be psyched to get them back. Regardless, I had a hell of a weekend, met a lot of rad people, and it’s all good if the skis never turn up...however if they do, you’ll be getting a nice gift from me -» 🙏💀⚡️ • @atomicski @dakine_ski @tetongravity @gloriettajackson
  • Tonight’s the night. Hosting a Dead inspired Art show @ 6pm in collaboration with @skyewalker_art at the TGR town store. See my story for more details. Hope to see you there! -» Jackson, Wyoming
  • Made it -» Jackson, Wyoming
  • Haven’t been on the skis since Japan, but soon soon. Headed back to Jackson today to reunite with @thestealthymarmot. Hope to see you out there for an art show with @skyewalker_art tomorrow @ 6pm in the TGR store, Grateful Shred all day Saturday, and a Deadlocks concert Saturday night @gloriettajackson 10pm. I’ll keep the story updated with details -» 🎥 @tylerjhamlet

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10 years of the Atomic Bent Chetler

GoPro: New Zealand Adventure with Chris Benchetler and Kimmy Fasani

GoPro: Chasing AdVANture with Chris Benchetler in 4K

GoPro Ski: Chasing El Niño with Chris Benchetler – Ep. 1 "California’s Comeback"

GoPro Ski: Chasing El Niño with Chris Benchetler - Ep. 2 "It's Always Cloudy in British Columbia"

GoPro Ski: Chasing El Niño with Chris Benchetler - Ep. 3 "The Meltdown"

GoPro Ski: Chasing El Niño with Chris Benchetler - Ep. 4 "The Sierra Trifecta"

GoPro HERO6: This Is the Moment in 4K

GoPro: Japan Snow - The Search for Perfection in 4K

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  • Hell of a trip to Wyoming. Thanks for the good vibes Jackson. Back to @mammothmountain for another atmospheric river! -» 📸 @blattphoto • 🙏💀⚡️🥀
  • Hosting a @gratefuldead inspired art show with @skyewalker_art at the @tetongravity store in Jackson, Wyoming tomorrow night (Friday) @ 6pm. Come see the original that we painted for the vinyl wrap on the van, and more from the product collab with the Dead 🙏💀⚡️🥀 -» 📸: @cortmuller
  • Out of the snow globe state and across the continental divide with @blattphoto -» Art show with @skyewalker_art on Friday and Grateful Dead collab party featuring The Deadlocks on Saturday in Jackson next weekend. Hope to see you all there! • 📸 @blattphoto • 🙏💀⚡️🥀
  • Take a deeper look at family life in the van courtesy of @adventuresportsnetwork. Link in bio -» Mammoth, Ca. • @kimmyfasani @chrisbenchetler
  • Happy New Year people!! Cheers to keeping the adVANtures rolling! 🥂🚐 -» 👨‍🎨: @chrisbenchetler
  • ‘Tis the season. Keep it coming old man winter -» Mammoth Lakes, Ca.
  • Stoked to be spending so much time on the road with this little dude. Back up in the mountains and psyching on the forecast for this week -» ❄️🚐💁‍♀️👶🏼✨
  • Few days of coastal exploration before winter kicks in! -» Central Cali
  • Going to miss these days in the high country, but getting psyched for some snow -» Tuolumne Meadows, Ca.

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Chris, a California native grew up skiing Mammoth Mountain, which was home to one of the first snowboard parks in the Nation. By virtue of his surroundings and peers he was heavily influenced by snowboarding and art, which seemed to shape him into one of the more stylish skiers out there. Caring more about how a ski turns and glides through the snow, led Chris into designing and developing his own pro model ski with Atomic; The Bent Chetler. “I try to have my ski be an extension of me, and try to look at the mountain as one continuous line, instead of compartmentalizing it into one single cliff or air.”

His art and designs have also made it on other signature pieces for Dakine, Dragon, Reef, and Clif Bar. Including his most recent art endeavor of painting a 70ft mural with Skye Walker, on the side of the EVO store in Seattle, WA. Starting his career competing in slope-style, he shortly after met the film crew Poorboyz Productions, and realized he could ski powder full time. He quickly bailed on the contest scene and started chasing his true passion; deep snow and creativity.

Now Chris is known for traveling the world and skiing in front of a camera. Between creating the GoPro Series ‘Chasing El Nino’ and followed by the series ‘Chasing AdVANture’ plus multiple other edits for GoPro’s channels, he has also played a roll in starting Nimbus Independent, a production company founded in 2008 by Eric Pollard with help from Chris, Pep Fujas and Andy Mahre. In addition, he has been featured in films with Teton Gravity Research, Sweet Grass Productions, Warren Miller, MSP and Poorboyz Productions.

Jokingly tormented during the summer for his passion for surfing and love of climbing, he tries to stay close to home in California as much as possible where he is at peace in the mountains and in striking distance to the sea.