Chris Anthony is a Colorado native and longtime Vail resident. For a good portion of his life Chris competed at an international level and traveled as an athlete and on-screen personality with the Warren Miller Film Team. Chris has filmed with the legendary action sports production company for 23 years and continues to do so. His feats are displayed in the annual Warren Miller feature film, as well as numerous television programs and documentaries such as “Warren Miller Global Adventures.”
Between film shoots and sponsor appearances Chris hosts specialized ski programs through his company “Chris Anthony Adventures”. The programs take place in Alaska, Italy and Colorado. In addition, Chris coaches at the “Camp of the Superstars” annually in Portillo, Chile.
Recently Chris founded his “Youth Initiative Project”. The goal of the initiative is to seek out well-established, reputable and experienced youth or young adult oriented charitable organizations that have similar goals. These organizations must provide education, confidence and community building opportunities. By creating alliances between such organizations and his initiative, Chris hopes to expand the existing curriculum of these organizations by utilizing assets he has obtained throughout his career. Chris provides the charitable organizations with another tool to positively accomplish their own missions, while reaching a greater number of youth.
For the past 23 years, Chris Anthony has traveled as a member of the Warren Miller Film Team, freelanced for several publications, co-authored a guide book, been commissioned to write a screenplay, hosted and produced television programming, started a consulting and guide business, and given substantial time to a variety of charities. In 1991 Chris was named a Youth Ambassador for the State of Colorado. As a Youth Ambassador Chris was sent on a cultural exchange to the Prefecture of Yamagata, Japan.
Chris travels around the world with the Warren Miller film crew, which has taken him from Iran to Ecuador to China, with numerous stops in between. The experiences have been amazing, and sometimes border on the unusual, especially for a civilian, and most definitely for a professional skier. During his travels, Chris spent time training with the U.S. Marine Corps at their training facility in Bridgeport, Nevada. He also sailed with the U.S. Navy, filming on the USS Nimitz as it was being deployed to the Persian Gulf for the film “Off the Grid”. For the 2012 annual Warren Miller film Chris ties his adventures to the legacy of the legendary 10th Mountain Division Ski Troops of 1942 – 1946.
On snow since the age of one, Chris broke away from skiing long enough to reach the international ranks of the cycling world, receive a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Colorado and study for a period of time at USC film school. He wrote two screenplays, one of which was optioned by Warner Bros. The previously mentioned accomplishments opened many exciting doors for Chris.
In 1994 he found himself training and serving as motivator for three-time Tour De France Champion Greg Lemond in his last years of competition. He also enjoyed the opportunity to work with producer/director and actor Michael Douglas. Chris interned with Mr. Douglas and his partner Steven Reuther as they laid the groundwork for Douglas/Reuther Productions, a major film production company at Paramount Studios.
In 1997 Chris was appointed to the Colorado Speakers Bureau. In October of 1998 Chris was hired to design, direct and select athletes for the first nationally syndicated speed cross race aired on CBS. The inaugural event took place successfully in Mammoth, California on January 9th 1999.
This season Chris will continue to work with Warren Miller Entertainment, promoting and serving as emcee for the 63rd annual film as well as appearing in various documentaries, television and instructional productions.
Additionally, Chris will continue his work with with Youth through his “Youth Initiative Project”. His initiative has raised over a million dollars for variety of non-profits benefiting them through education and outdoor experience. Chris’ favorite program in the initiative is his school visits. Chris personally visits schools and talks to youth about chasing down their dreams, setting goals, working hard to achieve them and ultimately becoming a productive citizen. His multi-media presentations take the audience on cultural journey around the planet utilizing his exploits with the Warren Miller Film Team. He has tied the program to a number of organizations including SOS Outreach, Boys and Girls Clubs of Denver, First Descents, Vail Valley Foundation, The School of Shred, Lake Eldora Ski and Snowboard Club, Montessori school of Denver, Vail Valley Charitable Fund, Heuga Center, E.P.I.C Foundation, Jeremy Bloom’s Wish of a Lifetime, Colorado Ski Museum, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail and the Children’s Hospital of Denver.
Presently, Chris continues to conquer new mountainous terrain while evolving his commitment to his Youth Initiative Project. Additionally, Chris is active with writing, participating in film projects, and managing his adventure camps. Chris shares his adventurous and outdoor lifestyle with the world by passing on innovative ideas as a helicopter ski guide and journalist and motivational speaker.
Chris is currently building his ski- industry consulting business. In its first year Chris spent time in Beijing, China helping to design a teaching model and resort layout for small ski hill just on the outskirts of the city.