Chris Anthony
 
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CHRIS ANTHONY

 
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  • 2018 Colorado Snowsports Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Featured athlete in 28 Warren Miller films 
  • Veteran of 9 World Extreme Skiing Championships
  • Executive Director & Founder, Chris Anthony Youth Initiative Project
  • Former Alaskan Extreme Skiing Champion
  • Beaver Creek Ski and Snowboard School Trainer
  • Alaska Helicopter Ski Guide
  • Producer, Ski Personality and Writer
  • Motivational Speaker

Denver, Colorado, native Chris Anthony has been on snow skis since he was eighteen months old, and competed in almost every discipline of the sport.  He made his way to the international ranks in alpine ski racing and big mountain competitions, sometimes referred to as the extreme skiing circuit.   

During the offseason, Chris raced road bikes professionally for one of the top continental teams.  Both sports allowed him to spend time at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs where he was exposed to Exercise Physiology.   He would later study this subject at the University of the Colorado andreceive a Bachelor of Science degree.  

During college Chris was recruited by Warren Miller Films to ski in one of the annual films. The opportunity inspired Chris to write a screenplay and eventually study film and writing while interning for Michael Douglas at Paramount Studios and attending USC in Los Angeles for a period of time. 

During the winter months for more than 28 years, Chris continued to travel as an athlete, host and emcee for Warren Miller Films (now Warren Miller Entertainment), building a brand focusing on skiing and international travel to mountains located near and far from population centers. He had an impact in all aspects of the company at one point or another over those 28 years.

During his career Chris free-lanced for several publications, co-authored a guidebook, was commissioned to write a screenplay, and hosted and produced several television and film projects.  Chris has been booked for hundreds of speaking engagements, and formed a consulting and guide business. He has volunteered thousands of hours for several charitable organizations, raising over a million dollars on their behalf prior to building his own youth outreach program called the Chris Anthony Youth Initiative Project. 

Chris has received numerous accolades, his most recent being inducted into the Colorado Snowsports Hall of Fame.  

In 1991, Chris was appointed the title ofYouth Ambassador for the State of Colorado by Governor Roy Romer.  This sent Chris on a cultural exchange to the prefecture of Yamagata, Japan. In 1997, Chris was appointed to the Colorado Speakers Bureau, placing him in front of a number of Fortune 500 companies. One of his prouder moments was receiving the 2014 St. Jude Children’s Hospital Sarah Burke Spirit Award for his work with youth.   A year later, in 1998, Colorado Ski Country named Chris the spokesperson for their 5thand 6thGrade Passport Program. The Passport Program served as a platform for him to design his own youth mentoring program now operating under the guidance of the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center.  

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CHRIS ANTHONY’S YOUTH PROJECT:

In 2013, Chris was inspired by a mentor to create a 501(c)(3) foundation to honor his desire to impact youth.  His most powerful resource came from his position as a professional skier, through which he has engaged with more than 70,000 students over 20-plus years through school programs.  Since the creation of his Youth Project as a fiscal partner of the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center in 2013, Chris has been able to take his mission to the next level.  He has expanded his programming and now offers financial aid in select situations to ensure a broad spectrum of students can participate in his educational offerings.  

More recently Chris expanded his Youth Project by underwriting snow science and avalanche education for youth and is currently working on an educational documentary.   

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In 2014 the Governor of the State of Colorado endorsed the Project with this statement:  

Colorado has always led the way in quality of life, fitness, adventure and outdoors. The Chris Anthony Youth Initiative Project has taken the unique outdoor assets we have across the state and created a program that will further enhance youth education.
— John Hickenlooper Governor of the State of Colorado
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