Hometown: Bishop, CA
Home Mountain: Mammoth, CA
Sponsors: Dakine, Smartwool, GoPro, Dragon, Atomic, Cliff Bar, Evo, Arcade, Mammoth
Fire On The Mountain - Official Grateful Dead & Chris Benchetler Film
From the mind of Chris Benchetler comes TGR's latest short film collaboration. Improvisation is the silver thread that weaves this crew together. Just as the Grateful Dead did not ﬁt their music into an established category, this short ﬁlm ﬁnds a cast of some of the world’s best athletes on a spontaneous journey of skiing, snowboarding, surfing, and music, complete with a soundtrack comprised of only Grateful Dead music. Narrated by Hall of Fame basketball player and television sportscaster Bill Walton with music supervision by David Lemieux, audiovisual archivist and legacy manager for the Grateful Dead, Fire On The Mountain features some of action sports’ most legendary athletes: snowboarding’s Jeremy Jones, Danny Davis, Kimmy Fasani, surfing icon Rob Machado, and skiers Michelle Parker and Chris Benchetler. Captured over the course of the winter by cinematographer Tyler Hamlet with the help of Sweetgrass Productions, the visual journey features never seen before visual effects within nature and original artwork by Benchetler and Skye Walker. Music Soundtrack: http://bit.ly/FOTMspotify Follow Chris Benchetler: https://www.instagram.com/chrisbenchetler/ Follow The Grateful Dead: https://www.instagram.com/gratefuldead/ Follow Tyler Hamlet: https://www.instagram.com/tylerjhamlet For more from Teton Gravity Research, follow us: Instagram: https://instagram.com/tetongravity Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tetongravity... Twitter: https://twitter.com/tetongravity Tik Tok: http://vm.tiktok.com/Pw4E1Q/ Shop the Dream: http://shop.tetongravity.com #TGRlivethedream
GoPro Ski: Chasing El Niño with Chris Benchetler - Ep. 3 "The Meltdown"
A wave of warm weather disrupts Chris Benchetler's plans for a heli-skiing trip in British Columbia for Episode 3. Taking advantage of the world class warm-weather skiing offered in the Sierra Nevada, Chris invites long-time friends, Bryan Fox and Scotty Smith, to a backcountry camping adventure. Benchetler's crew and their love for the mountains shines through in this episode as they get creative building jumps over their campsite - making the most of the conditions. Skiing is all about having fun with your friends and exploring the world, as perfectly captured in this episode. Stay tuned for the last and final, Chasing El Niño episode, dropping on May 25, 2016. To watch previous episodes from this original GoPro series, see below. GoPro: Chasing El Niño with Chris Benchetler – Ep. 1 "California’s Comeback" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqtDehAtAN8 GoPro: Chasing El Niño with Chris Benchetler - Ep. 2 "It's Always Cloudy in British Columbia" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZE66YL0V8I Shot 100% on the HERO4® camera from http://GoPro.com. Get stoked and subscribe: http://goo.gl/HgVXpQ To license clips from this video go to https://licensing.gopro.com Music Jon and Roy "Little Bit Of Love": https://goo.gl/EiF7lW "Mountain Town" "Vibrant Scene": https://goo.gl/MHCJyY Quasi Bonsai "Goodbye Sunshine" https://goo.gl/SPVzhW El Depravo "Street at Dawn" . For more from GoPro, follow us: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gopro Twitter: https://twitter.com/gopro Instagram: https://instagram.com/gopro Tumblr: http://gopro.tumblr.com/ Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/gopro Vine: https://goo.gl/m3nQz7
GoPro Ski: Chasing El Niño with Chris Benchetler - Ep. 2 "It's Always Cloudy in British Columbia"
In the second episode of Chasing El Niño with Chris Benchetler, Chris heads north to British Columbia in search for powder on Canada's steeper, larger terrain. Joined by Canadian professional skier, Nick McNutt, the crew experiences a long spell of ultra wet snow and zero visibility. After weeks and weeks searching for the right conditions, it seems like the idea of riding champagne powder underneath a beaming sun is nothing but a dream. Shot 100% on the HERO4® camera from http://GoPro.com. Get stoked and subscribe: http://goo.gl/HgVXpQ To license clips from this video go to https://licensing.gopro.com Music Andrew Conn "El Nino Es Muy Bien" and "Moments" Link to Buy: www.andrewconnmusic.com For more from GoPro, follow us: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gopro Twitter: https://twitter.com/gopro Instagram: https://instagram.com/gopro Tumblr: http://gopro.tumblr.com/ Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/gopro Vine: https://goo.gl/m3nQz7
GoPro Ski: Chasing El Niño with Chris Benchetler – Ep. 1 "California’s Comeback"
Follow Chris Benchetler in his new GoPro Series - Chasing El Niño - as he searches for the best snow conditions up and down the West Coast of USA and Canada during the 2015-2016 snow season. In Episode 1 "California's Comeback" - Chris skis his home mountain, Mammoth Mountain, and the surrounding backcountry. Together with his filmer, Matt Cook, they aim to show backcountry skiing in a way that hasn’t been seen before, exploring areas of the Sierra Nevada that have been inaccessible for years due to the severe drought. Tune in for Episode 2 "It's Always Cloudy in British Columbia" on Wednesday April 27th. Shot 100% on the HERO4® camera from http://GoPro.com. Get stoked and subscribe: http://goo.gl/HgVXpQ To license clips from this video go to https://licensing.gopro.com Music New Candys "Dry Air Everywhere" Link to buy: https://goo.gl/MhezFQ For more from GoPro, follow us: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gopro Twitter: https://twitter.com/gopro Instagram: https://instagram.com/gopro Tumblr: http://gopro.tumblr.com/ Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/gopro Vine: https://goo.gl/m3nQz7
Chris Benchetler's Custom 4x4 Mercedes Sprinter
Professional Skier Chris Benchetler gives a tour of his custom 4x4 Mercedes Van, discusses the features and talks about his upcoming project for GoPro called Chasing AdVANtures. Shot by Tate MacDowell Music by Tate MacDowell www.DeathCookieEntertainment.com
Nimbus Independent: Point and Shoot: British Columbia
evo Exclusive! Point and Shoot: British Columbia is a collection of footage saved from the cutting room floor. Originally shot for En Route Sled BC, the shots didn't make it in, but we found a home for them in the end. Some great skiing and funny crashes round out a two track edit with the likes of Eric Pollard, Chris Benchetler and Andy Mahre. More on our blog: http://culture.evo.com/2013/02/nimbus-independent-point-shoot-british-columbia/
10 years of the Atomic Bent Chetler
In the last 10 years Chris has redefined what’s possible in the backcountry with the help of his pro model. And he not only contributes by giving his skis his own graphics and style but also came up with the idea of HRZN Tech and this ultimate powder design. Year by year he comes back to the Atomic R&D team and together they further develop and fine-tune every little detail to make the best powder ski even better. It's time to celebrate and how does a legend live on? One way: offspring. That’s why the Bent Chetler family is getting bigger. With two new shapes, skiers can ride Bent Chetler from grom to grown-up. Meet the son – the Mini. The perfect size and shape ski for young rippers with a taste for the fluffy stuff. A ski that makes the mountain feel like a big, incredible playground. The 100 – a do-anything, go-anywhere, one-ski-quiver, totally prepped for taking it wherever you want to go. The everyday ski that brings the whole mountain to life. You know dad – the 120. The visionary ski that sparked it all. It flies, it butters, it slashes and it carves new lines where none were before. With the wisdom of a mountain veteran and the speed and power of a well-oiled machine, the 120 brings float and fun on the deepest days. This is the family, and they call the mountains home. The 120: https://shop.atomic.com/en/products/bent-chetler-120-aa3194.html The 100: https://shop.atomic.com/de-at/products/bent-chetler-100-aa3195.html The Mini: https://shop.atomic.com/de-at/kids/alpine/skis/freeski.html Subscribe: https://goo.gl/EF18mS Facebook: https://goo.gl/Vzag1z Instagram: http://instagram.com/atomicski Twitter: https://twitter.com/atomic Atomic: www.atomic.com ATOMIC WAS BORN IN THE AUSTRIAN ALPS. MORE THAN 60 YEARS ON WE’RE STILL HERE. Since 1955, the equipment we’ve made in Altenmarkt has taken skiers to the top of every ski podium, further in the backcountry, smoother down the piste, higher in the half pipe and longer on the cross-country track. The secret to our success? The know-how and passion of our employees and athletes. Skiing’s in our blood. It doesn’t just shape how we design and deliver our products. It inspires and defines us. It always has and always will. #weareskiing
AFTERGLOW - Lightsuit Segment
Presented by Philips TV and Atomic Skis Featuring: Pep Fujas, Eric Hjorleifson, Daron Rahlves, and Chris Benchetler Music: First Aid Kit: 'My Silver Lining' From the depth of the creative visuals to the groundbreaking, never-been-done-before scale of the shoot, Afterglow is being hailed as one of the most cinematically profound ski movies ever made. Deep pillows and Alaskan spines, all filmed at night, with massive lights, custom made LED suits, and a national governments worth of logistics, planning, and civil engineering. Filmed as a partnership between Sweetgrass Productions, Philips TV, and the Swedish Agency Ahlstrand & Wållgren, it's two parts creativity, one part branded content, and a pinch of masochism for good measure. Overall, it's an incredibly unique partnership between our vision of skiing and the color and light technology behind the Philips Ambilight TV. Supported by: Atomic, Freefly Systems (MOVI), NiteRider, Golden Alpine Holidays, Alyeska Resort & Talvista Lodge. Shot on location at: Golden Alpine Holidays Sentry Lodge, Alyeska Resort, and the Alaskan Wilderness Directed by Nick Waggoner & Mike Brown Executive Producer Nick Waggoner Produced by Zac Ramras, Mike Brown, and Max Santeusanio Edited by Mike Brown First AC Max Santeusanio Aerial Cinematography by Nick Wolcott and Zac Ramras Guides Cam McClellan and Ken Bibby Gaffer Mark Stuen Key Grip Kyle Metzger Best Boy Grip Shane Treat Cook AJ Frye BTS Unit Jason Mannings Agency Ahlstrand & Wållgren Account Director Ulf Ahlstrand Creative Director Joakim Wållgren Account Manager Helena Bengtsson Associate Creative Director Cristopher Gedda Westrell Art Director Johan Schonfeldt Agency Producer Mark Baughen, Colony