Chris Benchetler

Name: Chris Benchetler

Location: Mammoth Lakes Ca

Job: Professional skier

Fondest Memory: Wedding day

Soundtrack: Tough! Classic rock for sure - Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan

Retreat: The mountains or the sea. Depends where I am

Wildest Dream: To stay healthy both mentally and physically.

Proudest Moment: Developing a pro model ski with Atomic

Biggest Challenge: My memory.

Perfect Day: Early morning powder laps on steep pillow terrain. Mid day rock climbing on prestige granite. Evening surf, preferably offshore and glassy.

Last Purchase: Material things... items for our van

Movie: Comedy: (will Ferrell) anchor man, blades of glory, step brothers. Action, cinematic, creative: Avatar

Why the Young & Brave Foundation: originally lost my dad to cancer which really helped me find skiing as an outlet and turn a negative into a positive. Since then I have lost a lot more family and friends to cancer and want to help people find any sliver of light and good that comes from such a horrible disease.