Chris Benchetler will represent CMH Heli-Skiing as an ambassador for the 2015-16 season. Benchetler, who calls Mammoth, CA home, will accompany the CMH group at the CMH Cariboos lodge from December 17-22, 2015. He joins 2015-16 ambassadors Chris Davenport, Julia Mancuso and snowboarder Torah Bright, who will be embarking on their own CMH trips during the season.
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Press Release by CMH Heli-Skiing:
Banff, AB – Oct 21, 2015: CMH announced today that big mountain skier, Chris Benchetler, will join CMH Heli-Skiing as trip ambassador at CMH Cariboos, December 17-22, 2015.
The California-based skier, who is a fixture in ski films and boasts his own pro model ski with Atomic, “The Bent Chetler,” will experience the deliciously deep mountains of B.C.’s Cariboo region alongside CMH guests during a heli-ski trip to the remote backcountry lodge.
The newly minted ambassador rounds out the impressive roster of world class athletes who will join CMH Heli-Skiing for intimate ski and snowboard experiences at four CMH lodges this season. This season’s CMH trip ambassadors include ski legend Chris Davenport, Australia’s most decorated female snowboarder Torah Bright, and Olympic gold medalist Julia Mancuso, who will be hosting their own trips throughout the upcoming season respectively.
“CMH Heli-Skiing attracts some of the world’s biggest names in skiing and snowboarding and we are delighted to have such an impressive list of athletes join us this season,” said Joe Flannery, President of CMH Heli-Skiing. “From our iconic backcountry lodges to the incredibly expansive terrain, CMH ambassador trips create memorable experiences alongside such an incredible roster of talent.”
Benchetler, who was named one of Ski Magazine’s 2010 skiers of the year, is a former slopestyle competitor who travels the world skiing in front of a camera for his own co-owned production company Nimbus Entertainment. He has also been featured in films with TGR, Sweet Grass Productions, Warren Miller and MSP.
CMH Heli-Skiing’s 2015/16 Ambassador Trips include:
CMH Cariboos, December 17-22, 2015
Known for traveling the world and skiing in front of a camera, big mountain skier Chris Benchetler has been featured in films with TGR, Sweet Grass Productions, Warren Miller and MSP. Voted one of Skiing Magazine’s 2010 skiers of the year, Chris has competed in X-Games Real Ski and has had countless editorial and video pieces over the years.
CMH Monashees, January 16 – 23, 2016
CMH Bugaboos, April 23 – 30, 2016 (Heli-assisted ski touring.)
The former alpine racer and two-time extreme skiing World Champion, Davenport has been called one of North America’s top 25 skiers by Skiing Magazine. He is considered one of the world’s most accomplished big mountain skiers today and in 2007 became the first person to ski all 54 of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks in less than a year.
CMH Galena, March 24 – 28, 2016
Julia Mancuso is a World Cup alpine racer and Olympic medalist from Squaw Valley, California. Mancuso has taken home seven World Cup victories, five World Championship medals, and has received multiple podium finishes including gold in Giant Slalom in the 2006 Winter Olympics and silver in both Downhill and Combined in 2010.
CMH Galena, April 2 – 9, 2016
This Australian-born Olympian has garnered countless achievements as one of snowboarding’s elite, taking home the gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games and silver at Sochi in 2014. Her list of accolades includes the 2007 TTR Women’s World Tour Champion, gold at the 2007 and 2009 Winter X Games, and Bright was named Female Action Sport Athlete of the Year at the 2010 ESPY Awards.
For more information about CMH Ambassador Trips visit https://ow.ly/I7rEp.