Welcome back to the Next Level Skiing podcast, brought to you by Wagner Skis. Today’s guest is a skiing veteran with amazing stories and lessons to share. I’m sure all of you know the name Chris Anthony. In this episode, Chris shares so many of his experiences and tips including how early he started skiing, hard ski lessons, how to ski with an injury, and stories from movie sets. From Warren Miller to Mt. Mangart, he is no stranger to film or the snow. 

Chris also shares his opinions on how and why skiing has changed over the years. Has it been for the better? How have these technological changes helped injured skiers? Not to mention, we dive into the basics of skiing, because sometimes we need to be reminded that skiing isn’t about being the strongest. A lot of the challenge of skiing happens in your mind… and also on your knees. Is it possible to ski with a knee injury? 

Chris Anthony does it all: award winning skier, ski personality, trainer, guide, and motivational speaker. Chris was also inducted into the Colorado Snowsports Hall of Fame in 2018, is an award-winning documentary producer, director, writer, and editor, and was featured in 28 Warren Miller films. 

Topics:

[00:55] How Chris got into skiing

[05:15] Evolving times for skiing and ski gear

[09:10] Chris’ lessons from his movie career

[12:00] On bad habits and trying to get rid of them 

[14:25] Skiing while injured   

[21:44] Knee replacement and returning to skiing  

[26:09] Tips for skiing with knee pain

[28:47] Ski gear that won’t bother your knees

[31:33] Off the wall racing

[35:05] Lasting advice from early in Chris’ career

[36:11] Mission Mt. Mangart film and the history of skiing

[41:56] Summary and thanks

Resources:

Chris Anthony

Wagner Custom Skis

 

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