The Chillfactor Podcast – Chris Davenport on Big Mountains, Risk, Family and the End of the Ski Bum Era

November 25th, 2021

Mountainwatch | Podcast Interview

In this episode of the Chillfactor podcast, Reggae Elliss catches up with US pro skier Chris Davenport.  Chris has been at the forefront of big mountain freeskiing for 30 years, winning the world extreme championships in 1996 and 2000, has featured in over 30 ski films for Warren Miller and Matchstick Productions.

Chris is the consummate professional and during his long and successful career he has moved further into the mountains and ski mountaineering and he was the first person to climb and ski all 14000 ft peaks in Colorado in one year and summited Everest in 2011.


Chris hookign into some Aussie pow during a visit to Mt Buller in 2018. Photo: Tony Harrington

Chris grew up on the US east coast, ski racing during his high school years, before moving west to attend college in Boulder Colorado, and then settling in Aspen after graduating. 30 years later he is still there.  Chris is married with three sons and he was at home in Aspen making plans for this winter when Reggae caught up with him earlier this week.

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