by Wagner Skis / Nov 23, 2021

S4: E2 | Finesse over Power featuring Chris Anthony

Next Level Skiing, Chris AnthonyToday’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.

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Episode Notes

3:40 - Skiing in the first-ever World Extreme Skiing Championships in Alaska
7:40 - The pivotal moment for the entire population of skiers
8:15 - The best thing to ever happen for skiing
9:50 - Never stop learning. Be curious
10:30 - Conserving energy while skiing, helping with longevity
11:10 - Identifying efficiency blockers to make skiing easier
11:40 - We get in our own way when aiming for the top level
12:40 - A strategy for a still upper body
13:50 - Keep the entire turn between foot and knee
15:40 - Hiding a disability for 20 years
17:50 - No room for bad habits when skiing injured
21:30 - Knee replacement during COVID
25:40 - Offering ski lessons for skiers with knee pain
27:00 - Too many skiers are riding a too-wide ski, creating unnecessary knee pain
28:25 - The perfect three-ski quiver
29:50 - Finesse over power
31:40 - Racing behind a snowmobile in a rubber suit
34:50 - Best advice involved a rod down the back of his jacket as a kid.
36:20 - We think we do rad stuff now. Nothing compares to 10th Mtn veterans.
40:20 - The importance of history for every skier

More Episodes of Season 4

S4: E8 | Channeling Your Warrior featuring Michelle Parker
S4: E7 | Appreciation and Gratitude featuring Mark Abma
S4: E6 | Be Your Own Expert featuring Allen Lim
S4: E5 | Get Out of Your Own Way featuring Alex Cohen
S4: E4 | Think Past the Fear featuring Julian Carr
S4: E3 | Skiing is an Art Form Featuring Lorraine Huber
S4: E2 | Finesse Over Power featuring Chris Anthony
S4: E1 | Keep it Simple featuring Daron Rahlves 

-- Next Level Skiing Recorded by Jason Blevins

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