The Eagle Valley Library District invites you to join us for an exclusive behind the scenes look at the making of Chris Anthony's documentary, Mission Mt. Mangart, on Wednesday, March 23 at 5:30 pm at the Eagle Public Library! A project six years in the making, Mission Mt. Mangart has won numerous awards including Best Feature Length Documentary and Best Original Score at the 2021 Florence Film Awards and Best Historical Documentary at the 2021 Cannes World Film Festival.
A Colorado native, Chris Anthony is a professional skier whom has been on skis since he was eighteen months old, and competed in almost every discipline of the sport. During the winter months for more than 28 years, Chris continued to travel as an athlete, host and emcee for Warren Miller Films (now Warren Miller Entertainment), building his brand. He is known for outlandish ski film assignments in strange locations. During his career Chris has free-lanced for several publications, co-authored a guidebook, was commissioned to write a screenplay, hosted and produced several television and segement projects.
In 2013, Chris was inspired by a mentor to create a 501(c)(3) foundation to honor his desire to impact youth. His most powerful resource came from his position as a professional skier, through which he has engaged with more than 85,000 students over 20-plus years through school programs and other educational outlets. Since the creation of his Youth Project as a fiscal partner of the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center in 2013, Chris has been able to take his mission to the next level. He has expanded his programming and now offers financial aid in select situations to ensure a broad spectrum of students can participate in his educational offerings. More recently Chris expanded his Youth Project by underwriting snow science and avalanche education for youth and is currently working on an educational documentary. In 2018, Chris was inducted into the Colorado Snowsports Hall of Fame.
The library has numerous photos related to Camp Hale and the 10th Mountain Division available for viewing in our Digital Archive. Check them out here: https://tinyurl.com/2w26jvur!