Though he grew up in Colorado and competed on the Winter Park Freestyle Ski Team for eight years, it wasn’t until Gavin Anstey graduated college and lived abroad that he truly started to appreciate the outdoors. Sure, skiing 100 days a season throughout high school and college definitely rubbed off, but the year spent working and living in the concrete jungle of Buenos Aires, Argentina, motivated Anstey to do one thing and one thing only upon his return to the United States: get to the mountains as soon as possible.
Currently, the University of Colorado graduate resides in Telluride, Colorado, where he once again skis over 100 days a season, both on the resort and in the backcountry. But instead of competing, he now coaches the big mountain ski team for the Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club. And when not on the hill, Anstey can be found running his media and content provision company, Open Exposure Media, as well as managing his blog, the Telluride Newb.
When it comes to skiing, Anstey has got it covered. Ski mountaineering, however, is a whole new realm; one that he is more than eager to explore, especially in Nepal!