AMGA Apprentice Ski Guide

A member of the US Ski Team from 1991-1998, Zach competed on the World Cup Tour for 7 seasons. In 1999 he focused his career on the emerging event of ski cross. After 9 X Games appearances Zach tallied gold, silver and bronze medals becoming one of the sports pioneers. Beyond competitive pursuits, Zach and his brother, Reggie, have been exploring the world as backcountry skiers and guides. Their adventures have appeared in numerous ski films and TV shows featuring first descents in the Himalayas, New Zealand, Greenland, Alaska and at home in Idaho. Now while raising a daughter and new son in Ketchum, Zach prefers to return to the Sawtooth backcountry – home ground for local adventures. Sawtooth powder and ski mountaineering are his passions, and teams up his brother Reggie Crist as a First Ascent Designer and Ski Athlete.


Wilderness First Responder