We are pleased to announce Chanc' as "The Unofficial Pick" for this week. Every week from January to April, IFSA and Unofficial Networks will feature an athlete, freeride program, or coach who earns their mark in the competition sport of big mountain freeskiing. Athlete Name: Chanc' R. Deschamps-Prescott Freeride Program & Head Coach: SquawFree; Head Coach Jason Dobbs "Chanc' is a pleasure to ski with and coach. He tackles the mountain with a well-rounded set of skills, and the unique duplicity of appropriate confidence and knowledge of his ever-expanding limits. This makes him very coachable as he loves to push the throttle, but also respects his coaches' experience, and he respects the mountains." Jason Dobbs Chanc’ Deschamps-Prescott – The Unofficial Pick from IFSA | Unofficial Networks

Chanc' Deschamps-Prescott - The Unofficial Pick from IFSA

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We are pleased to announce Chanc’ as “The Unofficial Pick” for this week.  Every week from January to April,  IFSA, and Unofficial Networks will feature an athlete, freeride program, or coach who earns their mark in the competition sport of big mountain freeskiing.

Athlete Name: Chanc’ R. Deschamps-Prescott

Freeride Program & Head Coach: SquawFree; Head Coach Jason Dobbs

“Chanc’ is a pleasure to ski with and coach.  He tackles the mountain with a well-rounded set of skills, and the unique duplicity of appropriate confidence and knowledge of his ever-expanding limits.  This makes him very coachable as he loves to push the throttle, but also respects his coaches’ experience, and he respects the mountains.” Jason Dobbs

Read MoreNicknames: “CDP” and “Chanc the Champ”

Age: 16

Years skiing: over 14

Highlights: 2012 1st Chugach Open, 2011: 4th overall JFT, 3rd JFT Kirkwood; 3x Skiercross USASA National Champion, 2010 TJFS Overall Champion

Favorite Skier:   Kevin O’Meara and Jason Dobbs

Favorite Run: McConkey’s to Fingers at Squaw Valley

What would you buy for $50?  Fireworks!

Pre-ski breakfast?  Pancakes, eggs, hashbrowns, and BACON

What’s your gear? I’m wearing Obermeyer clothing and stomping on Dynastar/Lange/Look, Olympic Bootworks custom liners, Smith Optics, and reppin’ my home state AK hoodies.

Pet Peeves?  When extreme skiers cut their hair too short.  When people call me “Chank”.  And when I’m asked if I ride Polar Bears in Alaska?

Dream trip?  New Zealand because of all the great sights, skiing during summer, and the ziplining.

Goals for 2012 and 15yrs from now:  Podium a JFT this year at Snowbird, learn a double, and hear the Eric Deslauriers say, “Nice turns dude…” (mission accomplished at Grand Targhee!).  Skiing in movies for MSP, TGR, PBP.

Any Scars?  Several from surgeries unrelated to skiing.

Who do you want to high five?  Roy Tuscany, Seth Morrison, and just everyone who’s willing to give me a High-Five

Quote to live by?  “Don’t take life too seriously.  You’ll never get out of it alive.”  – Elber Hubbard

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