Chris Lillis is the second of three Lillis brothers to take to aerial skiing. As an EADP member, He came in to the 2015-16 season with a few NorAm podiums and top 10 finished under his belt. A win at U.S. selections earned him his first World Cup start at Deer Valley where he posted a ninth place finish. From there, Chris went on to have a tremendous break out season, landing another top 10 finish and a win at World Cup finals in Minsk, Belarus, making him the youngest man ever to win a FIS aerials World Cup.
Read more about Chris’ journey to the podium in his #WhatMakesAChamp story.
Chris started skiing at Bristol Mountain when he was three and joined the local freestyle program when he was six. He started out skiing moguls, but after doing a back flip on the water ramps at Lake Placid, he discovered his passion for aerials. When Chris qualified his first backlip at age 10, his older brother Jon had just make the EADP program and was on the path to make the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team. Chris followed suit a few years later, landing his spot in EADP at age 13.
OFF THE SNOW
When he's not training, Chris loves to golf. "I started golf my second year in EADP to have a relaxing sport to do," he says.
- Bristol Mountain Freestyle Team
- Monroe Community College
- Years on Team: 4
1st, AE, Utah Olympic Park, USA, 2016
1st, AE, Val St. Come, CAN, 2016
2nd, AE, Utah Olympic Park, USA, 2016
1st, AE, Utah Olympic Park, USA, 2015
2nd, AE, Utah Olympic Park, USA, 2015