Chason Russell

Youth Program Coordinator

Chason Russell

Chason’s enthusiasm for teaching and adventure is inspiring. Growing up in Telluride allowed Chason to ski at an early  and family river trips sparked his desire to kayak. Chason attended Montana State University in Bozeman, where he studied photography and found plenty of time to pursue skiing and kayaking.  As a way to give back to Telluride ,the  community that has given him so much, Chason has dedicate much of his time to the youth of Telluride as an instructor for the Telluride Academy, Telluride Kayak School, and as a Coach for the Telluride Ski Club’s Big Mountain Program. As the seasons and finances allow, Chason spend’s his free time pursuing adventure and photography on a global scale. Chason’s recent trips have taken him to  UK, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Mexico, Canada, India and Nepal.