The Chamonix ski scene is a special beast, something many have heard of but few have truly experienced. It’s a family of true mountain people, those who dedicate their life to perfecting the art of traveling the massive peaks found surrounding the small French town. Living that lifestyle is walking the often blurry line between life and death.
Born and raised in Chamonix, Tof Henry has walked that line since he was young. He knows and loves the risks he faces every day and has honed his skills to mitigate them as much as possible. Throughout his still young career, he has built on the legacy of extreme skiing pioneered by his forefathers in the area, bringing bigger skis and higher speeds to more dangerous lines than ever before.
These days, he continues to push the limits of this special flavor of big mountain freeriding but faces a different kind of struggle back home. The mountains have proved to be a true escape for Henry and are a place where he feels grounded.
Armada Skis presents Born in Chamonix, a 36-minute film sharing the story of Tof Henry.
Pow turns off the Aiguille du Midi. Daniel Ronnback photo.
Scoping lines with friends. Daniel Ronnback photo.
Tof Henry's kind of bootpack. Daniel Ronnback photo.