A crevasse on the Hintertux glacier in Austria claimed the life of snowboard filmmaker Chris Robison last Thursday, October 16th. Robinson is best known for his work as director and main filmer of the Fusion Films video “Nobody’s Heroes.” According to the information received by John Nelson at Fusion Films Robison was reportedly on the mountain alone at the time of the accident.
“We were told that he was just wrapping up the day’s filming by getting some scenery shots, then he was going to head right down after everyone,” said John Nelson.
Robison apparently was in Austria filming with European riders like Tero Ainonen and Tomi Toimenin for a new video magazine he was putting together. No one realized he was missing until after dark when he still hadn’t shown up in town. A search party was sent out the following morning and he was found. His body was retrieved from the crevasse and brought back down the mountain.
Currently the Robison family is trying to retrieve his remains from Austria, but due to international laws there have been some hold ups in the process. Chris’ brother Craig Robison said that they are looking at scheduling a memorial service next week sometime in Huntington Beach, CA.
“Chris had a lot more friends than we ever realized,” his brother told SOL. “He was a wonderful young man with a bright future in thesnowboarding/skateboarding industry. His new video Nobody’s Heroes was one of his finest works ever and we hope to help get it out there to the public. Maybe this will help get other snowboarders to be safer out there.”
Stay tuned to SOL for more information on this and more details on where his film “Nobody’s Heroes” can be viewed.
Friends have established a memorial fund for Chris. Donations can be madeto the Chris Robison Memorial Fund c/o 2072 Valley Road, Costa Mesa, California 92627
There will be a memorial service for Chris Robison at the Mariners SouthCoast Church located at 1000 Bison Avenue, Newport Beach, California, USA,on Wednesday, October 29, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. PST. Chris had many friendsall over the world. Anyone wishing to pay their respects to Chris is welcometo attend.
Mariners South Coast Church is approximately five miles from John WayneAirport in Orange County, and about 45 miles from Los Angeles International Airport. From John Wayne Airport take MacArthur Avenue south about 3 miles to Bison Avenue, turn right on Bison, turn right at the second signal intothe church parking lot.