As member of the US Ski Team, Zach competed on the Alpine World Cup circuit for 7 seasons. He later became one of the most successful American's in ski cross, winning X Games gold, silver and bronze medals. Alongside brother Reggie the Crist Brother’s have since been exploring the backcountry, leading trips around the world. Their adventures have regularly appear in magazines, several Warren Miller Films and TV shows featuring first descents in the Himalayas, New Zealand, Greenland, Alaska and at home in Idaho. Zach now guides for Sun Valley Heli Ski, Sawtooth Mountain Guides and Epic Quest. He currently represents K2 Skis and Marmot as an ambassador and product tester. He also works for ESPN as a TV commentator during LIVE coverage of the Winter X Games. In 2014, Zach began working as the Director of Development for the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation where he manages the Sun Valley Olympic Paralympic Training Site. Off the career path, Zach is a proud father of three and lives with his family in Sun Valley, Idaho.