Chad began competing at a young age as a member of Ski Club Vail. During his 12 years as a member of the United States Ski Team, he won the National Downhill Championship twice. He is a two-time Olympian, competing in 1994 and 1998. He has also competed at 5 World Championships. After retiring from racing, he turned to broadcast media. He was a co-host and analyst for Universal Sports from 2002 and 2010.