Born and raised in Michigan, Danny enrolled in the Stratton Mountain College and was soon one of the most promising young riders on the east coast. These days he’s one of the most successful – and best-loved – guys on the halfpipe circuit.
His many, many wins in the stunt ditch include back-to-back wins at the 2014 and 2015 X Games, where his style put him out in front. Always keen to shake things up and try something new, he’s helped to keep pipe interesting just as it’s threatened to become stale – not least when he organised his own event, the Peace Pipe, which was followed by the Peace Park.
Away from competition he likes to tear up the powder, and will no doubt have a long and prosperous career in the backcountry when he finally walks away from competing. Whatever he does, to us he’ll always be snowboarding’s Dude.