Dannin Eccles

Age: 16
Nationality: New Zealand
Home Mountains: Snow Park NZ, Vail CO
Snowboarding Since: 2011-2012
Current Sponsors: The Stash, Monster Energy and LifeWave
Favorite Riders: Torstein Horgmo, Halldor Helgason, Stale Sandbech and Scott Stevens.
Favorite Movies: Familia 2 and Horgasm
Favorite Trick: Frontflip
Club: Ski and Snowboard Club Vail

Whats up my name is Dannin Eccles and I’m from kiwi land (New Zealand). ever since I was a youngling my family would drive 6 hours once a year to go skiing at Coronet Peak, Queenstown. I loved snow with a passion so once I turned 15 I decided out of the blue that I was going to try snowboarding. I convinced my mum to move to Queenstown for the season so I could give snowboarding a go and my journey begun.

I still remember my first day on snow 06/29/11, I had a bet with my friends I would do a frontflip and if I didn’t try it I would owe every one $5 so naturally I had to do it. I didn’t quite land it but ever since that day I knew that all I wanted to do in life was snowboard and I would push myself so hard that either I’d make it in the industry or I’d die trying.

A year later I find myself in Colorado for the season training with Ski and Snowboard Club Vail and traveling around America for competitions.

Next year I shall be traveling the world to compete in the World Snowboard Tour to try and make my mark on the snowboard world and in 2018 I hope to qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympics and represent New Zealand for Slopestyle.