Danny Walton grew up slaying the skiing mecca of Cleveland, Ohio. Always stoked, he gained the nick ∙ name Irie for his love of Reggae music and positive outlook. Walton often compares Reggae rhythms to telemark skiing. He carries this same energy into telemark skiing. Danny is a true telemark skiing ambassador. One thing is certain, Danny Irie is stoked and ready to spread his passion for telemark skiing.
Credit photo : Jon Mancuso
Age : 48 years old
Place of birth : Cleveland
Place of residence : Sun Valley, ID
Specialization in telemark : Poudreuse et grande montagne
At what age did you start skiing? 4 yeards old
When and why did you start telemarking? My family would go alpine skiing on the weekends and I remember seeing some telemark skiers! After school I would go cross country skiing and I taught myself how to make Telemark turns.
What do you like about telemark? The freedom and flow.
What do you like about Meidjo bindings? The tech toes and light weight. The flex is super smooth. They also are very durable.
What is your favorite spot for telemarking? Central Idaho is my home and there is a lifetime of lines out my door.
Where is your next destination or where would you like to go telemarking? Lots of places on the list. I’d love to go to Alaska, Europe, Japan!
Did you compete? What prizes did you win? I was never really involved much on the comp scene but I’ve been the fore runner for competitions at Grand Targhee.
What is your job ? Big Mountain Ski Coach for the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation, Fireman, small business owner.
What other sports or others activities do you practise? I am a sponsored Stand Up Paddleboard athlete. I also love to surf, climb, hike in the mountains with my wife and daughters!