DANNY WALTON

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 : 47 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!