Mikkel Bang has made a name for himself with an impressive collection of medals and well earned reputation for bossing the backcountry. Combining these two sides of the snowboarding has made him one of the most impressive and well respected riders of the moment.
As a youngster Bang began hoovering up competition wins, claiming stacks of medals in his native Norway at the tender age of 14. In 2006 he won the Burton European Open Junior Jam, he followed this up the next year by finishing second in the prestigious Air & Style competition in Innsbruck. The winning hasn’t stopped and this year he was named winner of TransWorld SNOWboarding Riders Video Part Of The Year poll for his brilliant section in Burton’s 13 movie.
Mikkel was born and raised in Oslo, Norway in 1989. Standing at an imposing 6ft 2″ he is literally and figuratively head and shoulders above many of his snowboarding contemporaries. Mikkel’s witty personality stood out even in his younger years, as when he wasn’t ripping the mountains he would be out having fun, whether at a party, hanging with his friends and family or playing other sports.
This playfulness is evident in his riding, and a necessary antidote to the increasingly big business world of snowboarding. His main priority has always been to go out and have fun and even now that is what he continues to do as he takes his snowboarding career to the next level.