The Pro Freeskier (and Carpenter): Dan Treadway

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Dan Treadway

DAN TREADWAY

AGE:

28

HOMETOWN:

Whistler, British Columbia

TITLE:

Pro freeskier and carpenter

HEIGHT:

5'11"

WEIGHT:

175 lbs.

YEARS IN THE BUSINESS:

6

SPECIALTY:

Treadway ups the wow factor by airing off 100-foot cliffs when conditions permit. He and Hugo Harrisson choose their lines with as little scouting as possible: Heli time is money.

BIG BREAK:

In 2000, he launched OD (named for Dan and his bud, Oli), a permanently closed, 75-foot-tall cliff on Whistler Mountain. When the resort blacklisted him, local outcry, complete with FREE TREADWAY bumper stickers, put him on the map.

["Check out Treadway's essential gear for heli drops."]

TOOLBOX:

"I'm not much of a gear freak," he says. "I usually don't even bring water in the heli." Treadway does, however, listen to Motörhead on his Oakley Thump MP3 sunglasses while waiting to drop in.

November 2005