Mikey Rencz’s rise to success is proof that staying close to home can be a very good thing— especially when your backyard is the Whistler backcountry.
Born in Alberta, Mikey’s family moved to BC, where he traded an early career as a pipe competitor for sending freestyle tricks off backcountry kickers. Logging nearly a decade of video parts, including enders, magazine covers and interviews, Mikey went the extra—ahem…8 Mile—in 2012, securing the closer in Burton’s 13 and the number seven spot on Snowboarder Mag’s “Rider of the Year” list. Between dialing in the twin tip, pow-friendly Sherlock deck and [ak] outerwear, Mikey’s 2013 found him digging deeper into the coastal mountains, logging hammers for the new Burton Presents – BACKCOUNTRY (Snowboarding) video and his gold medal-winning X Games Real Snow Backcountry part.Age: 28 Home Town: Canmore, Alberta Home Mountain: Whistler/Blackcomb Stance: Goofy, 25” wide, 15° front, -15° back
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