Dom Harington's adventure diaries

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We’re not even half way through 2014 and already our Dom has had one of his best years yet. He achieved his ultimate dream and made it to the Olympics in Sochi, here at Animal we’ve been routing for Dom and we’re proud as punch!

In the run up to the big event Dom was busy focusing on training and gaining all the points needed to secure a spot on that plane to Russia! The work paid off and since returning home has had a chance to relax and take himself off on a few extraordinary and rather epic adventures.

Since then Dom has recently written to us with an update on his adventure diaries and in true Yorkshireman style, he started off with…
“Hey up, I must say I have had one of the best years of my life. Making it to the Olympics was a childhood dream come true and I absolutely loved everything about the whole experience. Thank you so much for supporting me, especially over these last few years.”

“Once the Olympics was over it was a chance for me to get on some new snowboarding adventures and get some coverage for my sponsors that have helped me so much along the way, so here is what I have been up to over the last 2 months…”

22nd – 27th March 2014
Chamonix – Animal Action Photo Shoot

The Animal action shoots are a great chance to work with legendary photographer Dan Milner. Dan has been shooting with Jeremy Jones and Travice Rice this year so there was no messing around with the small stuff. Hiking up around Chamonix we got some gnarly lines, pow slashes and cliff drops.

Dom Harington Chamonix


2nd – 4th April 2014

Morzine – Treeline Chalets

I went to Morzine to visit my chalet sponsor, Treeline Chalets. We got some great snow and did some filming with some of the other Treeline riders. Here is a link to an interview I did about my Olympic experience. http://www.treelinechalets.com/olympian-dom-visits-morzine/

Dom Harington Morzine

4th – 6th April 2014
Norway – Jeep Commercial

Ben Kilner and I went with a film crew to shoot a short film on the new Jeep Wrangler. We used the Wrangler to access the snowy hills around the fjords of North West Norway. I got to write the story on our adventures which will be featured in next seasons Whitelines magazine.

Dom Harington Jeep commercial

7th – 12th April 2014
Mayrhofen- BASI Coaching Course/ Snowbombing

I have always enjoyed freestyle coaching but this is the first time I have worked towards a proper qualification. I have now got my BASI level 1 in freestyle coaching.
That same week the GB team was invited to perform in demos during the Snowbombing festival. Whilst DJ’s were playing on the snow park we were hitting jumps and spraying the crowd in the pond skim!

Dom Harington Snowbombing

24th – 27th April 2014
Back to Chamonix- Animal Lifestyle Shoot

I really enjoyed this week of hanging out with the Animal team. It was cool to mix up the snow, skate and BMX with film and photos. Looking forward to seeing the shots that Robin got!

Dom Harington Chamonix

Dom Harington Chamonix

30th April- 7th May 2014
Kuanertal- Snowboard Spring Break

The Snowboard Spring Break is a great week for the whole of the UK snowboard industry to get together. I went there with my new board sponsor so it was great to meet everyone who works at Nitro. We also entered an edit into the contour filming competition and got 3rd place.

Dom Harington Spring Break