The 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia – that’s the goal. Though still in his young 20s, Mikkel Bang sees the Olympics and the chance to represent his country, Norway, as the ultimate bookend to his decorated competitive career. To march into the Opening Ceremony, to wave the flag, to live in the Olympic Village – he can’t help but smile that toothy grin at the thought. But that’s two years out. He has a lot on his calendar between now and then. There’s X Games and the challenge of an allusive Gold (he’s twice won Bronze); competing and qualifying for the national team; and continuing to build his international profile. After that, filming, searching for fresh pow, and conquering bigger and bigger mountains the world over a la Jake Blauvelt.

Despite his laidback demeanor, the 6’1", tattooed Norwegian has officially planted some pressure on his broad shoulders. When times get tense, though, he’ll pull out his acoustic guitar and strum some chords. Oh, yes, Mikkel has an artsy side. In fact, he has the body ink to prove it. Those three shows he played with his short-lived band resulted in the band’s logo being permanently planted on his derriere.

Mikkel Bang


I have always wanted to be on Oakley and now my dream has come true, really happy! It’s an honor to be on Oakley considering how good the team is and how great the products are. I can’t wait to rock the eyewear.

Date of Birth:
January 8, 1990
Grunerlokka, Oslo, Norway
Burton, Analog, Oakley, Monster, Nixon, Frends, Session Boardshop
fishing, skating, making music

Career Highlights

    • 2013: "Men's Video Part of the Year," Thirteen, TransWorld SNOWboarding Riders' Poll
    • 2012: Opening Part in Burton's film, "Thirteen"
    • 2012: 1st, Burton High Fives Slopestyle – Snow Park, New Zealand
    • 2010: 3rd, Burtion New Zealand Open Slopestyle
    • 2010: 3rd, Oakley Artctic Challange Slopestyle
    • 2010: 1st, Burton US Open Slopestyle
    • 2010: 2nd, Burton European Open Slopestyle
    • 2009: 3rd, Winter Dew Tour 2009 Slopestyle
    • 2009: 1st, Canadian Open Slopestyle
    • 2009: Bronze Medal, Winter X Games Slopestyle
    • 2009: Bronze Medal, Winter X Games Big Air
    • 2009: 4th, Winter Dew Tour Slopestyle - Mt. Snow Resort
    • 2008: 1st, Burton New Zealand Open Slopestyle
    • 2008: 2nd, Dew Tour Slopestyle - Colorado
    • 2008: 3rd, Dew Tour Overall Standings
    • 2007: 2nd, Air & Style Big Air