Growing up in northern California, Daron was exposed to winter and summer sports. After competing in motocross, soccer and following a short stint in jet ski racing, where he won the Expert World Championship in 1993, he finally gave in to his love of snow skiing. At 19, Daron made the U.S. Ski Team and started a ski racing career. He stepped away from racing in 2006 winning, healthy and on his own terms. In 2008, Daron entered a new side of the sport and won Skier X at ESPN's X-Games, which was the start of his free ski career. Now he is consumed by family and finding time to ski with annual trips to Alaska for heli-skiing and filming with Teton Gravity Research and Warren Miller. Instead of racing down a set course, Daron creates his own lines trying to find flow over natural terrain.
- 15 years on U.S. Ski Team
- 4 Olympic teams
- 12 World Cup wins
- 2008 - 1st Skier-X at Winter X-Games
- 2005 - 2nd Downhill at World Championships
- 2005 - 3rd GS at World Championships
- 2001 - 1st Super G at World Championships