Dani Reyes-Acosta is a professional snowboarder, alpinist, and storyteller aiming to inspire individual action and collective communion through self-care and self-determination found in the outdoors. Her goal as an athlete and storyteller is to find the limits of her possible, searching out the peaks and valleys that tell the story of Mother Earth’s most impacted people and places. She believes that in community with ourselves and the world at large, we can reEarth the power within—to form a better future for us all.
Her perspective has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and regional publications throughout the American West, on topics ranging from splitboard mountaineering and mountain running to ethical travel, community-building, and climate solutions.
An emerging filmmaker, her first film, OUTLIER: Trust, is a Banff 2022 Selection and Hispanic Access Foundation “Our Heritage, Our Planet” funded film. Honored by Protect Our Winters as “Athlete Alliance Member of the Year” for her community advocacy, she is an Explore Fund Council Member for The North Face, charting a path forward for a new generation of explorers.
Currently partnered with Athletic Brewing, Protect Our Winters, Voited, deuter, and Janji, Dani’s favorite snowboarding lines can be found in the Chilean Andes, the Tetons, Sierra, and San Juan mountains.
She speaks Spanish fluently, French somewhat passably, and can make a mean taco plate from scratch.