Check Out Justin Bennee

Name: Justin Bennee

Age: 17

Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah

Local Mountain: Brighton, Utah

Height 5’9″

Weight: 165 lbs.

Stance: Goofy. Eighteen degrees front, fifteen degrees rear, and 23 inches wide.

Hook-ups: Salomon, TechNine, Oakley, Osiris, Celtek, MiloSport, Neff, Finger On Da Trigger


1. Erik Leines

2. Devun Walsh

3. Tom Penny


Justin’s style and skills are unique—he may just be Utah’s next snowboard prodigy. Will he blow up then burn out overnight like a number of gifted underachievers before him? Time will tell, but he’s off to a serious start. At just sixteen, this kid has his shit together—let’s hope he keeps it that wayC.D.

Justin grew up a couple doors down from me, and I always knew there was something special about him. Bjorn and I gave him one of our old snowboards—he must have put it to good use! I finally saw him ride this year and couldn’t believe how smooth he is. Justin’s style is super strong and controlled, like a young Marc Frank.”Erik Leines


Dozens of shreds threw back lips down this Park City rail—but Bennee settled it. He’s also put together a part in Finger On Da Trigger’s Livin’ Proofonly filming after school and on weekends.

Photos: Nate Christenson