Check Out: Eero Niemela

Check Out Eero Niemelà¤

Name: Eero Niemelà¤

Age: 19

Hometown: Ojakkala, Finland

Local Mountain: Vihti and Talma resorts

Height: 5′ 8″

Weight: 158 lbs.

Stance: Regular. Fifteen degrees front, negative-fifteen rear, and 23 inches wide.

Hookups: Rossignol, Volcom, Oakley, Axion,


1. Tadashi Fuse

2. Iikka Bà¤ckström

3. Devun Walsh


“Eero Niemelठis a perfect example of the next generation of Finnish riders with the best, smoothest style of riding all around. He’s dope!”—Paavo Tikkanen

Eero’s a really cool kid with perfect Scandanavian snowboard style. He had some tight rail and kicker footage in Wildcats Nine Lives last season. Be on the lookout for shots in Wildcats Diary this year.—C.D.


You really have to do something remarkable for a Mt. Hood summer sequence to “pop”—this one is bangin’. Scope the tardy final rotation on this frontside 540. Photos: Eric Bergeri