Yuki Kadono started snowboarding at the age of 8, watched on by his father. Since those first moments that he strapped his feet to a board, Yuki was hooked. But he lived in an area with no snow, so to improve his skills he spent most weekends at ski resorts during the season, and trained at KINGS (a jump practice facility) and indoor ski resorts during the off-season.
Once a mostly-unknown, up-and-coming talent, Yuki has established himself among the contest elite, podiuming at the biggest of events in events ranging from Big Air to Slopestyle. Always with a smile and tenacity about him, Yuki is also very popular among his fellow competitors (despite the language barrier). Watch for him to become the biggest name to come out of Japan since his predecessor, Kazu Kokubo.