By: Ethan Stone January 18, 2023

In March 2022, the inaugural Danihell Hanka Invitational welcomed twelve unique skiers from across the freeski spectrum to Daniel Hanka’s home resort of Destne, Czechia. Their mission: to enjoy a week-long, no-rules session on a special park setup envisioned by Daniel, and to bring back a touch of the flavor and style from the times before skiing was dominated by rules, regulations and organizations.

“With this invitational, I would love to bring back the old-school park session and do an event that will actually satisfy the core of our ski community,” says Daniel. “My skiing is really character oriented, so I would like to appreciate all the other skiers that are working this way. That’s pretty much the point of the Danihell Hanka invitational.”

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