Date of Birth:
August 24, 1977
City/State of Birth:
Olympics and Events Attended:
2002 Olympics, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - Nordic Combined
Dayton grew up Nordic skiing at his parents' ski center; however, he did not learn to jump until he was 19. His Nordic Combined career lasted 6 years in which he learned to jump, made the U.S Ski team, had four top-ten World Cup finishes, competed in two World Championships and the 2002 Olympics. Dayton's best result was placing 5th in a World Cup in Steamboat Springs, following a month of being off circuit from two consecutive concussions in November of 2002. Throughout his career he believes that God blessed him with the support of friends, family, the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and their coaches and the family that he now has in Steamboat.
Dayton currently lives in Breckenridge, Colorado with his wife Janelle and son Lucas. He is still very active in the ski industry, where he helps his family operate the Breckenridge and Frisco Nordic Ski Centers. He is also the program director and head coach for the local Junior ski club. Although he lives outside Steamboat now, he says that a part of his heart is still in Steamboat.
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Tribal Lands Acknowledgement
The Board and Staff of the Tread of Pioneers Museum respectfully acknowledge the Ute people, the original inhabitants of Northwest Colorado, and other Indigenous Nations of this area where we now reside. We recognize that the establishment of this region impacted the lifeways of Native peoples and their communities. In accepting this, we are called to utilize this educational institution to teach stewardship of the land and continuing commitment to the inclusion and respect of these Nations and their traditional values for their homelands.