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Jeremy Jones / International Team

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Home ZoneSquaw Valley USA
SponsorsClif Bar, Karakoram, O’Neill, POC, Sanuk, Sony, Swatch, American Pistachio Growers, Now Bindings
2014 Season Highlights My Sea 2 Spines Trip in Haines. I had not been there since bailing on heli’s and it was really cool to go back with a fresh perspective and stronger legs. Hiking from the ocean to the alpine was a new experience for me. I was on a Solution Split. I love the new construction. It is my everything board. It works in all conditions. This trip sums up why I make the boards the way I do. We had un edgable white ice, funky crust and thigh deep perfect pow. Favorite Jones Boards Nepal: Carbon Flagship 58 //Alaska: Solution 61 // Resort Powder Days: Hovercraft 56 // Hardpack/spring resort days: Aviator Why do you snowboard? Snowboarding gives me wings and it is my art. On the really special runs I feel like I am flying and is my portal to another world. How much do you splitboard? I put in about 80 days a year on my splitboard. It has really reinvigorated my passion for snowboarding. In my home range for example I am constantly riding new lines, the possibilities are endless. After 25 years of battling crowds at resorts I find myself driving past the resort and opting for the solitude of the backcountry. The cool thing though, is that when I do ride resorts I am more amped than ever because I appreciate the ease of taking a lift to the top.
What do you look for in a line when your analyzing rideability vs danger? Rideability is key. I wish there was no danger. But in order to ride dream lines sometimes you have to deal with extreme parts of a line to get to the rip-able sections. What is one splitboard technique every beginner needs to know? Lean back going up steep sections and if you can not hold an edge side-hilling then it means it is hard snow and will be easy hiking. What is your standard axe/crampon technique when climbing steep bootpacks? 1 axe, 1 pole using French technique - one foot front pointing and the other sideways. Switch back and forth to give your front point leg a break. How would you describe the fun and challenge of Pow surfing? It is like being a little kid all over again, feeling the simple joy of sliding on snow. It has turned my neighbor hood into Alaska. I don’t travel without one now and look at mellow hills with a whole new perspective.