Jeremy Jones rips in to a steep line above Lake Tahoe, California.

Photo: Seth Lightcap

Jeremy Jones / International Team

Bio

Home ZoneSquaw Valley USA
SponsorsClif Bar, Karakoram, O’Neill, POC, Sanuk, Sony, Swatch, American Pistachio Growers, Now Bindings
2013 Season Highlights Riding the Otterbody Route on Grand Teton and the Orient Express on Denali. Favorite Jones Boards Nepal: Carbon Flagship 58 and Carbon Solution 58 // Denali: Ultracraft // High Sierra: Carbon Solution 61 and Ultracraft // 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 are the career accolades that you're most proud of? In 2013, I was nominated by National Geographic as an "Adventurer Of The Year" and a "Champion Of Change" by the US government. These were both incredible accomplishments. I am also honored to have been named "Big Mountain Rider of the Year" 10x in my career by Snowboarder Magazine.