Free Shipping over $75
Powder Report

…and we’re back with another edition of the Jones Team Powder Report! And what a month April was…

Canada got snow and Andrew Hardingham knew where to find it. @Hardinghama’s advice for pow seekers: "Sometimes, if you listen very carefully, the powder will tell you where it’s friends are hiding!"

It’s no secret that Alaska had epic conditions in April. Jeremy Jones (@jonessnowboards) and @RylandBell went on a HIGHER filming expedition to this zone outside of Haines.

One of the main reasons the pow stays so good in AK is because of all the glacial ice. The glaciers keep the ground temps cold which offsets the warm radiation of the high spring sun angles that would otherwise zap the pow. After a day of shredding blower on Thompson Pass, @IrisLazz paid respects to one of nature’s climate refridgerator units. Photo - @MossHalladay

Yup, @ClaudiaAvon gives AK the thumbs up. She scored fun pow lines in Valdez this April.

On the totally opposite side of the world, but equally as far north as Alaska, Miikka Hast (@miikkaphoto) rode pow lines down to the Arctic ocean in Lyngen, Norway.

Meanwhile, in the Southern Alps, Bibi Toelderer-Pekarek (@bibitp) and her main man Mitch Toelderer (@mitchtoelderer) were hiking couloirs in the Italian Dolomites and finding pow.

If you could only be in Mitch’s boots right here…tearing into a steep Dolomiti couloir.

Happy dayz in Switzerland this April. The Helvetic Backcountry crew shredded bluebird pow in Piz Bial.

Not exactly a pow shot, but @LizDaley caught a mesmerizing view of the Alps flying over Chamonix this month.

Back stateside, the California Sierra got hammered with a solid storm to start the month. @AllisonLightcap took full advantage ripping some tight tubes in Lake Tahoe. Photo- @SethLightcap

The pow didn’t last long in the Sierra but the water didn’t all go to waste. Jeremy Jones crushed an extremely wet pow line with yet another successful crossing of the Cushing pond at Squaw Valley. Photo - @SethLightcap

Once again, good ol’ Jackson Hole probably had more pow days in April than anywhere in the world. @RobKingwill aka @Avalon7 milked every drop of the soft stuff.

@RobKingwill was not alone flying through the Teton wilderness. He caught this unreal shot of a snowy owl this month.

The Wasatch in Utah got creamed just this last week. @ForrestShearer was ready and waiting for some more uphill wallowing. Photo - @Andrew Miller.

Utah likes to claim ’Best Snow On Earth’…gotta give it to em for these last few days of April. Double over head slash by @ForrestShearer on April 29th. Photo - @AndrewMiller

Share Story
Published on
1 May 2014
4
Dec
Adventure Season
Range Of Mystery - Nick Russell’s New Adventure Splitboard Movie
Range Of Mystery, a new movie by Jones ambassador Nick Russell and Gray Thompson, shares the odyssey of three snowboarders in search of a fabled mountain range. From Tahoe to India to Bolivia, the movie follows Nick, Gray and Danny Davis as they...
Nick Russell
2
Dec
Published by Jeremy Jones - Mountain Safety
How Jeremy Jones Reads An Avalanche Report
Story By Jeremy Jones One of the biggest evolutions in evaluating backcountry travel and avalanche safety is the frequency and ease of getting your local avalanche report. With a smart phone you can pull up the report including a video of a...
Jeremy Jones
1
Dec
Published by Jeremy Jones - Mountain Safety
Jeremy Jones’ "Pre-Game" Avalanche Protocols
The most important decisions you make in the backcountry are the decisions you make before you even leave the house. Just like "on-the-mountain" protocols, you should build a list of "pre-game" protocols. The goal of your pre-game protocols is...
Jeremy Jones
28
Nov
Meet The Team
Joe Lax Rips The Whistler Backcountry - 2018 Full Part
The freeride force is strong with Pemberton jedi ripper Joe Lax. Joe has a serious eye for a line and he lives and breathes the Coast Range snowpack so he knows when the steeps are stable. In March + April 2018, Joe capitalized on every high...
Joe Lax
21
Nov
Find Your Perfect Board Ep. 7-14: Jeremy Jones Compares Models Pt. 1
Jones Snowboards’ founder Jeremy Jones helps you find your perfect snowboard in this multi-part video series that explains the differences between Jones models and how key components of a board’s design affect board performance. In episodes...
Jeremy Jones
13
Nov
Videos
OUT HERE ep.1 - Splitboarding In The Tetons With Iris Lazz
Thrilled to debut the first episode of the new OUT HERE video series! Made in partnership with Spark R&D, the OUT HERE series will share the splitboard adventures of Jones x Spark ambassadors as they explore the outer reaches of their...
Iris Lazzareschi