For Holiday Delivery by Dec 22nd: Order by Dec 14th (Standard, Free Shipping over $75) or by Dec 17th (For Express Orders)
Powder Report

April always delivers and 2015 was no exception. Fresh snow fell all over the globe and the Jones team was ready and waiting…here’s the grand finale powder report stacked with more shots than ever. Enjoy!

Kapow! Jimmy Goodman (@goddmannnnnn) opens the gallery with a blast from early-April at Mammoth Mountain in California. Photo - John Truax (@rapidorojo)

Forrest Shearer (@forrestshearer) started the month hunting pow lines in Chamonix. Photo - (@kristotorgersen).

Luca Pandolfi (@pandolf73) went couloir hunting on the Alagna side of Monta Rosa in Italy.

Looks like Luca found what he was looking for… Photo - Sylvain Reynaud (@sylvain_reynaud)

But of course, Julien ’Pica’ Herry (@picaherry_guide_chamonix) went searching for powder on the steepest, steeps possible. Here he is on the North face of the Aiguille Du Midi. Photo - Davide Capozzi (@dcapoz)

Riding pow with an ice axe just comes with the territory for Julien ’Pica’ Herry. Photo - Davide Capozzi (@dcapoz)

Meanwhile, up in the Arctic Circle of Norway, Miikka Hast, Allison and Seth Lightcap were ripping pow in the stunning couloirs of the Lyngen Alps. Here’s Allison (@allisonlightcap) barreling down a classic. Photo - Seth Lightcap (@sethlightcap).

Here’s Miikka Hast (@miikkaphoto) finding a few last Arctic faceshots before summer. Photo - Seth Lightcap (@sethlightcap).

Splitboard guide Neil McNab (@neilmcnab) was all over the place in April. He started the month in the Alps, then went to Norway and finished off the month in Kamchatka, Russia. Here’s a taste of the insane terrain he got to shred in Kamchatka.

Idaho and Wyoming got some snow in April. Here’s a classic couloir Iris Lazz (@irislazz) climbed in the Sawtooth range of Idaho early in the month.

Lake Tahoe also got crushed with a solid dump mid-month. The pow didn’t last long but it did allow for the construction of an insane backcountry banked slalom course by Taylor Carlton (@taylorc27)and crew. Photo - Jason Champion (@sierranevadasplitboarding).

Not pow but an epic line to shred nonetheless…Nick Russell (@nick_russelll) and Nathaniel Murphy (@nathanielmurphy) went corn harvesting on a few volcanoes in Oregon this April. Here’s a shot from North Sister.

And that brings us to the Mecca of April Pow…Alaska! Iris Lazz (@irislazz) hiked all three of these couloirs in a day near Valdez.

Andrew Hardingham (@hardinghama) made the pilgrimmage to AK and was kindly rewarded for the long drive north.

After a slow start, the snow pack in AK vastly improved in April. Here’s a line Andrew Hardingham slayed near Thompson Pass that he calls the ’Tung’. Photo - (@donaldlivin)

Claudia Avon (@claudia_avon) rode some rowdy lines in this AK zone called Enigma.

Here’s the entrance to one of Claudia’s lines on Enigma.

Ryland Bell, Jeremy Jones and Forrest Shearer spent the month camped out on a glacier riding lines in the Coast Mountains, AK. Here’s a rad shot of their camp. Photo - Jeff Curley (@curleyphoto)

Can’t believe April is already over?! Chris Coulter (@chris_coulter) snapped this gorgeous spine wall shot in Haines on one of his last days guiding for Seaba Heli for the season.

Share Story
Published on
13 May 2015
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
3
Dec
Published by Jeremy Jones - Mountain Safety
Jeremy Jones’ Backcountry Safety TIME Guidelines
Story By Jeremy Jones Disclaimer: I am not an avalanche expert. I have made mistakes in the mountains and unfortunately may again. I am always trying to learn more about the mountains through mentors, classes and experience. Time often plays a...
Jeremy Jones
3
Dec
Published by Jeremy Jones - Mountain Safety
Jeremy Jones’ Backcountry Mental Checklist
Story by Jeremy Jones Disclaimer: I am not an avalanche expert. My personal protocol to approaching the backcountry is something I am always trying to evolve and improve. I have made many mistakes in the mountains. I take these mistakes...
Jeremy Jones
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