Where do you guide backcountry snowboarding?
I work as a guide and patrol for Silverton Mountain in Colorado in the heart of the winter, SEABA Heli-skiing in Haines, Alaska in the spring and SASS Global Travel in Argentina from July-September.
Favorite Jones Boards
Mountain Twin is good in all conditions and terrain. I like being on the same board as much as possible so I can get really in tune with the way it rides and responds. I like a board to feel like an extension of my body. For touring I ride the Solution splitboard. By not carrying the weight of the board on your back you save a ton of energy.
Why do you snowboard?
Snowboarding takes me to a place where the fast pace of life and all mental distractions go away. It puts me in the moment where nothing else matters. I snowboard for exercise and peace of mind.
If you only got one pow day for the entire next winter, where would you ride?
I would ride at my friends cabin in the Colorado backcountry - the Bonnie Belle. I love the Bonnie Belle because it's perched on a 12, 000 ft ridge and you can ride a lot of different terrain there. It's truly a magical place where I have made some of the best friendships I have going today.