Let's face it—Jeremy Jones is one of the most badass snowboarders of all time. As a pioneer of backcountry riding, Jeremy has consistently pushed the limits of what can be done with a board and some snow...and some sick couloirs to climb and ski. Whether he's hiking deep into some of the the wildest backcountry on earth in search of new runs, or storming Washington to lead the charge against global climate change, Jeremy is sure to be where the action is.
In Jeremy's words, "I have set my life up around riding waves and mountains on a daily basis. Climbing and Biking has also become a part of my circuit too. This has led me to some some special places around the world. In doing so I saw change in the mountains and started Protect Our Winters in 2007. These days 80% of my snowboarding takes place in my home range the Sierra. I find myself seeking more and more desolate places to play and my obsession for adventure continues to grow."
Date of Birth: 1/14/75
Hometown: Truckee, CA
Years Riding/Ripping/Climbing and Shredding: 25 years
Some Notable Accomplishments:
9x Big Mtn Rider of the Year Award, 2010 Snowboarder Magazine Action Sports Athlete of the Year, X Dance Film Festival Winner and has starred in over 50 snowboard movies. A real slacker:)
Earliest Memory of Riding:
After years of not knowing how to turn I finally linked up my first turn ever behind my house in Vermont
A Wild Memory:
Sending my Bivy gear down a 3,000 ft chute and watching it fly off cliffs, just clear a bergchrund and roll successfully out into the flats. I was camped 75 miles from the closest town and the bag contained my only sleeping bag and pad I had although I did not think of that until moments before launch. Then I walked around the corner and shredded the best line of my life with a very light pack, grabbed my bivy gear, had a tea party and took a nap while I waited for the sun to come around on the evenings lines.
Top Related and Recent Articles: TWS November Issue.
Top Videos and/or Podcasts: Art Of Flight, Further
On the IPOD: Bob Dylan, Mumford and Sons, Damien Marley
What's Jeremy Been Reading? Cadillac Desert and The Power of Now
Words to Live By: Ride to Live another day
Additional Sponsors: O’Neill, Jones Snowboards, POC, Swatch, Sanuk, Karakoram, Contour HD,