"It's become clear that my snowboard is the most effective tool for me to connect with nature. It's my art form."
Jeremy Jones goes big. He’s ridden some of the most technical, treacherous mountains ever accessed, and is known as the pioneer of backcountry snowboarding. The principal at Jones Snowboards, he climbs and makes turns all around the world. More recently he has been uncovering new lines in the Sierra Mountains near his home-base of Truckee, California. When he’s not exploring the backcountry on a splitboard and riding powder, he’s leading the charge against global climate change with his Protect Our Winters mission, and spending time with his wife and two kids.
Jeremy Jones By The Numbers
Most Humbling Moment:
Watching my brother get swept away by an avalanche. When the dust settled, there was no sign of him and I was the only one able to search for him. Thankfully I found him, and he was okay.
Riding Mount Timlin. I set up camp underneath it only to realize it was covered in ice on the top half. I accepted it was probably not going to be ride-able, but I had plenty of food and decided to stay and ride smaller lines in the area. On the 10th day, a tent-crushing storm pinned us down for five days. When it cleared, the mountain had transformed into this magical mountain. A few days later, I was able to climb up and ride the biggest line of my life in perfect conditions. I named it after my friend Joe Timlin who died a few days before the trip.