Jaskolka Checks In From Chile Written By: JeremyJones
Polish ripper Marcin Jaskolka jumped ship on Europe this summer and headed down to South America to shred instead. Fickle weather forced him to change his intended plans but he still scored some nice lines in Chile, as you’ll see in his edit above. Here’s what he had to say about where he went and [...]
For most snowboarders, summer and fall represent the off-season, a time to shred the skate park, ocean or, if you’re lucky, summer snowboarding.
My home base is in Salt Lake City, UT, where there’s not very much surfing. This summer, I took a break from the mountain summer lifestyle and spent some time in Leucadia, CA, [...]
New Flicks Featuring The Jones Team Written By: JeremyJones
In between filming for ‘FURTHER‘, the Jones team got busy in front of a few other cameras last winter. Jeremy Jones, Forrest Shearer, Ryland Bell, Dave Short and Alex Yoder all shot video parts for movie projects that debut this month.
Up top you’ll find the trailer for Solitaire, a new film by Sweetgrass Productions that [...]
Talkin’ Lines With Luca Pandolfi – Part Two Written By: JeremyJones
…and we’re back with Jones European team rider Luca Pandolfi. The interview continues with Pandolfi recounting some of his heaviest lines of the past winter including his first snowboard descent of the Coolidge Couloir on Monviso and his near death experience on the Mallory Route of the Aiguille Du Midi. If you missed part one [...]
Jones and Karakoram Announce Partnership Written By: JeremyJones
Snoqualmie, WA - Karakoram, makers of the Split30 splitboard binding, is proud to announce a partnership with Jeremy Jones, renowned big mountain snowboarder and owner of Jones Snowboards. The partnership will combine Jeremy’s legendary backcountry freeriding experience and Karakoram’s innovative design capabilities with the goal of delivering products that redefine the backcountry experience [...]
Talkin’ Lines With Luca Pandolfi – Part One Written By: JeremyJones
Italian freestyler turned Chamonix freeride stud, Luca Pandolfi. All photos courtesy of LucaPandolfi.com
Jones Snowboards European Team Rider Luca Pandolfi had a tremendous season this past winter. Despite pitiful snow conditions in the Alps, Pandolfi ripped heavy lines all over the range and set a new standard with a first snowboard descent of the Coolidge Couloir [...]
The Mount Shasta Harmonic Convergence Written By: JeremyJones
“When I first caught sight of Mt. Shasta, over the braided folds of the Sacramento Valley, I was fifty miles away and afoot, alone and weary. Yet all my blood turned to wine, and I have not been weary since.”
- John Muir, 1874
Mount Shasta is one of the great stand alone mountains in the world [...]
2012 Jones Snowboards Catalog Teaser – Part One Written By: JeremyJones
Jeremy Jones and Jonaven Moore in the Tantalus, BC. Photo By Dan Milner.
We know it’s hard to be patient. We can’t wait for the new 2012 Jones Snowboards to hit the shop shelves either!
To reward your patience and to help those looking to pre-order a new board from their local Jones dealer, here’s a sneak [...]
2011/12 Jones Snowboards Lineup Written By: JeremyJones
Jeremy Jones clicks together his favorite new board – The 2012 Hovercraft Split 156. Photo By Seth Lightcap.
Summer time is a great time to save some money. Mountain bike rides are free, jumping in the lake is free and the longer days allow you to work a little more without going stir crazy. So what [...]
Ryland Bell Interview With Patagonia Written By: JeremyJones
Ryland Bell rips a rarefied spine wall in Tahoe. Photo By Abe Blair.
Jones team rider Ryland Bell likes to call himself a snowboard hobbyist and a professional fisherman. Despite his spine riding skills it’s hard to dispute such a claim figuring Ryland has spent every summer of his life on a commercial fishing boat in [...]
HIGH SIERRA, CA. I am going to let you in on a little secret. Do you want half the crowds on a powder day, empty trail-heads, a stable snow pack, easy access to the high peaks and all your lines totally filled in with snow. Welcome to snowboarding in the month of May and June. [...]
Bariloche Pow Shots with Dave Short Written By: JeremyJones
Jones rider Dave Short brings us a flashback to some southern-hemi faceshots he caught on a shred trip to Bariloche, Argentina last summer. As Short describes it, “These are obscure revelations collected in a single cluster. This vid delves into the realm of foreign powder exploration. Summer Powder Snowboarding, it happens!”
No doubt this video [...]
“At the peak of a tremendous and victorious effort, while the blood is pounding in your head, all suddenly becomes quiet with in you. Everything seems clearer and whiter then ever before, as if great spotlights had been turned on. At that moment you have the conviction that you contain all the power in [...]
AK Action with Forrest Shearer Written By: JeremyJones
Did you think the Jones team skipped out on Alaska this season? Not a chance. Forrest Shearer was the first to head north as he spent the month of April in Haines filming with Sweetgrass Productions for a new Patagonia project. It was Shearer’s first time in AK but definitely not his last judging by [...]
Midnight Mission with Miikka Hast Written By: JeremyJones
Northeast Face of Store Russetinden – Tamok, Norway
Jones team rider Miikka Hast made the most of the Arctic sun pioneering a new snowboard line down the northeast face of the Store Russetinden in Tamok, Norway. Check out his report and pics from this imposing peak:
Midnight Sun Mission -
Words and photos by Miikka Hast
15th of May, [...]
Forrest Shearer joins the Powderwhores Written By: JeremyJones
You can’t deny a killer combination. Burger and Fries. Long days and cold beers. Forrest Shearer and the Powderwhores. That’s right, Jones Snowboard’s own, Forrest Shearer, has been shooting with the Wasatch based film crew the Powderwhores for their upcoming fall 2011 film release. This might come as a surprise to many of you familiar [...]
Never have I traveled so far to go snowboarding. Three days of plane travel, three more packing supplies and lining up logistics in town, and two days to travel 190km on snow scooters and we have finally found our home for the next 3 weeks.
Pushing off the fjord and onto the glacier ate up a [...]
Monviso First Snowboard Descent by Pandolfi Written By: JeremyJones
Congrats to Luca Pandolfi – 1st Snowboard Descent – Coolidge Couloir – Monviso North Face
3841m (skied from 3785m) ; 1100m, 500m 50°-55°, 600m 40°-45° ; North ; TD+ ; 5.4/ E4
Jones Rider Luca Pandolfi fulfilled a dream on May 5th making the 1st snowboard descent of the Coolidge Couloir, a 1100m line on the [...]
FURTHER: First look, The Arctic Circle Written By: JeremyJones
For the past 16 years every spring I have made the pilgrimage to Alaska. Last season was the best conditions I have ever seen in Alaska and I got to ride the best lines of my life.
So what do you do when you score a place as good as humanly possible? I decided to give [...]
Lofoten Surf and Shred with Toelderer Written By: JeremyJones
Words and Video by Mitch Toelderer
After finishing our filming in Tamok, Norway for this years HIKE project, we headed southwest towards the infamous Lofoten islands. Our dream was to get perfect snow and waves in the same day. The water there is frigid (6 celsius) but the gulfstream also brings a lot [...]
First Descents in Greenland with Neil McNab Written By: JeremyJones
Pioneering UK snowboard guide Neil McNab just returned from an epic trip to the east coast of Greenland. After setting a basecamp high on the Hans Glacier, McNab’s group piloted Jones’ Solutions on some amazing first descents. Read on for an excerpt from his Greenland trip report and check out the full story at www.mcnabsnowboarding.com.
Jelly Fish Attack Dave Short Written By: JeremyJones
Awash in a frozen ocean Jones ripper Dave Short shreds spine lines with sea turtles and jelly fish in this fourth episode of the Dave Short Stories. Why can’t all the POV edits on the internet be this rad?
Spring Snow With Hast, Toelderer and Jaskolka Written By: JeremyJones
Jones riders Mikka Hast and Mitch Toelderer are still charging in Norway. Check out their latest video capturing a crazy splitboard mission in Tamok.
The Tatra Mountains were blessed with a heap of fresh spring snow last week. Marcin Jaskolka got after it and reported back with some cool POV lines.
Euro Shred With Short, Hast and Toelderer Written By: JeremyJones
The Jones team just don’t quit. Not when there’s pow to be had. Our Canadian pillow slayer Dave Short took a trip to Switzerland this March and found some pretty sick conditions freeriding in the Jungfrau & Grindelwald regions. You can check out the rest of Dave’s videos from this season here.
Fresh off his Freeride [...]
Xavier Delerue and Jones In The Tetons Written By: JeremyJones
Have you been following Xavier Delerue’s Timeline webisode series this season? The videos follow Xavier as he shreds around the world. In the latest Timeline episode, Xavier hooks up with Jeremy Jones and renowned climber photographer Jimmy Chin in the Tetons. The mission at hand is to make an attempt at riding the infamous Grand [...]
Jeremy Jones and Ryland Bell on their way to a cold night out in AK. Photo By Seth Lightcap
After 200 showings in 150 locations and DVDs on sale for the last six months you must have seen DEEPER already?! No excuses if not! Get a copy, crack a cold one, sit back and enjoy what [...]
Luca Pandolfi Shreds the Dolomites Written By: JeremyJones
It’s no surprise that Chamonix breeds especially fearless freeriders. Hangin’ it all out above fatal exposure in sometimes less than ideal snow conditions ain’t nothing special in Cham. If you want to shred the neighborhood lines, you’re life depends on a steady edge and a cool demeanor. Jones Snowboards is proud to announce that we [...]
More Euro Pow with Hast and Jaskolka Written By: JeremyJones
No matter when or where, the bliss of a sick backcountry pow run is not to be denied. Jones European team riders Mikka Hast and Marcin Jaskolka have been out there chasing fresh tracks on their Solution splitboards and reported back with some cool videos from a couple zones you might not have shredded yet. [...]
Toelderer Crowned Freeride World Tour Champ Written By: JeremyJones
Congratulations Mitch Toelderer – 2011 Freeride World Tour Champion!
You can’t fake the funk on the Freeride World Tour. Between sketchy contest faces, variable conditions and insane competition, only the most gifted freeriders on the planet have what it takes to stand on the top of the podium at a single event, let alone the tour. [...]
Two Backcountry Runs with Ralph Backstrom Written By: JeremyJones
Last storm cycle brought us some wonderful light pow. After it settled for a couple days, it would form into little pow balls when you would slash it, sort of what I expect the snow in Japan to look like. Anyways, here are two runs I got on one of the sunny days with my trusty GoPro [...]
P.O.W. Hot Planet Cool Athletes with Ralph Backstrom Written By: JeremyJones
This is a video I put together of some unseen footage from the last couple seasons for Protect Our Winters‘ Hot Planet Cool Athlete program to show the students down at Hug High School in Reno, where I’m about to give a presentation. The idea of the program is to bring professional winter-sports athletes into schools to [...]
Jones Snowboards is proud to welcome Finnish ripper Miikka Hast to the European team. Miikka has been a pro shredder for fifteen years with some serious freestyle roots. These days he focuses on freeriding and is currently on a European pow tour with Jonas Hagstrom.
Europe has not had a great winter but that hasn’t stopped [...]
Alex Yoder Rips Jackson’s Stash Written By: JeremyJones
Jackson Hole recently unveiled a sick new ‘Stash’ terrain park. The ‘Stash’ is a Burton sponsored zone that features man-made “natural” hits including wallrides, pillows and treeslides. Most, if not all the features are built with wood and a chain-saw. The boys at Buoloco.com put together a wicked little pow edit after shredding the Stash [...]
Jones talks Climate Change with ESPN Written By: JeremyJones
Photo By Aaron Sedway.
ESPN Snowboarding.com recently posted an informative interview with Jeremy Jones about his thoughts on the current state of the climate change movement. ESPN writer Colin Whyte questions Jones about topics like the uphill political battle in Washington, the best way to lessen your impact on climate change and the best way to [...]
Jones Snowboards on the Podium Written By: JeremyJones
It’s been quite the month for Jones Snowboards’ team riders. The crew has landed no less than four podiums in three different competitions! Mitch Toelderer was the most recent success, he took second in the Freeride World Tour event in Engadin St.Moritz. After two FWT contests Toelderer is in third place overall on the tour. [...]
Snowboarder’s Big Mountain Rider Of The Year: Jeremy Jones Written By: JeremyJones
In the February 2011 issue of Snowboarder Magazine Jeremy Jones was named Big Mountain Rider Of The Year. It is his ninth time accepting the award! Here’s what he had to say about the honor:
“It is very humbling to be singled out by my peers as one of the top riders of the year,” [...]
Jeremy Jones Year In Photos Written By: JeremyJones
Here is a photo recap of 2010 from the lens of my camera.
1/2/10 Jackson Hole Side Country. Dave Miller getting ready to Rappel into Once is Enough. We caught the first Tram of the day and never saw anyone until we got back at the end of the day. It felt like the old days [...]
Ralph and Ryland Shred the Tahoe Backcountry Written By: JeremyJones
After a solid series of storms swept through the Tahoe area at the end of 2010 and beginning of 2011, there was no better place to be than the backcountry. We headed out to some well known areas on our sleds, and some not-so-well-known areas with our Solutions. One of them was a zone featured [...]
How To Ride A Line With Toelderer Written By: JeremyJones
Jones team rider Mitch Toelderer is featured in a new video produced by the Freeride World Tour about contest line selection. Click and enjoy some great insight from Toelderer about how he chose and executed his line at the Chamonix stop of the 2010 FWT.
Avalanche Awareness: “Just Say No” with Jeremy Written By: JeremyJones
Three filmers and two photographers anxiously stand by with cameras focused while they wait for my call over the radio. It is not yet 7 AM and we have been up for three hours.
The line below me caught my eye three days ago and has taken over my mind ever since. I’ve barely slept just [...]
Backcountry Group Management with Neil McNab Written By: JeremyJones
Safe glacier travel on the Monte Rosa Massif – Photo courtesy of McNabSnowboarding.com
As a special addition to Jones Snowboards’ Avalanche Awareness Month we caught up with UIAGM Mountain Guide Neil McNab for some insight on safe backcountry travel skills. McNab is one of very few internationally certified splitboard guides and offers snowboard coaching and freeride [...]
Freeride Avalanche Summit at Snowbird Written By: JeremyJones
Utah’s resorts already have been open since the first week of November and the snow keeps falling. We’ve been getting a ton of wet snowstorms with incredible amounts of water which makes for the best base you could ask for.
With December being Avalanche Awareness month here at Jones Snowboards, it is the perfect time to [...]
Dave Short joins Jones Snowboards Team Written By: JeremyJones
Jones Snowboards is proud to welcome veteran Canadian freerider Dave Short to the pro team!
Dave Short has been killing it in Canada for years and is well known as one of the most talented freeriders on the B.C. scene. Hot off an appearance in Alterna Film’s 2010 release “Hello World“, Short is poised for another [...]
Avalanche Awareness: First Flakes to First Facets Written By: JeremyJones
Hard slab avalanche caused by depth hoar – Salt River Range, WY – Feb 2010. Photo by Teton Search and Rescue.
What a great start to winter in North America. Seems like everywhere from Colorado to California and even Canada received enough snow for some November face shots. The early snowfall was no doubt a blessing [...]
Toelderer’s ‘HIKE2Ride’ Now Online Written By: JeremyJones
Jones team rider Mitch Toelderer recently debuted his latest film project ‘HIKE2ride’ in front of a hometown crowd at the ‘Leo Kino’ in Innsbruck, Austria. The film project documents Toelderer and crew’s backcountry travels as well as what freeriding means to them. In celebration of the project’s release the complete film will be available to [...]
Cordillera Blanca Recon with Mitch Toelderer Written By: JeremyJones
Jones team rider Mitch Toelderer has been traveling throughout South America for the past 6 months. One of his latest adventures took him to the Peruvian Cordillera Blanca for a backpacking trip. He didn’t have a snowboard with him but that didn’t stop him from dreaming about the lines he would hit. Check out his [...]
First Sierra Shred Session Written By: JeremyJones
Winter finally arrived in California the first week of November. A fast-moving storm dropped a couple feet of snow on the Sierra sending us scrambling to dust off the boots and get after it. Jones team rider Ryland Bell had returned to Tahoe a week back so he was game to find some fun, as [...]
Tropical Snow in Ecuador with Toelderer Written By: JeremyJones
Cotopaxi (5897m), Ecuador. Photo courtesy of Kasha Rigby.
Jones team rider Mitch Toelderer is on a tropical snowboarding expedition in Ecuador. Here’s a recap of his latest reports from Mitch.AT:
After a last surf on the Mexican coast I arrived in Quito, Ecuador to meet up with the Summits4kids crew. The goal of my trip [...]
Early Season Pow at Squaw Valley Written By: JeremyJones
The past few days at Squaw have been insanely deep. Not just for a November storm either. Foot after foot, stumps and rocks have began to disappear (there are still many, so be careful!), and skiers and snowboarders are whipping their legs back into shape. One of my favorite parts of early season riding is [...]
Early Season Snowbird Storm Session Written By: JeremyJones
Forrest Shearer first in line for the tram at Snowbird.
Snowbird is an amazing mountain!! For two days last week I tried my best to keep up with Forrest at Snowbird. Early season stoke matched with a foot of fresh made each run better than the last. He would shout things at me through the raging [...]
Cotopaxi Attempt With Toelderer Written By: JeremyJones
Jones team rider Mitch Toelderer is on an expedition to Ecuador with Summit4kids.org. His team is attempting to climb and ride volcanoes to raise money for a women’s center in Quito, Ecuador. Here is his video report from the second climb they have attempted, Cotopaxi 5890M.
To find out more about summit4kids visit: Summit4Kids.org.
Thanksgiving Pow On Donner Summit Written By: JeremyJones
Here’s a strictly stoke video from Thanksgiving Day on Donner Summit, CA. Click and shred a gravy pow run with Brian Bozack and I down the potato-y pillow gardens of Donner Peak in the best November conditions Tahoe has seen in 15 years.
December Avalanche Awareness Month Written By: JeremyJones
Over the last few years the month of December has evolved into Avalanche Awareness Month for me. There is enough snow to get in the mountains in December but often times the snowpack is thin and the avalanche danger is high. It has become the perfect time to dust off my avy gear and [...]
Avalanche Awareness Month: Five Red Flags Written By: JeremyJones
Hopefully by now most of you have heard of the Five Red Flags. The red flags are simple visual clues that are a sign of potential avalanche danger. I keep harping on these observation techniques because I use them more then anything else to judge avalanche conditions in the backcountry.
It starts from the second I [...]
Limited Edition Deeper Prints and Squaw Slideshow Written By: JeremyJones
There is no alpine imagery more eye-catching than a towering spine wall.
The wild fluted snow of a steep spine wall draws your eye like a magnet as the off-axis serrations almost seem surreal at first glance. Many people might only wonder…what kind of winter weather forms such crazy features? But others search [...]
Jones Snowboards welcomes Mitch Tolderer to the European Team Written By: JeremyJones
Jones Snowboards is proud to announce the addition of Mitch Tolderer to our European Team. Mitch is a fixture on the podium of the worlds biggest freeride comps and has held every major trophy there is over his head and finished second in this years World Tour behind Xavier De Le Rue. Recently he has [...]
Deeper Unplugged in Bellingham Written By: JeremyJones
Calling all heads in the Pac NW! Don’t sleep on a chance to check out a behind-the-scenes look into the making of DEEPER on Friday, August 20 at the Boundary Bay Brewery and Bistro in Bellingham, WA.
The screening will feature the Deeper Unplugged series as seen on TGRSnowboarding.com.
Show starts at 8:30 p.m; $3 suggested donation [...]
Deeper World Premiere Details Written By: JeremyJones
Come one, come all to the DEEPER world premiere on Friday, September 10 in North Lake Tahoe, California!
O’Neill and Teton Gravity Research will proudly present the event in conjunction with non-profit partner the Sierra Avalanche Center.
Where: Truckee River Amphitheatre in Truckee, Calif.
When: Friday, September 10. Expo from 6-8 p.m., Show begins at 8 p.m. and [...]
Deeper European Tour Dates Written By: JeremyJones
These are the bigger shows for Europe. Stay tuned because we will be adding more stops. Check here for ticket and venue information.
I will be at all the shows but Gents so come party with me. – Jeremy Jones
After two long years of work the wait is almost over! The DEEPER World Premiere in North Tahoe is nearly here?!
DEEPER World Premiere - Friday, September 10th, 8 p.m. - Truckee, CA - Truckee River Amphitheatre
Teton Gravity Research will proudly debut DEEPER in over thirty North American cities following the Truckee premiere. Don’t miss the [...]
Jones team rider Jonaven Moore explored some wicked terrain in Western British Columbia the past season. Check out a few excerpts from his blog about it:
For me, getting into the Tantalus was one of those sorts of things where you realize that for a long time you were looking for something and its been right [...]
Whether we’re in our backyard in the Sierra, on vacation in AK, or chasing penguins in Antarctica, Jones Snowboards is dedicated to the pursuit of freeriding the world’s most incredible peaks. So when we heard about Polish rider Marcin Jaskolka’s Himalayan expedition to Nanga Parbat we jumped at the chance to support him on his [...]
Every time I got on Twin this year there was no stopping me, the mountain felt like my own personal skate park.
This board feels insane. Backcountry kickers, cliffs with powder landing, resort runs, and heavy lines with high speed run outs.
The Twin handled it all. The board feels extremely solid under foot and tons of [...]
2010 has already been a big year for Jones Snowboards. Our boards haven’t even hit the shops yet the buzz about our freeride specific designs has begun to grow deafening. No surprise all of you are excited though. We’re chomping and anxious to share what we have created, especially considering the amazing success our team [...]
Here’s a Deeper teaser of the Jones Mountain Twin in action. Its so much fun, it got termed the all mountain,
all- terrain fun board. And thats just what this boards all about. Its my go to board for riding everything.
This things got the goods, from a Twin tip progressive freestyle shape, CAMROCK flex, Mellow Magne- Traction edges.
This day [...]
This spring in Utah I was committed to checking out an area rumored to have some fun pillows. On a down day, I had Neil Provo meet me for a mellow mission to head up and explore. The pillows ended up being too low in elevation so we kept going not knowing what we would [...]
For the past year my memory has been haunted. Not by something terrible or ugly, but by the most beautiful spine line I have ever laid eyes on. Its name… Corrugated!!
Over the winter I would often find myself drooling over pictures. Even on good powder days imaginings of shredding that face would creep into my [...]
How the f#*k did I get here, I asked myself. There I stood on top of another Alaskan backcountry bowling ball. It rolled right off and the next thing in sight was a few massive glacial crevasses on the valley floor 3000 feet below.
I took another step craning my neck in hopes of gaining anything [...]
Deeper Alaska: Eye Candy Appetizer Written By: JeremyJones
So I know all of you want to feast your eyes on shots of the “Real” Jeremy Jones boardsliding a 60 degree razor spine or Ryland Bell slashing down a 2000 ft fin over fatal exposure, but well…that ain’t happenin’ right now. Gonna have to wait till Deeper drops next fall! Until the dinner bell, [...]
Conditions were perfect, roll in set up camp, 1 and a half feet overnight. Bluebird and cold. We poked around on a nice mellow face we named preschool the day before and it was time to step into the 1st grade lines of “The Spinal Institute”. 2 and a half hours of waist deep [...]
The Trip of a lifetime begins Written By: JeremyJones
We made it!!! We were 65 miles from Haines and about 30 miles from Elfin Cove, where I grew up commercial fishing. If something went down out here we were about a day away from any sort of serious help. This was it, we were Deeper.
Mt. Bertha, and Mt. Crillon, two of the massive peaks [...]
Deeper Alaska, A Night Out Written By: JeremyJones
Glacier Bay National Park, Day 9
3,000ft above the glacier floor and a 6 hour hike form base camp. Ryland and I are tucked under a rock cliff, dug into the snow and hidden from a cold north wind that rages an arms reach away. 200 ft to our east is the starting point to the [...]
Deeper, Alaska. Glaicer Camp, Day 4 Written By: JeremyJones
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Alaska. Day 4. Today we took a big step up the terrain progression ladder considering it is only our second day on snow. We are surrounded by big terrain. Finding step-in runs is an issue even though the snow pits show a stable snowpack and there has not been a single red [...]
Deeper: Alaska, Glacier Camp Written By: JeremyJones
GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK, Alaska. For sixteen years I have made an annual pilgrimage to Alaska every spring for 4 to 7 weeks. On average I spend more days in Alaska then my home mountain range and it has become a second home to me. Alaska has always been the place I judge my snowboarding. [...]
Thompson Pass, Valdez, AK with Ralph Backstrom Written By: JeremyJones
I went up to Thompson Pass for the King of the Hill and Tailgate Alaska (I ended up getting 4th place behind Travis Rice, Rob Kingwell, and Scotty Lago) and got to check out some REAL mountains. I had both my 164 Flagship as well as my 161 Solution. I’ll be honest; it felt a little weird [...]
High Sierra Splitboard Mission Written By: JeremyJones
It has been a hectic couple of months getting Jones Snowboards off the ground. Snowboarding has remained my main priority and I have been getting plenty of time on snow but it is the five AM phone calls with the factory in Switzerland before riding to total chaos when I return home after riding that [...]
Splitboard Spotlight: ‘The Solution’ Written By: JeremyJones
While we’re ecstatic about all four boards in the 10/11 Jones lineup, there is no denying that we’re absolutely obsessed with our new splitboard – ‘The Solution’. Guess we’re not alone in our feelings as the proto Solution that was ripped off from our SIA tradeshow booth was the ONLY board reported stolen during the [...]
Flagship Days! The Ultimate Freeride Weapon Written By: JeremyJones
Whats up guys! Forrest Shearer here.
Hope everyone is getting after it and enjoying winter to the fullest. My season has been a busy one. I’ve been getting in some great days riding the new Flagship and all I can say is wow! It’s the sickest freeride board known to man.
Here are a couple sneak peaks [...]
Twenty Below in the Tetons Written By: JeremyJones
For two years I have been keeping an eye on the Tetons in hopes if hitting a good mid winter window that would allow me to get into the hart of the Tetons and ride some big classic lines in winter conditions.
That window finally presented itself last week so Chris Edmands and I drove out [...]
JonesSnowboards.com’s Launch Opens a Dialogue with Riders
New site features Jeremy’s popular blog, product details, videos and team info
Squaw Valley, CA (March 22, 2010) – JonesSnowboards.com offers snowboarders a first look at the much anticipated, debut snowboard line created by snowboarding icon, Jeremy Jones. With the website’s launch, Jones Snowboards is adding another dimension to [...]
Tahoe Super Session with Dirksen and Ryland Written By: JeremyJones
“We are dealing with a very difficult avalanche problem at the moment. Many of the obvious signs that indicate avalanches can be triggered may not be present. However, if you are travelling in steep terrain in the alpine or at treeline, you will PROBABLY trigger an avalanche and it will very likely be large and [...]
A Day at Squaw with Ralph Backstrom Written By: JeremyJones
This was a super fun pow day at Squaw Valley a week or so ago on the 161 Flagship. It’s really great for that chopped up pow often seen on resort bluebird pow days at freeride meccas like Squaw, Jackson, Snowbird, or up in the PNW at Crystal Mountain or Mt. Baker.
Sierra Dayz With The Jones Crew Written By: JeremyJones
?Though we ride all over the world, there’s just something about the Sierra. We had sunshine overhead and blower underfoot more days than not this season proving once again why we’d rather live nowhere else. This video mixtape is a compilation of good times testing boards with the Jones crew over the last couple months [...]
Exploring Jonaven Moore’s Backyard in BC Written By: JeremyJones
Jonaven Moore has long been one of my favorite people to snowboard with. His mother had him doing backcountry trips from an early age and it has given him a feel for the mountains like I have never seen. When I started Jones Snowboards Jonaven Moore was the first person I asked to be involved. [...]
By Jeremy Jones.
Haines, Alaska. The Dream has changed. Since I can remember the dream was always about getting paid enough snowboarding so I could spend the spring in Alaska flying in helicopters and making snowboard movies. After starring in over 45 movies the dream was starting to wear off. The challenge was gone and I [...]
January 21st – Today I was brought to tears. I am not sure if they were tears of joy or happiness but I was catching my breadth at the bottom of a line when an avalanche of emotion came out of nowhere and knocked me off my feet.
The line that did this to me is [...]
Jones Snowboards Debuts at SIA Written By: JeremyJones
With great excitement we made our public debut last week at the 2010 SIA Snow Show in Denver, CO!
Response was through the roof as a steady stream of buyers, media, and industry folk came by the booth to check out the 10/11 lineup. Jeremy was all smiles walking people through the finer points of [...]
DEEP WEEK may not have lived up to the pre storm hype that had storm totals forecasted in the twelve foot range but the storm made up for the modest snow totals (8 feet) with one of the best snow qualities I have ever floated threw. The snow came in wet and ended cold and [...]
Mind surfing mountains has always been a favorite past time for me. Just seeing unique terrain inspires me and fills me with a lot of joy. Antarctica is called the white continent. They should add steep to it. I have never seen nor ridden so much steep terrain in my life. The mountains were [...]
High and Dry in Jackson Hole Written By: JeremyJones
What a difference a year makes. Last season there was so much snow during the holidays that the mountain was closed for days at a time and we hardly snowboarded because the mountains were falling down all around us. This year there was very little snow but the whole mountain was open and you could [...]
Backcountry Basics, Part two. “Just Say No” Written By: JeremyJones
“Mountains Speak, Wise Me Listen” John Muir
This is one of my favorite quotes that perfectly sums up approaching the mountains. You can take all the avalanche courses in the world but if you do not read the signs it does not matter. Often times there is no room for error in the backcountry [...]
I think of December as Avalanche safety month and I will try and drop some backcountry basics here on the site and explain some of the tools I use daily in assessing snow safety. Learning how to read the mountains is a never-ending quest. You will never know it all but you owe [...]
Deeper. Antarctica Trophy Line Written By: JeremyJones
Today was a fantasy. I hopped in the zodiak to scope terrain and from that point on it was sensory over load. On One side of the bay was a mountain called “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” On the other side one of the most outrages mountains scape’s I have ever seen towered over [...]
Sixty two hours of rolling and rocking threw the Drake Passage are behind us and off the bow of the ship I see the first sign of land. It is amazing to think that one of earths seven continents did not feel the footsteps of humans until the 1820’s. Imagine something the size of North [...]
I grew up on the East Coast. My first snowboard was a Burton Backhill and was bought in the basement of Shaw’s General Store in Stowe Vermont in 1982. Early on I mostly rode golf courses on Cape Cod and if I was lucky the Barnstable Jail house hill. Trips to Vermont got more and [...]
September 1st always hits me square in the head. June, July, or August are irrelevant to me. Winter seems decades away until September hits. “Wake Up,!” it says, “Winter is coming!” And in fact it is. 51 Days until my earliest powder day in Tahoe. 89 Days until my home mountain, Squaw Valley opens.
“We need men who can dream of things that never were” JFK
After seeing Noah Salasnik ride “Super Spines” in TB5 my view of the ideal snowboard run changed forever. Since that time I have searched all over the world looking for that perfect wall of Spines. The more I looked for spines the more [...]
Fired up to see a dusting of snow on my deck this morning. It is just a tease but Boreal is blowing snow and it signifies a change in weather. It may be awhile before we see forecasts like this one I saved from last winter…..HEAVY SNOW WILL REACH THE EASTERN SIERRA THIS AFTERNOONWITH INTENSE [...]
As of today I am no longer working with Rossignol Snowboards. It has been an amazing experience and I want to thank everyone at the company for supporting me the last 19 years. You always gave me the freedom to do what I wanted with my snowboarding. Off the hill I learned a ton about [...]
PRESS RELEASE, Squaw Valley USA, Professional Big-Mountain Snowboarder Jeremy Jones is proud to announce his latest contribution to the world of snowboarding – Jones Snowboards.
Based in Squaw Valley, CA, Jones Snowboards is the product of Jones’s desire to develop a line of snowboards catering specifically to freeriders.
Drawing on over 25 years in [...]
Winter came quick to the High Sierra this year thanks to a massive two day storm that dropped six inches of water in town and over 6 feet of snow up high. The snow level was up around 8000 ft at which point the bare ground turned to mid winter snow depths in the matter [...]
Father Snowboarding Speaks Written By: JeremyJones
Father snowboarding goes by the name Celime. I met him two years ago in Turkey. (Read Post) Celime has been riding longer then anyone else in the world. He is a goofy footer. He has a certain sparkle in his eyes and content demeanor that can only be achieved from a life well spent in [...]
After 40 hours of travel I have made it to the the tip of South America. It reminds me of a Southern Hemi version of Alaska. The mountains are big and the ocean is serious. We got out to stretch our legs yesterday and are now headed for the boat to cross the Drake Passage. [...]