On my flight home from Arizona over Thanksgiving, my brother gave me his laptop and told me to watch this snowboarding documentary…little did I know it would change my life. The documentary was the third of a trilogy about a man named Jeremy Jones.
Jeremy Jones is a big mountain free-rider who does whatever he wants on whatever mountain he wants haha. He used to be a racer and almost qualified for the Olympics when he was younger, but had a change of heart and started riding big mountains instead. He is an inspiration to anyone who has a love for the outdoors and is willing to try new things.
In his documentary series, he climbed Mt. Everest and camped on it for over a month just to make one run down the face of the mountain. For him, it is about the adventure…not the glitz and glam some athletes go for (cough cough Shaun White). He is known as the pioneer of professional big mountain riding and has led the way for many other riders that want to follow his path.
Jones has created his own snowboarding brand called Jones Snowboards, and is notorious for sponsoring up and coming riders to take under his wing and introduce them into the crazy world of big mountain riding. He is also the founder of Protect our Winters (POW), which our last featured rider Danny David belongs to as well.
Jeremy is an incredible human who breaks the boundaries what someone would think is possible for the sport of snowboarding…and for that I thank him!