Jeremy Jones (freerider)

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Jeremy Jones
Born (1975-01-14) January 14, 1975 (age 47)
OccupationSnowboarder, Founder and CEO of Jones Snowboards
Known forSnowboarding, Snowboard Manufacturing
SpouseTiffany Jones
Children2

Jeremy Jones (born January 14, 1975) is an American professional snowboarder and businessman who is the founder of Jones Snowboards. In addition to creating and improving his line of snowboards, Jones works to create films that record his climbing and snowboarding adventures around the world. In November 2012, Jones was selected by National Geographic as a nominee for Adventurer of the Year, based on his, "remarkable achievements in exploration, conservation, humanitarianism, and adventure sports."[1] Jones is also the founder of the non-profit group, Protect Our Winters, which works to reduce the effects of global climate change by means of educational, activist and community-based projects.[2] He is sponsored by: O'Neill, POC, CLIF Bar, Scott, Giro, 661 and Blue Bird Wax.

Early life[edit]

Jones grew up in various parts of the New England region of the United States, including Massachusetts, Vermont, and Maine. He attended Carrabassett Valley Academy in Carrabassett Valley, Maine and graduated in 1993. He started snowboarding in 1984, he was sponsored by Rossignol in 1989,[3] and he became a professional snowboarder two years later in 1991.

Career[edit]

After racing for many years, Jones focused his efforts on big mountain snowboarding, particularly in Alaska. His snowboarding style was a seminal influence on modern freeriding, and today Jones is regarded as a pioneer of professional big mountain riding.

Jones regularly rides with Xavier de Le Rue, Jonas Emery, Mads Jonsson, Victoria Jealouse and Johan Olofsson. The Jones snowboards team consists of Jonaven Moore, Ryland Bell, Forrest Shearer, Miikka Hast and Ralph Backstorm. Jeremy regularly participates in the Swatch O'Neill Big Mountain Pro tour.[4]

In 2007 Jones founded Protect Our Winters (POW),[5] a non-profit organization dedicated to reversing the global warming crisis by uniting the winter sports community and focusing its collective efforts towards reversing the damage done by climate change. As a testament to Jones' commitment to the environment, he has recently decided to forego the use of helicopters and lifts, opting instead to hike as his sole means of transportation on the slopes.[6]

In 2009 Jones left his original snowboard sponsor Rossignol and announced his own line of snowboards tailored for big mountain and backcountry riding, Jones Snowboards. They were available as of the 2013/2014 season and have a significant share of the growing splitboard market.

Personal life[edit]

Jones lives in Truckee, California, with his wife, Tiffany, who is a real estate agent in the Lake Tahoe area. He has two children.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Notes
1996 TB 6 - Carpe diem
1996 The Continuum
1997 Snowriders II
1997 Harvest
1998 TB 8 - Infinity
1998 Uprising
1999 TB 9 - Totally Board Nine
1999 The Realm
2000 TB 10 - Optigrab
2000 Further
2001 Best of Totally Board Series
2001 Mind the Addiction
2002 The Prophecy
2003 High Life
2004 Soul Purpose
2004 Tangerine Dream
2006 Follow Me Around
2006 The Big One
2007 Lost and Found
2008 That's It, That's All
2008 Under the Influence
2010 Jeremy Jones' Deeper Also director
2011 The Art of Flight
2011 Jeremy Jones' Further
2013 McConkey
2014 Jeremy Jones' Higher Also director
2015 Meru
2015 The Search for Freedom
2016 The Fourth Phase
2017 Rogue Elements
2017 28 Winters: A Nitro Snowboard Story
2018 Ode to Muir: The High Sierra Also director
2018 Far Out
2019 Roadless
2020 Purple Mountains

Television[edit]

Year Title Notes
2009 Moments of Impact Episode #1.7
2013–2016 Ultimate Rush 3 episodes
2014 Pat Moore: Blueprint 16 episodes
2014 60 Minutes Sports 2 episodes
2016 The Book of John J 9 episodes
2017 ABC of... Episode: "Snowboarding"
2022 Edge of the Earth Episode: "Into the Void"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jeremy Jones, 2013 Adventurers of the Year - National Geographic". Adventure. November 1, 2012. Retrieved January 27, 2022.
  2. ^ "About POW". Protect Our Winters. Retrieved January 27, 2022.
  3. ^ "Home". rossignol.com.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 23, 2008. Retrieved August 22, 2008.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Homepage". Protect Our Winters. Retrieved January 27, 2022.
  6. ^ "Snowboarder Jeremy Jones on the Rebirth of Free-Riding and His New Film, Deeper". Exploration & Adventure. December 15, 2010. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  7. ^ "Welcome to jeremyjones.info!". Archived from the original on July 23, 2012. Retrieved August 22, 2008.

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