Jim Rippey

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Jim Rippey
Personal information
Full nameJim Rippey
Born (1970-05-11) May 11, 1970 (age 48)
Quincy, California, United States
Country United States

Jim Rippey (born May 11, 1970) is a former American professional snowboarder and snowboard designer for Burton Snowboards.


In the 1980s, Rippey became a professional snowboarder and accepted a sponosrship with Burton Snowboards. He was known for his extreme mountain freestyle snowboarding, which entailed boarding the largest mountains in the world and reaching the highest speeds and airs possible. Rippey made a name for himself in the 1990s by front and backflipping off of large cliffs in notable backcountry spots. He is also the first person to land a backflip on a snowmobile.


  • Winner, Burton U.S. Open 1997, Straight Jump
  • Winner, Air & Style Contest 1997, Innsbruck
  • Winner, Vans World Championships 1998, Straight Jump Winner
  • Third Place, X-Games 1998 Space
  • Winner, Göteborg Megastar Contest 1998, Straight Jump Winner
  • Winner, Vans Triple Crown, Snow Summit 2001
  • Big Air, (Straight Jump) Weltmeister 1998

Personal life[edit]

As of 2011, Rippey has become the minister of Grace Church in Reno, Nevada.[1] Rippey lives with his wife of ten years, Jennifer, and their three-year-old son, Jobe.

Goes to ELEVATE camps during the summer with David Martinez, Josh Greenough, Johnny VanDerschaaf, Scott Alexander, Kaden Breshears, Sam Battaglieri, Jon Diehl, Matt Stark, Connor Skudstad, and Chris VanDerschaaf and Brad Luff. His favorite people at elevate camps are Jeff Breshears and Kindell Breshears.


Film and television[edit]

For the 1998 Winter Olympics, Rippey was a Play-by-play announcer for the snowboarding competitions.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Huck Magazine issue #030
  2. ^ "Jim Rippey - Official Website » About". www.jimrippey.com.
  3. ^ IMDB Jim Rippey entry