Jeremy Jones has been atop the big mountain world for over a decade. At 35, he continues to define just what can be ridden on a snowboard—and now, with Deeper, what is accessible as well. Over sixteen Jeremy Jones discusses human-powered ascent, when to say no, the Olympic dream, feeling young as hell, and the evolution of big mountain snowboarding.
The sun has yet to crest the horizon, but Jeremy Jones is waiting for me in the driveway of his Truckee home. It’s late January 2010, and it has snowed seven feet in eight days. The headlights of his old Dodge illuminate lightly falling snow in the pre-dawn. We need to be on Tahoe’s west shore by 6:30 a.m. to meet the Deeper crew and head into the mountains. He wants to be home for lunch to spend some time with his wife, Tiffany, and their two children.
“I need to take a day off,” Jones explains as we depart. “It’s been eight days in a row now, dawn-to-dusk. The snow is just too good…”
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