I’m a little reluctant to admit this, but up until quite recently I was unaware that there are two pro riders out there who share the same name. One is Jeremy Jones the insanely crazy backcountry legend and the other is Jeremy Jones the urban shredder. In hindsight the two combined would be one hell of a career for just one Jeremy.
So for anyone who has also been in the dark ‘til now, here’s some information on the two Jeremy’s.
Jeremy Jones (Freerider)
From: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Sponsors: O’Neill, POC, CLIF Bar, Scott, Giro, 661 and Blue Bird Wax
Famous for big mountain freeriding and founder of his own freeride snowboard brand, Jones Snowboards. In November 2012, Jones was selected by National Geographic Magazine as a nominee for Adventurer of the Year, based on his, remarkable achievements in exploration, conservation, humanitarianism, and adventure sports. 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.
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.
Jones is also know for his trilogy of adventure documentaries; Deeper (2010), Further (2012) and Higher (2014).
Jeremy Jones (Freestyler)
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Considered by many as the ‘king of street’ the urban shredder Jeremy Jones has been pushing the boundaries of freestyle snowboarding for over 20 years. During these years he’s ridden for both Burton and Forum, two major players in the snowboard world.
Unlike many other pro’s Jeremy has avoided the competitive side of the sport and concentrated on filming movie parts. Including; Forum 8, Chulcksmack, Decade, Follow Me Around, 91 Words for Snow, From___ With Love, Jibbing with Jeremy Jones, Nixon Jib Fest, Pulse, Shakedown, Technical Difficulties, The Resistance, True Life, Picture This, Its Always Snowing Somewhere, Double Decade, the “B” Movie, and 13.