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Jake Blauvelt
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Jake Blauvelt

Jake Blauvelt’s snowboard career has been a study in diversity—the Vermont native made a name for himself with a stellar contest career capped by a slopestyle win at the 2004 US Open. From there Jake looked westward, moving to Bellingham, Washington to set about solving the riddles of Mt. Baker’s backcountry lines. The natural terrain captured his imagination and gave him a fresh new platform for his winning freestyle skills, which he has taken to mountain peaks from Alaska, Canada, Japan and beyond. The result is a rider who confidently combines massive big mountain lines with unmistakable style and technical tricks. In short, Jake has achieved his goal of taking freestyle to the backcountry, his exploits can be seen in his myriad video projects including his own award-winning film project Naturally, and most recently filming with Snowboarder magazine for SFD and the 2016 release Resolution.

With ten years under his belt in Washington, Jake recently moved back to Vermont along with his wife Kristin, where he continues his natural approach to life—organic gardening, practicing yoga and managing his nonprofit organization, The Mountain Light Project, which helps disadvantaged youth to participate in winter mountain-based education programs. When the snow starts falling, Jake follows it to the highest peaks.

Highlights

  • 2012 TWS Riders’ Poll Video Project Of The Year (Naturally)
  • 2004 Burton US Open Slopestyle Champion