Jake Blauvelt is arguably one of the very best all around & most talented snowboarders in the world right now. His smooth, creative, and effortless-looking style is unlike any other & has lifted him into an elite group of top athletes in the snowboarding world. After making the tough decision to follow a life in snowboarding over soccer, Jake’s career started like most other snowboarders: traveling from contest to contest, making a name for himself riding half pipe & slopestyle events, and eventually winning the Burton US Open slopestyle in 2004, one of the most prestigious events in snowboarding. It wasn’t long, however, before Jake realized that his was a different calling; his style & his capability on a snowboard belonged in the backcountry, in natural terrain where he could let his endless imagination & creativity run wild, and where he could find his own lines and make use of the features that nature provides. Away from the mountains, Jake lives a healthy lifestyle, practices yoga daily, and still regularly plays soccer. Jake & his wife are also founders of a non-profit organization called the Mountain Light Project, which provides funding for kids to participate in mountain based education programs.
Birthday: August 22nd
Resort: Mt. Baker, WA
Board: RIDE Berzerker - Jake Blauvelt signature model
Bindings: RIDE El Hefe