Jeremy Jones’ Life Of Glide | Review by Matt Wiseman

Mountainwatch | Matt Wiseman

Deeper, Further, Higher, Glidier? Professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones knows how to make hard-core progressive snowboard movies, but his latest project, ‘Life of Glide’ attests to the fact he also knows how to put together a damn fine story on the simple pleasures of the sport.

“Life of Glide” explores Jones’ fascination with that feeling – which you as a reader and obvious snowsports enthusiast can probably relate. From surfing Cape Cod as a kid to snowboarding around his home in California, the semi-autobiographical film offers a real insight into what drives Jones in the mountains.

Put simply, it’s happiness.

“Riding still gives me that same feeling I had when I was eight,” says Jones.

Jeremy Jones carve
A screen-grab from the film documenting the simple pleasure of finding an edge and gliding through a turn. Image: Life Of Glide

The super slow-mo shred fest that follows, replete with pow slashes and euro carves is also sure to make you, the viewer, pretty happy as well.

A stacked cast of legends and visionaries in Chris Christenson, Tom Curren, Craig Kelly and Skip Frye also propel the film and all of who share the same motivation in striving to glide.

Jeremy Jones Wall Carve Eclipse
A Jeremy Jones toe carve eclipse. Image: Life Of Glide

While Jones has traversed the globe going Deeper, Further and Higher throughout the years, it was his environmental work that brought him to Australia last season.

Since its foundation 10 years ago, Jones’ environmental group ‘Protect Our Winters’ (POW) has grown to a global network of over 130,000 supporters and engages with 60 million+ snowsports enthusiasts across the world, a following that is fast growing momentum in Australian alpine communities.

Jones and his family visited Mt Buller and Thredbo, where he met with Thredbo General Manager Jordan Rodgers to announce that Thredbo had come on board as POW’s first resort alliance in Australia.

Jeremy and Mia Jones Walking out to Etheridge
Testing the field … Jeremy Jones didn’t just come here to shake hands, he took time with his daughter Mia, to tour our backcountry. Image: Thredbo

Check out Mountainwatch Editor Reggae Ellis interview Jeremy Jones below!

While Jones is yet to visit down under this year, ski legend Chris Davenport is in town this week and will be taking anyone willing, from the base of Thredbo to the summit of Mt Kosciusko this Friday!

Jones Thredbo POW Backcountry
Big mountain snowboard legend Jeremy Jones heading into the Thredbo backcountry in August 2017. Image: Thredbo

Read about Chris’ invitation to summit Kosi.

Read more about Jones visit to Australia.

Mountainwatch also asked the hard question can snowboarding go green?