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Biography

Kai Jones is not your average teenager. At 13, his ski resume is stacked higher than the snowy mountains that surround his home, including winning the North American Junior Freeride tour when he was just 11-years-old. More importantly, Kai has ridden more notable descents around Wyoming’s legendary Grand Tetons than a lot of skiers twice his age. And when he’s not skiing, Kai is an absolute dare-devil riding mountain bikes down the same slopes in the summer. But it’s hardly a surprise. Riding down these mountains is in Kai’s blood. His uncle Jeremy Jones is one of the greatest snowboard freeriders of all time, and Jeremy’s two brothers (including Kai’s dad, Todd Jones) were not far behind. The Jones Brothers formed the action sports film company Teton Gravity Research, so Kai grew up “on set” while they were making epic films about skiing, mountain biking and surfing. So it made sense that Kai would follow in their footsteps…but just how far he’s taken it has blown everyone away. He’s already starting to star in the TGR films, and his sections are blowing people’s minds. Through it all, Kai remains grounded and dedicated to progressing the sport and protecting the environment. “I just want to help inspire others to get out into nature and have fun,” says Kai. “If you’re not into anything already, I recommend just trying a new sport and before long you’ll be hooked and won’t even want to waste time on the phone.”

Q&A

  • WHAT GOT YOU STARTED SKIING?

    In my family, we just went skiing all the time. My parents started to take me when I was two years old. I remember when I was 4 and I was skiing with my dad on a powder day. We stopped and it was so quiet and cool. The snow felt so good. I was hooked at that point.

  • WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT SKIING?

    I like all aspects of it. I love being with my friends. I love being outdoors, standing on mountains, sliding down snow, taking air. It’s just freedom for me.

  • WHAT ARE YOU FAVORITE ACTION SPORTS MOVIES?

    Well, I grew up on my dad's movies, so all the Teton Gravity Research movies are my favorite. But I watch a lot of movies, and have lots of favorites. They give me inspiration to go out and try new stuff.

  • HOW DO YOU GET PSYCHED UP BEFORE MAKING A BIG/SCARY RUN OR JUMP?

    I do a ton of visualization. Sometimes I will study something for weeks. I try to imagine myself doing it. Before I drop in I do more visualization work. I try not to do things that I am not comfortable with or that are out of my ability. It is about having fun. Staying in that space keeps it fun.

  • HOW DO YOU GET PSYCHED UP BEFORE MAKING A BIG RUN OR JUMP?

    I do a ton of visualization. Sometimes I will study something for weeks. I try to imagine myself doing it. Before I drop in, I do more visualization work. I try not to do things that I am not comfortable with or that are out of my ability. It is all about having fun, so it’s important to stay in that space that keeps it fun.

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