Profile... Jenny Jones
From Jenny's Media Exposure Gallery.
As the UK's greatest snowboarding export, Jenny Jones has bossed proceedings on the world stage for the past four years, amassing countless podium places across both hemispheres and attracting core and mainstream media plaudits in the process. Such achievements are no small feat for a UK rider, and much of Jenny's success is down to her fierce competitiveness - not that you'd know it from her charming, fun-loving disposition. She spends much of her time travelling the world competing in the Swatch TTR circuit, as well as finding time to film for the world's leading film production companies and represent her many sponsors at numerous media engagements. And as if all that on-snow success wasn't enough, Jenny's good looks and charm mean she has crossover appeal to spare, something summed up by her appearance at a respectable 58th in Loaded magazine's 100 Hottest Women feature.
How old where you when you first began riding?
i first started riding around the age of 17, my local dryslope was offering free half hour lessons in snowboarding so my brothers and i gave it ago.
What/Who got you into it?
The free lessons was a start and then my college organised a trip to Italy for a week snowboarding. This is when i got a chance to try out real snow and get to grips with the sport a bit more. i had a great time even though we learnt in hard boots. After finishing my A levels i spent the summer working and then went out to the mountains in the winter. i stayed in tignes france and worked as a chalet maid for six month.
What sort of board do you ride?
salomon ivy 152
What length board do you ride?
151 or 152
Do you ride Regular or Goofy?
havent got an all time favourite but enjoy whistler in canada, lively village more variety of people than some other resorts, vail colorado and tignes in france, new zealand wanaka and morzine for tree runs, short powder hikes and two pretty decent parks.
How many seasons have you done?
Where and when did you do your seasons?
98/99 france tignes, 99/00 whistler and france, 2000/01 whistler, 2001/02 whistler and vail colorado, 2002/03 vail colorado. injuried 2004 until may spent some time in france and america. this summer in australia. 2005/6 morzine france
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What was your favourite trip and why?
heli boarding in canada was brilliant, mainly as it was my first time in a helicopter, great experience. the terrain and snow conditions were good and the people were a right laugh. i also loved new zealand i went there afew summers ago for there winter, had a fun time, its is a beautiful place and the people are real down to earth.
What's your goal within snowboarding?
learn more technical and varied tricks, stay fit and healthy.
What aspect of snowboarding gives you the most satisfaction (powder, kickers, halfpipe, competitions, big air, cliff drops, etc.)?
i think i like the fact that it is varied and there is more than one aspect to snowboarding. however i find i ride kickers, pipe and rails more often.
What's your favourite trick?
front five melon
What's your scariest snowboarding moment?
after hurting myself at a contest going to the med room and waiting to find out if i had torn my acl.
What are your top safety tips when riding?
wear protective butt shorts and never under estimate a heal edge catch
What are your other interests?
i really enjoy surfing and few summer i went travelling for three months to hotter climates for a change. I visted sri lanka and australia where i had some amazing experiences. i met fantastic people and spent loads of time surfing which was good. i wouldnt say i was a great surfer just yet but im getting there, slowly. the following year i went to australia again, this time to snowboard on the billabong freeway bus tour but still managed to get some surfing in and was lucky enough to surf with some of the aussie female pro's that was a humbling experience but still great. the last two years i have been surfing a lot in cornwall and devon with mates. i went to costa rica in june with a mate for three weeks, pretty good waves, amazing coctails and nice locals at manuel antonia.i would like to visit indo nice year or maybe travel to the north of new zealand.
Where would you like to see yourself in the future?
still riding, summers by the beach, studying, travel, in the company of good friends that kinda thing.
From Jenny's Action Gallery.
Who are your idols?
What music are you into?
old style funk, beautiful girls, razorlight, dj yoda, zero 7, sizzla, mishka, scissorsisters, some hip hop. pretty varied i suppose.
What's your favourite book?
lance armstrong - its not about the bike,Life of Pi, Blink, johnathan livingston.
What's your favourite film?
the usual suspects, true romance, cinema paradiso, leon, the goonies, bridget jones's diary.
What's your favourite quote?
chinese proverb "man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very, very long time"
Best cocktail, shot or drink?
vodka with apple juice
What's your most prized possession?
healthy body, sound mind
my folks and brothers, sponsers billabong, salomon, extreme channel, oakley, nixon, s and r, the guys at the greenroom, alison, kinetic fitness and other good friends.
Jenny's Results/ Achievements...
|2010||X Games (Winter)||Slopestyle||Women||1st|
|2009||X Games (Winter)||Slopestyle||Women||1st|
|2009||British Championships, Laax||Slopestyle||Women||1st|
|2009||Dew tour. breckenridge USA||slopestyle||womens pro||2nd|
|2009||Roxy chicken jam||slopestyle||womens open||2nd|
|2009||Burton US Open||Slopestyle||Women||2nd|
|2009||dew tour overall finishing||slopestyle||womens pro||3rd|
|2009||Dew tour, mountsnow USA||slopestyle||womens pro||4th|
|2008||Burton nippon open japan||slopestyle||womens open||1st|
|2008||Burton european open||slopestyle||womens open||2nd|
|2008||Burton US open||slopestyle||womens open||3rd|
|2008||Roxy chicken jam||slopestyle||womens open||4th|
|2007||Chevrolet Grand Prix, USA (5 star TTR event)||Slopestyle||Womens||1st|
|2007||Roxy Chicken Jam (6 star TTR event), Kaprun||Slopestyle||Womens||3rd|
|2007||Burton US Open (6 star TTR event)||Slopestyle||Womens||3rd|
|2007||Roxy Chicken Jam (6 star TTR event), USA||Slopestyle||Womens||4th|
|2007||TTR World Championship Tour||BA/SS/HP||Women||6th|
|2007||Nissan X-Trail Nippon Open (5 star TTR event)||Slopestyle||Womens||9th|
|2006||British Championships, Laax||Big Air||Overall||1st|
|2006||British Championships, Laax||Slopestyle||Overall||1st|
|2006||TTR World Championship Tour||BA/SS/HP||Overall||2nd|
|2006||Roxy Chicken Jam (6 star TTR event), St Moritz||Slopestyle||all girls event||2nd|
|2006||Burton European Open (5 Star TTR event), Laax||Slopestyle||Women||6th|
|2005||Burton European Open||halfpipe||womens||10th|
|2005||British championships, laax||slopestyle||womens||1st|
|2005||british championships, laax||big air||womens||1st|
|2005||Roxy Chicken jam, st moritz||slopestyle||all girls event||2nd|
|2005||candy jam , sweden||slopestyle||all girls event||3rd|
|2005||British championships, laax||halfpipe||womens||3rd|
|2005||Roxy Chicken Jam (6 star TTR event), Park City||Slopestyle||all girls event||4th|
|2005||Oneill avoriaz contest||halfpipe||womens||7th|
|2004||burton/ fructis slopestyle, australia||slopestyle||womens pro||1st|
|2004||billabong slopestyle ,australia||slopestyle||womens open||1st|
|2004||burton / fructis big air, australia||big air||womens pro||1st|
|2004||burton/ fructis halfpipe||halfpipe||womens pro||2nd|
|2003||Vans Triplecrown, Mammoth, California||Slopestyle||Womens||1st|
|2003||The Session invitational, Vail, Colorado||Slopestyle & RailJam||Womens||1st|
|2002||Bomb Comp, Villars, Switzerland||Bigair/ Best Jib||Womens||1st|
|2002||Union Awards, London||.||Nikita\'s Best Female||1st|
|2002||Board X, London||Bigair||Womens||1st|
|2002||Vans Triplecrown, Breckenridge, Colorado||Slopestyle||Womens||1st|
|2001||British Championships, Mayrhofen||Bigair/ Halfpipe||Senior||1st|
|2001||Westbeach Jib Fest||Jib||Queen of YO!||1st|
|2001||Jib Fest, Vail, Colorado||Rails||Womens||1st|
|2001||Gumby\'s Big Day Out, Tignes||Bigair||Womens||1st|
|2001||Nokia Totally Board, Manchester||Bigair||Womens||1st|
|2001||Union Awards, London||.||Nikita\'s Best Female||1st|
|2000||British Championships, Mayrhofen||Halfpipe||Senior||2nd|
|2000||British Championships, Mayrhofen||Bigair / Overall||Senior||3rd|
|1999||British Championships, Laax||Overall||Overall||1st|
|1999||British Championships, Laax||Bigair||Junior & Senior||1st|