Full Name: Jason Charles Ford
Date of Birth: 7/14/70
Hometown: Solana Beach, CA
Home Mountain: I don’t have one. I travel to the best ones I can.
Riding Since: 1988
Sponsors: Salomon, Bonfire, Oakley
Board/Stance Preference: Directional 159 and 163. Bindings set at 21 àƒ,à‚¾ distance apart. Front 15 degrees. Back 6 degrees.
If you could ride anywhere in the world, where would you go? Where ever there’s powder.
Favorite Terrain: The best terrain the mountain has to offer that day. Snowboarding changes with the conditions.
First Time: Rather than my first time ridng I remember the first time I saw snowboarding. It was at Stratton Mountain in November 1985. Ski-free day for Vermonters. Mark Heingartner…ripping.
Is snowboarding ready for the Olympics? In some ways it is. But the organizations bringing it to the Olympics seems clueless.
If you didn’t snowboard what would you be doing right now? Tough question, probably a ski bum working summers.
What do you do when you’re not snowboarding? Surf, help my girlfriend with her company Montoya.
Who most influences your style? Craig Kelly.
Who do you ride with the most? I ride with the entire Salomon team throughout the whole season.
If you were going on a trip and could only take five things with you (other than a change of clothes and your snowboard) what would those things be? My girlfriend, my surfboard, my dog, sunscreen, my credit card
Food: Sushi at Sushi on the Rocks in La Jolla, CA
Mountain: Island Lake Lodge
Time of Day: After 10 am
Car: BMW M3
Animal: Dog Rotweiller