Full Name: Joe Curtes

Date of Birth: 9/20/72

Hometown: Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin and Vail, Colorado

Home Mountain:Vail

Riding Since: 1981

Sponsors: Burton, Smith, Vail /Tag Hauer

Board/Stance Preference: Burton Custom 56 &Custom 60 21 in. stance 15 degree front, 6 degree back

If you could ride anywhere in the world, where would you go? Where ever it is good at the time.

Favorite Terrain: 1/2 pipe and powder, just about anything

First Time: Burton Woody Performer in the back of my cousin’s house. Went straight down the whole way, got hooked.

Is snowboarding ready for the Olympics? Racing yes, Halfpipe no, too many problems with judging.

If you didn’t snowboard what would you be doing right now? Not sure, I’ve been riding for so long it’s just part of me.

What do you do when you’re not snowboarding? Motocross, windsurf, mountain bike, fish, just about anything that’s fun.

Who most influences your style? No one, it’s my style, but I originally loved Craig Kelly. Who didn’t?

Who do you ride with the most? My brother Jeff, Dave Downing.

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? Music, computer, book, pictures, camera.

My Favorites…

Food: Healthy stuff

Month: December

Mountain: Vail (it’s home)

Time of Day: Day

Airline: United

Car: My Dodge Ram, Corvette or Cobra

Animal: Raven