Full Name: J.P. Martin
Date of Birth: 4/22/72
Hometown: Aspen, Colorado
Home Mountain: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Riding Since: 1990
Sponsors: Freeride Helmets, Fishpaw Racing Products, One Ball Jay, TGR
Board/Stance Preference: Goofy, 163-174 cm.
If you could ride anywhere in the world, where would you go? Probably Chamonix France. Or at Les Arcs with Regis and the rest of the CFF.
Favorite Terrain: Anywhere you can point it and go Mach Louie.
First Time: We hiked to the top of Bell Mt. at Aspen Mt. ski area, & rode pow. I was super stoked until I hit the man made snow & I couldn’t turn. I went straight & hit a snow making pile. I can’t remember after that. I didn’t ride for another 3 years.
Is snowboarding ready for the Olympics? No! Why isn’t surfing an Olympic sport? If the Olympics is just a huge money making machine, then where is all of the money going? Definitely not in to the athletes pockets.
If you didn’t snowboard what would you be doing right now? I’d probably be a Chef on a huge Yacht in the Carribean!
What do you do when you’re not snowboarding? I think of new ways to make money, so I could be snowboarding.
Who most influences your style? All the guys from the Northwest and B.C. Canada
Who do you ride with the most? Jackson Hole locals. All the people who push me to go bigger and faster.
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? Camera, to take pictures to show my family all the cool things I got to see.