Check Out: Aaron Keene, Destinee Perata and Jussi Tarvainen

Check Out Aaron Keene

Name: Aaron Keene

Age: 19

Hometown: Minnetonka, Minnesota

Local Mountain: Northstar-at-Tahoe, California

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 180 pounds

Stance: Regular. Eighteen degrees front, negative-fifteen rear, and 22.5 inches wide.

Hook-ups: Santa Cruz, Electric, Flux, DC, Out Of Bounds, Moon Boon beanies


1. Jake Devine

2. Curtis Woodman

3. Tim Eddy

Aaron has mad skills on a snowboard, hot chicks, and a damn fine left hook.--Josh Feliciano

Aaron pulls some pretty cool rail maneuvers--peep out Neoproto and get stoked--C.D.

Tricky shit in Tahoe. Photos: Ryan Hughes

Check Out Destinee Perata

Name: Destinee Perata

Age: 20

Hometown: Tahoe City, California

Local mountain: Squaw Valley, California

Height: 5’4″

Weight: 120 pounds

Stance: Regular. Fifteen degrees front, negative-thirteen rear, and 20 inches wide.

Hook-ups: Trilogy Arts snowboards, Monix, ThirtyTwo, POW gloves


1. Tara Dakides

2. Marc Frank Montoya

3. Ricky Gatterdam

It’s no coincidence that her last name is Perata. Sure enough, Tahoe snowboard legend Nick Perata’s little cousin is doing the name justice--Destinee charges.--C.D.

Tahoe backcountry. Photos: Ruben Sanchez

Check Out Jussi Tarvainen

Name: Jussi Petteri Tarvainen

Age: 21

Hometown: Ojakkala, Finland

Local Mountain: Talma, Finland

Height: 5’8″

Weight: 150 pounds

Stance: Regular. Fifteen degrees front, negative nine rear, and 22.75 inches wide.

Hook-ups: Rome, Oakley, Nixon, DaKine,


1. Terje Haakonsen

2. BJ Leines

3. Trulli Clan

Living up to the name Jussi isn’t easy but Tarvainen holds it down. I like Jussi T--he’s got good style and isn’t afraid to get broken off.--Cody Dresser


Photos: Ryan Hughes


Spin to win. Tahoe backcountry