As Kai Jones grows up, his skiing grows up with him. With every trip around the sun, the precocious young ripper manages to pick up a whole new bag of tricks, mountain skills, and character-building adventures that have turned him into the 13-year-old skier that put down one of the heaviest segments to ever come out of Jackson Hole. Here's what Kai Jones has to say about his role in TGR's new snow film Make Believe, which is now available for digital download.
Anyone know this classic Jackson Hole air? Nic Alegre photo.
TGR: What was your highlight while filming Make Believe?
Kai Jones: My highlight was skiing big lines top to bottom with multiple features and airs. This is something I have been working on through competition and filming over the last few years.
TGR: What would you like to see change in the world and how can you make it happen?
KJ: I would like to see people support the environment, vote for people that believe in climate change and take action to protect our public lands. I am committed to use my voice and support organizations like Protect Our Winters to make this happen.
TGR: Who are you sponsored by?
KJ: Atomic, Teton Gravity Research, Quiksilver, RedBull, Smith Optics, and Gabb Wireless
TGR: What is your favorite area of Jackson Hole to ski?
KJ: It is hard to not say Corbet's Couloir. It is such a cool area with so many different ways to enter and ski.
TGR: Tell us something about yourself that most people wouldn't know.
KJ: Outside of skiing, surfing, and mountain biking I love to play competitive soccer.
TGR: What is your dream job?
KJ: I am living my dream job. This consists of working hard at school and traveling the world competing and skiing.
TGR: Any advice for young rippers who want to be like you?
KJ: Keep having fun in the mountains, be safe, train and work hard.
TGR: What's on your bucket list for the upcoming season?
KJ: I have a ton of goals. I am working on a bunch of new tricks that I want to get dialed in. I want to have a successful IFSA competition season and put together a really cool film segment with TGR that showcases my skiing.