Jonathan Rollins
  • Date of Birth: December 22, 1999
  • Hometown: Rossland, B.C.
  • Occupation: Ski Bum
  • Sponsors: Head skis, Quiksilver, Red Mountain, The Shred Posse and Powderhound sports
  • Accomplishments: Having the most fun on the mountain year after year.
  • Bio: I spent 19 years of my existence living in the funky little town of Rossland B.C. Rossland has been the perfect stomping ground for me. I was introduced to skiing by my parents when I was 3 years old and instantly fell in love with the sport. I love to get out in the pow, build jumps, find new hits, and generally just huck myself off whatever I can. I have participated in ski competitions since 2014, but have struggled to reign in my sender skiing style when it comes to competing. This in turn attracted me to film skiing as it gives me creative freedom. There’s nothing better then working hard for a particular shot, or a certain line and watching the shot afterwards to find out it looks exactly how you imagined.

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How old were you when you started skiing?

I was 3 years old but wasn’t skiing consistently till i was around 10

Who are your mentors/influencers?

Candide Thovex, Sammy Carlson, Dane Tudor

Any nicknames?

JR

What’s your favourite thing about RED?

The endless terrain to constantlyexplore. …and the poutine

What movie/video gets you most amped for the winter?

Everyday’s a Saturday, or anything by Level 1

What’s your favorite run at RED

Big fan of Links Line or anything on the north side

Do you listen to music when you shred? (what’s your go-to?)

Tunes are always going, I listen to a bit of everything except country, lots of rap though.

When not skiing/riding, what else do you like to do?

Skate boarding, biking, hibernating.

What’s the best trick name?

Screamin’ semen

Do you have any preseason rituals leading up to the winter?

Training to get those ski legs ready, keeping my body in good health and avoiding injury.

If you could be any animal, what would it be?

Panda

What’s your favorite saying?

Fool me once shame on you, you fool me I can’t get fooled again

Describe your perfect apres.

Big pow day, straight to Rafters for some spicy caesars and nachos. Hopefully DJ Soulman is there to lay down some bangers on the turn tables.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Standing in a puddle wearing a paper hat.

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