Date of Birth: Dec 16, 1997
Hometown: Castlegar, BC
Occupation: Registered Nurse
Sponsors: Outdoor Tech, Line Skis, Full Tilt Boots, Marker, Helly Hansen, Nikwax, Big Chief Beef, Baist gloves, NFPD Brand, Gericks Nelson, Kona Bikes, Red Mountain Resort
Accomplishments: Among the best 30 male skier athletes in the world competing at the 2015 Freeride Junior World Championships in Andorra, Europe.
Bio: What’s up guys! My name is Jeff Ashton and I’m a 24-year-old freeskier from Castlegar. I have been shredding RED ever since I first set foot on skis at age 3. I am a former big mountain competitor of the IFSA junior circuit. I have competed all over North America for many years and even made my way up to the Junior World Championships in Andorra, Europe in 2016. On pow days I can be found shredding laps on Motherload or filming out in Red’s amazing backcountry with my friends. Every day spent at RED is the best day ever! See ya out there!
How old were you when you started riding?
3 years old
Who are your mentors/influencers?
All the big guns I used to watch in movies; Tanner Hall, Simon Dumont, Dane Tudor, Shane McConkey, Sean Pettit, Parker White, LJ Strenio, Will Wesson, Eric Pollard, and so many more.
My name Jeff (from 22 Jump Street)
What’s your favourite thing about RED?
3 things: The snow, the people, the terrain!
What movie/video gets you most amped for the winter?
James Bond ski chase scene from “The Spy Who Loved Me”
What’s your favorite run at RED?
Links Line, of course!
Do you listen to music when you shred? (what’s your go-to?)
Always! Bass heavy electronic beats
When not skiing/riding, what else do you like to do?
MTB, lift weights, talk about skiing
What’s the best trick name?
Triple twister spread
Do you have any preseason rituals leading up to the winter?
Wax the skis and walk around the house in new boots to break them in.
If you could be any animal, what would it be?
Dolphin so I could do sick flips
What’s your favorite saying?
“that was SIIIIIIIIIICK bro”
Describe your perfect apres.
Come down after a day of shredding pow and enjoy a nice cold brew while looking at the days POV footage.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Shredding RED with all the homies!