Hometown: Breckenridge, CO
Home Mountain: Breckenridge, CO
Years Riding: 14
Sponsors: Volkl, Marker Bindings, Dalbello, Monster Energy, Alpine Sports,
Smith Optics, T2 Foundation, U.S. Freeskiing
Set Up: Volkl Wall, Marker Griffon, Dalbello Rampage, Waxed by WEND
– Career Highlights 2014-2015 –
AFP Editors Choice Male Athlete of the Year, Whistler, Canada
2nd place – USASA Open Halfpipe, Copper, CO
1st place – USSA Junior National Halfpipe, Park City, UT
8th place – Junior Worlds Halfpipe, Valmalenco, Italy
3rd place – Overall Revolution Tour Halfpipe
3rd place – Revolution Tour halfpipe, Mammoth, CA
1st place – Canadian Open Tour Halfpipe, Mount Saint Louis, Canada
2nd place – Revolution Tour Halfpipe, Seven Springs, PA
Last Super Stoke: Being named to the U.S. Team
Last Bummer Wave: Go with the flow – everything is awesome
Favorite Waxing Process:Warmer base wax, and colder wax as a topper
Most Memorable Day of Skiing: Any chest-deep day!
Most Embarrassing Moment: Nothing stands out… yet
Best Travel Destination: Rocky Mountains for all skiing (park and big mountain), any water I can fish, float swim or surf in
Worst Travel Experience: The flights to Vietnam
Biggest Lesson Learned: My future is what I put into it
Something Most People Don’t Know About Me: I love dirt biking
“For me, skiing is my passion and my future
Favorite Trip: My first World Cup to New Zealand
Biggest Challenge: Solo travel
Best Decision: Choosing skiing over dirt biking as a career
Worst Decision: ?? Aren’t all my decisions good?
What is WEND to you? WEND is what powers my skis
Last Words: Enjoy your life, do what you love, live it everyday.
Jaxin started skiing at 1 1/2 years old at Breckenridge Ski Resort. Skiing is in his blood; his mom-an instructor, his father and grandfather – both patrollers, and his uncle – a pipe builder for SPT. Jaxin’s focus is to shred the halfpipe and launch rocks on big mountain lines. 2011 was his first year in the competition world where he ended the season with an invite to train with the U.S. Team coaches. The 2014-2015 season was his first year to ski open class, where he finished with a ranking of 23rd on the AFP World Halfpipe list. After being an independent athlete without a team or coach, Jaxin had experienced the biggest break for any skier – being named to the U.S. Freeskiing Rookie Team.