World-class skiing and snowboarding at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Alex Yoder

Age: 23
Home Town: Wilson, WY
Nickname: Yodeler, Yodes, Yoda
Sponsors: Patagonia, Jones Snowboards, Dragon, Bluebird Wax, Jackson Treehouse, JHMR, Avalon 7
Results: 2010 The North Face Masters Overall Young Gun Award

I was born in San Francisco in 1989 and moved to Jackson when I was eleven years old. My new home was located about five minutes down the road from JHMR so this world famous resort had literally become my backyard and in a short time my church. I rode the resort as much as possible throughout middle and high school. I’d take summer classes so I could get out of school early in the winters. I think I logged something like 120 days at the mountain in 9th grade. Snowboarding is my passion, it’s taught me a lot about life. I have made most of my friends and lost a best friend through snowboarding. It’s a dream come true for me to be able to travel the world to ride a snowboard and I am very grateful to have grown up in a place that helped me realize that dream.