"Jason is sick. I've traveled with him only a couple times and he's loose and it's rad to see him charge so hard after seeing how mellow and humble he is in real life." - Louif Paradis
"J-Rob may be the most underrated snowboarder in the industry." - Eric Jackson
"Craziest AK lines I’ve seen." - Dan Brisse
Jason Robinson was a man on a mission last winter, and fortunately for us, that mission was to go to Alaska and find the craziest lines anyone has ever ridden and reach Mach 8 while shussing them. A few years back, J-Rob got his big break when Jesse Burtner and his Think Thank film crew came calling, and that put Jason on the map. More recently, legendary lensman and silver screen luminary Justin Hostynek and his Absinthe Films crew reached out to J-Rob and invited him to film a full part with them and Jason was catapulted into the stratosphere. The end result was a psychosis-inducing ender in which J-Rob managed to handle any and all terrain that lay in front of him, from urban environments to wedding cake pillow stacks and his ender is capped off with some of the best AK riding to date. Just ask Minnesota-bred madman Dan Brisse. “Some of the gnarliest AK lines ever mixed in with some urban riding was cool. Wild man!” says Brisse, and many of Dan’s colleagues agree with him, as two-time SNOWBOARDER Magazine Rider of the Year John Jackson follows up on Brisse’s sentiments with, “He took AK to the next level.” Arguably the most impressive nod when it comes to impressing your peers in Alaska comes from Swiss superstar and first-ballot Haines Hall of Famer Nicolas Müller when he said, “His Eversince part is probably one of the best parts ever. He deserves this recognition, and most of all, he's just havin’ a blast riding every type of terrain from the streets to Alaska.” J-Rob’s efforts in AK not only earned him the number 4 spot on this year’s list but it also garnered him our Big Mountain Rider of the Year award in which nearly ¼ of our voter base gave him the win. One of those voters is 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics slopestyle gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg. Sage says, “He charges with a no fear mentality, rips lines with ease and has the jump skills to go with it to incorporate into the lines. So sick!” To add to Sage’s sentiments, perhaps a man who is no stranger to standing atop bus-sized cornices ready to drop in The Last Frontier, Wolfgang Nyvelt could sum it up for us. Nyvelt exclaims, “The first time I saw Jason ride in person I could see that he had some kind of special gift. He rips any kind of terrain but his approach to natural features and big mountains is so unique you never can tell what he will come up with. One of my favorite riders of all time for sure.” That’s a heavy label coming from Wolle, but being as humble, mild-mannered and kind as J-Rob, he’ll probably add that to the memory bank and keep on doing what he does best: Charging harder than anyone on earth. Congrats, Jason. Here’s to many more!