Originally published in the 30th Anniversary Issue of SNOWBOARDER Magazine, Mountain GOATS celebrates the most influential snowboarders of the last thirty years (1987-2017), otherwise known as the Greatest Of All Time list. With over 70 men and women riding into the ranks of the Mountain GOATS, check back as we release their bios and celebrated accolades over the course of the next few weeks!
Mountain Goat: Victoria Jealouse
Victoria Jealouse took the skills she learned on the Canadian National Ski Team in the mid-eighties and quickly turned them into snowboard racing success in the early nineties. Among her accomplishments in the speed events are four US Open podium appearances, including a Super-G win in 1995, and several Legendary Mt. Baker Banked Slalom titles. Yet we all know that the racing wasn’t what earned Vic her place on this esteemed tally.
Eager to segway beyond bibs and speedsuits to the world of Pieps and probes, Victoria’s career took a new course in 1994 when she ventured to Valdez, Alaska, to stack clips for Standard Films. This pivotal trip led to Jealouse becoming the most prolific female film pro of all time. After appearing regularly in Standard’s Totally Board series, Victoria went on to headline in Absinthe, Runway, Mischief and TGR offerings, becoming the undisputed grande dame of first descents.
While most riders aspire to earn a signature model,Victoria not only endorsed multiple Burton pro models, including the iconic Feelgood series, she also had the unique honor of having her likeness featured on the base of a Lib Tech Emma Peel board, proving that even companies that didn’t officially back Victoria still backed Victoria!