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Travis Rice


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Travis Rice (born October 9, 1982) is an American professional snowboarder. He is #13 on Snowboarder magazine’s list of the 20 most influential snowboarders of the last 20 years. The 34-year-old has featured in more than twenty snowboarding films. Rice’s biggest claim to fame was when he arrived at Snowboarder magazine’s Superpark contest at Mammoth Mountain and launched a 'mammoth' of a backside rodeo across a 117-foot gap jump. He has been considered "the Paul Revere" of the big mountain freestyle movement. In 2013, Rice was named the best contemporary snowboarder in the world by Red Bull; Rice was also hailed as one of the greatest snowboarders of all time by numerous writers and publications.


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Early life

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Rice was born in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He was raised near Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, where he continues to reside. Raised as a skier by his father, a member of Jackson Hole Ski Patrol, Rice initially did not understand the rave of the new sport springing up on his mountain. However, he soon caught on and joined the local team.


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In 2001, without a sponsor and only 18 years old, Rice drove to Mammoth Mountain in California to ride at Snowboarder magazine’s “Superpark”. Recognition from the snowboarding world would come at this event, when Rice launched a backside rodeo off a 110 foot gap jump. Absinthe Films' producer Justin Hostynek immediately approached Rice to begin filming for their upcoming movie, Transcendence.

Films and Other Media

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Rice has filmed outstanding video parts year after year, producing jaw-dropping shots like his switch 540 over Chad's Gap in Utah, a 120 foot backcountry gap jump. On top of that, he has won several US Opens, an X-Games gold, and an Icer Air gold, where he landed the first double rodeo 1080 in competition.

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In 2008, Rice co-produced (with filmmaker Curt Morgan) and starred in the snowboarding film That’s It That’s All. This film featured Troy Blackburn, Jeremy Jones, Mark Landvik, Terje Haakonsen, Nicolas Müller, Scotty Lago, Pat Moore, John Jackson, Jake Blauvelt, Danny Kass, and fellow Jackson Hole residents Bryan Iguchi and Kyle Clancy. Rice’s part in That’s It That’s All, which included the first ever double cork 1260, heavily influenced his sweep at the Transworld Magazine Rider’s Poll. He won Rider of the Year, Video Part of the Year, Standout of the Year, and Readers’ Choice award. On September 7, 2011, Rice released The Art of Flight, a film made in collaboration with the same team behind 'That's It, That's All, including John Jackson, Mark Landvik, Nicolas Müller and Jeremy Jones,Scotty Lago,Mark McMorris. The success of the Art of Flight enabled Rice to once again win the TransWorld and Snowboarder Magazine Rider of the Year awards for 2012 .

In 2012, Rice coordinated with Red Bull to create Supernatural, a backcountry freestyle competition held at Baldface Lodge in British Columbia, Canada. The competition was attended by the world's top snowboarders, including Nicolas Muller, Gigi Ruf and Mark McMorris, with riders competing in naturally created backcountry terrain. The inaugural winner of the event was the competition creator, Travis Rice.

In 2016 Rice released his new film, The Fourth Phase.

His sponsors are Quiksilver, LIB Tech, DC, Red Bull, Union bindings, Bluebird Wax, Contour, Jack’s Garage & Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

He is also a downloadable, playable character in SSX. He is the first "real-life" snowboarder to ever be featured in the franchise.


Travis Rice's professional snowboarding career started in 2001. Various competition results taken from EXPN.


  • TransWorld Snowboarding Men's Readers Choice Award
  • 2011–2012

  • 1st, Red Bull Supernatural, Baldface Lodge, BC (Backcountry Freestyle)
  • TransWorld Rider of the Year (4th ROTY Award)
  • Snowboarder Magazine Rider of the Year (2nd ROTY Award)
  • National Geographic Adventurer of the Year
  • 2008–2009

  • 1st (Gold), X-Games Big Air Competition (2009)
  • 4th – CJ – 5Star Red Bull Snow Scrapers (Ticket to Ride (World Snowboard Tour))
  • TransWorld Rider of the Year (3rd ROTY Award)
  • Snowboarder Magazine Rider of the Year
  • 2007–2008

  • 1st, Quiksilver Natural Selection, Jackson Hold, WY, (Backcountry Freestyle)
  • 11th, Nokia Air & Style Big Air Competition
  • 1st, ICER AIR, San Francisco, CA (Big Air event). With a best run score of 95 for his Double backside Rodeo 1080.
  • 1st Winter X Games Big Air Double Cork 1080
  • 2006–2007

  • 1st, US Open Slopestyle (2007)
  • 2nd (Silver), Winter X Games, Snowboard Best Trick (2007)
  • 2005–2006

  • 12th, FIS World Cup #1, Valle Nevado, Chile (Halfpipe)
  • 8th, Nokia Air & Style, Munich, Germany (Slopestyle)
  • 51st, Chevrolet US Snowboard Grand Prix Halfpipe #1
  • 26th, Chevrolet US Snowboard Grand Prix Halfpipe #2
  • 9th, X Games 10 (Slopestyle)
  • 2nd, Honda Session at Vail, Co (Rail)
  • 3rd, Honda Session at Vail, Co (Slopestyle)
  • 33rd, Ticket To Ride World Snowboard Tour (Season End Rankings, Overall)
  • 2004–2005

  • TransWorld Rider of the Year, Reader's Choice (2nd ROTY Award)
  • Named by Faces Magazine as one of the Top 20 Greatest Athletes Now
  • 3rd (Bronze), WInter X Games 2005 (Slopestyle)
  • 2nd, X-Trail Jam, Tokyo, Japan (Quarterpipe)
  • 3rd, X-Trail Jam, Tokyo, Japan (Straight Jump)
  • 1st, US Snowboard Grandprix, Breckenridge, Co (Rails)
  • 2nd, US Snowboard Grandprix, Breckenridge, Co (Halfpipe)
  • 8th, US Snowboard Grandprix Season End Ranking (Halfpipe)
  • 10th, X Games 2005 (Superpipe)
  • 2nd, Abominable Snow Jam, Mount Hood, Oregon (Quarterpipe)
  • 3rd, Abominable Snow Jam, Mount Hood, Oregon (Slopestyle)
  • 2003–2004

  • TransWorld Rider of the Year (2004)
  • Ticket To Ride (TTR) World Snowboard Tour – Quarterpipe Champion (2003/2004)
  • 1st, Arctic Challenge, Trysilfjellet, Norway (Quarterpipe Overall)
  • 9th, Arctic Challenge, Trysilfjellet, Norway (Slopestyle)
  • 1st, Boost Mobile Pro-Jam (Rail)
  • 1st, Boost Mobile Pro-Jam
  • 4th, Winter X Games 2003 (Slopestyle)
  • 21st, Winter X Games 2003 (Superpipe)
  • 1st, Abominable Snow Jam (Slopestyle)
  • 1st, Abominable Snow Jam (Quarterpipe)
  • 1st, Grand Prix, Breckenridge, Co. (Rail)
  • 1st, X-Rail Jam Tokyodome 2003 (Jam Session)
  • 1st, US Open Rail Jam
  • 1st, The Session, Vail, Co. (Rail)
  • 4th, The Session, Vail, Co. (Slopestyle)
  • 1st, Montana Christchurch Big Air, New Zealand
  • 2002–2003

  • 1st (Gold), Winter X-Games, 2002 (Slopestyle)
  • Ticket To Ride (TTR) World Snowboard Tour – Quarterpipe Champion (2002/2003)
  • 1st, Grand Prix, Breckenridge (Big Air)
  • 4th, World Snowboard Federation Season End (Slopestyle)
  • 4th, The Session, Vail, Colorado (Slopestyle)
  • 1st, The Session, Vail, Colorado (Rail Jam)
  • 2nd, Toyota Slopestyle, Kijimadaira, Japan (Slopestyle)
  • 3rd, US Open, Stratton, Vermont (Slopestyle)
  • 1st, US Open, Stratton, Vermont (Rail Jam)
  • 2001–2002

  • TransWorld Rookie Of The Year
  • 1st (FIS Halfpipe), FIS, Park City
  • 2nd, Vans Triple Crown Series, Breckenridge, Colorado (Slopestyle)
  • 3rd, Vans Triple Crown Series, Snow Summit, California (Slopestyle)
  • 4th, World Championships, Vail, Co. (Slopestyle)
  • 1st, Yahoo Big Air, Breckenridge, Co. (Big Air)
  • 7th, US Grand Prix, Mount Bachelor, Oregon (Halfpipe)
  • 9th, Vans Triple Crown (Season End, Overall)
  • Video parts

  • The Fourth Phase – (2016)
  • The Art of Flight – Brainfarm (2011)
  • Neverland – Absinthe Films (2009)
  • That's It, That's All (2008)
  • DC MTN.LAB 1.5 (2007)
  • Billabong – Lines (2007)
  • The Gap Sessions
  • First Descent
  • The Community Project
  • Pop
  • Night of the Living Shred
  • The Prophecy (2002)
  • Revenge of the Grenerds
  • Futureproof
  • More
  • Full Metal Edges
  • Saturation
  • Vivid (2002)
  • Deeper (2010)
  • Blacklight (2001)
  • Transcendence (2002)
  • References

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