Ian Walsh is a professional surfer with a penchant for sliding on cold snow during the winter months. Not surprisingly, he’s a wizard on a snowboard and has long been a BIG FAN of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. That fandom transformed over the years into a mutually beneficial social media relationship with JHMR and now it’s official, he’s a sponsored snowboarder– officially making him a two sport athlete.
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Excited to join the @jacksonhole team!! From my very first visit to Jackson Hole the place completely captivated me; the people, the mountains, the space, the town, and everything in between. I learned how to snowboard at JHMR and I haven’t missed a winter trip since, even at the cost of a few swells. The change of scenery compared to what I grew up with in Hawaii, and all the details of learning in an entirely new environment in the mountains is what draws me back. I’m psyched to join the JHMR team because for one, it is pretty unique for a surfer to be part of a snowboard and freeride ski team, and two, there isn't anywhere I have traveled that I have felt more at home with the other athletes, the locals, and everyone that works at the resort. Jackson Hole is a special place and I look forward to coming back every single year || Link in bio || ❄️🏂❄️
Other athletes on the JHMR roster include: Rob Kingwell, Tommy Moe, Griffin Post, Cam Fitzpatrick, Hadley Hammer, Jess McMillan, Lynsey Dyer, Mark Carter, Gary Endecott, Andrew Whiteford, and Bryan Iguchi.
*Video courtesy of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort