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Jake Black was born and raised in Summit County, making him that rarest of things: a true Local. And true to the culture of his ski town home, his parents had him and his two brothers on skis as soon as they were walking. It was the start of a love affair with the art of carving snow that has yet to slow.
Black switched to snowboarding at age 7, and began competing several years later. After high school, he wanted to pursue life on the pro snowboard circuit, but also earn a college degree. After researching his options, Black decided that staying right at home in Breckenridge was the best way to accomplish both goals.
The multi-talented Black- he’s also an emerging writer who just published his first article in Snowboard Colorado magazine, sees a deep connection between snowboarding’s rebel origins and the world’s need to find a new paradigm of sustainability to live by. He also had anotherfeature article published in Snowboard Colorado for their February 2012 issue, that discussed the unspoken "Circle of Trust" between riders and their photographers who document them. Check out his worldview in his articles, and catch his thoughts on CMC’s Sustainability Studies degree in our new vid. Enjoy the ride!