These damn kids

Kai Jones | Magic Hour Segment (TGR)

By: Ethan Stone October 25, 2022

If you’re going to watch any skiing online this week, you should probably watch this: 15-year-old Kai Jones’ award-nominated segment from the new TGR movie Magic Hour. Kai shows off his prowess on his home turf of Jackson Hole, stomping doubles on BC booters and slaying tech lines with ease. It’s in Alaska, however, where Kai really shines, lacing huge descents and even huger cliffs with a poise and confidence that belie his young years.

From YouTube: As with any young athlete, there comes a time when you outgrow your local stomping grounds and seek bigger and badder objectives. For 15-year-old Kai Jones, that time started to come a few years ago, but it wasn’t until this past season that he truly got bit by the bug for exploration and opening up new places to ride.

Where did it land him? With three insane segments in Magic Hour, and a nomination for IF3 Standout Male Rider of the Year. This year, the young Atomic, JHMR, TGR Optics, and Mammut Safety Collective athlete out of Jackson Hole sent it deep for Magic Hour, joining the crew in his home range before heading up to British Columbia and finally Alaska to finish out the season with a bang. Yet again, his skiing stands out among the crowd, especially when you realize the kid’s barely got his learner’s permit.