Travis Rice

Date of Birth
October 9, 1982
Career Start
2000
Discipline
Professional Snowboarder
Nationality
American

Biography

Travis Rice // Professional Snowboarder and Filmmaker

Born in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Rice grew up with his Mom getting him on skis before he was 2 and having a father who was on the Jackson Hole mountain resort’s Ski Patrol. At 18 years old, he showed up to Snowboarder's "Superpark" event at Mammoth Mountain in California, uninvited, and took the MVP honors.

He soon caught the attention of the snowboarding world when he did a backside rodeo off a gap jump of 117 feet. It's that jump that got him recognized by Justin Hostynek, a producer for Absinthe Films who immediately approached him about appearing in their film new film "Transcendence."

That event jump started Rice's career as a professional snowboarder and as an eventual filmmaker. He was named the TransWorld Rookie of the Year in 2001-2002 after winning multiple events that year and putting out multiple video parts. He has competed many times at the X Games, where he won Gold Medals -- the first of which came in 2002-2003. However more notable was his Win at the Air and Style in Germany several years later.

He was also named the TransWorld Rider of the Year for the first time in 2004-2005, an award he would go on to win three more times throughout his career.

Following his time as a professional snowboarder, Rice began a very successful career as an action sports filmmaker. His 2011 film "The Art of Flight" has earned him critical acclaim. He followed that up with 2016's "The Fourth Phase," which also won many accolades. Travis collaborated with HempFusion in 2019 on a film called Dark Matter, which some say is their favorite of the many films he has put together over the years. If you haven’t seen it, we suggest a watch! Info below.

Today, Rice continues to raise the bar on the board, producing films and in his newest venture Natural Selection. Natural Selection is the first winter sports tour to showcase the world’s top riders. The tour will be taking place in Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Baldface Lodge,BC and Tordrillo Mountain Lodge in the winter of 2021.

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