jacob j mceachern
what's your day job?
highest level of avalanche education
AIARE Rec 1
what's your story on finding your way to snowboarding/skiing?
Getting my first snowboard when I was 10, I fell in love instantly with the freedom that it gave me. Growing up in small town Montana we weren't really close to any resorts, so I was forced to get creative with where I rode. From dropping off my mom's roof to four-wheeler rides chasing the snow-line, I was obsessed from day one.
Describe Your Best Powder Day in the Backcountry
My best pow day in the backcountry was early March, 2018 when the Weston crew took a trip to Japan. We summited Mount Kurodake and had a top to bottom run full of hoots, hollers and energy that I will remember for the rest of my life.
Describe A Humbling Day in the Backcountry
While up in Montana filming, we had just finished skinning out of a sketcky zone and were on our way traversing through some mellow trees. Our guide had a ski dip a few inches under the snow and snag a branch which ended up tossing him into a group of trees. Luckily we were able to rescue him, escaping with only a broken rib and a few scratches to the face. This was a huge reminder that things can go wrong when you least expect them to.
What drew me to Weston is that they've created a community of likeminded individuals who share the same goals and aspirations to be out in the backcountry. They treat everyone that they meet as family and are constantly doing their part to help us grow as individuals and as a team.
What does your quiver look like?
My quiver killer is the backwoods and backwoods split. I absolutely love this board as it basically gets me anywhere that I need it to. When I'm not out shooting, you can find me ducking and diving in the trees on a powder day, in this boards natural habitat. For some of our bigger missions, my goto board is definitely the 10th split. It gives you the extra stability and confidence that you need to crush anything its up against.
Arcade Belts, Weston Backcountry