Darn Tough Hometown Hero Q&A With Jake Blauvelt

Jake Blauvelt & Terje Haakonsen

Darn Tough + Jake Blauvelt = a couple of our favorite Vermont hero’s!

Our good friends at Darn Tough recently sat with professional snowboarder Jake Blauvelt to discuss various things, including how he got his start, why he loves raising his family here in Vermont, and the upcoming Blauvelt’s Banks. Check out the whole piece HERE

An excerpt:

Darn Tough: We’re passionate about keeping our manufacturing in Vermont and supporting the community we have here, which is why we love that you hold Blauvelt’s Banks right here at Bolton Valley. Can you tell us more about the story behind Blauvelt’s Banks and why you picked Bolton as the location?

Jake: Bolton Valley holds a special place in my heart. It’s an independently owned resort and has a great down to earth, family atmosphere, and is where I learned how to snowboard.

Blauvelt’s Banks is a banked slalom race, and 100% of the proceeds will be donated for the construction of a brand new concrete skatepark in Waterbury, Vermont. I really enjoyed hosting the first race in 2020 and giving the shred community a fun event where we could all get together, have a blast racing and raising money for a good cause.

It feels good to have everything come full circle after all the years of travel and host an event where it all started for me, at Bolton Valley. We had to take last year off due to COVID, but we are back in planning mode for 2022. Set your calendars for race day on March 5th!