Los mejores equipos de cada sector se ver n las caras desde el lunes 17 de febrero, fecha en que arrancar la Fase Final de la Champions Sectorial de Futbolempresas. Disputadas las dos primeras fases ya est todo listo para que se de el pistoletazo de salida a la ltima fase de la competici n, que comenzar con las finales de cada sector empresarial en las dos categor as, Champions League y Europa League.
Los ocho campeones sectoriales se medir n a partido nico desde cuartos de final en busca del trono de campe n absoluto de la Champios Sectorial, la Champions de las empresas.
Categor a Champions League:
Sector consultor a: Issye vs Kontunal Budia: Partido muy igualado sobre el papel, con dos grandes equipos que llegan a la final tras un camino muy dispar. Mientras que Issye tuvo que sufrir hasta el ltimo minuto y sellar su pase a la final sectorial al eliminar a Landwell en la tanda de penaltis, los chicos de Kontunal no tuvieron que vestirse de corto ante la imposibilidad de comparecencia de su rival en dieciseisavos, Deloitte.
Sector Finanzas: BNP Paribas vs BBVA CIB: sin duda uno de los duelos m s apasionantes viendo el gran plantel de ambos y el buen momento que atraviesan. Inmerso en las semifinales del Apertura y con el pichichi de la competici n en sus filas, BNP Paribas refrend su gran estado de forma al golear 2-9 a Hipog s Iberia. Su rival en esta final sectorial ser un BBVA CIB que tuvo que resolver su partido desde el punto de penalti tras empatar a 3 goles ante una de las grandes revelaciones como ha sido HSBC Bank.
Sector Industrial: El campe n industrial saldr del duelo entre Regenersis y Grupo Cobra. En la goleada de la jornada, el conjunto verde se impuso con claridad (12-2) a un Ferrovial mermado por la falta de efectivos, mientras que los blanquiazules tuvieron que sudar para clasificarse en la tanda de penaltis a un Fercude que apunto estuvo de dar la sorpresa de la jornada.
Sector Publicidad y medios: Como si de una pel cula se tratara los penaltis decidieron los finalistas del sector de la publicidad y medios de comunicaci n. Finalmente ser n I Love Packaging y Zed Digital quienes luchar n por el t tulo de campe n. ILPKG derrot a un Gomel al que definitivamente se le han atravesado las tandas de penaltis. Zed Digital por su parte ape a Boomerang TV con un inmenso Salvatore Cospito, que se convirti en el h roe con una espectacular estirada que le dio el pase a su equipo.
Sector Salud y seguros: Duelo entre dos cl sicos como Sanitas y Roche Pims que se ver n las caras en La Mas para definir el campe n sectorial. Aunque Sanitas parte como claro favorito viendo su victoria ante Natech y su impresionante trayectoria durante esta temporada, no hay que subestimar a un Roche PIMS que viene de derrotar a un gran equipo como Mutua Madrile a (5-1).
Sector Servicios: Estela C ntabra vs Clece. Apasionante encuentro el que veremos el pr ximo mi rcoles con dos de las grandes sensaciones del campeonato en lo colectivo y en lo individual. Mucho tendr n que decir los estiletes de ambos equipos. Aurelio Montes, pichichi de la competici n con nueve goles y por otro Pedro Cano, autor de veintid s goles en el Torneo Apertura.
Sector Tecnolog a: SME Soluciones Clicktogain. Dos de los grandes favoritos al t tulo y viejos conocidos que ya se han visto las caras esta temporada. Tras empatar a un gol en la primera fase del campeonato, ambos se medir n por un puesto entre los ocho mejores del campeonato.
Sector Transportes: Enfrentamiento de altos vuelos entre Iberia Express y Air Nostrum, dos equipos que se conocen a la perfecci n. Empate a cinco goles en el Apertura y victoria de Iberia en la primera fase de la Champions a la tercera ir la vencida?
Categor a Europa League
Sector consultor a: Ashurst Mazars: Semifinalista de la Primera Divisi n de Plata del Torneo Apertura, a nadie le sorprende la gran campa a que est realizando Ashurst. En frente un Mazars se est mostrando algo irregular pero cuya calidad le hace ser un duro oponente.
Sector finanzas: BBVA AM Volkswagen Finance. Tras dejar atr s a sus compa eros de BBVA por 5-3 Marta Rodr guez y los suyos se enfrentar n en su final sectorial ante Volkswagen Finance. El conjunto blanco espera hacer valer su poder o ofensivo para hacerse con el t tulo financiero.
Sector industrial: Tanto Alpa como Holcim vienen crecidos tras solventar su anterior eliminatoria por la v a r pida ante CAF y Nival respectivamente. Despu s del 8-1 a favor de Alpa -repoker goleador incluido de Gabriel Ruiz- en la primera fase, seguro que Holcim tiene ganas de revancha.
Sector Publicidad y medios: Parejo enfrentamiento el que veremos entre Idease desde Cero y T&M, dos equipos que ya se han visto las caras en esta Champions y que se sald con un 2-1 favorable a Ideas. Pese a aquel resultado ambos finalizaron la primera fase igualados a puntos, lo que habla a las claras de la enorme igualdad entre ambos.
Sector Salud y seguros: Nuevo cl sico entre Ambulancias Alerta y Roche Farma, dos equipos diferentes en cuanto al juego pero con un mismo objetivo. Pese a que Roche ha demostrado mayor regularidad en el Apertura, Ambulancias Alerta viene de golear a Grupo hna. Despu s del empate de la primera fase, solo uno saldr campe n de s sector.
Sector Servicios: Nueva piedra de toque para Limcalo que con los n meros en la mano quiz s parta como ligero favorito. Tras sufrir en la ronda anterior no podr n ahorrar energ as ante Bdebici que ya le gan en la primera ronda 5-2. Atentos al duelo de killers: Pablo Alc n Gabriel L pez, ambos con siete dianas en su casillero.
Sector Tecnolog a: Samelan MCPVH. Eliminados del Apertura en primera ronda ambos esperan prolongar su participaci n en la Champions. El balance est a favor de MCPVH tras el 3-1 de la primera fase, all por el mes de noviembre.
Sector Transportes: Ceva Logistics Leaseplan. Tras el descanso de la pasada ronda eliminatoria ambos llegan con las pilas cargadas y ganas de verse las caras, toda vez que no pudo disputarse el partido de la primera ronda. Los dos conjuntos tendr ganas de quitarse el mal sabor de boca de su eliminaci n en el pasado Apertura tras el gran campeonato realizado.
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Regenersis y Volkswagen Financial Service se coronaron campeones de la Champions League y Europa League de una nueva edici n de la Champions Sectorial de Futbolempresas. 60 equipos, 8 campeones sectoriales, 886 goles y 2 campeones absolutos. Concluida la competici n repasamos los premios colectivos e individuales de esta Champions de las Empresas.
MVP y Pichichi: Pablo Sacrist n (Regenersis)
Sin duda el nombre propio del torneo. Un Pablo Sacrist n que lider a Regenersis en la conquista de la Champions. Sus dos goles en la final desnivelaron un encuentro en el que la escuadra verde termin goleando a Clicktogain, campe n de la pasada edici n. Su juego de espaldas a la porter a y su potente disparo fueron un aut ntico quebradero de cabeza para la zaga blanca, que en ning n momento encontr ant doto para frenarle. Veteran a, liderazgo, clase, t cnica y un disparo letal son algunas de las caracter sticas del zurdo de oro de Regenersis. Con quince goles en cinco partidos Pablo se gan por merecimiento el t tulo de mejor jugador del campeonato y m ximo goleador. Tras l aparecen en la lucha por el pichichi dos grandes delanteros como Alberto Sanabria (Volkswagen Financial Service) y Javier Rumbo (Ceva Logistics), ambos con 13 dianas en su haber. Guillermo Sada (BNP Paribas) y Aurelio Montes (Estela C ntabra) completan el Top 5 de m ximos goleadores.
Regenersis no para de asombrar. Sus ocho victorias en ocho encuentros le han llevado a proclamarse campe n, siendo el equipo m s goleador de la competici n. Junto a Pablo Sacrist n -pichichi con 15 goles-, la capacidad ofensiva del tridente formado por Juan Pablo Nebrera (7), Roberto Garc a (6) y Carlos Oca a (5) han sido fundamentales para conseguir unos registros espectaculares: 48 goles a favor seis por partido- y tan solo diez en contra. Muy cerca de las cifras de Regenersis ha finalizado el otro campe n, un Volkswagen Financial Service que ha anotado 46 goles en los mismos partidos. M s lejos aparecen ya sus inmediatos perseguidores: BNP Paribas (38), Clicktogain (31) y Estela C ntabra (30).
Equipo menos goleado: Boomerang TV
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Jerry of the day. Photo @instagarry
When Jason Robinson isn t racing down giant mountains in search of epic and endless pow, he craves adventure in other ways. He s the kind of person who will meet a hobo on the street, befriend him, and end up bringing him to Oregon before taking a freight train (solo) to the Hobo National convention in Iowa. He s shunned many modern conveniences to live the life he wants, and as managed to rack up some pretty crazy stories in the process. After hearing some of them third hand from Dakine Marketing maniac Scotty the Body, I figured a phone call was in order to get the details from JRob himself. Luckily, he does have a cell phone, despite what you may have heard!
Brooke: I heard a rumor you were train hopping this summer? Is that real?
Jason: Well, I did a little bit of that. I took a trip, yes.
Brooke: Well tell me about your train hopping adventure. Where did you go? What was it like? Do you consider yourself a hobo?
Jason: No, well I think there s very few actual hobos still. Like most kids traveling by train aren t really hobos. That s kind of like an old school thing, where that was people that were traveling for work or traveling to find work.The iconic black and white photos of 50 dudes in a boxcar, those were the original hobos.
Brooke: So it wasn t like that? Tell me about your trip.
Jason: Well, I d met a couple train riders in the past, like picked up some kids hitchhiking on my way up to Hood a couple summers ago, and that was the first close encounter I had with any people that had hopped fright trains. I was super interested and had a bunch of questions about it, and then last fall I met a couple people in Whitefish. The freight line of the BNSF railroad company cruises right through Whitefish from Seattle and Portland all the way to Chicago, so I grew up seeing the train yard and freight trains. You d see the guys with the big backpacks all dirty you d kinda assumed they d gotten there via freight train, but never actually saw anyone on one. How this whole trip really started though, I met this kid Hillbilly. I was just coming home from the gas station on my bike after grabbing a couple beers, probably like beginning of July, and he s like, hey man, you look like someone that might smoke weed, you got any weed? And I was like oh sorry man, I don t have any weed. He had a big beard, a big backpack and it looked like he d been traveling for a while just by himself, and it seemed like something was up. He almost looked like he d been crying or something. I just was like is everything alright, like you doing okay? And he was just like, oh man not really, I just got diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Brooke: Oh man.
Jason: I was like, holy fuck. I gave him a hug and we talked for a couple minutes and I went on my way, pedaled off on my bike to my friend s house. I made it like a block and I was like wait. I m just gonna go meet my friends, I can see them all the time, this guy just got gnarly news, he s a long way from home, I m gonna see if he wants someone to talk to. So I turned around, like hey, I just live a couple blocks away if you want someone to talk to. I don t have any weed, but I have some beers we could bullshit or whatever. So I walk my bike and alongside him over to my house and we re just bullshittin , we re trading stories, he s telling me about riding freight trains and he started telling me about the Hobo National convention and I was just like what? That s a thing? It s in Iowa and he told me about the hobo jungle and hobo stew and the hobo king and queen and this whole like culture that I had no idea really existed and was super fascinated by. Anyway he was like, hey can I sleep under your house tonight? And I was like for sure, no big deal. You can sleep on my floor if you wanted, or in the grass. So I wake up in the morning, and he s like hey man, I gotta get going, and I don t see him for like a couple weeks. I just assumed he l went home or traveled on. Then I m kayaking down this river with a friend and I see these dudes hanging out on the river bank and there s Hillbilly right there. I was like, hey man! I pull up on shore and we bullshit and I m just like man, if you ever make it back to Whitefish, let me know we can hang out or whatever. The next morning I wake up and get a knock on my house, and it s him. I was actually going to Mt. Hood that day with Leland MacNamara for the Bode Merrill thing, and I was, I m going to Mt. Hood today I don t know if you d wanna come or not He s like, oh man I love Oregon, I ll come! I took him all the way out there and he hiked like all the way up to the quarter pipe and was just super stoked. Erik Leon was his favorite snowboarder, he was so hyped on him, and he was at Charlie s kicking it with everyone, and he s just still stoked on the snowboarding. It was his first exposure to snowboard culture, which is really pretty similar to hobo culture. Like everyone is camped out and sleeping in their cars, kinda the same thing, but different.
Jason: The whole trip I m asking more about this Hobo National Convention and all this shit, and he s like well you shared your whole snowboard world with me, I ll take you out there if you wanna go. So I m packed up ready to go, and I have a friend drop me off in Whitefish. I ve got my backpack and my hobo gear and whatever to train hop like sleeping bag, and all that shit, and I can t find him anywhere. He doesn t have a phone or anything, I went where he hangs out and they re like, no we haven t seen him in a few days. I was like shit man, maybe he left without me. I told myself, if I can t find him, I don t know if I should go. It s too risky I don t know what I m doing. I put down my sleeping bag and was just gonna sleep along the river by where I last saw him, hoping maybe he d show up in the morning. Then I hear a freight train rolling in and I was like oh shit, alright. I knew from him that the trains that are stacked two shipping containers high are going from inner Seattle or Portland all the way to Chicago. I knew that was the type of train he would want to catch, cause you don t just wind up in the middle of nowhere, it ll take you all the way there. So I ran up and I started getting all excited. I packed my sleeping bag, put my pants and hoodie on and just freakin went. It was a full moon, the super moon actually, so like a huge bright sky. I get on the train, and it s pretty much like a semi truck trailer on top of a train. I crawled in there lay down so I m hidden behind these tires, and all the sudden it just starts making a wooshing noise, which are like the brakes airing out. Then it starts cruising, past the train station, past all the employees, and we re picking up speed and I m just like all by myself. I got a decent little buzz from when I was looking around for Hillbilly and I ran into some friends and had a few beers and so now I m just on another planet it feels like. I m just on a freight train for the first time by myself, no idea where I m doing or what s gonna happen. I m just off into the unknown, you know?
Jason: That was super exciting. I was so stoked and but yeah, it was kinda gnarly. The 1st day I woke up right near Glacier National Park, the sun was rising on the right and there was that amazing full moon. Just cruising through Glacier park, you could see the river and the rapids and it was all illuminated and I was just like on this crazy natural high. We re on this train bridge and I peek out and I see this bald eagle like soaring below me. I m like 300 feet in the air on this bridge and like a hundred feet below me still, like 200 feet off the ground, this bald eagle just soaring. It was crazy and I can t really explain it.
Brooke: It sounds magical.
Jason: It really was, everything below the eagle was still in the shade, but from the sunrise it was illuminated. I thought it was an omen, like, okay this is cool, I m on the right path I guess, whatever that may be. There were some moments everyday, at least one point where I just wanted to give up and turn around. I don t think I cried, but there were at least moments where I wanted to. I just wanted to give up and turn around and ride a train home or get a greyhound home or something. But I just kept going. There would be little feeling just like you re fucked, like what am I fucking doing, this is insane. I m gonna get busted, I m gonna get in trouble, but then once you kinda get past that little hurdle you just feel so good and it s all worth it. It took me five days to get to Iowa, but I made it. I did spend like $24 in transportation. I made it all the way to Saint Paul pretty much on a freight train and then I took some local transit and started hitch hiking. At one point I was at a truck stop at like 3am trying to ask truckers for a ride South, and obviously no one took me. Everyone was just like uuhhh, I m going North dude, and then I would see them merge onto the highway going South. But I couldn t really blame them, I probably wouldn t like it if some fucking sketchy kid covered in train grease asking for a fucking ride at 3am at a fucking truck stop in Southern Minnesota either. I slept there that night, that was one of the moments where everyday I was just like oh fuck what am I doing. I m like asking these truckers for a ride. I slept at the truck stop in the grass and made a conscious effort to sleep on my back for obvious reasons. I didn t wanna wake up a rape victim, but I didn t, so that s good. I don t know, I could talk about this one question for like 3 hours.
Brooke: Did you make it to the hobo convention? What was that like?
Jason: I made it, yeah. There s probably 200 people there, and the average is people in their 50s, 60s, even 70s. It s people who actually were hobos, not people who are currently riding freight trains, but they did back in the day, when hobo-ing was a thing. So it s just a reunion for them. I was the only one that went there intentionally that rode a freight train. There were two other kids that rode freight trains and got kicked off the train like 20 miles from there like a week before the event. They spent the night in jail then they made the cover of the paper in Mason City, Iowa. I guess someone was like you re a week early, the Hobo national convention is here next week. So they ended up sticking around and I met them, they were super cool. They were the only other two people who arrived there via freight train, even unintentionally, and there were a couple people in their late 20s, early 30s that had recently ridden freight trains.
Brooke: Crazy. Wait what happened to Hobo Jim, or whatever, the initial dude who started you off on this whole adventure?
Jason: Oh Hillbilly? I don t know, I didn t have contact with him. He s actually here now, it s kind of funny he s sleeping about 100 feet away from me in the shed. He just showed up in Montana like a week ago at random, I hadn t seen him since I went on this hobo trip. He called me a couple times and just checked in and then he just showed up in Montana, like hobo-ing it. It s almost December, and I was like dude But he s ready to settle down, he s trying to get a job up on the mountain and he s been traveling for 15 years like this so he s ready to settle down.
Brooke: What a random story. I love it. You said he slept under your house. You live in a tiny house right, or is it a trailer? What is your setup?
Jason: It s essentially an aluminum box off an old 1950 s delivery truck. We converted it into a little house. Insulated it, put some big windows in it, and it s really coming along. I m almost done actually. I setup 12 poles and some wires for all the lighting and stuff and a little heater out of an old sail boat and I have solar panels on the top that are about 15 feet long and 8 feet wide. I don t really know exactly what I m gonna do with it, but it s my only house. I ve been living in it for two years, so it s pretty much paid for itself I haven t paid rent in 2 years.
Fuckin Hippie. Photo @lelandmcnamara
Brooke: That s awesome. Yeah, where do you park it? It is modular or ?
Jason: Yeah, it s mobile. It s on a flatbed, like a duel tandem Maxwell flatbed trailer. So it s mobile. I haven t driven it anywhere yet. Right now it s parked.
Brooke: Why did you decide to go the tiny house route?
Jason: I was living in a tent. I found this guy on Craigslist and I was just renting the corner of his farm. I just had a tent and this little tarp place built and a little fire pit and I was out there with the llamas and horses and pigs. I was pretty much one of the farm animals. He called me the villager, that was my nickname, but it was getting really cold. It was almost this time of the year in Montana, and I was still living in a tent.When I d wake up I could see my breath and I was just like alright 1-2-3 get out of my sleeping bag, run, start my truck, then drive off to the coffee shop or something. I realized that wasn t really gonna work for much longer, but I didn t wanna sign a lease or find a house. Winter started in a month and I m just gonna be gone most the time, it doesn t make sense to get a house and pay rent, sign a lease, blah blah blah. The guy was so cool who owned the farm, he was like yeah you could drive a school bus out here and build a shack or shed or whatever the fuck you want to do. I was paying $100 a month. No water, no plumbing, no electricity, no anything, just a little space amongst the farm animals. So I called my friend who I knew was a really talented carpenter and had a lot of construction experience, and was gonna build this sort of combo between like a geodesic dome and a yurt just something I could build on that property, but take it down and move it if I needed. I was gonna live in that for the winter, but I talked to my friend Scott and he was like dude, that s gonna be so hard to keep dry and insulated, but there s this aluminum box for sale down the block from my house for $600 bucks. I ll help you turn it into a cabin. Originally it wasn t gonna even be on a trailer, I was just gonna have a tow truck take it out there at $100 bucks a month rent, which was pretty reasonable and I have like a little base camp whenever I want, but it all evolved and has changed a lot during the process and now it s on wheels and I have the truck I got specifically so I can like tow it around a little bit.
Brooke: What s up the Dakine ad campaign about you not having a cell phone? It clearly isn t true, because I m talking to you on your cell phone.
Jason: Yeah, that s what fucking I said to Scotty! I read the ad then looked at the photo and was like, oh this is sick, then I read the thing and I m like no phone? I was like well, I have a phone, I could get rid of it for you if you wanted. (laughs) He got a kick out of that. So I don t know how I feel about that. He explained it like in that moment there s no phone. You know you re not like checking your instagram feed in the fucking mountain before he drops down a mountain or something. So that s really what it meant.
Brooke: Speak for yourself!
Jason: Maybe some people do, I carry a digital camera and some guys actually bring their iPhones and take photos of their lines so that they can reference it from the top.
Brooke: As a professional snowboarder these days, your job is not only to do the tricks now but to tell people that you re doing the tricks, so you couldn t really do your job without a phone.
Jason: Weeelll, I mean there was rumor there for a while that Nicolas Muller only had a land line. I know for a fact he has a cell phone now, but
Brooke: Yeah but he s Nicolas Muller.
Jason: Those rules only apply to him.
Brooke: Yeah, he s special for sure. That s pretty funny. So, you filmed with Absinthe last year? How was that?
Jason: Oh, it was awesome.
Brooke: Who did you film with in the past?
Jason: I filmed with Think Thank, I filmed with People, I filmed with my buddy Leland McNamara for a few years.
Brooke: It seems like the Absinthe movies have a lot more production value and it s just a bigger production overall than Think Thank or your homeys movie. Which did you prefer? Did you like riding in helicopters?
Jason: I mean I ve had fun with every project I ve worked on for sure. The coolest thing about filming with Absinthe is getting to do all the backcountry. I ve always wanted to do more backcountry and big mountain stuff and with other crews it s just harder to have that opportunity, especially with the heli ski stuff. So that s the biggest difference.
Dropping? Photo: Jesse Paul
Brooke: Yeah, I hate to say it, but I feel like you might have gotten the last gasp of that at least for a season or two while everything kind of shakes out. I don t feel like there s gonna be a bunch of big budget movies coming out this season.
Jason: Yeah I don t know. I mean I know budgets are getting tighter and every year there s less and less big productions. A company like Think Thank, they re kind of the model of a lot more sponsorships and a lot more affordable. The trips they re going on as a crew are a lot more affordable, less snowmobiling, mostly just hiking and doing street stuff. That can be better, more sustainable as budgets tighten. But there s TGR and what Jeremy Jones is doing. Those are definitely high dollar productions, however way he s accessing the terrain is a lot more sustainable. And I actually think about that a lot, with my budget after this past season and how that goes. I ve been thinking a lot about how to keep progressing my riding without spending $20,000-30,000 grand on helicopters.
Brooke: Have you come up with any answers?
Jason: Well, not definitive. I definitely want to focus more mountaineering type stuff, the kind of stuff Jeremy is doing. I got connected with him and got to talk to him for like a half hour about sort of going that direction and he was super excited to hear that I was thinking along those lines. He said, I m an open door for any resource or if you re trying to get some sort of camping trip or you re trying to raise money for a project or anything, give me a call and I can help you, so I thought that really cool of him.
Brooke: Yeah that is awesome. He is great. He s down to help out and make things happen for people, which is really cool for someone of his stature. You don t always get that, you know?
Jason: Yeah, yeah. He s pretty grounded for being the leader of big mountain snowboarding for the last 15-20 years.
Brooke: Are you retired from hitting rails?
Jason: Well I hadn t for a few years, but I did this past season. It s fun. I started filming with Absinthe and I just decided I kind of wanted to do it again. I don t know if I ll do it again this year. I m pretty much trying to save all my budget possibly for Alaska, so I m not gonna spend 2 grand to fly out to Michigan for a few weeks or anything like that.
Brooke: Yeah that makes sense. The level of rail riding is so gnarly that I feel like you just have to like really want to do it to justify it.
Jason: Yeah, and for me, I ve never really been that excited about it. Some of my urban clips I get pretty stoked on, but for the most part I don t really. I get super hyped watching the people where that s their thing and they re really insane at it, but for myself I don t really get stoked on like I d much rather focus on backcountry and big mountain stuff.
Rail boarder. Photo: Jesse Paul
Brooke: Yeah definitely. Are you still doing the A-rob Plant a Seed foundation? How s that going?
Jason: Well it s had its up and downs. None of my family has much experience with planning something like that, so we had to take last year off because we kind of got behind on paper work and stuff with the state. But yeah, we re getting it all sorted out and I believe we ll be back at it this year, so. We didn t do it to the extent of before last year, but actually we took a group of kids from the Black Feet Indian reservation up snowboarding, which was a super cool opportunity.
Brooke: Oh yeah, you mentioned you lived on an Indian reservation for a little while. Tell me about that a little bit. It must have been crazy. Reservations are really depressing, is the only way that I could describe them. Was that your experience, or ?
Jason: Well, in a sense. I mean it s real just a crazy contrast, because I was living about 10 miles out of town right on the East Side of the Rocky Mountains in Rocky Mountain park, 2 miles from Glacier National park. I mean it s the most naturally beautiful place you could ask for really, but it was pretty crazy because 10 miles east from there just full on third world, like people getting killed in the streets,. It s pretty gnarly. There s extreme poverty, the average household income is less than $15,000 a year.
Jason: That s per household. I mean it s crazy, from growing up in Whitefish, Montana. When my parents moved here it was more of a ski bum town, but it s definitely changed a lot. There s a lot of money there now and it s crazy to think that not even 100 miles away there s full on 3rd world poverty.
Brooke: How did you end up living there?
Jason: I was in Alaska filming and my girlfriend and I at the time, we had broken up on that trip. We lived together and everything here, and so I got back and just kind of wanted to move out of our place. I d originally gotten a ticket to Nicaragua because I ve always wanted to learn how to surf, so I was just gonna go down there solo for like a month. I booked a ticket for 3 days from the time I booked it, and the night before I wake up to get on my flight at like 2 am and I couldn t find my passport. I had it in my pocket the night before but I lost it somewhere somehow, so I had to cancel my ticket. I m just like, oh shit, now what am I gonna do? So I got on Craigslist and saw like this guy was advertising a house out there and the Blackfeet Indian reservation right on the edge of Glacier National Park and I ve always wanted to spend more time out there and figured it was a cool opportunity to kind of just kind of be alone with my thoughts and have a totally new experience you know?
Jason: So I just talked to the guy on the phone and he was super cool and we talked for a half hour and he was like, I don t need like an application or a reference or anything just give me a check with the first and last and it s yours. I went and checked it out and I was like I ll take it. It was insane, it was like 10 acres, a huge meadow, there was like little Aspen groves, wildflowers everywhere, a creek that ran through the property. There were moose everywhere, saw some grizzly bears a few times.
Brooke: That sounds crazy. You re such a mountain man. There s really no other way to describe it.
Jason: Thank you. It s better than, what Brusti called me on the Absinthe tour. He was like so your quite the nature boy, aren t you? And I was like yeah, I guess so.
Brooke: I mean I think a mountain man is an appropriate designation for a snowboarder, so it works out.
Jason: I think it s pretty much the same thing. Yeah mountains, they re not necessary but they help.
Brooke: They do help. And they sure are fun to slide down.