In April, Jason was skiing at Squaw Valley with a group of local rippers on one of the only powder days of the 2014/15. Jason was taking photos of the crew when he decided he’d take a free ski run down Main Chute in the Palisades. After entering the chute, Jason picked up speed quick and came out of the run faster than anticipated. Upon exiting Main Chute Jason caught an edge and was flung on his back. The impact resulted in a spinal dislocation at C6/7, causing temporary paralysis from the shoulders down.
Jason’s goal is to get back to enjoying Tahoe the way he did before his accident. Jason has a 3-year-old son named Ebbett, and his long-term goal is to ski with his son on a regular basis again.
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