Ali Goulet.rider
Jesse Loomis .photographer
1996 - Vail Pass

This shot was taken at Vail Pass, while Shem and I were waiting for my car to be fixed in Vail. We were driving my 91 VW Fox from VT to CA, when the alternator had died in Nebraska on Easter Sunday. We bought another battery for it, drove 300 miles and tried to get it fixed in Denver, but of course it was Easter Sunday and no garages were open. So we decided to roll the dice and headed up the hill to Vail. The whole drive up I was sweating about that long tunnel we'd have to pass through, and how if the car battery died, it would shut the whole car down, lights and all, and we'd be stuck in the middle of the tunnel and probably get rammed into in the darkness and die. On Easter. Anyway, we made it, the car quit just as we pulled into Vail, and pushed it right into a service station. The next day I shot this image. Ali Goulet has awesome style.


Scott Lenhardt.rider
Jesse Loomis.photograhper
1997 - Stowe

Back when I was still shooting snowboard photos, had no wife and no children, no mortgage, no car payments, long before PowderJet existed, shooting an idiotic photo of my dumb friend at the Stowe pipe felt like a satisfying accomplishment. Here's Scott Lenhardt doing a weird nose grab method thing over the JYD. Hiking a halfpipe will always rule.

Rob Duncan.rider
Jesse Loomis.photograhper
1997 - Jackson Hole

Rob had to duck a rope and dodge ski patrol to drop this number, which he successfully stomped. This photo appeared in his interview in Transworld Snowboarding.

Jay Rehbein.rider
Jesse Loomis.photograhper
1997 - Bromley

Warp magazine did a story about snowboarding in VT and we went up and down the state going to places that don't usually get covered. While in southern VT, we skated the old indoor bowl at Cutting Edge in Bennington, met Erich Rehbein at Mt. Snow, and on this day we were at Bromley. Something about this photo just says fun to me. Jibbing is fun.

Jeff Brushie.rider
Jesse Loomis.photograhper
1996 - Killington

A few of us had gone over to Killington the day before the US Open, because the Stratton pipe was being used for qualifying, and Killington's pipe was going off. Shem and I were shooting, and there were a ton of talented riders there: Ian Spiro, Randy Gaetano, Sean O'Brien, Geoff Raeder, a bunch of others. Eventually Jeff Brushie rolls up, says "hi" to some people, walks to the top of the pipe, drops in, and proceeds to boost twice as high as anyone. Just monstrous backside airs out of this hand-dug half pipe. Three-quarters of the way down his first run, he does this backside crail maneuver, just a crazy stylish straight air, and everyone's jaw just dropped. Such a simple grab, but no-one had seen it done, especially not with Brushie's style. He was competing the next day, and was just practicing. When he did the bs crail during his Open run, the crowd went bananas. Good shit.

Jamil Khan.rider
Shem Roose.photograhper
1994 - Stratton

The thing I remember about Jamil (other than his snowboarding and smile) is the fact that he used to call me out of the blue just to check in and see how I was doing. He genuinely cared and wanted to know what I was up to. I always appreciated that. Oh, he was artistic too. During the First Grand Prix in Maine I went to the condo where he was staying and he asked me if I wanted to see a painting he had made. It was a portrait of Jimi Hendrix and it was rad because I could tell how much time he had put into it. He was proud of his work.

Randy Gaetano.rider
Jesse Loomis.photograhper
1996 - Stowe

This is one of the first days I ever shot snowboarding. Luckily for me, I was shooting a true pro, and a true brother that happens to have dope style. As anyone who has hiked to the top of Mansfield past this cliff knows, it's a weird sloping rock with a squirrelly landing...it's also one of the most beautiful locations in VT. Lucky to have been there that day, and to still have Randy as a best homie 20 years later.

Johnny Noel .rider
Jesse Loomis.photograhper
1997 - Stowe

Snowboarding's direct link to skateboarding is strong, and played a giant role in defining the sport in its early days. Skating's outsider status was mirrored exactly in snowboarding's struggle for respect at the local ski areas. Johnny Noel's skate style shows clearly in this relaxed Roast Beef in the Stowe halfpipe back in 1997.

Rob Duncan.rider
Jesse Loomis.photograhper
1998 - Jackson Hole

Rob was one of the scariest riders to shoot with, because he was so powerful that he would stomp shit that you didn't think was possible to land. He's also a no bullshit dude, and (running theme here) amazing style. That mid 90's O Sin team was stacked with unconventional talent.

Juha Tenkku.rider
Jesse Loomis.photograhper
1996 - Mt. Hood

this was my first trip as a staff photog at Transworld. Juha had an amazing, unique style. Matt Goodman was filming for TWS video, and we set up an evening shoot after the summer camps were done for the day, because the golden hour light is so beautiful up there. A photo of Todd Richards from this same shoot, from the same angle, ran in the photo annual that year. I always kinda liked this one better tho...

Shane Charlebois.rider
Jesse Loomis.photograhper
1998 - Brighton, Utah

I think this was when Shane was transitioning from pro rider to filming. I had met Shane back in the mid 90's when he was at UVM, riding for Burton and sharing a bedroom in Burlington with Shem Roose. I always forgot what a great rider he was, because I rarely got a chance to ride with him, and knew him more as a hilarious, thoughtful guy. I remember shooting with him on this trip, being blown away by his riding skills, too.

Scott Lenhardt.rider
Jesse Loomis.photograhper
1998 - Bromley, Vermont

This may have been the last pipe that Bromley ever dug, and it was a fun one. Scott and I both learned how to snowboard on this very slope, so it's always fun to connect and take runs there. My favorite homie to ride with, and the guy who named PowderJet, although I think he was busting on me when he said it

Jay Rehbein.rider
Jesse Loomis.photograhper
2016 - Brighton

I always loved riding and shooting photos at Brighton. Some of the best memories of my snowboarding career happened there. This day with Jay and Eric Rehbein was right up there. Always great to see east coast kids with killer style dropping cliffs you'd never see back in VT.