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Iconic snowboarder Jeremy Jones to lead Thursday film series at Squaw

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OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Extreme snowboarding pioneer Jeremy Jones of Truckee will lead the second installment of Alpenglow Sports' 10th anniversary Winter Film Series this Thursday.

Jones will present "An Extreme Snowboarding Retrospective," which captures his two decades as a premier big mountain rider, and contains readings from his new book, "No Words for the Way Down," and a tribute to the role the Tahoe mountain community has had on his snowboarding.

"Watching Jeremy revolutionize the entire sport of snowboarding, chalking up some of the steepest, rowdiest descents ever captured on film has been a total privilege," Brendan Madigan, owner of Tahoe City-based Alpenglow Sports, said in a statement. "Jones has evolved from an extreme athlete to an environmental advocate, a champion of the human-powered experience in the mountains, and a business owner, which in my mind has been his most impressive feat."

According to Alpenglow, Jones will showcase a blend of photos and video at Thursday's presentation, from first descents on steep spine lines in Alaska, to backcountry missions in remote mountain ranges across the globe.

The Alpenglow Winter Sports Film Series, presented by 101.5 KTKE Truckee Tahoe Radio, become a winter tradition for North Tahoe's skiing, climbing, and adventure community.

Over the last nine years, the series has raised nearly $60,000 for North Tahoe-Truckee nonprofits.

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The nonprofit beneficiary for Thursday is Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue. Visit tahoenordicsar.com to learn more.

If you go

What: Alpenglow Sports Winter Film Series feat. Jeremy Jones

When: 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17

Where: Squaw Valley’s Olympic Village Lodge, 1901 Chamonix Place, Olympic Valley

Cost: Free

More information: alpenglowsports.com