When you grow up in Jackson, Wyoming, mentored by snowboarding greats like fellow TNF athlete Mark Carter and Jackson Hole legend Bryan Iguchi, it’s easy to see how Blake Paul earned the nickname, the “Backcountry Prince”. He honed his backcountry knowledge, technical skills and unique, casual style at an early age, and has been progressing the forefront of snowboarding ever since. His ability to tackle all types of terrain while always making snowboarding look fun certainly helps his cause, but the 25-year-old Vermont born artist, surfer, skateboarder and occasional writer also wins over the snowboard world with his personality and attitude. In a 2018 interview with Snowboarder magazine, the writer called Blake well-spoken, attentive and insightful. Plus, his Instagram edits are some of the best in the business.
Blake’s first footage showed up in the 2011 film Manifest, thanks to his late friend and mentor, Aaron Robinson. In 2014, Blake landed a standout section in the film Go: A Snowboard Road Trip and nabbed the cover of TransWorld SNOWboarding by age 20. The following year, with footage spanning huge backcountry jumps in Jackson to steep natural terrain in Canada, he scored the opening segment of Snowboarder’s award-winning film, Foreward. Most recently, he starred in Van’s full-length film, Landline, shot on Kodak 16mm film, in which Blake’s fluid, yet explosive style takes centerstage.
Constantly evolving as a snowboarder but always keeping things authentic and fun, Blake consistently produces footage that excites people to get out and ride.
- Video part in Vans Snow's Landline, 2018
- The North Face “Middle of Somewhere”, 2017
- Video part in Snowboarder Magazine's SFD, 2016
- Opening part in Snowboarder Magazine's Foreward", 2015
- Video part in Transworld's Go! A Snowboard Road Trip, 2014
- The North Face Master's Young Gun Award, 2012