Granite stater Chas Guldemond moved to Lake Tahoe in 2005 to seriously pursue professional snowboarding. “After a lot of hitchhiking to the mountain, training everyday and living off of PBJ’s and eggs” Guldemond took second at the 2006 U.S. Open. After that, it all fell into place. In 2009 he won the Burton U.S. Open, took the Global Open Tour overall and notched second in the World Snowboard Tour overall slopestyle standings to become one of slopestyle's biggest names. The 2012 winter saw Guldemond become the TTR World Champion, while he also took a win at the Burton Canadian Open and yet another Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix title. Guldemond made some noise in 2013, starting off with a second at the Breckenridge Dew Tour in December and a solid win at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain in January. Then he placed fourth at X Games Tignes and third at the Burton U.S. Open to close off a strong season.
2013 Winter X Games, Tignes - 4th
2013 U.S. Grand Prix, Copper Mountain - 1st
2012 U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth Mountain - 1st
2012 World Snowboarding Championships, Oslo - 1st
2011 Winter X Games - Bronze
2011 Winter X Games, Tignes - Gold
2011 U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth Mountain - 1st
2010 U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth Mountain, 1st
Things To Know:
1. Favorite movie is Rocky 4. Pure coincidence is takes place in Russia, too.
2. Paid for lift tickets and equipment with money he made working for his father refinishing bathtubs.
3. He and his wife Drea married in April 2011. They have two dogs: Lucy, a pitbull mix and Tucker, a Shiba Inu.