Jeremy Jones Profile: Boots are Made for Walking

Sunday, 02. 22. 2009  –  Category: Snowboarding, Video

Don’t usually cover pro snowboarders here, but thought this Jeremy Jones video was pretty cool. Jeremy is a big advocate of watching your carbon footprint, and is founder/CEO of POW: Protect Our Winters, a “non-profit organization dedicated to reversing the global warming crisis by uniting the winter sports community”.

Over the years, the name “Jeremy Jones” has become synonymous with “helicopters in Alaska” because he’s the No. 1 name in steep terrain, and helicopters are the No. 1 way to access steep terrain. It’s easy math.

These days, though, Jones is increasingly aware of what he does, why he does it and whether there’s a better way to do it that doesn’t leave a Sasquatch-sized carbon footprint behind. He’s weaning himself off carbon-based travel as much as possible, be it in the backcountry (snowmobiles, helicopters) or getting there in the first place (planes, automobiles). He might not be riding his mountain bike from Lake Tahoe to Alaska—yet—but he is doing everything in his power to show that world-class freeriding can be achieved by more responsible means.

Some cool riding footage inbetween interview segments, and more info over here.

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3 Responses to “Jeremy Jones Profile: Boots are Made for Walking”

  1. andrew Says:

    That’s nuts. I thing that’s cool that he’s different ’cause of what he does and how he does it. But not going to lie, I dont think that I could make that journey unless there’s a chairlift.

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