VIDEO: Snowboarder Jeremy Jones Ditches Chopper, Goes Backcountry
Bummed about the fuel, he decides to hike up and use a splitboard
Snowboard legend Jeremy Jones has probably jumped from a helicopter with his board more times than anyone else, in his own estimation, but a new video interview with the New York Times shows he’s begun to rethink how he gets to the top of the mountain.
No more heli-jumps for this guy.
“It did bum me out that my snowboarding required a ton of fuel,” Jones said.
As Jones demonstrates to his interviewer near his home in Truckee, CA, he now uses a splitboard to ski up the mountain backcountry style, sans carbon emissions, before snowboarding down. (See our splitboard picks here.)
For more video of Jones tearing down jaw-dropping verticals, check out the trailer for his film Further here.