Mountain rideshare provides eco friendly options for mountain travel

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 29, 2009 11:29 am

Unfortunately, not all of us live in mountain ski towns. How wonderful would life be if you could walk out your front door and basically be at the base of the mountain already? Well, for those of us who don’t have that luxury, we must travel. Be it planes or cars, none of our travel options are particularly great for the environment. That’s why carpooling is key…and that’s why snowboarder Dinesh Tosh invented Mountain Rideshare. It’s like a facebook for skiers and snowboarders, with the sole purpose of organizing carpools. On this website, you can link up with other skiers and riders who are going where you’re going at the same time. Less cars on the road, smaller carbon footprint! Tosh explains:

“Mountain Rideshare is an idea born of my own desire to get to the mountains as efficiently as possible while creating the least amount of irreversible damage on the mountains on which I so depend for my own peace of mind and well-being. For the past 13 years I have spent the winter months in Chamonix, France and have seen with my own eyes how breathtaking glaciers have receded dramatically. Every time I return to the valley my heart sinks when I see how these once-massive ice fields are shrinking further and further from our grasp. With the introduction of budget airlines — not so budget these days — it has made it very easy and convenient to travel,” Tosh adds. “However, these same airlines are also an ecological disaster with their contribution to global warming reeking havoc on the beautiful but delicate natural environment we so love.”

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