Pro snowboarder Forrest Shearer takes us on a tour of the Wasatch Mountains in this video courtesy of The Wilderness Society, Teton Gravity Research, Jones Snowboards and Protect Our Winters. Backcountry riding and hiking brings sport enthusiasts to the front lines of the climate change battle. Gaining a level of intimacy with the mountains that many would find hard to comprehend, athletes like Shearer cannot avoid being affected by the changing snow and weather conditions.
We are fortunate to have an action sports industry that does not turn a blind-eye to these issues. Projects like my Wilderness promote constructive dialog with new generations in the hopes of raising awareness for a planet that provides us with so much mountainside fun.