ARTICLES

October 2, 2012

Jeremy Jones Stars in Further, Captivating Snowboarders and Skiers Alike

Jeremy Jones presenting the movie.

The Meeting rolled on Friday evening with the showing of Jeremy Jones’ movie “Further,” by Teton Gravity Research.  “Further” is the second installment of the trilogy, “Deeper, Further, Higher.” The most prolific big mountain snowboarder of all time, Jeremy Jones’ movies always attract snowboarders and skiers alike, who come expecting to get their minds blown.  Jones and company deliver.

Jones and CFS Owner Gabe Martin

Viewers follow Jones as he explores and rides the biggest of big mountain terrain all over the world, accessing the terrain with his own two feet.  The opening segment takes us to Japan, where Jones and Forrest Shearer ride big lines in the Japanese Alps.  From there we go to Norway’s Arctic Circle, after a twelve hour snowmobile ride, Jones and Tejre Haakonsen camp out and splitboard an incredible zone.  In Norway, Jones remarks, “The options are endless and the light is endless.”  In Austria, Jones teams up with Mitch Toelderer and Bibi Pekarek in an intense segment where the mountains bite back.  The film finishes in Alaska, in the “heavy intense world” of the Wrangell Mountains, where Jones continues to show he is the most dominant big mountain snowboarder ever.  His display of sluff management on the gnarliest mountains on earth is absolutely jaw dropping.

We got a chance to chat with Jones after the premiere, and talk about his experiences in the mountains.  It’s clear that Jones not only loves riding, but is someone who savors every aspect of the travelling and making snowboard films.  “Most days, you don’t get shots.  You spend a month and you get three sick shots.  I try to surround myself with people who love the process.  For me, the journey is the reward.”

Not only is Jeremy Jones a ripping snowboarder, he is the founder of Protect Our Winters, an organization that seeks to “engage and mobilize” the winter sports community against climate change.  Jones founded the organization in 2007 because he, as someone who got to snowboard in the most remote locations on the planet, had “seen definitive change in the mountains.  We are the one out there and we need to protect it.”  Learn more at http://protectourwinters.org/.

No matter what you ride, make sure you see this film this winter.  We look forward to seeing the final installment, Higher, two years from now.

There will be a dual showing of Further and The Dream Factory at 6:30, November 7th, at Western State Colorado University.  Check back soon for details.



About the Author

1. Ed Dujardin
After moving out west for college, Ed took summer school so he could spend winters in Crested Butte. These days, he coaches the Western State Colorado University Freeride Team, and spends as much time as he can fishing the incredible rivers of the area.




Comments