Ten-time Big Mountain Rider of the Year winner Jeremy Jones revolutionized backcountry snowboarding with DEEPER, his 2010 ode to splitboarding and human-powered adventure. His 2012 sequel, FURTHER, took him to the planet’s most remote mountain ranges.
Now Jones and his crew are elevating their game and taking their quest to the next level for the third and final installment of the DEEPER, FURTHER, HIGHER trilogy from the award-winning producers at Teton Gravity Research.
Presented by Subaru, JEREMY JONES’ HIGHER traces Jones’ snowboarding journey from hiking Cape Cod’s Jailhouse Hill as a child to accumulating several generations’ worth of wisdom and expertise about thriving and surviving in the winter wilderness.
On Saturday, October 11, at the Center for the Arts, Jones will present the Jackson Hole premiere of the film at the 2014 SHIFT Festival.
The film should be well received in the mountain town. Along with friends like Jackson Hole’s Bryan Iguchi, Jeremy leaves tracks on signature lines in the Tetons.
He also makes far-flung first descents in the Eastern Alaska Range and the Himalayas of Nepal, where the stakes are as high as the peaks themselves.
SHIFT organizers feel the film is perfect for the festival, because it connects skiers and snowboarders to ways they can address climate change.
Jones started Protect Our Winters (POW) in 2007 to address the impact of climate change on mountains.
According to its website, “POW’s mission—to engage and mobilize the winter sports community to lead the fight against climate change—was founded on the idea that the collective power of the winter sports community is massive, and that if we can all work together, the end result can be revolutionary.”
Jones’ environmental advocacy work with Protect Our Winters won him recognition as one of President Barack Obama’s 2013 Champions of Change.
2013 was a good year for Jones. His exploits in the mountains earned him a nod as a 2013 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year.
On Saturday, October 11, both aspects of his personality will be on display in Jackson Hole.
Two screenings – 5:30 and 9pm – at Jackson Hole Center for the Arts. Click here to buy tickets. $15. ($1 from every ticket sold to this premiere will be donated to support Protect our Winters.)