Interview and Riding footage
Over the years, the name “Jeremy Jones” has become synonymous with “helicopters in Alaska” because he’s the No. 1 name in steep terrain, and helicopters are the No. 1 way to access steep terrain. It’s easy math.
These days, though, Jones is increasingly aware of what he does, why he does it and whether there’s a better way to do it that doesn’t leave a Sasquatch-sized carbon footprint behind. He’s weaning himself off carbon-based travel as much as possible, be it in the backcountry (snowmobiles, helicopters) or getting there in the first place (planes, automobiles). He might not be riding his mountain bike from Lake Tahoe to Alaska—yet—but he is doing everything in his power to show that world-class freeriding can be achieved by more responsible means.