Leanne Pelosi has long been a person that has expanded the definition of “women’s snowboarding”, expounding on what this phrase means in the dialect of current context both in the streets and in the mountains. This past season, Leanne stacked footage across the globe with fellow boarders that contribute to shaping the way that riding is regarded. In her new series, Vision Airs, Leanne shares this footage and in the first episodes, takes on pillows in BC with Marie-France Roy. Enjoy and stay tuned for episode two.
Snowboarding has the potential to give us access to the natural world in ways that many other activities can’t. A backcountry expedition is the pinnacle of this, but you don’t have to climb a remote mountain to realize how special the environment is that we ride in. It is something worth preserving. Marie-France Roy passionately believes this and has a message that can be relatable to anyone: do you part, however small or seemingly insignificant it may be. You don’t need to drive an electric car, power your home using solar energy and make your clothes from scratch to show that you care about the environment. Drink water from a reusable bottle, make an effort to recycle, ride a or walk to work if you can. Small things go a long way when the masses participate. That’s Marie’s message, and it’s something that you can easily attain. You just have to try to do the little things.
Watch also: From snow to surf: SideTracked with Helen Schettini by Full Moon
SideTracked is a 7-part web series based on each rider’s passion besides snowboarding that compliments their outdoor lifestyle. Robin Van Gyn continues the series with her discussion of backcountry awareness. Come back to snowboardmag.com every Tuesday for a new episode of SideTracked.
Produced by: Leanne Pelosi, Runway Films
Edited by: Clayton Larsen
CInematographers: Aaron Leyland, Rik Johnston, Benjamin Webb, Helen Schettini
Rider: Robin Van Gyn
Graphics: Laine Cherashore
Sponsors: Roxy, Anon, Salomon Snowboards, Dakine, K2, Airblaster, Billabong, Vans, Whistler Blackcomb, The Source Snowboard Shop, Arbor Snowboards