The World Snowboard Tour recently partnered with mountain specific carpooling website Mountain Rideshare with a move towards encouraging cost effective, sustainable and social travel to their events all over the globe.
There's a whole bunch of CO2 pumped out into the atmosphere by snowboarders travelling to and from the mountains, so our friend Tosh - a longtime Chamonix seasonaire - setup Mountain Rideshare to encourage snowboarders to buddy up and carpool on their rides throughout the alipne regions of the world, thereby reducing their impact on big Mamma Nature. Now, the TTR have come onboard to setup carpools for all the events of this season's World Snowboard Tour. The TTR's Jack Reeves comments "We’re going to work with the guys at Mountain Rideshare to setup carpools to every World Snowboard Tour event. This will make it easy for those to share travel costs and perhaps meet new people. There’s a chance that we’ll get even more spectators who might not have made it otherwise. As an industry that relies on snow continuing to fall, for business and pleasure, we need to do all in our power to protect our winters!"
At a time when fuel prices are the highest they’ve ever been, climate change on every governments agenda and the fact that the web and social media have changed the way we do things and meet people, there has never been a better time to promote and use a website like Mountain Rideshare.
Tosh himself is pumped on the WST backing. "I’m super stoked on the partnership with the World Snowboard Tour," he said, "as this will really validate and encourage carpooling to the world wide community of snowboarders. In turn I hope that even more people start to use the site to share space in vehicles when taking part in mountain related travel. We need to speak to the masses to make the site really work for people and hope that the site gets the support not only from the snowboarding industry but from the mountain industry as a whole."
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