Weston Backcountry Backwoods Splitboard Benefits National Forest Foundation
- Art by the board was created by Crested Butte-based artist John Fellows and features many little touches that tell the Weston story (Tiny Home, splitboarders in a skin track, and a bonfire in the backcountry under a full moon and clear sky. I’ve attached some photos of the artwork being developed. It was initially carved in wood, printed then transferred to a digital file for the board.
- Looking to next year – this top sheet will expand to the full Backwoods line-up. Also, 10% of all profits from the Backwoods sold in ’19-’20 will go to the National Forest Foundation.
- Weston also plans to expand is giving across their women’s line-up with 10% of the profits from the Riva and the new all-mountain board, the Rise, will go to create a scholarship fund for women to get their avalanche education in partnership with Backcountry Babes.
- Weston also will be announcing their partnership with 1% for the Planet at Outdoor Retailer this year.
- This expands upon what was already a big ’16-’17 season where they raised over $20,000 dollars for the National Forest Foundation, and where the only snowboard company to sponsor AIARE.
How cool is that?! All of us here at Engearment have been fans of Weston for years (see this review of the Backwoods and Japow). It is great to see companies giving back. It is even cooler when they are legit snowboard and splitboards!