Weston Backcountry Backwoods Splitboard Benefits National Forest Foundation
Weston x John Fellows x National Forrest Foundation “Freedom of the Forests” Backwoods
We are spreading the word about this sweet new partnership with REI and National Forest Foundation, Weston just released a limited edition version of their Backwoods Splitboard to raise money for the National Forrest Foundation. This kicks off their second year of partnership with the NFF, last year they raised over $20,000.
The board features new artwork that was created by Crested Butte-based woodcarver, John Fellows. The board retails for $899 with 10% of the proceeds going to NFF and will be exclusively available at REI. For this year, it was sold exclusively at REI. 10% of profits are going to support the 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!