4 Professional Snowboarders Who Double As Environmentalists

02/04/2012 02:18 pm ET
  • Mother Nature Network

Professional snowboarders have awesome jobs: They spend their days on mountains riding chairlifts and ripping runs down snow-covered hills. Depending on their focus, they might find themselves spending the day in a halfpipe nailing down highly technical tricks or up in the backcountry dropping huge lines for video cameras filming from nearby helicopters. While the smart ones also put in time in the gym lifting weights and doing yoga, the bulk of a snowboarders' training time is spent in the mountains, outside on the snow collecting wintry vertical gain and drop.

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