Mat Schaer, the militant snowboarder who wants to move the lines

SCAN SPORT – Professional snowboarder and environmental engineer, the Swiss is behind Shelter, an activist documentary that raises awareness of the climate emergency.

Mat Schaer (29) has long been one of the professional snowboarders in the world, seeking ever more extreme exploits. Using planes to travel to Canada or Alaska, helicopters to drop off to summits, or using snowmobiles to transport equipment to make films are a thing of the past.

An environmental engineer, the Swiss are now campaigning for a drastic reduction of the carbon footprint in the mountains. It's urgent. "I realized with my studies in environmental science that global warming was the number one problem for humanity and I wanted to reconcile my convictions with my passion for snowboarding," he explains. passage to Paris to present his new documentary.

With a few other big names in board sports such as Léo Taillefer, Thomas Delfino, Levi Luggen or snowboard legend Jeremy Jones, founder of the very influential association Protect Our Winters, Mat Schaer is at the origin of Shelter (by Julien Roserens) , a successful and committed film that invites viewers to rethink their way of consuming the mountain.

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