ZEPPELIN ZEERIP – HOW TO GO FAR AS A SNOWBOARDER, ACTIVIST, AND FILMMAKER

HERE’S THE WILD IDEA

Zeppelin’s Wild Idea: To share different perspectives of the public land debate through his latest documentary film, and inspire others to get outside.

Aside from having one of the most badass names ever, Zeppelin Zeerip is a pro snowboarder and activist, the author of Don’t Call Me a Gypsy, a producer and partner of WZRD Media, and co-founder of a grassroots snowboard competition called Occupy Pando.

For his latest project, Zeppelin is traveling around the U.S. to film for his upcoming documentary about the public land debate. He is passionate about preserving this land that everyone has access to, but he also knows the importance of hearing perspectives from all sides. We also go deep and talk about some of the loss he endured in his youth, and how that has affected his drive and motivation today.

LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE IF:

  • You want to be a pro snowboarder.
  • You are passionate about the public land debate.
  • You’ve ever suffered loss.
  • You try to get outside every day.
  • You want to surround yourself with inspiring people.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • 3:40 – Where Zeppelin got his name.
  • 5:45 – How he became a pro snowboarder.
  • 9:20 – What Zeppelin learned from losing his father early in life.
  • 11:40 – How he dealt with loss after his house burned down.
  • 15:20 – How Zeppelin got into film and the public land debate.
  • 17:10 – What is the public land debate.
  • 19:30 – Why he’s taking an unbiased approach to his latest documentary.
  • 21:45 – The characters in this documentary that Zeppelin is excited about.
  • 26:30 – How he found subjects for the public lands documentary.
  • 29:00 – His fear of failure pushes him far.
  • 30:40 – How he achieves his goals.
  • 32:20 – Zeppelin gets outside every single day.
  • 33:20 – What books Zeppelin pulled from his burning house.
  • 35:30 – Why he wishes he had checked his pride as a teen.
  • 37:00 – The importance of gratitude.
  • 37:45 – You have to surround yourself with inspirational people.

GrindTV - How snowboarder Zeppelin Zeerip found positivity in tragedy

GrindTV - How snowboarder Zeppelin Zeerip found positivity in tragedy

A few weeks ago, snowboarder/filmmaker Zeppelin Zeerip released a new documentary.

But unlike most short videos released by sponsored snowboarders (Zeerip is sponsored by Nitro Snowboards and Zeal Optics), Zeerip’s new film isn’t a compilation of him charging massive backcountry kickers set over a thumping soundtrack.

No, his autobiographical film Fly High, Go Far deals with heavier topics, like alcoholism, loss and mental wellbeing:

Powder Files : Getting Deep at Snowbird with Zeppelin Zeerip

Powder Files : Getting Deep at Snowbird with Zeppelin Zeerip

Recent storm systems, fueled by an atmospheric river, have steam-rolled across much of the country, producing insane amounts of snow at many resorts. Snow totals have been so high, that some areas have already exceeded their average snow totals for the entire season.  This is true for Snowbird, located in Utah, up Little Cottonwood Canyon, who’s received over 211” of snow this year and well over four feet this past week alone.

Transworld Snowboarding - Fly High, Go Far

Transworld Snowboarding - Fly High, Go Far

Fly High, Go Far is the story of Zeppelin Zeerip, a snowboarder, writer, and film maker. The film is an honest portrayal of the hardships Zeppelin has endured with the death of his father, breaking his femur, and having his home burn down and his resiliency rise above and make the most of life through snowboarding and beyond.

Michigan Boarder

Michigan Boarder

Zeppelin Zeerip sounds like the name of a comic book character or a hero in a Disney movie. However, this young Michigander has been quietly making a name for himself in the snowboard world in the last couple of years. From the summer parks of Windells to the harsh environment of the Alaskan backcountry, Zeppelin truly charges. We sat down with the wildly named young buck to get his take on what it means to grow up riding in Michigan and to see what the future holds.

 

The Inertia

The Inertia

Far From Home isn’t just about snowboarding. Or just about Brolin Mawejje. The documentary is about a team as well as communities from Uganda to Utah coming together.

Transworld Snowboarding

Transworld Snowboarding

Zeppelin Zeerip : Mount Hood to Argentina

Zeppelin Zeerip had a solid summer filled with a smattering of boardin’ at Mount Hood and in Argentina with SASS Global Travel. He just dropped this tasty edit of his antics that span from the Pacific Northwest, to deep down south. We reached out to double Z for the scoop on his summer, his role with DMOS, and just how explosive things got in Argentina.

 

The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal

Young Zep Zeerip Pursues His Passion for the Sport While Pondering Plato

CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. -- Like several of his classmates, Zeppelin Zeerip, a lanky, soft-spoken 14-year-old, sports a stocking cap, sagging jeans and a broken bone. He fractured his collarbone when he fell in practice, and before that he broke his arm.