The Tesla Model X will launch in 2014 with all-wheel drive, no tailpipe emissions and plenty of pop. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.

Oregon's Electric Highway now has a rest-and-recharge stop on Mount Hood. Does this mean electric vehicles have a future as snow rides?

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Mount Hood's glaciers are shrinking.

Freeriding legend Jeremy Jones can shred it with the best of them. A top snowboard racer in his youth, he switched from salted ice to big mountain riding for films such as "Further" to rip the steepest and deepest powder he could find. All that time in deep snow got him to wondering how much of it will be around in the future.

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