A conversation with snowboarder and climate activist Jeremy Jones - SNEWS

Straight talk with Jeremy Jones

Sit in on a video conversation with snowboarder and climate activist about his new "impact documentary," Purple Mountains, the upcoming election, backcountry safety, and skiing in the woods as a kid.
Publish date:

In this edition of Straight Talk, Editorial Director Kristin Hostetter sits down for a free-wheeling Zoom conversation with Jeremy Jones, pro snowboarder and founder of Protect Our Winters and Jones Snowboards.

The two, who are first cousins, talk about how Jones’ new documentary, Purple Mountains, is so different from all his other movies, how the outdoor industry can turn the tide of the upcoming election season, how the coronavirus crisis will impact backcountry safety this winter, and they reminisce about learning to ski the trees together as kids in Stowe, Vermont.




Jeremy Jones talks movies, kids, poetry, and becoming an elder

“This…I look back and I realize I have given my life over to this. A love, an obsession, a never-ending pursuit of that feeling.” The feeling that Jeremy Jones describes in the opening lines of his latest movie project is what he calls the “life of glide.” Jones, pro …read more

Jeremy Jones

5 questions for Jeremy Jones

Jeremy Jones is the triple threat of the snowsports world. He’s a Truckee, California-based professional big-mountain snowboarder, sponsored by the likes of O’Neill and Clif Bar. He’s also the owner of the Jones Snowboards line of boards, skins, packs, and apparel. And, since …read more

screenshot of two women: on right, blonde woman weaging glasses and pink shirt; on right of black woman blue and gray shirt.

Straight Talk with Teresa Baker

In this edition of Straight Talk, Editor-in-Chief Kristin Hostetter sits down with Teresa Baker, co-founder of the Outdoor CEO Diversity Pledge to discuss how recent events have created an overwhelming surge in interest in the pledge. Here are some soundbites from Baker: We do …read more

split screen with blonde woman in tank top on left and man with silver goatee, black tee-shirt and black hat on right

Straight talk with Rich Hill

In this edition of Straight Talk, Editor-in-Chief Kristin Hostetter sits down for a free-wheeling conversation with Rich Hill, president of Grassroots Outdoor Alliance. Hill, known as one of the straightest shooters in the outdoor industry, gives us insights on which outdoor …read more

split screen of blonde woman and man in hat

Straight talk: PR during the pandemic

Kicking off our Straight Talk series of laid-back, free-wheeling conversations with outdoor industry leaders, SNEWS Editor-in-Chief Kristin Hostetter connects via video with Eric Henderson, founder of Meteorite PR, which represents brands like Salewa, Dynafit, Sweet Protection, …read more


Jeremy Jones writes President Trump a personal note about Paris Agreement

Dear Mr. President, I have spent my life in the mountains. My life depends on being in tune with nature, weather and snow. In 2007, I started Protect Our Winters because I had become increasingly alarmed with the changing climate and shrinking of glaciers. I did not need …read more

Split screen with two people: blonde haired woman in turtleneck sweater and glasses on left; brown haired man in black crewneck on right

Straight Talk: Video interview with Patagonia CEO Ryan Gellert

In this edition of Straight Talk, Editorial Director Kristin Hostetter sits down for a candid Zoom conversation with Ryan Gellert, the new CEO of Patagonia. It’s his first U.S. interview since taking the helm. Key takeaways include: Patagonia’s search for a greener banking …read more

9 squares of people holding American and other flags

Jimmy Chin says "Make a damn plan to vote"

Protect Our Winters (POW) recently launched a campaign to get all outdoor enthusiasts to make a plan to hit the polls this November. Today, they dropped a 2-minute video narrated by Jimmy Chin that’s worth a watch. We spoke to POW founder Jeremy Jones about voter turnout, which …read more

oboz plant trees

7 brands, retailers lovin’ on our planet

When Earth Day rolls around, everyone’s social media feeds are flooded with tips on how to be greener and sustainable ways to celebrate Earth—all good things. But SNEWS rounded up a list of brands and organizations who stand out in loving on our planet. Do you live in one of the …read more