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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.


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.