Jon Jay

Jon Jay

Jon Jay is the digital content editor for SKI Magazine. Since starting in July 2017, he has played a critical role in growing the readership of and substantially increasing the number of followers and engagement rate of SKI's FacebookInstagram, and Twitter pages.

Jon oversees all ski and ski boot testing for SKI Magazine, and is always willing to test craft beer and good whiskey. Before joining SKI, Jon held multiple titles at Silverton Mountain and, as a Princeton in Asia Fellow, taught writing and critical thinking at KIMEP University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. While growing up in western Colorado and attending the University of Denver as a Boettcher Scholar, Jon worked in a number of ski shops where he learned about what makes quality skis and boots stand out for all types of skiers.

Primarily a freeride and backcountry skier, Jon competed on the Freeskiing World Tour for two seasons and has earned first descents in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Norway. When not skiing, Jon has been known to go for long runs in the mountains, occasionally competitively. He also rides mountain and road bikes, but would always rather go skiing. 

He lives in Boulder, Colo., and you can follow his travels on Instagram @jonjski, his adventures on Strava, and more writing—plus his love of Colorado sports teams—on Twitter @jonjski

Ski presses in Mittersill, Austria

Where the Magic Happens

The ski factory in Mittersill, Austria, is responsible for making some of the best-performing—and best-selling—skis of the past decade. Our SKI Test manager journeys deep into the Alps to find out why.


The Tie that Binds

Sam Coffey helped everyone thrive in the greater skiing family and beyond. He was a person all skiers should aspire to be.

Jon Jay skiing in St. Anton, Austria

The Duel: CBD Supplements

A ski season on the road is sure to produce aches and pains, so one editor tried two different CBD capsules to see which combatted soreness the best.

The joy of skiing uphill.

The Uphill Skier’s Manual

Steve House and Scott Johnston teamed up with endurance superstar Kílian Jornet to create "Training for the Uphill Athlete", a training bible for anyone who skis uphill.