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 SKImag.com and substantially increasing the number of followers and engagement rate of SKI's Facebook, Instagram, 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.
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