Protect Our Winters

Protect Our Winters works with outdoor enthusiasts to protect the places and lifestyles they love from climate change. 11th Hour Racing and Protect Our Winters are collaborating on two key initiatives designed to showcase the influential role that the more than 50 million people who recreate outdoors, what POW calls the Outdoor State, have in protecting our world today and for future generations.


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World-champion freeskier and POW Alliance Member Jess Hotter skis down Mt. Aspiring in New Zealand. Photo credit: Miles Holden/ 11th Hour Racing


  • The creation and distribution of three POW Alliance Grants projects. The grants support films, events, journalism, research, grassroots campaigns, workshops, and adventures by members of its Alliance, which is composed of athletes, scientists, creatives, and forward-thinking business leaders that further POW’s mission. The grants offer POW a way to give back to the members who dedicate significant time and work to climate advocacy.
  • The two organizations will also co-present Shaped by Water, a short film produced by 11th Hour Racing that brings together internationally renowned freediver Zandile Ndhlovu from South Africa, world-champion freeskier and POW Alliance Member Jess Hotter from New Zealand, and professional offshore sailing outfit 11th Hour Racing Team from the United States.

Shaped by Water explores the relationship that athletes who continually push to the edge have with themselves and the environment they immerse themselves in – and challenges us to think about our world and our impact from a perspective never seen before. Shaped by Water will debut in May 2023. Details on the POW Alliance Grant projects supported by 11th Hour Racing will be announced in February 2023.


Protect Our Winters is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that engages and mobilizes the outdoor sports community, including POW’s more than 50 million person Outdoor State, to become effective climate champions through educational initiatives and political advocacy. Founded by professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones in 2007, Protect Our Winters works with businesses, athletes and communities to harness the collective power of those who love the outdoors to take meaningful action against climate change. For more information, visit