England previously won 22 medals over the course of 90 years before Jones took home the 23rd yesterday.
Jamie Anderson of the United States won the event with a score of 95.25 and Finland's Enni Rukajarvi placed second by scoring 92.50.
"I can't believe it," said Jones, 33. "I was just waiting because I knew I was going to drop down and down [the leaderboard] but I didn't know how far. I'm just so happy right now. I feel so proud to get on the podium. A few said, 'Is she past it?' but I did what I could and, thankfully, it got me on there.”
Until now England had only won medals in events such as figure skating, curling, skeleton and bobsledding.
"I absolutely did not think I would ever be in this position back then, when I was a chalet maid. I was cooking breakfasts, cleaning toilets. I was having a great time, I was snowboarding every day and that was amazing,” Jones said. "It's still sinking in, the history part. Hopefully I'll be in a few pub quizzes now."
In addition to working as a chalet maid, Jones has also been employed at a cardboard factory and at a doughnut shop in order to help fund her athletic career.
"It feels amazing," added Jones. "I cannot believe it, I just can't believe it. I knew I was going to drop [from first place] but I didn't know how far. I am just so happy. "It was so difficult waiting. I thought I did my best run and landed it as best as I could."