Local Peaks, Local People and Local Music: A 20 year journey to ski the highpoints of all the snowy states coast to coast is encapsulated in many short films and articles. 

Skiing States started in 1998 as a casual project to ski and film the high point of every Northeastern state. In 2012 it expanded to include the west, and in 2014 to include the Midwest. Discover your country’s wild lands through the short films.

Media – 17 short films and counting

“Skiing States” documentaries by state:

Be surprised by the beauty of states you never thought to visit. See the journey to ski the high point, the search for other backcountry terrain, interviews with locals and the natural winter beauty of public lands. This is set to a mix of stock and local music by local bands or musicians.

High Point Shorts:

This series caters to those with a short attention span and just want to check out the actual approach and descent of a given peak. Beautiful mountain scenery is set to music with little or no narration. These are 1-4 minutes typically. This film series has already broken ground by covering areas never before shown in winter conditions.

Backcountry Profiles:

The people behind the places. This series is an outlet to release full interviews with locals who have shaped the backcountry/skimountaineering community through first descents, or simply through being a conduit for stoke and history in their region. This series has a mix of oral history, excitement for local places and knowledge about how to start or what organizations help backcountry skiers around the nation. Backcountry Profiles page >


Learn more about animals and the natural world you will witness skiing across the nation. From raptors to bears to buffalo.

Gear reviews:

People keep asking me about gear, so in this series we review gear I used, or simply show differences between gear and how it is used.

VIDEOS page >

YOUTUBE channel >

Written Articles – 45 articles and counting

Read about our nation’s high points and wild places. There will be an article about every high point as well as other supporting articles on conservation issues connected.

Full list of blog articles >

Get involved

Be in an interview, guide or come ski with your camera. Many people have made this project possible through donating time or footage. Many are proud of the beauty in their local areas and wish to make it known to the world, others are fighting to protect their ancestral lands from extraction industry threats and want the story told.

Finished articles on each mountain are clickable below:

By region:


Colorado Nevada California Utah Oregon Michigan Nebraska New York Vermont Massachusetts Iowa

Click on the state to get guides, articles and videos about skiing the high point.

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