Man sitting atop a ski lift pole

Altitude Adjustment - an independent film with a more honest view of skiing and snowboarding

Magazines, TV, and other media often portray skiing as acrobatic feats of daring in far away lands, with professional athletes delivered to the tops mountains by helicopter. The majority of skiers do not have the resources to visit those locations and in most cases does not have the ability to ski the terrain either. This film seeks to show a more honest and humble version of skiing and snowboarding. We explore the thoughts and motivations of dedicated winter sports enthusiasts, while showcasing accessible locations that advanced and expert skiers may want to explore on future ski trips.


The film visits more than ten different skiing and snowboarding areas, focusing on resorts as well as backcountry and sidecountry locations. Viewers will see a variety of terrain that advanced to expert skiers will have no problem skiing, with a brief overview of how to get there. Locations in the film include areas in New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Colorado, Idaho, and British Columbia with additional footage from Washington and Argentina.

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