“The man who started a movement. Arguably one of the most recognized and filmed skiers in the world, Scot Schmidt pioneered a style and a remarkable ability that inspired generations, not only of skiers, but all “”extreme”" athletes and helped shape, revitalize, and evolve the ski industry as a whole. Combining his unique racing technique with freeskiing, Scot created a reputation for leaving tracks in high places. In 1983 Warren Miller Entertainment invited him to showcase his explosive and suspended style in what would be his first of over 40 films. An athlete with The North Face for over 25 years and now with Stöckli Skis for the last seven, Scot has been a key asset to develop Stöckli’s first true big mountain Pro level line of skis The Stormrider Series – and specifically, the Scot Schmidt Pro Stormrider Model. Scot also played a leading role as designer and technical consultant with the development of the The North Face’s “Steep Tech” line of skiwear forever immortalized in Greg Stump’s classic film:
“The Blizzard of Ahh’s.”
Scot can be found in the mountains of Canada and the U.S. throughout the winter promoting the sport of skiing and pursuing his passion for mountain life. In the summer his focus shifts to surfing and adventure moto while enjoying his home and children in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California.