Renowned big mountain skier, aerial sports athlete and award-winning professional stuntman is welcomed to the Montana-based ski company
BOZEMAN, Montana (March 7, 2023) – Peak Ski Company announced today that professional skier, and
award-winning stunt coordinator, JT Holmes has joined the company’s leadership team as Senior
Director of Innovation and Business Development. Launched by cofounders Bode Miller and Andy Wirth,
Peak Ski Company’s 2022/23 lineup of high-performance Peak by Bode Miller alpine skis have been met
with high praise from seasoned ski testers and consumers alike.
“Over the past thirteen years, JT and I have spent a great deal of time working on various projects and
shared many memorable days skydiving and skiing. I’m quite confident of his ability to have a very
positive impact, right out of the gate, here at Peak” said Andy Wirth, Cofounder and Chief Executive
Officer of the Peak Ski Company. “We’ve built a high-performance, high impact team and JT didn’t miss
a beat as he’s already started integrating with the team over the past few weeks. In fact, he has already
opened new, strategic-level business development opportunities for the company through his vast and
Holmes will report directly to Wirth and will be involved with the development and execution of the
company’s strategic plans with an emphasis on all facets of business development in the US and Europe,
product innovation, design and development and support of Peak’s innovative marketing programs and
“I am very excited to be working with Bode and Andy on Peak’s leadership team. The decision to join the
Peak Ski Company team was based on a shared ethos of innovation, performance, precision, and grit.
Andy and Bode are both greatly respected in the industry and they’ve developed an incredible line of
skis, making the transition easy. My best friend and mentor, Shane McConkey, is renowned for
developing the rocker and reverse sidecut ski. Similarly, Bode developed the shaped ski – the K2 Four.
Since then, Bode’s drive for innovation and his creativity have advanced to what we see now in the
incredible line of Peak’s 2022/23 skis. Peak has so much more groundbreaking development on the
horizon that I simply knew that aligned with them for the long term is where I belong.”
“You see JT’s success in so many activities and industries. He’s become one of the most respected minds
and talents of our generation,” said Bode Miller. “In fact, it’s exhausting to just track with the guy, but as
Andy well knows, JT’s success comes from a drive that aligns with ours and at the center is inventive and
creative thinking. Andy and I have seen the gravitational pull toward tradition and sameness in the
industry, but that’s not who we are, nor is it why we started Peak. Thankfully, that’s also why JT wanted
to join our team. I’m told that when JT saw the large banners in our offices that read, ‘We Aren’t Here to
Do What’s Already Been Done,’ he realized immediately that he was in the right place.”
Holmes began his ski career at Palisades Tahoe on the race team and then the freestyle ski team. As a
sponsored athlete he has appeared in 30+ ski films and been featured on 60 Minutes twice. He was a top
competitor in big-mountain events for nearly two decades. He did his first B.A.S.E. jump at 22 and within
months was pushing boundaries in the disciplines of wingsuit flying and ski B.A.S.E. jumping. He has 12
years of speedriding experience. “It’s the fourth dimension of skiing,” said Holmes. Speedriding
combines skiing with use of a high-speed parachute to fly down mountains and ski terrain and jump off
cliffs that otherwise would not be accessible. Holmes continues to be at the leading edge of the human
flight movement, pushing his sports to new heights.
JT’s Emmy-nominated “The Birdmen” feature is one of 60 Minutes’ most-watched segments. In 2015, JT
completed a high-speed multi-sport descent of the Eiger in Switzerland that was documented by 60
Minutes with Anderson Cooper. JT has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CBS This Morning,
The CBS Early Show, Discovery Channel’s Adrenaline Lab, Sports Illustrated Now, and ESPN SportsCenter.
His speedriding was showcased at COP 26 Climate Summit in Glasgow immediately preceding Barack
Obama’s keynote speech. That segment, titled Dear Earth lives online as a YouTube Original with
JT’s athletic career segues into work with the Hollywood film industry, commercial production,
corporate hosting and public speaking. In addition to being a published writer, JT is an award-winning
executive producer in television.
Holmes is a member of the Screen Actors Guild. His leadership of a climactic stunt scene in
Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon earned a Taurus World Stunt Award for Best Specialty Stunt. JT’s
work has been featured in movies including Fast and Furious 7, Godzilla, Hangover 3, The Amazing
Spiderman 2, Running with the Devil and The Mustang. Keep an eye out for JT’s work in Netflix’ August
2023 release Heart of Stone starring Gal Gadot. Holmes also competes internationally in off-road racing.
He has won the prestigious Baja 500 and the SCORE Desert Challenge.
Learn more about Peak Ski Company at www.peakskis.com and watch the video about why Holmes is
joining the company’s leadership team on the Peak Skis YouTube channel.
ABOUT PEAK SKI COMPANY, LLC
Proudly born of the mountains of Southwestern Montana and from the vision of its co-founders, Andy
Wirth and Bode Miller, Peak Ski Company is rooted in innovation. A direct-to-consumer, high
performance ski and brand platform, Peak Ski Company is leading with a line of six all mountain and
side-country skis for the 2022/23 ski season. Peak’s high-performance all mountain skis include the Peak
88; Peak 98; Peak 104, and Peak 110. Developed and tested in the Montana backcountry, the company
has also developed a line of high-performance “sidecountry” skis, Peak SC by Bode Miller, including Peak
98SCs and Peak 104SCs. Peak is the first, at-scale, direct-to-consumer ski company in the United States
and is focused on developing advanced materials, manufacturing processes and equipment, and
integrating technologies into its skis with an intense cadence and a focus on performance. Peak’s
2022/23 line of skis have already been declared among the best skis available on the market based on
the ingenuity and experience of the product design and development team led by legendary alpine ski
racer, Bode Miller. Learn more at www.peakskis.com.
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