With ski season rapidly approaching, we thought we'd whip up a list of some of our favorite ski movies to get us fired up for the season. While there are certainly some older classics (Blizzard of AAAHs) as well as some campy Hollywood movies that everyone should see (Aspen Extreme), this list focuses on the relatively new wave of ski movies.
Ski Movies That Get Us Stoked For The Season
Few Words (2012)
Few Words takes us on a journey through the life of Candide Thovex, considered by many to be the best skier on the planet today. As inspirational as it is mind blowing, Few Words deserves a spot on every skiers must-watch list.
How to watch: Available on YouTube
Shane McConkey and company show you how to be the best skier on the mountain. Spoiler alert: you get a lot more points for skiing naked. GNAR is perhaps the best movie in the genre at capturing the true essence of what it means to be a skier. In an industry that often takes itself too seriously, GNAR is welcome breath of fresh air.
How to watch: Available for free on Vimeo
Days of my Youth (2014)
A glimpse into a skiers lifelong journey of discovery, Days of my Youth is a poignant look at the highs and lows of a lifetime spent skiing. The first few minutes of Days of my Youth are surefire way to inject stoke straight into the veins.
How to watch: Available for free on redbull.com
Part environmental film, part shredfest, All.I.Can. is a masterclass in intertwining a powerful message amongst high octane entertainment. Powder Magazine said it best, "Ski movies are not supposed to do this--leave a sold-out, standing-room-only crowd searching for meaning outside of skiing."
How to watch: Available on iTunes
Art of Flight (2011)
Maybe the most widely popularized movie on the list, we'd be remiss if we didn't include a snowboarding focused movie. Art of Flight without a doubt goes BIG, and is still considered one of the most progressive snowboarding films ever made. Stunning imagery and out of this world talent make this a ride worth taking.
How to watch: Available on YouTube, Amazon, iTunes