ski movies of the year


Time to ward off the smoke, heat and ski lust with some screen time. Watch the best skiers ski their best. Our list doesn’t include the usual paid for productions like Matchstick Productions, Level 1 and TGR. Although they are exceptional, here we focus on the “free-to-air” movies, the type of movie that only costs time and a bit of ski brand indoctrination. Two notable genres dominate: The Portrait and The Adventure. Our list is structured to reflect these significant genres.

Enjoy our list. We hope these movies get you excited for next season.

The adventure

We love a good adventure ski movie. They are becoming more and more common, perhaps because filming gear is now easier to take on the adventure with you, or stories about young men doing ski stunts and stupid stuff is getting a bit old. Either way this ski video genre is strong. Below are our top picks.

In search of decoupling raddness from carbon emissions. An adventure for the 21st century.


Cody Townsend and Jeremy Jones ski two classic Valdez lines in Alaska.


The Alps are calling. All about discovery and sharing passion.


Skiing the highest ski run in the World.


The portrait

There are a bunch ski movies this year that focus on the individual. Some of them share a story, others share amazing skiing. There are also a few that focus on some of the biggest names in freeskiing, but fall flat – the skiing or story not engaging enough to make it onto our list. If you have time you can watch Tanner Hall here, Sammy Carlson here and Tom Wallish here. But if you only want the best, stick to our list.

Phil Casabon: Amazing urban skiing.


Eric Pollard: A giant in freeskiing.


Hugo Burvall: Young and talented.


The others

These next two ski movies don’t fit into our genre definitions but warrant being mentioned. Welcome is a classic ski film made by an independent (young) production company. The skiing is rad and the flavour of the movie is something you only get from young independent film makers that don’t yet have big dollar sponsors. The second film is about a girl trying to find her dream job, but really it is about a few exceptional female skiers.

Independent classic ski movie.


Exceptional female skiers.