Incredible jumps, first tracks through virgin powder, spectacular helicopter flights over snowy winter landscapes and the sheer delight of breaking out of the 9-5 office life: for the average skier among us, watching these skiing films is just about the closest we’ll ever get to paradise. In anticipation of the 2018/19 ski season, we’ve knocked together a list of the best ski films of 2018 so you can already start getting in the mood. What ski films get you the most stoked for ski season?
This is the last film ever produced by legend Warren Miller, who passed away in January of this year after having produced more than 500 skiing films. A true pioneer, Miller gained worldwide recognition for his ability to capture his love for skiing in a unique, whimsical way. His last masterpiece was Face of Winter, arguably the best ski film of 2018.
If Drop Everything was the smash hit of 2017, All In promises even more action, more adrenaline and more snow. The spectacular landscapes of Japan and Alaska and the billowing clouds of powder snow will have even non-skiers drooling over the spectacular feats on screen. A commitment to including female skiers and a kickass soundtrack round out the offer.
Journey along with the protagonists of Far Out as they explore the far-flung reaches of Albania, Slovenia and eastern Russia, then go back to Jackson Hole and Crested Butte. This irreverent take on freeriding will have you on th eedge of your seat.
In the latest from renowned ski filmmakers Level 1 Productions, the camera follows the exploits of these irreverent athletes as they ride freestyle through the streets of the city, then morphs seamlessly to pristine wilderness shots of untouched powder. Is that water in the last shot?!
Nothing can replace an early love of skiing - follow the stories of these athletes as they grow from mini-skiers to pro-skiers in what seems like the blink of an eye. The snowy landscapes aren't at all hard on the eyes, either.
Have you watched any of these yet? Do you have any recommendations for must-watch ski films this year? Let us know in the comments!
Born and raised in the ski paradise of Vancouver, Canada, I learned to ski before I can remember, balancing precariously on my parents’ skis as they sailed down the hill. I started snowboarding in my teens and am now delighted to be exploring everything Europe’s ski scene has to offer!
|16 Jan||Swiss skiers don their best masks for the Belalp Witches' Race|
|15 Jan||Sun returns to Alps after snowstorms; avalanche risk still high|
|11 Jan||How do ski resorts asses avalanche risk levels?|