As the leaves begin to turn, and frost begins appearing in the early mornings, I can’t help but get a little bit giddy for Winter; and apparently, I’m not the only one.
Freeskier Magazine have just published their Trailer Time list of ski movies to get you in the mood for ski season. The big names are all in there including Warren Miller, Teton Gravity Research, Whiteroom Productions, plus a lot of up and coming movie makers that seem to be making their mark in a big way.
“While some thermometers might suggest otherwise, another ski season is fast approaching. For many skiers, the best way to look forward to the impending pow days and park sessions is by taking a look back at the winter gone by. This perennial ritual keeps many snow-starved skiers from slipping into the grip of insanity, and video production companies are happy to help. After devoting an entire season to amassing thousands of clips, these filmmakers spend countless hours whittling the footage down into a neat, tidy package: the trailer.
Keeping with the tradition FREESKIER started in 2005, we’ve collected all of this year’s best ski movie trailers and displayed them below—in one, easy-to-find spot—for your viewing pleasure. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the best that the 2013/14 season had to offer.” – Copyright Freeskier.
Of course, many of the classics just can’t be beat, Blizzard of Ahhhs, Yearbook and Steep immediately come to mind, but my firm favorite (and only reason I still own a VCR) has to be Aspen Extreme.
Tagged as ‘Top Gun on skis’ by the Seattle Times, the fictional movie follows TJ & Dexter as they make the move from blue collar workers in Brighton, Michigan, to ski instructors in Aspen, Colorado. Mixing the right amount of cheesy drama (ski school rivalry, drugs, the local man-eater) with killer ski sequences (featuring Scott Schmidt, Doug Coombs and more), Aspen Extreme is my #1 of ski movie to get you revved up for winter.
Chris September 4th, 2014