Scout's Top Ski Movies

Mar 25, 2020

Keep the dream alive! Whether you're a fan of the 80's ski classics (think, Hotdog...The Movie), a documentary lover, or simply seek an adrenaline-filled, big budget production that leaves you in awe and motivates you to ski a little harder, Scout has rounded up a list of the best ski and snowboard movies that are sure to inspire your next ski adventure. So, grab the popcorn, cosy up with your ski buddy, and hit PLAY!

The Blizzard of AAHHH’s - A legendary ski film that put extreme skiing on the map. A must watch classic with a pumping soundtrack, jaw-dropping cliff jumps, and stunning terrain from across the globe including Chamonix and Squaw Valley.

McConkey - A heartfelt documentary about a man that inspired so many with his talents and made us all laugh at the same time. The only ski movie that has ever made us cry. Watch it here.

Pretty Faces: The Story of a Skier Girl by Lynsey Dyer -  One of the first all-female ski films featuring the best athletes from around the world. Perfect for both women AND men, the film celebrates the growth of womens skiing, their achievements in the ski industry, and the supportive worldwide community that aims to inspire and motivate more young skiers. Watch it here.

All.I.Can by Sherpas Cinema - Includes one of Scout's favourite street skiing segments by the late and great JP Auclair in this cinematic masterpiece. It explores the challenges of big mountain skiing with the ongoing impact of global climate change.

The Art of Flight - Travis Rice (and RedBull) paved the way for a new breed of snowboard films. It combined cutting-edge cinematography with jaw-dropping locations and some of the best freestyle snowboarding, making it one of the the world's most progressive snowboard films to date. Watch it here.

We Ride: The Story of Snowboarding - A fully immersive archive film, exploring the history of snowboarding through the eyes of the people who made it happen. 

The Crash Reel - Another tear-jerker (and not for the faint hearted), the Crash Reel first appeared at Sundance Film Festival to critical-acclaim. Following the inspirational story of pro-snowboarder Kevin Pearce and his recovery from a traumatic brain injury sustained during a half-pipe fall, as well as exploring the dangers faced by those in this extreme sport.

Deeper/Further/Higher Trilogy - Jeremy Jones has been at the forefront of backcountry snowboarding for decades, pushing the boundaries when it comes to big mountain decents, and taking it one step further by foregoing the use of lifts and helicopters to access the mountains, opting instead to hike and climb. 

The North Face Presents: Lhotse - Watch a history-making film that captures the decent of the fourth-tallest mountain in the world, Lhotse. Follow the entire expedition, from the ascent of Lhotse (over 27,000ft above sea level), to the incredible skiing via the Lhoste Coulior.

Mountain by Madman Films - Not a true 'ski movie' but a wonderful one for the dreamers out there. A stunning musical and cinematic exploration of our obsession with mountains and their powder to shape our lives and dreams. Watch it here.


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