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what ski flicks?

post #1 of 21
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Ski movies

I'm going crazy again!

all this yapping about snow and killington maybe opening this w/e and maybe not etc has me going thru the closet looking for some ski flicks.....which ones do you pull out in a pinch when you can't get the real thing?

I got quite a few even some new school stuff(poor boyz) but I find the same 2 keep coming out every year...

-Blizzard of Aahhs by stump (my "gold standard" ski flick)

-Breakthrough on Skis by Lito Tejada-Flores(tho I always fall asleep when Lito talks too much/ usually at the sideslipping part - but the visuals and the music are amazing!! Best ski instruction movie ever IMHO)

Clearly tho I could use some new ones....:I was watching my old PSIA ATS and Centerline videos today....yikes, I need help...

tell me what you are watching.....puhleez

What are your go to ski flicks....??? Gimme 2 everybody.....if you can.
post #2 of 21
Sinners by Bill Heath. I turn off the sound to the movie and crank up Firesuite by The Doves (from the Blue Crush soundtrack) for the last 10 minutes of slomo faceshot powder skiing. Sad eh?

Blizzard of Aaahs would be my second one. But since you already have that one queued up, probably Groove...Requiem by Stumpie. Some of the characters in there are a little full of themselves, but the skiing is pretty good.
post #3 of 21
Got to watch Hot Dog with Shannon Tweed Warren Miller's Fifty gets me fired up. Just watched WM's Endless Winter. Awesome sequence of deep pow at Snowbasin! The local Video place has a lot of old stuff.
post #4 of 21
Personally, nothing fires me up more than watching clips from my local mountain.

Also, every year in Seattle, there is a viewing of the newest matchstick production at a sweet local site (either the King Cat Theater or the EMP liquid lounge usually). Pros show up, local dealers come with gear and there are promotions and free gear, lots of booze and a rowdy snow-crazy group of skiers. Two years ago, I went to the viewing and then left for Whistler at about 10pm at night right after the show.
post #5 of 21
I've got "2nd Nature - Strike Anywhere" (The best of Matchstick Productions") sitting in my DVD drive here at work. Good for those quiet times
post #6 of 21

can you post info for this year when you know it?

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Originally Posted by commonlaw
Personally, nothing fires me up more than watching clips from my local mountain.

Also, every year in Seattle, there is a viewing of the newest matchstick production at a sweet local site (either the King Cat Theater or the EMP liquid lounge usually). Pros show up, local dealers come with gear and there are promotions and free gear, lots of booze and a rowdy snow-crazy group of skiers. Two years ago, I went to the viewing and then left for Whistler at about 10pm at night right after the show.

Sounds interesting; please post info for this year if you find anything out.
post #7 of 21
While I love the skiing in the newer movies (and inevitabily pick up the new TGR and MSP dvds each year) I miss the commentary that went with the Warren Miller films I grew up watching. Something about his voice just screams winter to me.

Theres Something About McConkey is in heavy dvd rotation at the moment.
post #8 of 21
high society and yearbook.

undoubtably, hit list will be soon...

for a snowboarder, I love the skiing footage...
post #9 of 21
I just watched two MSP productions, the newest Yearbook and Focused. Both had plenty of skiing to get me totally amped now.

In a couple of weekends here in Albany, Warren Miller's new film Higher Ground is playing at a large Theater. It should be fun, plus you get passes for good early season deals.
post #10 of 21
Mind the Addiction - Micah Black is in it. Pretty sick stuff.
post #11 of 21
Check out The Tangerine Dream by TGR, really good big mountain and powder skiing, good soundtrack (all rock with a few rap tracks in the park segments), cool locations and good athlete narration. It will get you pumped!

For something different check out Teddybear Crisis.
post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by stevescho
Sounds interesting; please post info for this year if you find anything out.
stevescho, i will certainly let you know when I find out. I am glad that this post came up because now I am going to do the research. It is definitely a great time at these things.
post #13 of 21
A little late - the Matchstick movie has come and gone weeks ago, fellows.

I have seen Hit List, Tangerine Dream, Higher Ground and Teddy Bear Crisis. My picks for this year are Tangerine Dream by a long shot and Hit List in second. Higher Ground was probably the most disappointing "Warren Miller" film ever, as he is no longer involved in the screenwriting, has a small part in the narration and no longer tours with the movie.
post #14 of 21
anyone else get Helly Hanson free DVD. Its pretty good and rivals MSP for music.
post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by Harry_Morgan
A little late - the Matchstick movie has come and gone weeks ago, fellows.

I have seen Hit List, Tangerine Dream, Higher Ground and Teddy Bear Crisis. My picks for this year are Tangerine Dream by a long shot and Hit List in second. Higher Ground was probably the most disappointing "Warren Miller" film ever, as he is no longer involved in the screenwriting, has a small part in the narration and no longer tours with the movie.
Really? Sh!t. Do you mean it was released weeks ago, or the annual shin-dig actually occured already?
post #16 of 21
Came and gone from Seattle. Number two on the tour after the Whistler opener.
post #17 of 21
Yeah, the MSP movies are on my list - Yearbook and the first Ski Movie

Also, even though they might be some of the cheesiest movies in the world, I watch Hot Dog: The Movie, Ski School II and Aspen Extreme over and over again. For some reason, my other favorite cheesy movies (Ski School I and Ski Patrol) aren't available on DVD.

My favorite getting ready for the ski season moment occurs in Aspen Extreme when TJ Burke says "Smell that? Winter's Coming."
post #18 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harry_Morgan
A little late - the Matchstick movie has come and gone weeks ago, fellows.

I have seen Hit List, Tangerine Dream, Higher Ground and Teddy Bear Crisis. My picks for this year are Tangerine Dream by a long shot and Hit List in second. Higher Ground was probably the most disappointing "Warren Miller" film ever, as he is no longer involved in the screenwriting, has a small part in the narration and no longer tours with the movie.
I saw Higher Ground last week and agree with your accessment. I think the quotes that they used from Warren Miller were canned (from old movies). The best part about the whole show was that they served good Microbrew (for a price)!
post #19 of 21

what ski flicks?

#1 ski flick: "Walls of Freedom" by Scott Gaffney Some terrific decents, good music, and good commentary.

#2 ski flick: "Blizzard of Aaahs" by Stump.

Some interesting new items for me here. Thanks to the previous posters for their recommendations.

Cheers,
Jeff
post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA
anyone else get Helly Hanson free DVD. Its pretty good and rivals MSP for music.
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Where do I get it?

Right now, I'm watching a blizzard hit Jackson Hole on TGR's High Life.
post #21 of 21
Global Storming, Yearbook, and the remix edit of Hit List - MSP
SnoWhat, classic Plake and Mike Hatrop, also Blizzard of AHHHHs

james
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