I have three that stand out...
In no particular order:Blizzard of Ahhhs
by Stump which has already been mentioned here. When this movie came out in the mid 80s, it was something new and refreshing.White Ecstacy
(1931) by Dr. Fanck and Hannes Schneider. A classic, you watch this movie and realize that it was made over 80 years ago. Amazing. I also have the 9 DVD Classic Ski Movie, however it might opinion that Whire Ecstacy blows them away.
Here is a quote regarding this movie from the New England Ski Museum
|1931, Black & White, 80 minutes
A vintage favorite featuring great European skiers at Hannes Schneider’s beloved St. Anton
The most famous (and last) of the Arnold Fanck/Hannes Schneider collaborations, this newly restored film co-stars Leni Riefenstahl, Guzzi Lantschner and Walter Riml. With new English subtitles and an original musical score, the story of a “foxchase” on skis unfolds on the pristine open slopes around St. Anton in Austria. The cast, the spectacular photography, and the remarkably extreme skiing by Europe’s best skiers make this the crown jewel of NESM’s vintage film video collection.
In the documentary department:Legends of American Skiing 1849-1940
by Rick Moulton (1985).
Another quote from the NESM...
|Produced and directed by Richard W. Moulton, this documentary is a ski history landmark. A masterful blend of oral histories, authentic film footage, and narrative tell the fascinating story of skiing from the California gold camps to the rise of Ski Jumping to the birth of Alpine. A magical trip back to the first days of skiing in America which preserves the memories, stories and spirit of pioneers who lived it.