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post #31 of 48
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...v=glance&n=130

I just bought Classic Ski Films at Amazon........9 DVD set full of classic old ski films! We've only watched one so far, and it said a total of 28 minutes on the description........but it went 90 minutes! Great old stuff! It's amazing what they did with the old equipment.

Hours of classic film footage, poorly dubbed, and Most Excellent. Worth the price.
post #32 of 48
Ski the Outer Limits

Still the best ever! The writing, the cinematographer, the pioneering, the music.
post #33 of 48
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Originally Posted by icanseeformiles(andmiles)
wasn't saying you were wrong. Just saying that perhaps the instructor that told me the story might have been exaggerating (of course, no instructor would ever do that).
It was definitely in Canada with helicopters. One of our instructors played one of the chase patrollers. You can see him make a tight turn just in front of a tree, and then for some odd reason it cuts away really fast. The odd reason was that he hit the tree and broke his leg.

It was written and (I think) directed and produced, by a former Snowmass instructor.

I even think it might have been Scott Schmidt on the ice face scene, although I'm not insistent about that.

Ski instructors don't exaggerate. We lie!
post #34 of 48
I believe it was Doug Coombs on the ice fall. The poster that K2 resissued as a memorial shows him in the middle of it. Definitely my favorite ski photo and now also a reminder of a great skier lost to us.

http://www.denverpost.com/extremes/ci_3695917
post #35 of 48
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Originally Posted by Si
I believe it was Doug Coombs on the ice fall. The poster that K2 resissued as a memorial shows him in the middle of it. Definitely my favorite ski photo and now also a reminder of a great skier lost to us.

http://www.denverpost.com/extremes/ci_3695917
You're right. That's who it was.
post #36 of 48
1. Scrapple - you gotta see it to understand why.
2. Going for the Gold The Bill Johnson Story - personal skiing hero
post #37 of 48
Downhill Racer
Aspen Extreme
Hot Dog

.... all for the pure cheesyness.....

and the sequence in James Bond - On Her Majesty's Secret Service is pretty good too!
post #38 of 48
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Originally Posted by veeeight
Downhill Racer
Aspen Extreme
Hot Dog

.... all for the pure cheesyness.....

and the sequence in James Bond - On Her Majesty's Secret Service is pretty good too!
On Her Majesty's Sercret Service (1969 - Diana Rigg (ooohhh), Telly Savalas and George Lazenby has great ski scenes filmed in Murren and on the Schilthorn. Willy Bogner did much of the camera work, great stuff...and the rest of the movie ain't bad either!

If for no other reason watch it for the orange clothes / goggles (and Ms. Rigg)!
post #39 of 48
(Weems) I talked to Scotty Nichles. He said he skied the ice fall.
post #40 of 48
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Originally Posted by Bonni
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...v=glance&n=130

I just bought Classic Ski Films at Amazon........
My wife gave me that for my birthday and I agree.

The dubbing, I think, is John Jay narrating in front of a live audience in a theater. Hence the amateurish quality.

The Performers is in the box and I love it.
post #41 of 48
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Originally Posted by RayCantu
That Ice wall at Snowmass was really skied in Canada. I talked to the person who skied it.
I thought Doug Coombs skied that shot?????????????????
post #42 of 48
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Originally Posted by RayCantu
(Weems) I talked to Scotty Nichles. He said he skied the ice fall.
I don't think that is correct.......................



**NOTE: Credit to Bob for the photo.
post #43 of 48
Ski Porn Pick: Sick Sense - My favorite MSP movie, The introduction alone is worth the price of admission. Prodigy's "Smack My Bitch Up" Is playing while Seth Morrison stands alone on a huge Alaskan Peak. He says over the radio "Uh, I don't think anyone's ever skied this before . . . Dropping in 5 . . 4 . . .3 . . ." So cheesy and so perfect.

Ski Movie with a plot: Aspen Extreme. TJ Burke, Dexter Rutecki, Bryce Kellogg - the names are classic Ski hero names. Even the arch villain - Franz. It also contains great lines like "Smell that? Winter's coming."
post #44 of 48
You have to remember skiers elaberate on the truth. He said he skied the ice fall. There might have been more than one skier doing the shot?
post #45 of 48
What? No one has listed Extreme Ops yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #46 of 48

Out cold.

OUT COLD hands down. I watch this movie religiously i sware. I know it's more of a snowboard movie, but still a great flick.
post #47 of 48
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

Quote:
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...

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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.
post #48 of 48
Hot.dog.
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