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post #1 of 16
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Hey all,

Need some videos to pass the time while away from the mtns. Post your top 3 favs for ski movies. Not looking for tricky park videos. Big lines in the backcountry are prime!

thanks!
post #2 of 16
It all starts with "Blizzard of Aaahhhhs"
post #3 of 16
Most Warren Miller are excellent. Just picked up Focused, and it is solid.
post #4 of 16
Blizzard of Aahhs- Greg Stump
Groove Requim in the ski of ski- Greg Stump
Ski Movie (1)- Match Stick Productions
post #5 of 16
The Waiting Game has phenomenal big mtn lines in it.

Anything with Gordy Peifer from 6-8 or so years ago. (ie, The Realm)

Looking forward to seeing Coreshot's new release; Linescore which documents last year's IFSA Big Mountain tour.
post #6 of 16
Older Steve Winter flics are the stuff legend is made of - along with Stumpy.
post #7 of 16
Big plug for Linescore from Coreshot Films. IFSA Big Mountain Freeskiing comps are (in my humble opinion) the ultimate test of the well-rounded skier and this documentary style film follows the tour through the 06-07 season. Also, if you live in the East and get off on seeing how good the skiing can actually be out here and how deep the snow really gets if you know where to look then check out the stuff from Meathead Films. (meatheadfilms.com) Based in Stowe these guys film all over the East Coast, following storms, ripping super tight trees, and in general showing the world that there really is good skiing East of the Rockies!
post #8 of 16
Awwww, c'mon. What about the feature length classic ski movies?

The top three of all time:

"Downhill Racer" :

"Aspen Extreme"

"Hot Dog - The Movie" :

Now THOSE are ski movies.
post #9 of 16
"Downhill Racer" indeed, Bob!

With a screenplay by James Salter and that groovy direction, and that terse underacting of Redford and Hackman....no wonder that it still gets taught in many film schools. (It really does). It was Redford's first real "art house" movie, and the studio's horrible treatment/marketing of it prompted him to launch the Sundance film festival.

But, admittedly, to enjoy it you have to be

a) a serious film buff;

b) someone who enjoys the history of our sport;

c) a Redford nut;

d) a literary type who is a fan of Salter.

As for "Aspen Extreme"...it may be the reason I went into instructing, but...hey, where's my cougar?
post #10 of 16
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"Downhill Racer" indeed, Bob!

With a screenplay by James Salter and that groovy direction, and that terse underacting of Redford and Hackman....no wonder that it still gets taught in many film schools. (It really does). It was Redford's first real "art house" movie, and the studio's horrible treatment/marketing of it prompted him to launch the Sundance film festival.

But, admittedly, to enjoy it you have to be

a) a serious film buff;

b) someone who enjoys the history of our sport;

c) a Redford nut;

d) a literary type who is a fan of Salter.

As for "Aspen Extreme"...it may be the reason I went into instructing, but...hey, where's my cougar?
Aspen Extreme is partly responsible for portraying ski schoolers as the best and coolest skiers on the mountain.: The movie was obviously written by an outsiders viewpoint. Ah movie magic!
post #11 of 16
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Aspen Extreme is partly responsible for portraying ski schoolers as the best and coolest skiers on the mountain.: The movie was obviously written by an outsiders viewpoint. Ah movie magic!
I'm with you. (in case my sarcasm before wasn't obvious.)

That movie is total cheeezzz
post #12 of 16
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That movie is total cheeezzz
TASTY cheeezzz though...
post #13 of 16
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I'm with you. (in case my sarcasm before wasn't obvious.)

That movie is total cheeezzz
Maybe not TOTAL cheeezzz...

That footage of Doug Coombs flashing the ice fall is still one of the most impressive pieces of skiing I've ever seen.
post #14 of 16
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Maybe not TOTAL cheeezzz...

That footage of Doug Coombs flashing the ice fall is still one of the most impressive pieces of skiing I've ever seen.
The skiing sequences are not bad at all, and among the best intended for the silver screen. Agreed!

The plot....that's the cheeeezzz, although kinda funny if you live in a ski town or have been around skiing long enough to enjoy the stereotypes
post #15 of 16
Ski movie 3: The Front Line by Matchstick
Off The Grid-Warren Miller
Cold Fusion-Warren Miller

Cold Fusion has some absolutely ridiculous footage from Brighton and surrounding backcountry.

The Front Line has a really good soundtrack and probably the best Seth Morrison footage Ive ever seen.

Off the Grid speaks for itself.
post #16 of 16
Another Matchstick vote here, as I'm not into vintage ski flicks or "humorous" movies, which won't fill your bill either if you're looking for big mountain deals..

MSP's "Push" from last year, and this years "Seven Sunny Days" go down as forever big mountain classics, and the wingsuit sequence from SSD's has been poached many times on this forum.

The suggestion about "focused" is also good, but this is sort-of outtakes from the real Matchstick movies.
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