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Best ski movie?

post #1 of 32
Thread Starter 
I'm looking to buy a few new ski movies(last 5 years). What are the best out there for Big mountain and tricks?
Thinking of buying TGR Tangerine Dream.
post #2 of 32
Last 5 years:
Push

Overall:
Hot Dog: The Movie
Blizzard of Ahhh's
Better off Dead
post #3 of 32
Probably my favorite two are Fistful of Moguls and Snowhat? Blizzard of Ahhhhs is up there as well.
post #4 of 32
The Hit List
post #5 of 32
Definitely Matchstick's "Hit List".
post #6 of 32

The Waiting Game.

I have the Tangerine Dream, Waiting Game, The Hit list, High Life, Cold Fusion, Higher ground , Off the Grid. If I have to keep only one, it's the Waiting Game. It has HD quality, great camera angle, great music.
post #7 of 32
I like Steep and Aspen Extreme. I'm bored with ski porn.
post #8 of 32
Aspen Extreme is a good one...a ski movie with a plot.
post #9 of 32
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Aspen Extreme is a good one...a ski movie with a plot.
Don't you think that's a bit of a stretch?
post #10 of 32
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Originally Posted by Lonnie View Post
Don't you think that's a bit of a stretch?
:
2 Michigan dudes move west to be ski bums/instructors, and ski big powder competition.
One hooks up with sugarmama (Anna Devane from GH), but also dates local DJ girl.
One gets mixed up in a drug deal gone bad.
Sugarmama bails loser friend out of his drug debt.:
Other guy bounces back and forth betwen sugarmama and local girl.
Loser dies.
Other dude gets all withdrawn and writes short stories.: Gets back with local girl.
Out of the blue some new kid asks dude to ski big powder comp same day as event and they win the big trophy.:


Almost a plot. I liked the movie too, but didn't suggest it bc OP requested it be within past 5 years.
post #11 of 32
In no particular order, I'd say:

Push
Waiting Game
Echo
Stimulus


I couldn't really pick a favorite, they're just different. Push is the artsiest, and the best produced, but still has great riding. Echo and stimulus are mostly about the level of riding, but are still pretty creatively done. Waiting Game is the most soulful ski movie I've ever watched. I know I'll probably get crucified for that by the Greg Stump fans, but I'm sticking to it. I liked stumps movies, but maybe I just relate to Waiting Game better, since Stump was a bit before my time. (I'm a youngin)
post #12 of 32
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Originally Posted by cstreu1026 View Post
Aspen Extreme is a good one...a ski movie with a plot.
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Originally Posted by Lonnie View Post
Don't you think that's a bit of a stretch?
WHAT THE....?!?!? HOW DARE YOU?!?!?! It's the "Top Gun of the Ski Slopes"!!!
post #13 of 32
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Originally Posted by MAGGOT View Post
In no particular order, I'd say:

Push
Waiting Game
Echo
Stimulus


I couldn't really pick a favorite, they're just different. Push is the artsiest, and the best produced, but still has great riding. Echo and stimulus are mostly about the level of riding, but are still pretty creatively done. Waiting Game is the most soulful ski movie I've ever watched. I know I'll probably get crucified for that by the Greg Stump fans, but I'm sticking to it. I liked stumps movies, but maybe I just relate to Waiting Game better, since Stump was a bit before my time. (I'm a youngin)
I am going to recommend Echo and Stimulus by Team13 as well.

From a smaller ski company who were based in Bozeman, with the main man being a member over at TGR. I love that there aren't any shots from heli's. Really fun editing, music that is different and fresh and not so ADHD as other ski movies can be. Might be hard to find now, they're part of Wink Inc (I believe) but I heard a dirty little rumor that they might coming back to Bozeman.
post #14 of 32
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I am going to recommend Echo and Stimulus by Team13 as well.

From a smaller ski company who were based in Bozeman, with the main man being a member over at TGR. I love that there aren't any shots from heli's. Really fun editing, music that is different and fresh and not so ADHD as other ski movies can be. Might be hard to find now, they're part of Wink Inc (I believe) but I heard a dirty little rumor that they might coming back to Bozeman.
I've got Echo - great flic. Not a great soundtrack, but great camera work.
post #15 of 32
Skiing lost some serious soul when Stumpy quit making ski films. It all seems to be the same **** year after year since there are no plots or story lines to keep me interested. Todays "ski porn" is almost unwatchable after about ten minutes if you ask me.
post #16 of 32
Downhill Racer. A dated 60's classic.
post #17 of 32
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I've got Echo - great flic. Not a great soundtrack, but great camera work.
Really? I loved the soundtrack. It might not all be what I would choose to listen to on my own, but I love how they really tried hard (successfully) to get away from the same old ski movie music, with the same old timing (song goes from soft to loud right as the guy goes off the cliff, etc).

I'd say the same thing about waiting game.
post #18 of 32
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Skiing lost some serious soul when Stumpy quit making ski films. It all seems to be the same **** year after year since there are no plots or story lines to keep me interested. Todays "ski porn" is almost unwatchable after about ten minutes if you ask me.
I agree. The stuff today is almost as predictable as every Warren Miller film I have ever seen. Do I watch it? Sure I do, but I have a hard time staying focused on them and usually end up turning of half way through. I just don't get as excited about new ski porn as I did the first time I watched Blizzard of Ahhhs.

And I totally missed that part about the movies being from the last 5 years.
post #19 of 32
Stumpy is back in the biz from what I hear...
post #20 of 32
1. Push
2. Lost and Found
3. Believe
4. Steep
5. Hit LIst
post #21 of 32
I recently watched Aspen Extreme in a room full of drunk ski instructors. It was pretty fun and pretty funny. My experience in JH was wildly different from TJ and Dexters in Aspen. One of my favorite parts was when they were on the road without a destination and Dexter says "What about Jackson Hole, that looks cool".. and TJ says "No way its always -20 there, lets go to Aspen". Good choice you pussys. I also like watching Doug Coombs ski the frozen waterfall. Everytime I ski out of bounds I'm expecting to fall into the water cave. Funny stuff.
post #22 of 32
I remember reading that it cost something like $7 million to make Aspen Extreme and it only made $6 million in the box office.
post #23 of 32
Steep was great.

Yeah Dude is a pretty fun film.
post #24 of 32
We need Greg Stump back in the ski film business now more than ever! Save us Stumpy!!!!!!!!!!
post #25 of 32
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Downhill Racer. A dated 60's classic.

GREAT FLICK!

Plus I would add the early TGR flicks and yeah, Tangerine Dream is a good one. Waiting Game is great but Respect sucks

Overall though, Stumpy rules
post #26 of 32
Lost and Found, Steep, Cold Fusion, Yearbook

Mark Abma and Hugo Harrison in Yearbook? Inredible stuff. I hear that Believe is really good too.
post #27 of 32
i also miss the Stumpy movies.... Groove Requiem in my mind was a master piece with the different facets of skiing, the underlying Iraq war, and people just traveling around having a good time.

definitely not as rad as todays guys with their hucks and tricks etc., but that movie had SOUL.... and GREAT music.
post #28 of 32
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I'm looking to buy a few new ski movies(last 5 years). What are the best out there for Big mountain and tricks?
Thinking of buying TGR Tangerine Dream.
Dude, you're from Boston. Give the EC some love, check out the Meatheads. Start with Born From Ice, then go from there.
post #29 of 32
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One of my favorite parts was when they were on the road without a destination and Dexter says "What about Jackson Hole, that looks cool".. and TJ says "No way its always -20 there, lets go to Aspen".
Yea, but they were from Detroit. It would be like going to Miami Beach!
post #30 of 32
Kind of surprising that in 29 replies no one has gotten it right:

Immersion, and 1999. Those are the two best of the past decade. And I believe you can get a double DVD set that has 1999 and Walls of Freedom very cheaply (not sure if Immersion is easy to get).

In fact, if you buy Immersion/1999 and don't like either one, I'll pay whatever it cost you.

Of course Blizzard is a classic and some of the other movies listed here are excellent, but Immersion and 1999 are the only two that really carry on the feel established by Stump in Blizzard.
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