The Best Ski/Snowboard Movies to Watch in Self-isolation
With temperatures outside dropping and while we wait patiently to make powder turns of our own, the next best thing to do is snuggle up on the couch and watch someone else make powder turns! The Travelplan team have picked out a few of their favourite ski/snowboard movies to keep the dream alive.
Warren Miller’s Deep and Light (1950)
It would not be a list without a Warren Miller film! For the last 70 years, ski and snowboard enthusiasts have looked forward to May/June for the premiere of a new Warren Miller film. Deep and Light was his first film “a tale of the ski bum life: living in a small trailer in the Sun Valley parking lot, spending only $18 total for lift tickets for four month’s skiing.”
Candide Thovex’s Few Words (2012)
If you have not watched Candide Thovex, then you are in for something very special! Candide is one of the world’s best freeride skiers and arguably one of the most entertaining skiers of all time, his creativity on skis is mind-boggling.
Southern Alps (2019)
A little closer to home, this film is 100% shot New Zealand. The story of 3 kiwi skiers – Craig Murray, Charles Murray & Jamesa Hampton who grew up in Christchurch and made it to the international scene of freeskiing. Some of you may also recognise CMH guide Kevin Boekholt’s son Kenji who features in the film.
Supervention is a Norwegian big mountain and urban documentary that follows a group of the world’s most talented skiers and snowboarders on a trip through some incredible mountains from Norway to New Zealand to Canada and more.
Eddie the Eagle (2016)
An inspiring true “feel good story” about Eddie Edwards, an underdog ski-jumper who tackles various challenges to become the first participant to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski-jumping.
Lindsey Vonn’s The Final Season (2019)
Lindsey Vonn: The Final Season is a documentary that captures her competing in her final World Championship as well as her rise from child prodigy to a four-time Olympic gold medalist. When directors set out to film this, they hoped to capture a world record but instead a terrifying new challenge: retirement.
Aspen Extreme (1993)
A classic comedy, Aspen Extreme follows two friends T.J Burke and Dexter Ritecki who quit their jobs in Detroit and head to the promised land of Aspen. The two friends quickly become Aspen ski instructors, but women, drugs, and job troubles threaten to destroy their relationship.
The Art of Flight (2011)
A Travis Rice classic! At the time of creation, it was the world’s most progressive snowboard to be made. It still has some of the best cinematography.
CMH Heliskiing’s Lines of Sight- A Guided Virtual Reality Experience (2018)
Experience Heli-Skiing in virtual reality without leaving your chair. CMH Heli Skiing invites you to step into the heli, soar above the glaciers, and drop into the best runs of your life in this beautifully immersive piece.