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The 20 Best Ski Films And Snowboard Films of all Time (2024 Update)

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The best ski films always incorporate park rats sending it off monster kickers, retro backcountry snowboards dressed as unicorns or beautifully produced mountainous shots that leave you breathless.

These ski movies will make you want to head to the mountains for sure and make your own edits.

Or maybe just grab a shot ski and have a wild movie night wishing you were in the mountains.

You will love the ski and snowboard movies i have picked for you…

After spending the whole of last winter in a room watching multiple ski movies, eating pizza and drinking beers, we have shortlisted the 20 best ski films of all time! – Heck if any of these ski movies make you envious and want to get back out on the slopes be sure to head to Powder White to book your next ski adventure, we will do everything we can to get you on the slopes for your dream holiday

Top 20 ski films and snowboard films updated: 2024 (in no particular order):

  1. CLAIM
  2. Warren Miller’s Higher Ground
  3. Attack of La Nina
  4. The Crash Reel
  5. Eddie the Eagle
  6. This is Home – Faction
  7. The Art Of Flight
  8. Afterglow
  9. Streif: One Hell of a Ride
  10. Few Words – A Candide Thovex Film
  11. Torstein Horgmo – Horgasm: A Love Story
  12. Passenger
  13. Guilt Trip
  14. Supervention
  15. Skiing Jaws
  16. Shredtopia
  17. Drop Everything
  18. Days Of My Youth
  19. Steep
  20. Into the mind
  21. Frozen – Bonus (not the Disney movie)

The 20 Best Ski Films And Snowboard Films… EVER

1. CLAIM (2008)

Full Film HD – 1h 14m

Matchstick Production created this award-winning approach that saw the world’s greatest skiers poking fun at themselves and the industry as a whole. It’s the last feature-length film to star Canadian skiing icon Shane McConkey before he died in a base jump ski accident in 2009. A scene set to The Final Countdown sucks you into the high octane spirit of the movie when all the riders fist pump after stomping a high landing.

This is surely one of the best ski films ever!

Crew – Mark AbmaIngrid BackstromSimon DumontShane McConkey & Sean Pettit

2. Warren Miller’s Higher Ground (2005)

Full Film HD – 1h 38m

Adrenaline junkie Warren Miller offers an invigorating blend of breathtaking adventure and fascinating documentary as he travels the globe to deliver the most spectacular skiing and snowboarding footage ever captured on camera in 2005.

This is another classic to sit down and enjoy one evening with your ski friends.

Crew – Jeremy NobisSeth MorrisonShane McConkey & Glen Plake 

3. Attack of La Nina (2011)

Full Film HD – 1h 14m

Another Matchstick Production classic. Get ready to cry with laughter at the brilliant jokes on the ski industry and modern day freestyle skiers and boarders.

“Attack of La Niña” will transport you to Colorado, Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, California, and many other world-class destinations.

You know it’s going to be a great film when the ski crew selected is huge! Best Ski Films need a strong crew.

Crew – Mark AbmaIngrid BackstromBobby BrownRory BushfieldJames HeimRuss HenshawEric HjorleifsonGus KenworthyRichard Permin,Callum PettitSean PettitAlex Flanders SchlopyCody TownsendColby James WestJacob WesterHenrik Windstedt and Torin Yater-Wallace

4. The Crash Reel (2013)

Full Film HD – 1h 28m

Fifteen years of verite footage show the epic rivalry between half-pipe legends Shaun White and Kevin Pearce, childhood friends who become number one and two in the world leading up to the Vancouver Winter Olympics, pushing one another to ever more dangerous tricks, until Kevin crashes on a Park City half-pipe, barely surviving.

As Kevin recovers from his injury, Shaun wins Gold. Now all Kevin wants to do is get on his snowboard again, even though medics and family fear this could kill him. We also celebrate Sarah Burke who crashed in Park City and died January 19, 2012.

Crew – Kevin PearceShaun WhiteMason AguirreSarah BurkeDaniel Amen and many more

5. Eddie the Eagle (2016)

Full Film – 1h 46m

A biographical sports comedy-drama that recounts the true story of Michael Edwards (Eddie), a British skier who made history as the first competitor to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.

Starring Taron Egerton as Eddie Edwards and Hugh Jackman as his coach, the film chronicles Eddie’s journey from childhood dreams to his determined pursuit of Winter Olympic glory, overcoming challenges and garnering support. Despite his unconventional approach, Eddie’s perseverance transforms him into a beloved underdog figure

6. This is Home – Faction (2017)

The Faction Collective as they return to their homes around the world to show us how they get it done on home turf.

From Europe to the US and back again – via old playgrounds, new challenges, secret spots and favourite lines – THIS IS HOME chronicles what it means to be a freeskier today: where the conditions are what you make of them, and the search for that perfect ride starts in your own backyard.

7. The Art Of Flight (2015)

Full Film – 1h 17m

Curt Morgan and Travis Rice create the world’s most progressive snowboard film by combining cutting-edge cinematography, stunning locales, and the best freestyle snowboarding ever captured.

It has jaw-dropping footage with a pulse-pounding soundtrack, shot in some of the most rugged, remote and beautiful snow countries on the planet.

Crew: Travis RiceMark LandvikJohn JacksonNicolas MüllerScotty Lago and more.

8. Afterglow (2014)

Full Film HD – 0h 11m

Sweetgrass Productions shot their first night segment in Japan five years ago for their film Signatures. Like a lot of night segments, the terrain was a low angle and the shots focused on small features.

To light up the mountains in British Columbia’s Golden Alpine Holidays and Alyeska, Alaska, Sweetgrass had to power 30,000 to 40,000 watts of electricity. For comparison’s sake, a household lightbulb contains 60 watts. The psychedelic night segment in Valhalla, which mainly consisted of short pillow shots and backcountry booter airs, required 2,000 watts.

This required a lot of helicopter assistance but was it worth it.. watch and see for yourself.

Crew: Pep Fujas, Eric Hjorleifson, Chris Benchetler, and Daron Rahlves

9. Streif: One Hell of a Ride (2015)

Full Film HD – 1h 55m

Follow elite skiers Erik Guay, Aksel Lund Svindal, Max Franz, and Hannes Reichelt through 12 emotionally charged months as they train for the world’s most dangerous downhill ski race, the Streif.

This film really shows the hard work and pain they go through to get to the top.

10. Few Words – A Candide Thovex Film (2015)

Full Film HD – 0h 59m

Shot in Europe and Alaska, it follows Thovex’s career as he climbs to the very top of his sport, including two gold medal wins at the X Games golds, his 2010 win at the Freeride World Tour, and a devastating back injury which threatened to end his career… Candide has got to be my all-time favourite skier, watch it and you will understand why…

11. Torstein Horgmo – Horgasm: A Love Story (2015)

Full Film HD – 0h 35m

Torstein Horgmo’s mockumentary biopic certainly offers something different. Watch it and let us know what you think of it. Does humour work? Is the run of the mill part-based shred flick dead? Would be interested to know your thoughts…

12. Passenger | Redbull (2015)

Full Film HD –  1h 40m

For some, winter is the only time of year that truly matters, and skiing fresh snow is a life’s pursuit.

From Japan to Europe to North America, this romantic look at the endless quest for powder highlights some of the best skiing on the planet.

13. Guilt Trip | Salomon (2016)

Full Film HD –  37m

The only thing greater than this group of skier’s desire to claim a first ski descent on Greenland’s second highest peak is the size of their carbon footprint to get there.

Loaded with guilt, they decide to bring along renowned glaciologist, Alun Hubbard, who’s scientific hypothesis, if proven, could rewrite popular projections of global sea-level rise.

However, the entire expedition is put in question when they arrive in Greenland and discover their objective is beyond the range of all available aircraft. Shot on location in Greenland.

Crew – Alun Hubbard, Chris Rubens, Kalen Thorien, Simon Thomson, Pierre Muller

14. Supervention | Redbull (2013)

Full Film HD –  1h 40m

Follow a group of the world’s most talented skiers and snowboarders on an intense trip through exotic destinations in Norway, Sweden, Canada, USA and New Zealand.

Spectacular nature footage mixed with progressive skiing and snowboarding. Click here to watch the full video

Supervention

15 . Skiing Jaws| Redbull (2017)

Full Film HD –  24m

Okay so you might be thinking; “This isn’t skiing, this is surfing?!” Yes, you are somewhat right, but have you ever seen someone skiing a wave?

At the legendary Jaws in Maui, big-wave surfer Chuck Patterson is ready after years of hard work to unveil his prototype for Surf Skis, which he hopes will revolutionize his sport and make a splash at one of the world’s most powerful waves.

16. Shredtopia (2017)

Full Film HD –  44m

Focusing on good times all over, the bots travel to new spots only to realise that when you’re strapped in and having fun with the crew, you forget where you are anyways, its All “Shredtopia” to us. Enjoy!

Starring: Torstein Horgmo, Andreas Wiig, Craig McMorris, Anto Chamberland, Brage Richenberg, Werni Stock, Darcy Sharpe, Mark McMorris.

17. Drop Everything

Full Film HD –  57m

With tongues firmly in cheeks, Matchstick Productions present a light-hearted approach to the passion behind slope-side action. Sit back and enjoy stunning scenery, awesome tricks from world-class skiers and belly-laughing comedy.

18. Days Of My Youth

Full Film HD –  1h 02m

The feeling of eternal youth that skiers get from doing what they love is the central theme of this two-year project from Matchstick Productions. Starring some of the most progressive skiers, this film shows the trials and triumphs of being the best.

19. Steep

A documentary that explores the world of extreme skiing. Directed by Mark Obenhaus, the film delves into the lives of skiers who push the boundaries of the sport by tackling some of the most challenging and dangerous mountain slopes. Through breathtaking footage and interviews, “Steep” captures the passion, risks, and sheer thrill of extreme skiing, showcasing the dedication of these athletes to conquer the steepest and most treacherous slopes around the globe.

If you’re a fan of skiing or extreme sports, “Steep” provides an immersive look into the adrenaline-pumping world of those who seek adventure on the steepest mountain terrains.

Cast: Ingrid Backstrom, Anselme Baud, Bill Briggs

20. Into the Mind

If you’re a fan of skiing or just love breathtaking cinematography, you’ve got to check out “Into the Mind” from 2013. Directed by Eric Crosland and Dave Mossop, this documentary-style ski film takes you on an incredible journey into the minds of professional skiers as they conquer some of the most challenging terrains around the world. It’s not just your typical ski film – “Into the Mind” goes deep, exploring the mental and emotional aspects of extreme skiing, giving you a unique perspective on what drives these athletes to push their limits.

Get ready for a visual feast and an introspective dive into the world of extreme sports. The film beautifully captures the stunning landscapes these skiers navigate, and the artistic approach to storytelling sets “Into the Mind” apart. So, if you’re up for an adventure and want to experience skiing from a whole new angle, grab some popcorn and give this one a watch. You won’t be disappointed!

Cast: Callum Pettit, Kye Petersen, J.P. Auclair

21. Frozen

a survival thriller film directed by Adam Green. It does not fit the description of a horror crime ski movie but rather falls into the survival horror genre.

The story revolves around three friends who become stranded on a ski lift in the mountains when the resort shuts down for the week. As they face the harsh elements, the film explores their desperate struggle for survival and the psychological toll it takes on them. “Frozen” is known for its tense atmosphere, suspenseful plot, and the challenges the characters encounter while trapped in freezing conditions.

If you’re a fan of survival thrillers with a chilling premise, “Frozen” (2010) might be worth checking out.

Cast: Shawn Ashmore, Emma Bell, Kevin Zegers

Conclusion

Well, there we have it, our list of the top 21 ski movies and snowboard movies of all time updated for 2024! I hope you enjoyed what I believe are the best ski films and snowboard films of all time.

Be sure to check out some of these great ski movies with Powder White (and if you like them tag us in your social media posts). If you are looking for your next ski holiday, we are the experts to do the research on your dream ski holiday for you. Providing you with hand picked accommodation to fit all budgets.