It’s finally ski season!
For the lucky few, a handful of resorts have started to open. But for the rest of us, it’s close! Oh so close! And what better way to build some stoke than watching the rippers in the new 2015-2016 ski movies?
You might be surprised to find that most of these movies are already available so grab some popcorn, your favorite beer, and settle in for a night (or 3) of adrenaline-induced goosebumps.
1. Chasing Shadows – Warren Miller
Perhaps the most well known and most anticipated ski movie every year comes from the Warren Miller camp. I mean, the name is synonymous with ski entertainment. Even if you don’t know the name of a film and guess it’s by Warren Miller Entertainment, you’re probably right.
This year’s film, Chasing Shadows, does not disappoint. From the YouTube page:
Explore what it means to be inspired, and what it is about exotic locations and snow-covered summits that keep us searching for more. As skiers and snowboarders we chase a feeling, a memory, a storm, a turn — we’ve been chasing it our whole lives and we’ll keep chasing it a lifetime more.
2. Paradise Waits – Teton Gravity Research (TGR)
TGR has been growing as a household name amongst skiers and snowboarders since they started in 1996. In just 19 years, they’ve already produced 32 films and are key partners to environmental projects such as Protect Our Winters (POW) and 1% For The Planet.
Paradise Waits chronicles the entire season of a group of characters who are some of the best skiers and snowboarders in the world. Each athlete is mic’d up throughout the film, capturing their personalities from the weird, lighthearted and funny moments, to the action-filled when conditions line up in paradise.
3. Fade to Winter – MSP Films (Matchstick Productions)
MSP Films has been putting out the highest percentage of quality films since their inception in 1992. They hold 9 Powder Video Awards, 3 Emmy nominations, and were Viewer’s Choice runner-ups at the 2013 Tribeca film festival. If that doesn’t make you scream in longing anticipation every year, I don’t know what will. Except for a strong El Niño I guess.
For this year’s film, they traveled to Alaska, Iceland, British Columbia, Japan, Colorado, Italy, and New England to find the sweetest, softest, deepest powder.
The Best of the Rest
Certainly there were more than just 3 ski movies produced last year. If you still need more mountains, more powder, more shredding, and more vertical feet, check out this list of movies and trailers on Freeskier.com.