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Another Zombie Movie

Yes, we are all sick of zombies movies and yes, producers are still creating then. Surprisingly, adding German Nazi officers and a snowy setting in Dead Snow impressed people at the Sundance Film Festival last winter.
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 “We should have gone to the beach like I told you,” proclaims one of the handsome, clean-cut, hot chocolate-drinking victims of Dead Snow, a film made by Norwegian director Tommy Wirkola that debuted last January at the Sundance Film Festival. It is releasing on DVD this fall. The film has all the typical horror movie clichés, but with ski culture infusions: beautiful, blonde, Norwegian women, warm, crackling fires inside creepy old ski lodges, cheesy lines about going somewhere other than the zombie infested vacationland chosen, and snowmobiles with machines guns. It was shot on location in Norway. This film must have hit superstar status at Sundance late into the evening, after copious amounts of cocktails.

Decide for yourself. You can save it on your Netflix queue.

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What do you think of ski movies today? All ski movies are the same. Even when they say they’re revolutionary. None of them have a plot. They jump off something big, they go to meet with other cool people like themselves. Where is the fat guy skiing? Where are the beginners falling off chairlifts? Where is the slapstick humor that made ski movies so good in the past?   So you decided to make one that’s better than all the rest? There’s a lot of pain in the ski industry right now, both on the resort side and the manufacturing side. We had this global economic meltdown, declining revenues, draught. It seems like one misery after the other. We need a joke. Cheap Ski Movie’s tagline is ‘It’s a movie for the times. Hard times.’ (click to the next slide for the rest of the interview)

Cheap Ski Movie

Jack Turner, a Durango, Colorado-based filmmaker, decided to create a spoof ski movie—picture Wayne’s World meets Warren Miller. The result? Cheap Ski Movie, a comic documentary-style take on ski porn that will tour the country next fall. We spoke to Turner about heli-skiing in Massachusetts and how to make a ski movie for under $60,000 (hint: use cardboard).

Tanner Hall, the Movie

Win for Ski Movie Diversity

There's a new movie out called Tanner Hall. But it's not what you think it is: no X Games, no reggae, and no skiing. Instead, it's a flick about a fictional, elite boarding school called, you guessed it, Tanner Hall.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming-based KGB Productions has a new ski movie out next fall called Wyoming Triumph. Check out the film trailer below, and our interivew with KGB producer Sam Pope on the next few slides.Most ski films travel all over the world to get footage. But you stayed in Wyoming. Why was that? Sam Pope: This concept developed over several years of taking small trips here and there around Wyoming, including  the Wind Rivers, the Wyoming Range, the Snake River Range, the Gros Ventres, the Absorokas, even the west side of the Tetons. We began to realize that there was something special here. The other part of it is just what you said. Other production companies are going on these insanely exotic ski trips all over the world. We want to make the point that we have terrain that good, right here in our backyard of Wyoming. Kind of a "keep it local" thing. The skiing just as good, but the experience is a little more organic. And that's important to us. 

Wyoming Triumph Ski Movie to Debut Fall 2010

Jackson Hole, Wyoming-based KGB Productions has a new ski movie out next fall called Wyoming Triumph, which is all shot in their backyard—the Tetons. We spoke to KGB's Sam Pope about making a local ski movie and how they got the film sponsored by a whiskey company.

Grete Eliassen

Say My Name

Unhappy with the lack of female presence in ski movies, freeskier Grete Eliassen sets out to produce her own, all-girl ski movie, due out next fall, called Say My Name. We chatted with Grete while she was en route to class.