As the 2017/2018 ski season gets closer, there's no better way to sweeten the anticipation than by going to see a ski movie. Here are all of the perennial favorites (plus a few more) to watch at a theater or computer screen near you.
Cover Photo courtesy of TGR/Nic Alegre.
Volkswagen presents Warren Miller Entertainment's Line of Descent
We are huge fans of Warren Miller Entertainment's latest offering (like, really big fans). Line of Descent marks the 68th installment of a legendary franchise, and if the trailer is any indication, this might just be the best one in recent memory. Featuring athletes Amie Engerbretsen, McKenna Peterson, Marcus Caston, and more in places like Jackson Hole and Silverton Mountain, the film is bound to get you psyched for the season. World premier takes place on October 13th. Find a big-screen premier near you and buy tickets here.
Dendrite Studios & Kye Peterson - Numinous
Do you dream about pillows? Not what you put your head on at night, but the bulbous mushrooms of snow that form on rock fields that are really fun to ski over. We love pillows, and it looks like Numinous will feature a lot pillows, so we're pretty excited about that. It will also showcase some of the best action of the year, showing us Kye Peterson's vision of what skiing can be. This will likely be one of the best flicks of the season, so don't miss it. The World Premier is in Vancouver on September 22nd, more tour dates here. We'll be at the Aspen premier during The Meeting, give us a high five if you're there. Digital downloads available October 9th.
The Faction Collective - This Is Home
Faction Skis boasts a pro team that has some of the biggest names in skiing, including Candide Thovex, Johnny Collinson, and Kelly Sildaru. After a long run of successful We Are the Faction Collective webisodes, the Swiss company decided to release a feature-length film called This is Home. Needless to say, we're amped to see this on the big screen. Film will premier in Denver, Colorado and Annecy, France; entire 2017/18 film tour details will be announced soon.
Eva Walkner & Jackie Paaso - Evolution of Dreams
There have been some great all-female ski movies coming out for the past few years, and this one appears to be no exception. Eva Walkner and former Warren Miller Athlete Jackie Paaso put their unique backgrounds together and decided to take on the sport of ski mountaineering. Shot in the beautiful Austrian Alps, this will be one movie to seek out this year. Tour dates available here.
Blank. Collective - The Bearings
The Blank Collective is a group of crazy Canadians (plus a few other friends from the USA) who have cinematic histories with Matchstick Productions, Poor Boyz, and more. This year, the crew teamed up with Salomon TV and put together one of our favorite teasers of the year so far. The whole office is pretty excited for this one! Full digital release expected in Autumn 2017.
Level 1 - Habit
Denver-based Level 1 Productions consistently finds the best up-and-coming talent in skiing and demonstrates unabashed creativity in urban and backcountry environments. Their 18th film, Habit, brings the heat (and the fun) with smiles, rails, powder, and a few cringe-worthy crashes. Featuring the talents of KC Deane, Tatum Monod, Thayne Rich, and slew of other crazy-good skiers, this flick debuts in Denver on September 16th. Full digital release & DVDs available for purchase October 2017.
Matchstick Productions - Drop Everything
Matchstick Productions' Drop Everything is new for 2017/2018 with what it is calling "a decidedly more lighthearted approach that returns the focus to the featured athletes and world-class action." After years of over-the-top narration found in so many other ski flicks, pure fun and sweet action sounds great to us. MSP tour dates here. Starring our friend Mark Abma.
Teton Gravity Research - Rogue Elements
TGR has become a major name in the action sports world, but it all started with epic annual ski movies featuring unique characters and a dedicated following. Featuring world-class athletes adventuring from Wyoming to Bolivia and beyond, Rogue Elements promises to be an epic romp around the globe. We're excited to see what they came up with this year (like mountain biking down Corbet's Couloir!?!). Tour dates here.
Good Company - Guest List
Tom Wallisch has evolved from a Level 1 Super Unknown phenom to the producer of his own crazy flicks under the Good Company name. We're ready to be wowed by the creative urban and backcountry skiing this crew cooked up last season. Full digital release arriving October 2017.
Legs of Steel - Same Difference
With a diverse crew of skiers from all over the world, Legs of Steel returns to the 2017/2018 film line-up with big names including Bene Mayer, Paddy Graham, and Alpine Race legend Felix Neureuther. Co-produced with the deep pockets of Red Bull Media house, this will be a must-see ski film. Digital release arriving in Autumn 2017.
The Big Picture - Lite Years
Like Good Company, most of the crew behind The Big Picture started wowing crowds with Level 1 Productions before starting their own film entourages. Its first full-length film stars Chris Logan, Parker White, Tanner Rainville, and more, and these guys know how to ski powder better than most. Digital release expected in Fall 2017.
Nikolai Schirmer & Flo Bastien present Shapes
The French ski company Black Crows is know for having some of the most stylish designs on their ski top sheets and in their outerwear (and unique advertisements), so we're excited to see what Frenchman Flo Bastien, Norgwegian Nikolai Schirmer, and others produced while skiing in France, Canada, and Norway. Presented by Black Crows Skis and Norrona. Digital release arriving in November 2017.
Whistler Blackcomb Presents: Magnetic
Magnetic focuses on that power of attraction that has drawn skiers and riders to Whistler Blackcomb for years. That beckoning call of the mountains. That hypnotic power of the area that keeps athletes coming back again and again. Free digital release online this fall.