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Top 12 Must Watch Ski Movies

Not on the slopes?  This is the next best thing.  Get your fix of ski and snowboard action with these recommendations.

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They come from our friends at Maison Sport.

As they say, just because the majority of us are at home, it doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a little of our favourite sport.

“Finding something new to watch at this point of the lockdown is a real challenge,” they say.

“This is why we have put together a list of 12 movies, all involving skiing and snowboarding, for you to watch, some of which we are pretty sure will be new to you.”

The list is made up of feature films, shorts and documentaries.

Some have been made by skiers and snowboarders.  Others tell the stories of influential athletes.

Sit back and enjoy…

The Crash Reel (2013)

Snowboarder Kevin Pearce suffers a traumatic brain injury while training for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

His family stands by his side as he struggles through rehab, but they object when he expresses his desire to return to his favourite sport.

Where to watch: Rent on Amazon Prime

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McConkey (2013)

A documentary about extreme skier Shane McConkey.

The film follows Shane from growing up as the son of skier Jim McConkey to his days as a professional freeskier.

The film also focuses on Shane’s 2009 death during a ski base jump and his continued influence over the sport of skiing.

Where to watch: Free on Amazon Prime

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Eddie The Eagle (2016)

A feature film telling the story of Michael Edwards, known as “Eddie the Eagle”, the English ski-jumper and Olympian.

In 1988 he became the first competitor since 1928 to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping, finishing last in the 70 m and 90 m events.

He held the British ski jumping record from 1988 to 2001.

Where to watch: Free on Amazon Prime

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Cool Runnings (1993)

Not a movie about ski or snowboard, but still great fun for all the family to watch together.

A Jamaican bobsleigh team fights many odds, including a reluctant coach, to compete in the 1988 Winter Olympics.

They train in harsh and sunny climes for a sport that chills them to their bones.

Where to watch: Disney+

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Warren Miller’s Higher Ground (2005)

Warren Miller’s film chronicles a dedicated band of the world’s most acclaimed winter sports athletes as they criss cross the globe in search of new and more thrilling ways to experience the ride.

For extreme sports athlete Dave Barlia this meant flying 10 feet off the ground at 130 miles per hour, over the slopes of Chamonix.

World Cup mogul champion and Olympian Jeremy Bloom had ‘a life-changing experience’ when he went heli-skiing for the first time in the wild backcountry of British Columbia.

Where to Watch: Rent on Youtube

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Streif: One Hell of a Ride (2014)

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.

Where to Watch: Free on Amazon Prime

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The Art of Flight (2011)

A Curt Morgan film that is equal parts action and adventure mix with the inevitable drama along the way.

Two years in the making, The Art of Flight gives iconic snowboarder Travis Rice and friends the opportunity to redefine what is possible in the mountains.

Experience the highs, as new tricks are landed and new zones opened, alongside the lows, where avalanches, accidents, and wrong turns strike.

Where to Watch: Rent on Youtube

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One World (2020)

92,864 Steps, 999 ideas, 457 Kilohertz, 113 Pillows, 76 Slashes, 72 days, 39 riders, 12 stitches.

Whether you’ve been here all along or you’re dropping in for the first time, the bond of snowboarding spans the globe and connects us all.

Where to Watch: Free on Amazon Prime

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Backyards Project (2016)

Meet Chamonix local Sam Favret as he explores his own backyard to give us his take on life inspired by the mountains that surround him and his quest for perfection, be it on skis, surfboard, or skateboard.

Where to Watch: Free on Amazon Prime

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The Way I See It (2010)

This work of epic proportions features top-shelf skiing and cinematography swirled around an eclectic soundtrack.

The MSP team scoured the globe in search of what makes this sport so special.

Where to Watch: Rent on Amazon Prime; Free on Youtube

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Supervention (2013)

Follow a group of the world’s most talented skiers and snowboarders on an intense and unpredictable trip through exotic destinations.

A documentary showcasing all aspects of modern free skiing and snowboarding.

Where to Watch: Rent on Amazon Prime

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