UPDATE: 2018-19 Ski Films That Will Get You Stoked For Winter

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A sneak peek at Michelle Parker in MSP’s new film, ALL IN. Image: MSP

Winter is fast approaching, and ski film trailers are appearing.  There’s no better way to welcome winter than gathering for a ski film while we wait for the snow to fall.  We’ve seen more trailers pop up as the season draws closer, including ones from Tanner Hall, Warren Miller, and more.  Here’s some flicks we can to look forward to this season.

#1 ALL IN by Matchstick Productions

Directed by Scott Gaffney, ALL IN is a must see ski film this fall.  Matchstick Productions will live up to it’s history of epic ski movies with this one.  They are known for films such as Sick Sense (1998), Claim (2008) and The Way I See It (2010).  MSP has been in the ski film circuit for over two decades and always offers an exciting look into the world of skiing.

Not only do they work with some of the most talented skiers out there, this movie is packed with some hard-charging females.  In a world where guys usually compile most of the cast, this film happens to feature as many women as men.

As always, this MSP film will be full of action packed skiing, beautiful destinations, and their iconic humor sprinkled throughout.  Locations include British Columbia, Alaska, Utah, Washington, Japan and South America.

Athletes: Angel Collinson, Michelle Parker, Tatum Monod, Elyse Saugstad, Mark Abma, Wiley Miller, Johnny Collinson, and Cody Townsend.

“ALL IN is a reference to the commitment the athletes have to their sport while simultaneously alluding to the inclusionary nature of skiing.” – MSP

#2 HOJI by Matchstick Productions

Anyone who has seen this guy ski would agree he deserves his own movie.  Known for his fast, fluid style and extraordinary pillow lines, Eric Hjorleifson has been part of the MSP family for years and continuously provides major segments in their movies.

“He chases storms.  He ditches his cell phone for weeks at a time.  His exploits are rarely flaunted on social media. In spite of all of this – or maybe because of it – he is a hero to legions of skiers across the globe. This is who Eric is – this is “HOJI.”- MSP

Athletes: Eric Hjorleifson, Chris Rubens, James Heim and more.

#3 Far Out by Teton Gravity Research

Teton Gravity Research embarked on a journey to pursue some of the most adventurous and untouched mountains in the world.  Far Out is the documentation of their wild ride with an amazing athlete line up to match.  Previous films include Rogue Elements (2017) and Jeremy Jones’ series:  Deeper (2010), Futher (2012), and Higher (2014).  TGR is always inspiring creativity and pursuit of the unknown.

TGR is known to delve into unique areas and capture the insane skiing and snowboarding that happens there.  Locations include the Albanian Alps, Montana, Colorado, Alaska, Wyoming, Slovenia, Russia, and British Columbia.

“Find out if the wildest and most untamed mountains in Europe let us in, and if the ultimate destination became a reality.” – TGR

Athletes: Angel Collinson, Cam Riley, Clayton Vila, Colter Hinchliffe, Dane Tudor, Elyse Saugstad, Fabian Lentsch, Griffin Post, Hadley Hammer, Ian McIntosh, Jeremy Jones, Johnny Collinson, Kai Jones, Mark Carter, Nick McNutt, Parkin Costain, Robin Van Gyn, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Sam Smoothy, Sean Jordan, Tim Durtschi.

Film Tour Locations:  Multiple locations in Washington, Utah, Montana, Oregon, Idaho, California, Colorado, and beyond.  Also showing in Europe in select countries.  Check out the complete listing here.

#4 Ode To Muir by Teton Gravity Research

In classic TGR style, Jeremy Jones and Elena Hight embark on a 40-mile human powered expedition into California’s John Muir Wilderness.  TGR always seems to showcase the importance of the journey and the pursuit of exploration.

“Their journey balances the challenges of winter camping, grueling climbs up the Sierra’s biggest mountains, and aesthetic first descents with personal reflections on the importance of the natural world and those who first traveled it generations ago, and sharing perspectives gleaned from what it truly means to explore a great American Wilderness.” – TGR

Athletes: Elena Hight, Jeremy Jones

Film Tour Locations: Boulder, CO/ Bozeman, MT/ Portland, OR/ Vancouver, BC, CA/ Seattle, WA/ Bellingham, WA/ Denver, CO/ San Francisco, CA/ Kellogg, ID/ Dillon, CO

#5 Zig Zag by Level 1

Since 1999, Level 1 has been showing us big airs, freestyle flair, and creative jib segments.  Zig Zag looks to be nothing short of the style they have upheld since the beginning.

“Following nearly two decades of ski movie pedigree, Level 1 documents a lifestyle of contradiction. Timeless ephemera. Love and money. Natural and synthetic. Powder and slush. Stagnant and innovative. Untracked and well-travelled. Consistent but not predictable. Swerving left, right and diagonal, yet never asleep at the wheel.” – Level 1

Athletes: Parker White, Laurent De Martin, Sämi Ortlieb, Chris Logan, Will Berman, Keegan Kilbride, Will Wesson, Thayne Rich, Peyben Hägglund, KC Deane, LJ Strenio, Khai Krepela, Kim Boberg, Oliver Karlberg, Tanner Rainville, Duncan Adams, Ahmet Dadali, McRae Williams, and Friends.

Film Premier Location: Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver, CO.  It’s going to be a party!

#6 Here After by Tanner Hall

How does Tanner Hall do it?  We may never know, but we will definitely keep watching every movie he comes out with.  Hall’s new film will be packed with insane terrain, backcountry booters, and more back flips than you can count.  Locations include Montana, Alaska, California and Sweden.

Keep your eyes peeled for the full film release this October. 

Athletes: Tanner Hall, John Spriggs, Taylor Seaton, Henrik Harlaut, B Devine, Pat Goodnough

#7 Face of Winter by Warren Miller

The yearly tribute to the great Warren Miller continues for the 69th time.  Warren Miller films are always full of beautiful shots, world class athletes, and that sense of community that holds us mountain folk together.

Athletes: Coming soon!

Film Tour Locations: Too many to list, just look at this calendar to find a film premier near you.

#8 Strictly Business by Swadburg & Co.

No fun here, it’s Strictly Business with the Ethan Swadburg crew.  We’ll see everything– powder, some urban magic, and butt naked big airs.  Everything you need and more.  Locations include British Columbia, Montana, Alaska, Colorado, and Oregon.

Athletes: Ethan Swadburg, Pete Koukov, Parker Norvell, Chance Contay, Ben Smith, Levi Ascher, Tanner Mattau, Hunter Bailey, Troy Murphy, Blake Wilson, Carson Kerr, Cody Potter, Kai George, Alex DeBonville.

#9 Before Blank by Blank Collective

Get ready to see how passion at a young age has shaped the lives of these athletes.  The love of skiing is a powerful tool, and these guys take it to the next level.  This fun, action packed film is set to release this October.  Get ready to embrace your inner child and take it to the mountain with you this season.

“The blank crew takes a light-hearted and retrospective look into the similarities and differences that drove each member down their own path.” – Salomon TV

Athletes: Alexi Godbout, Stan Rey, Josh Daiek, Jordy Kidner, KC Dean.

#10 Cloudy Skies by Arttu Heikkinen

It never fails that Finnish skiers provide us with mind bending, creative, urban skiing.  In a place where skiing is only for those willing to shovel a landing together, these guys don’t think twice.  Shout out to those who ski in places you would never imagine.

“Skiing with your friends.  Finding new perspectives. Trying to be creative, unique, visual.  And putting the pieces together.” – TSSB

Athletes: Oliver Kuussaari, Arttu Heikkinen,

#11 Sound of Silence by Woop Productions

Born severely deaf, Robin Gillon was excluded, bullied, and ostracized throughout his life.  He was able to find purpose in life through skiing in an otherwise lonely world.  His story shows us how powerful the freedom of skiing can be.   Check out his incredible story this fall.

Athletes: Robin Gillon

#12 Somewhere by Follow Fellas

This crew knows how to send it in the Alps.  The Fellas show us what vanlife looks like, along with some amazing skiing to match.  Cozy up at home, support the small production crews out there, and catch this film this fall.

Athletes: Bernhard Braun, Mario Gattinger, Xaver Kroll, Christian Gaderer, Bene Henger, Sven Rauber, Konstantin Ottner, Markus Reisacher, Gabriel Indrist, Sepp Jager, Hannes Rudigier, Michi Tschallener, Peter Tschallener.

#13 Abandoned by The Road West Traveled

The Road West Traveled is a crew of Colorado backcountry skiers who have teamed up to document the lost ski areas in their home state.  They set out to explore abandoned ski areas and find the truth behind what made these places into ghost towns.  What they find reveals the impact that mega resorts and climate change have had on these independent resorts.

“The Road West Traveled uncovers what it’s like to be a skier in Colorado’s backcountry and what it means to go from lost, to found.”

Alright folks, get the popcorn ready, and get inspired.  Whether you catch a big movie premier or just snuggle up in your own living room, watching ski films is part of who we are as skiers and riders.  Thanks to all the production crews, big and small, for showing us the creativity that exists out there!


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