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10 Must-Watch Ski Films

10 Must-Watch Ski Films
3 April 2020

It was a shorter ski season than any of us could predict but while it lasted there were some great days skiing. So why not reminisce about those and gain some inspiration for next winter with 10 of our favourite skiing films.


The North Face: Lhotse

  • Runtime: 23mins
  • Available to purchase on: Youtube

Back in 2018, Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison completed the first ski descent of the 27,940-foot Lhotse; the fourth-highest mountain in the world. This is their story.

  • Runtime: 23mins
  • Available to purchase on: Youtube

Back in 2018, Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison completed the first ski descent of the 27,940-foot Lhotse; the fourth-highest mountain in the world. This is their story.


Picture: Shelter

  • Runtime: 44 mins
  • Available to watch on: Youtube

A tale of five adventurers minimizing their CO2 emissions as they travel for two months through valleys near their homes in the Swiss and French Alps.

  • Runtime: 44 mins
  • Available to watch on: Youtube

A tale of five adventurers minimizing their CO2 emissions as they travel for two months through valleys near their homes in the Swiss and French Alps.



Quiksilver: Candide Thovex Few words

  • Runtime: 59 mins
  • Available to watch on: YouTube

This award winning documentary gives us an insight into the life story of the quite extraordinary legend that is Candide Thovex.

  • Runtime: 59 mins
  • Available to watch on: YouTube

This award winning documentary gives us an insight into the life story of the quite extraordinary legend that is Candide Thovex.



Matchstick Productions: Claim: The Greatest Ski Movie . . . EVER!

  • Runtime: 1hr 13mins
  • Available to watch on: YouTube

A 2008 classic with an impressive line up; the skiers in this film poke fun at themselves and the industry as a whole shredding huge lines and claiming it!

  • Runtime: 1hr 13mins
  • Available to watch on: YouTube

A 2008 classic with an impressive line up; the skiers in this film poke fun at themselves and the industry as a whole shredding huge lines and claiming it!


Faction: The Collective

  • Runtime: 48mins
  • Available to watch on: YouTube

A feature length film from Faction skis covering their diverse team of skiers as they tackle everything for undiscovered peaks and inner city handrail to lapping their home mountain.

  • Runtime: 48mins
  • Available to watch on: YouTube

A feature length film from Faction skis covering their diverse team of skiers as they tackle everything for undiscovered peaks and inner city handrail to lapping their home mountain.


Salomon TV: Guilt Trip

  • Runtime: 36 mins
  • Available to watch on: Youtube

A group of skiers attempt to claim a first descent on Greenland's second highest peak while raising awareness of carbon footprint  glaciologist, Alun Hubbard

  • Runtime: 36 mins
  • Available to watch on: Youtube

A group of skiers attempt to claim a first descent on Greenland's second highest peak while raising awareness of carbon footprint  glaciologist, Alun Hubbard


Picture: Zabardast

  • Runtime: 54min
  • Available to watch on: YouTube

The Picture crew completes a 150 km loop in complete autonomy through the heart of the Karakoram range, in Pakistan. They pull sleds filled with food, tents and solar panels in an freerid adventure so remote, high and risky that there can be no mistakes.

  • Runtime: 54min
  • Available to watch on: YouTube

The Picture crew completes a 150 km loop in complete autonomy through the heart of the Karakoram range, in Pakistan. They pull sleds filled with food, tents and solar panels in an freerid adventure so remote, high and risky that there can be no mistakes.


Faction: This is home

  • Runtime: 46min
  • Available to watch on: YouTube

The Faction Collective return to their home mountains to show us their favourite lines, secret spots and challenge themselves to push their skiing like never before.

  • Runtime: 46min
  • Available to watch on: YouTube

The Faction Collective return to their home mountains to show us their favourite lines, secret spots and challenge themselves to push their skiing like never before.


Eddie the eagle

  • Runtime: 1hr 46min
  • Available to watch on: Netflix

The heart warming tale of Eddie Edwards; an underdog ski-jumper who attempts to overcome numerous challenges on his way to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski-jumping.

  • Runtime: 1hr 46min
  • Available to watch on: Netflix

The heart warming tale of Eddie Edwards; an underdog ski-jumper who attempts to overcome numerous challenges on his way to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski-jumping.


Chalet Girl

  • Runtime: 1h 36min
  • Available to watch on: Netflix

This light hearted film follows the trials and tribulations of Felicity Jones as she escapes the UK and a fast food job for the ‘glamour and glitz’ of a season working in the alps.

  • Runtime: 1h 36min
  • Available to watch on: Netflix

This light hearted film follows the trials and tribulations of Felicity Jones as she escapes the UK and a fast food job for the ‘glamour and glitz’ of a season working in the alps.


   

About the Author:

Pete Fletcher - Outdoor Expert

Pete grew up hiking most of the trails in the Lake District before being introduced to skiing. A decade later and you're most likely to find him snowboarding, skateboarding or making a mean coffee.


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