The Best Ski Videos of All Time
In addition to making the best ski racks on the planet, it is also our responsibility to keep the ski fires stoked in the ski hearts of our ski peers. After all, while some may think of us as just an incredibly attractive storage option, our real mission is to get skier’s favorite gear up in front of them and on display so we can all be reminded of our best days with snow underfoot.
A very important part of keeping the fire burning hot are epic ski videos. Though, like almost everything spectacular that we watch, 99% of us will never have a shot at attaining the levels of these skiers, there are few things as satisfying as watching someone mastering the things we love. Add on a keen eye for cinematography and the means to get to the best places on the planet with tons of gear, and ski films have gotten pretty darn good at capturing all of the things we love about being in the snow from fresh powder days to the nostalgia of ski trips with your closest friends.
Once we’ve wrapped up the rack-making for the day, you’ll often find us melting into the couch with a warm glass of skim milk, an oatmeal cookie and one of the following on the TV. Here are some of our favorites..
One Of Those Days - 4 mins
Insane skiing. Shaky GoPro that we all experienced in the early days but we didn’t care, because we finally had a way to capture our footage.
One Of Those Days 2 - 5 mins
Now that they had the formula.. It was time to improve with a little more editing and pizazz. Still has the GoPro shakes.
One Of Those Days 3 - 5 mins
To complete the set. This just raises the bar a bit higher with the same theme that we loved from the other two.
Few Words - 59 mins
While we’re on the topic of Candide, you might as well watch one of my personal favorite ski documentaries. Just an all around great and interesting ski video about one of the best to ever do it.
Tales From Cascadia - 49 mins
A nostalgic-feeling ski film that reminds me of sitting in front of crackling fire in a ski lodge back in the early 2000s. From the opening song, you’re transported back to the good ol’ ski trip with your buddies days. It’s a narrated film that follows some cool dudes that travel the world and are apparently some sort of Pow Hounds because they find some damn deep snow.
Attack of La Niña - 74 mins
Another Great, Sean Pettit, a nice Canadian boy rips us all over North America and shows us what our ski dreams look like in real life. There’s also a scene with a hot spring that may be every skier’s dream lodging.
Chasing AdVANture - 30 mins
I’ve watched this so many times. It’s an easy 30 minute lunch break watch that features, seemingly, one of the nicest dudes on the planet who is living my dream life by showing his outrageously well-done Sprinter Van conversion and traveling to do just all of the outdoor activities from skiing to climbing.
The Most Insane Ski Run Ever Imagined - 10 mins
Markus Eder - I don’t even really know what to say about this video, except that the title isn’t an exaggeration. I like a lot of ski videos but, while it’s obviously not one continuous line, this one may be the coolest “line” video to date.. It’s pretty epic and the reviews and hype about it are well deserved.
Cody Townsend - The FIFTY Project - Between 5 and 15 mins
One of the most enjoyable on-camera (and probably off, I haven’t met him) humans on this planet, Cody Townsend read a book called “Fifty Classic Ski Descents. North America” and now you immediately know what this series is about. This muchacho is doing them and the videos are fun, get the stoke going, and very manageable, generally lasting between 5 and 15-ish minutes. Except for the Jeremy Jones episode which is around 30.. Because you’re not going to make a video with snowboarding’s favorite son and not give a little extra. Cody also does some outrageous things like biking to different mountains and skins to the summit then skis his line. This series is truly a rabbit hole and you will love every minute as you get sucked in. In addition to the overall coolness, this project shows a truly mind blowing level of fitness, especially the bike episode.
Far Out - 72 mins
With too many stars to list, Teton Gravity Research made this little number and you know when TGR is involved, it’s going to be good. I have begun to consider it similar to the Art of Flight, though I’m not really sure why I feel that way. Perhaps the quality of riding, production value, and enjoyability. It’s highly enjoyable.
Warren Miller Entertainment - 55 years
Warren Miller Entertainment is ski film. A WWII vet, skier, and surfer, Warren Miller was a man that did it all. He released his first ski movie in 1950 and released 1 movie a year for 55 years, which is just outrageous to even wrap your head around.. Maybe more understandable now but not back in the 1950s. With his iconic narration style, Warren Miller is the gold standard for action sport films and maintained his high standards for his whole career.