A list of our favorite ski films that help us stay inspired to hit the slopes and keep it fresh for the rest of the 2020/2021 season
Ski films are an essential part to getting and staying stoked for ski season. Our previous volume of ski films was aimed at getting you pumped for the season to start. Now, as we approach the midway point, several new ski films have caught our eye. By now, the routine of early mornings, cold skin tracks and long days on the mountain have become a quintessential part of the week. To help keep you inspired for the rest of the season, here are some of our favorite ski films that have helped us remember why we will always wake up early and put on those boots for another day in the mountains.
FOR THE INSPIRATION: THE MOUNTAIN WHY
Cody Townsend embarks on an adventure to complete lines 28, 29 and 30 for his current passion project, The Fifty. The Fifty is his attempt at becoming the first person to successfully climb and ski all fifty of the Classic Ski Descents of North America. In this film, he documents his journey with Michelle Parker to bike over 1000 miles loaded with climbing, camping and ski gear to check off three of the Classics amidst a global pandemic.
You can follow along with Cody’s human powered adventures here.
FOR THE STOKE: FOLLOW THE FORECAST
Weather plays a huge role in how we enjoy the mountains. As winter outdoor enthusiasts, forecasts play a crucial role within our favorite pastime. Follow the Forecast showcases a rowdy group that allows the forecast to dictate when and where they ski. The result is a season full of deep powder, big lines and new locations. This will keep you motivated to check that forecast and get you excited for that next powder day.
Learn more about the BLANK Collective and watch some of the deepest days of the 2019/2020 season here.
FOR THE COMMUNITY: ONE WORLD
Burton’s One World showcases 32 riders over the course of 72 days in locations all over the world. This film highlights and celebrates the global connection found within the ski and snowboard community, the love for the environments in which we play and the desire to discover something new.
Learn more about Burton’s One World here.
FOR THE CHALLENGE: SOLVING FOR Z | A CALCULUS OF RISK
This film is an incredible reminder to always respect the mountains and their unpredictability, especially with this season’s incredibly unstable snowpack. IFMGA guide Zahan Billimoria has spent the majority of his adulthood calculating the risks of the mountains and learning from the environment. In Solving for Z, he shares his experience with the incredible highs and devastating lows of a life lived in high consequence and big ski terrain.
Learn more about Zahan and his adventures here.
FOR THE LOVE OF THE SPORT: BACKYARD BOOGIE TÖÖ
This movie answers the question of “Why?” Griffin Siebert puts it best: “I am in constant pursuit to capture that feeling you get riding with your friends on a powder day or enjoying a fun session on a hand built side hit. It is that feeling that keeps drawing us back to the snowy mountains, that feeling of euphoria where time ceases to exist, and you are grinning ear to ear. I will forever be on the hunt for this elusive yet addictive feeling, and it is exactly why I will be snowboarding for as long as I physically am able. These relationships that are forged upon this feeling are priceless and my hope is that this video gives you the urge to go out to your home hill, wherever that may be and make some memories with your best friends. Remember there is no correct way to slide sideways and at the end of the day the one having the most fun wins.”
You can find Griffin’s full answer to the question of “Why?” here.