1242 has bigger riders theres definately a sense of pushing it in that movie. theres also a better sense of community cause the kids are all sponsored by the same company.the extras on the dvd are fuckin hilarious. Seth and Hugos footage is all stock film from ski movie 2 and 3 so that kind of blows. Ready fire aim has more breakthrough skiers like dumont and olenick, the musics better like Stacey Q's song for Abmas segment. I went to see both of them at the same time and Ready fire Aim was on first thats probably why i like it more. I couldn't really say which one is better - just buy either one you'll be really happy.
I would have to go with 1242 it has the best backcountry, best filming, best sound track, best skiers, best locations. Best documented progression of the sport. It is by far the best movie of the year.