Here are 15 of the best ski movies from 2014.
Above All - Gavin Rudy
Above All is the result of a season of collaboration with numerous Summit County and international skiers. This 24-minute film showcases the talent of these skiers and the joy that we all find in skiing. Read more below.
Meanwhile in Canada - Rob Heule and Mack Jones
Presented by The North Face & Eira. Join skiers Rob Heule, Mack Jones and Jay Heule as they set out on a 40 day cross-Canada RV trip with one goal: to explore their home country while hitting as many street spots as possible along the way. As the eyes of the skiing world were on the Winter Olympics, the boys were out adventuring with the aim of showing that with a little creativity, fun can be had on skis just about anywhere. With an all-Canadian soundtrack, crew, and itinerary, watch as they venture from the shores of Pacific Ocean all the way to the Atlantic.
Let It Flow - Inspired Media Concepts
Let It Flow is the fulfillment of eleven months of common pleasure and hard work directed from a group of people whom dedicate their souls towards the growth of skiing. This movie showcases full creative freedom within the circle of skiing, filming, editing and music direction to sum up their great season. They travel from neighborhoods to states to countries to continents with a revolutionist state of mind in search of better and more clever ways to flow thru life with their chosen skill. The soundtrack is original and specially built for the movie which is rounded up with the editing expertise of the skiers themselves, Henrik 'EDollo' Harlaut and Phil 'B-Dog' Casabon. Purchase 'Let it Flow' on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/let-it-flow-the-b-e-movie/id729603834
Far Out - The Bunch
We're gonna let Far Out speak for itself. But we do hope that you at least try to get in a "open minded mood" before you watch it. Otherwise you should probably not watch it at all. But what is a open minded mood anyway? Well we don't really know but we think of it as being open to new ideas, such as doing a super basic trick or hitting a basic feature in a wierd way. or shining light into something simingly unimportant. Skiing is not important right? You can cannot make a life with skiing.That is what teachers tell us growing up. Well fuck that. We think that the stuff you learn from skiing are Life lessons that rich buisnessmen never learn. anyways... you can stop reading now but we would like to add one thing to all skiers out there who are not able to get sponsors or contracts: it seems to be that, you will have alot more fun and become a better skier if you are NOT sponsored because you have to work all summer just to make it finacially. and that mentality and appreciation for skiing without rules and expectations seems to be the birth for alot of skill/style/creativity. So don't mourn over not getting paid, embrace it. Since the road up to "the top" is the road you will in the end appreciate the most. Remember your roots, stay underground but mostly just stay FAR OUT (This 30min ski movie is just the latest creation from the Swedish underground skiing movment that's been building up in the anti-spot light during the past years.) Peace. / TheBUNCH @thebunchstagrams
Freed the Streets - The Hood Crew
So it Begins… - La Familia
The Wallisch Project - Kyle Decker
The concept is simple, almost 8 minutes of the type of premium action you come to expect from Wallisch from locations around the globe.
Clair De Lune - TwoBees Media
Through cold and storms, injuries and pain, we managed to make a short movie of what our winter was and our own and unique perception of freeski. Clair de lune is a summary of a whole season of working hard for nothing more than our passion. It was planned as a normal freeski movie, untill the day we realized we had no time as a crew of students to make a complete long movie. From this came the idea to make a short, but unique movie about the winter of the Twobees Media crew. We busted our asses off during the cold nights of winter to provide the best looking stunt shots. The crew was always willing to go hit urban and try over and over even if the past session went wrong. With determined skier full or resilience, we managed to get a few shots of the skiers doing what they do best the way they do it best. Sometimes our courage and determination would get a hit after two or three failed spots in a row, and then we would hit a bar and get our mind off skiing. Was there Pain, yes; injuries, of course; fun, depends; but it all summed up to something we are proud of.
Head Straight - Chaoz Productions
For every season there is a story to tell. These stories mean just as much to the sport as the riding itself and can make or break the overall experience. Behind each shot is a name, a talent and a tale of success, struggle and heart. Just as the snowflakes we worship, no two stories will ever be the same. This is ours. “Head Straight” is an exploration of Chaoz Productions’ sixth season of movie making. With the introduction of new riders and the return of familiar ones, comes a tale triumph over every terrain Norway has to offer. From big mountain and backcountry lines to urban hits and big park features, each rider adds a new piece to the puzzle. Come pull back the curtain and see first-hand how we managed to keep our Head Straight this season.
Videotrip - Shay Lee and Sandy Boville
All good road trips are best spent with friends. Videotrip was just that. Coal and Jonny Durst present a short film documenting Shay Lee, Sandy Boville & friends as they ski, skate, and party their way through the month of April.
While We Can - Andreas Olofsson
We don't do what we do to inspire others, it's just something we have to do to reach our own goals in life. But becoming good at something we could only dream of being good at and getting the chance to influence those who share our ideas and values about skiing and life is something that we are really grateful for.
Concrete Jungle - WordupMedia
Searching and creating new places to ski. Finding places that's not meant to be skied. In a city, many miles from the nearest ski hill. Fueling up every night so we can survive in the white cold jungle, getting kicked out by cops, security guards or the law in general. Trespassing and vandalism just for the possibility of getting a usable shot. Many hours of work is getting down to just a few seconds of footage. We have been focusing on the skiing in the city, the opportunities you have and the whole lifestyle of being a urban skier all winter.
Earthshine - Life Steeze Media
Stammtisch - freeski-crew.com
Moon Shine - Gpsyfeelin
Gpsy Feelin tries to enter the next level and play with the big guys. With solid Backcountry sessions, filmed in their home spot Val d’Isère and the Espace Killy, and a creative urban session in Sarajevo, the crew proves once again that their creativity and style have no limit. The Gpsy isn’t only creative on skis and behind the camera but also by their Artistic inspiration on design and the original soundtrack especially created and mixed by DJ Simsima, giving a smooth flow to the movie.
And a bonus… GNAR - The best ski movie of all time.
Feel free to share your favourite free ski movies in the comments -- I know I'm definitely missing a ton!