The best ski movies, books, and podcasts
Nothing beats a good ski film to really make you feel like you’re on the mountain. Here’s what we’re watching:
We’re going oldschool with this one. Made in 2004, Yearbook features the mountains of Bella Coola, British Columbia, Aspen, Colorado, the Alps of Norway, Courchevel, and Chamonix France. The Class of 2004 athletes include Seth Morrison, Shane McConkey, CR Johnson, Hugo Harrisson, Tanner Hall, JT Holmes, Mark Abma, Rory Bushfield, Steele Spence, Ingrid Backstrom, Tanner Rainville, Mike Wilson, Eric Pollard, Stian Hagen, Nicholas Karlstrom, and Mike Douglas. Watch it for free here.
Passenger: Chasing Winter Around the Globe
While it’s warming up around here, some people would rather be in the snow. These diehard skiers chase winter around the globe from Japan to Europe and North America. With fresh snow throughout and some of the best skiing on the planet, you’ll feel like you’re there too. Watch the film for free here.
This classic from adrenaline junkie Warren Miller offers an invigorating blend of breathtaking adventure and fascinating documentary as he travels the globe to deliver the most spectacular skiing and snowboarding footage ever captured on camera in 2005. Watch it for free here.
Pretty Faces: The Story of a Skier Girl
This all-female film features athletes from around the world that inspire young girls to follow their dreams. Beyond just big-mountain terrain, the women in the film reflect on why they chose to pursue careers in skiing. Learn what it means to “ski like a girl.” This movie can be found on iTunes for under $10 and is totally worth it.
Lindsey Vonn: The Final Season
This documentary follows Lindsey Vonn as she competes in her final World Championship and attempts to break the world record for World Cup wins. Who doesn’t love Lindsey Vonn? You can find this documentary on Hulu and HBO.
Here’s what we’re reading now and through the summer:
The Fall Line: How American Ski Racers Conquered a Sport on the Edge
Written by sports writer Nathaniel Vinton, this book cover the American skiers who succeeded against their European counterparts to become legends. Buy it on Amazon here.
Deep: The Story of Skiing and the Future of Snow
Porter Fox writes about the 8,000 year history of skiing, from the prehistoric Norwegian hunters in the alps to the World Cup legends today. He also brings to light how climate change could wipe out snow and the sport in the next 75 years, and what we can do to save it. Find it on Google Books here.
Will You Believe In Me? A Story About Skiing and Friendship
For younger readers, this autobiographical story written by Matt Sterbenz and Olympic skier David Wise is a true story about friendship and skiing where two skiers meet and dream BIG dreams. This true story shows how trust can empower people to turn dreams into reality. Buy it on Amazon.
The Ski Podcast
It’s pretty self-explanatory. This UK-based podcast covers all ski and snowboard topics. Jim Duncombe and Iain Martin have guests from around the world to chat about everything winter sports. Episodes are just under an hour each. It can be found for free on Apple Podcasts or on their website.
High Falutin Ski Bums
This podcast is hosted by skiers Brian and Mario. Growing up on the East Coast hasn’t stopped them from skiing across the world. They talk about everything from “skiing, snowboarding, the snow industry, marijuana legalization, interviews, and strange, interesting stories – the kind of stories you share with your friends and family when you’re on a ski or snowboard trip.” Find it on Apple Podcasts or their website here.
Next Level Skiing Podcast
Ski journalist Jason Blevins talks to the masters of the ski world for tips and strategies to step up your skiing a notch. Get better at skiing without having to ski every day (as much fun as that would be). Each episode is between 30-45 minutes, and can be found on Apply Podcasts or on their website.
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