Labor Day has finally come and gone. The days are getting shorter and the nights have replaced the mid-summer heat with a cool crispness throughout the mountains. Soon the white mana from the sky will fall, but until then, it’s time for our next favorite season. No, it’s not fall… but rather the 2018 ski & snowboard movie premiere season! Keep checking in as we continue to add to this list as more ski & snowboard movie trailers are released.
2018 Ski Movie Premieres
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Teton Gravity Research – Far Out Film
Far Out embodies the imagination as much as it does a physical space. It is the quest to seek out undiscovered realms and inspire new waves of creativity, enlightenment and progression. It is the quest to be blown away.
The film follows the perspective of an athlete as he embarks on a journey to one of the most remote and unexplored mountain ranges on the planet, the Albanian Alps. While the final destination appears to be the ultimate goal, it is the collective of athletes, experiences and the array of locations around the world that inevitably drive the season’s adventure.
Witness mind-bending pillow lines as the crew camps out deep in the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia. Experience urban madness in Kamchatka and the insanity of the Crazy Mountains in Montana. Join the crew in the Slovenian Alps for over-the-head cold smoke and watch an 11-year-old rip Jackson Hole. Discover the alien landscape of Girdwood, Alaska in January and see Sean Jordan ride into Crested Butte on a black stallion to shred the Southern Rockies. Find out if the wildest and most untamed mountains in Europe let us in and if the ultimate destination became a reality.
Angel Collinson, Cam Riley, Clayton Vila, Colter Hinchliffe, Dane Tudor, Elyse Saugstad, Fabian Lentsch, Griffin Post, Hadley Hammer, Ian McIntosh, Jeremy Jones, Johnny Collinson, Kai Jones, Mark Carter, Nick McNutt, Parkin Costain, Robin Van Gyn, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Sam Smoothy, Sean Jordan and Tim Durtschi
Shot On Location
Albanian Alps, Crazy Mountains, MT, Crested Butte, CO, Girdwood, AK, Hidden Mountains, AK, Jackson Hole, WY, Julian Alps, Slovenia, Kamchatka, Russia, Purcell Mountains, BC and Terrace, BC
Matchstick Productions – Hoji
Eric Hjorleifson lets his skiing speak for itself. He doesn’t stand on the bar and shout out his accolades… he skis for brands that give him 100% creative control over the equipment that he designs and uses… he chases storms… he ditches his cell phone for weeks at a time.
His exploits are rarely flaunted on social media. In spite of all of this – or maybe because of it – he is a hero to legions of skiers across the globe. This is who Eric is – this is “HOJI”.
Directed by Scott Gaffney and featuring Eric Hjorleifson, Chris Rubens, James Heim and more
Matchstick Productions – All In
This film embodies the spirit of past Matchstick films with high-action ski segments, visually stunning imagery and engaging humor. Follow the crew from the lift-accessed terrain of Snowbird to the dreamworlds of Japan and Alaska amplified by a soundtrack that will be on everyone’s ski playlist next year. This film is light on story, high on action and full of fun loving personality. ALL IN is a reference to the commitment the athletes have to their sport while simultaneously alluding to the inclusionary nature of skiing.
Angel Collinson, MichelleParker, Tatum Monod, Elyse Saugstad, Mark Abma, Wiley Miller, Johnny Collinson and Cody Townsend
Shot On Location
British Columbia, Alaska, Utah, Washington, Japan and South America
Level 1 Productions – Zig Zag
Definition of Zigzag:
1. a pattern created using alternating course.
2. another word for skiing.
Following nearly two decades of ski movie pedigree, Level 1 documents a lifestyle of contradiction. Timeless ephemera. Love and money. Natural and synthetic. Powder and slush. Stagnant and innovative. Untracked and well-travelled. Consistent but not predictable. Swerving left, right and diagonal, yet never asleep at the wheel.
Parker White, Laurent De Martin, Sämi Ortlieb, Chris Logan, Will Berman, Keegan Kilbride, Will Wesson, Thayne Rich, Peyben Hägglund, KC Deane, LJ Strenio, Khai Krepela, Kim Boberg, Oliver Karlberg, Tanner Rainville, Duncan Adams, Ahmet Dadali, McRae Williams and Friends.
Shot On Location
Eagle Pass Heli, BC. Sunshine Village, Banff. Mt Baker, Washington. Sweden. Gran Masta Park, Switzerland. Hokkaido, Japan. Moscow, Russia. Helsinki, Finland. Whistler, BC. Colorado. Montana. Michigan. Minnesota.
Tanner Hall – Here After
Featuring huge backcountry jumps, seemingly endless pillow lines, mind blowing deep powder, and greasy urban rails proving once again why he’s one of the best out there on two planks.
Tanner Hall, John Spriggs, Henrik Harlaut, Pat Goodnough, Taylor Seaton and “B Devine”
Shot on Location
Montana, Alaska, California and Sweden
Face of Winter – Warren Miller
The 69th installment from Warren Miller Entertainment, will bring new and veteran athletes alike together to pay tribute to the man who started it all.
Watch as the world’s best skiers and riders cover ground in some of the most legendary destinations to honor a face that launched a thousand quips and got us all started on this long, crazy ride. Visit some of Warren’s favorite locations from Switzerland to Chamonix, British Columbia to Alaska, Chile, Iceland, New Zealand and more.
Come along to far off regions, meet the locals, carve faces of remote mountain ranges, and celebrate the thrills of a life lived in high places.
Join in the tribute and continue the legacy. We are all the “Face of Winter.”
2018 Snowboard Movie Premieres
Teton Gravity Research – Ode To Muir Film
Teton Gravity’s newest film Ode To Muir pairs professional snowboarder, adventurer and founder of Protect Our Winters Jeremy Jones with two-time Olympian Elena Hight as they embark on a 40-mile foot-powered expedition deep into California’s John Muir Wilderness. Their journey balances the challenges of winter camping, grueling climbs up the Sierra’s biggest mountains, and aesthetic first descents with personal reflections on the importance of the natural world and those who first traveled it generations ago, all while sharing perspectives gleaned from what it truly means to explore a great American Wilderness.
Jeremy Jones, Elena Hight
Shot On Location
John Muir Wilderness, California
Absinthe Films – …Stay Tuned
Expect an artistic endeavor about chasing the snow globally. In Absinthe’s words — Physically, mentally, intuitively…but really it’s just a movie about having fun
…and keeping your board tuned.
Hans Mindnich, Nicolas Müller, Mat Schär, Brandon Cocard, Ben Ferguson, Severin Van Der Meer, Judd Henkes, Demetri Bales, Jed Sky, Aspen Weaver, Frank Jobin, Brock Crouch, Red Gerard, Kyle Mack, Cam Fitzpatrick, Mikkel Bang and John Jackson
Shot on Location
Cervinia (ITA), Utah, California, Wyoming, Montana (USA), Switzerland, British Columbia & Quebec City (CN)
Transworld Snowboarding – Future of Yesterday
It’s worth noting that the cast of snowboard films is often dictated more by politics than genuine relationships. The Future Of Yesterday is not.
This is a crew of actual friends, who just happen to be some of the best snowboarders in the world. Focused on doing what they want with who they want more than schedules or deadlines, the Cozy Bois have created a raucous film reminiscent of the days when there were less rules imposed on snowboarding. Enjoy this brief look into the season of one of the realest and rowdiest crews in snowboarding.
Halldor Helgason, Tor Lundstrom, Kevin Backstrom, Ulrik Badertscher, Ethan Morgan, Eiki Helgason and Max Buri
Shot On Location
Japan, Italy, European RV Tour of Depression, Laax & Oregon
Starring modern day snowboarding legend Kazu Kokubo, Kamikazu documents some of the best backcountry riding in history, in deep mountain locations around the globe, from snowboarders hand-selected by Kazu based on style and originality. Kazu’s uncommon vision has carried him to an illustrious place few modern riders have reached. Perspective and unwavering commitment to doing what he wants, how he wants, have cemented Kazu’s place as one of snowboarding’s modern icons. These traits guide the direction for his well-deserved signature film project.
Kazu Kokubo, Keegan Valaika, Tadashi Fuse, Blair Habenicht, Gigi Ruf, Dustin Craven, Kevin Backstrom, Kohei Kudo, Jake Blauvelt,