Extreme outdoor videos are not only great for killing time, but they can raise your stoke-level by significant amounts. Because we love you and want you to spend your time wisely, we talked to Bend’s shredd-iest shredders in order to compile this short list of genre-spanning snowriding films.
Basically these are the best of the best. Yes, we all love Hot Dog, but we decided to forego corny, though classic, in favor of movies that display art, skill and industry breakthroughs. Take a peak through the ages and get fired up for the first snowfall.
Jeremy Jones’ latest release does not disappoint. The professional snowboarder goes further and deeper than anyone ever has before. Also, Deeper (2010), but this one’s better.
All. I. Can.
(Sherpas Cinema, 2011)
Top-end filming technology meets character development in a ski film. It’s no wonder Sherpas Cinema won a boatload of awards for this one.
A Life Ascending
(Stephen Grynberg, 2011)
The life of a ski-mountaineering guide is a dangerous one. Follow along as the story of Ruedi Beglinger, accomplished guide and family man, explains his life off the grid and the avalanche that killed seven of his clients.
(Matchstick Productions, 2002)
Another soulful cult classic. Immersion was ahead of its time.
There's Something About McConkey
(Matchstick Productions, 2000)
It doesn’t get any more punk-rock than Shane McConkey. This is the story of the renegade Canandian freeskier known to many as “Cliff Huckstable.” R.I.P. McConkey.
(Warren Miller, 1993)
Glen Plake was, and still is, the man. Warren Miller’s ‘93 release proved that skiing’s mohawked bad boy was at the forefront of extreme skiing.
Blizzard of AAHH’s
(Blizzard Cinema Works-Greg Stump, 1988)
Greg Stump blew everyone’s minds in 1988. This is the original EXTREME ski video, back before extreme was denoted with an “X” or available on ESPN. Groundbreaking.