Ski Trailer Reviews - Winter 2015

Posted September 9, 2014 @ 8:40am | by Steve Andrews

Ski Trailer Reviews - Winter 2015

The amount of ski movies coming out each Fall continues to grow exponentially. No complaining here although it is getting more difficult to keep up. The recognizable, long-term production companies most of us have grown up watching are still killing it and a bunch of new, smaller ones are definitely making an impression. There are well over two dozen different trailers (for ski movies alone) out there teasing us with what is to come in their full length features, not coming soon enough!

I decided to watch just about every ski movie trailer currently out there and write a little review on each of them. I limited these to tweet-size length, #-free reviews/comments/thoughts. 140 characters is not much room but I wanted to keep them brief (because these are just the trailers) and give everyone equal space. It's possible I missed some trailers or purposely left out the ones that didn’t fulfill my stoke. All below defintely did!

Included are a small sampling of trailers from just a few of the movies I am pshyed to see. If you want to get the visual for the rest of them I think you know how to search for things on the internet so you have the “TITLE, Production Company” to work with. After over 25 years of countless hours watching ski movies, this buildup to the new ski movie release season continues to get bigger and better every year!

ALMOST ABLAZE, Teton Gravity Research…
Get your big headphones ready, audio was a priority to fully immerse us. Big production. Future ski legends tearing everything up, as usual. 

A SHORT STORY ABOUT THE BAD WINTER, Crew Movie Project…
Hmm, seemed like a pretty awesome winter. Really cool feeling to this trailer. Opening shot way cool. Great music choice for added feel.

BRAIN MESSAGE, Nipwitz…
A creative and ambitious crew. 2 year project. Regardless of the tight pants, always been big fan of their approach to skiing and edits. 

BURN, 4bi9 Media…
The skier lineup in this one is intense. And so are the high consequence urban teases. Backcountry bootin' it and more.  

DOORSTEP PROJECT, Inflik Media…
Very much feels like a Stept film. The risk level less burly than Stept but that Stept rawness seems there so should be fun to watch.

DRAWING LINES, Freeriders Life Production…
Their friends. Their city. Their mountains. Their challenge. Their limits. Their passion. Their journey. Their lines. 

FINESS, The Bunch…
A group of Swedish skiers with a good handle on life. Trailer may be a bit crass for the young park ratlings. Looks like a good time to me. 

DAYS OF MY YOUTH, Matchstick Productions/Red Bull Media House…
Top notch guy and girl skiers that can handle the biggest mountains, tightest lines, biggest park features, you name it. Pros on all levels. 

HANGOUT, PVS Company…
Another non-American flick with a must watch feel to the trailer. A good mix of ski aspects with intensity. Good buildup.  

HOO-DOO, GPSy Feelin…
Freedom. Blood running down face was neat. From France. After a couple watches it made more sense the full movie should be good.

HUNGRY, Next Generation Media…
Cool edit. Cool song. Good teases. Mix of big park jumps and hairy urban antics. Increasing appetite for full film. Yummy.

KEYNOTE SKIER, Inspired Media Concepts…
Sweet title. A film mostly about Henrik Harlaut’s minime, Phil Casabon. Seems fully committed to no poles. Phil's friends included.  

LESS, Level1 Productions…
An amazing mashup of the smoothest styles in the biz, most with poles some without. Halfpipe! Winner for ‘trailer with most hand drags.’

MIGRATIONS, Stellar Media…
National Geographic meets TGR. Sick looking film from a production company that got the right name for this industry.  

MIXTAPE, Awone Films…
30 seconds was easily enough time to convince me to watch the final 10 minute product which should be stacked just as well as.

OIL & WATER, Armada…
“A journey into the lives of unconventional skiers.” Totally. Casabon. Harlaut. Leboe. Hornbeck, and new guy Boeberg. Uniquely effortless.

PRETTY FACES, Unicorn Picnic Productions…
No doubt lots of pretty faces in this all girl ski flick. These chicks rip. They send it just as rad as the dudes. Always cute in a beanie. 

ROAD TO ZION, Inspired Media Concepts…
A true original, Henrik Harlaut lets the whole world in on his world. 100% style and flow, all with that contagious smile on his face. 

SOME THING ELSE, Powderwhore Productions…
Lots of earning turns. Skiers living lives many of us often daydream of without relying on lots of $$. Good positive feeling trailer. 

THE LIST, M-Line Freeski TV…
Really awesome trailer. Voice over guy killed it. Steep and deep and whoa. Get ready to fly with Redbull Media House supported.

THE RECRUITMENT, Sean Pettit…
Worried about the “story” because that can throw off the flow of the film as it did the trailer, still excited to see each skier's segment. 

TEN AND TWO, Stept Productions…
No trailer for this one but Stept movies never disappoint. Sad recent news this will be their last movie. Always the burliest urban films.

THIRSTY, The Hood Crew…
These guys totally send it big in the streets and off big park and backcountry booters. Young and fearless and bodies made of rubber.

TRIAL & ERROR, Whiteroom Productions…
Cool looking European/Asian/Russian locations. Big mountains. Deep powder. Cool slomo teases. Will ignore annoying break in middle.

TRIBUTE, Freeski-Crew…
Apparently making movies 10 years. Feels very Level1-esque. From Austria with most filming over there and around.  A kickass song.

TURBOTUNA, HORSEMAN AND FRIENDS, Headbud Crew…
Another film from Austria but no sign of the Alps in this one. Heavy in the streets. A James Brown "hey!" never hurt a trailer. 

TWENTY, Poor Boyz Production…
No trailer for this but it's 20 years worth of their killer ski films packed into one retrospecitve mosaic with new footage, I hope.

UP 2 FIVE, Life Steeze Media…
Solid edit. Cool looking locations in Russia and elsewhere over there. Good amount of street. Quite excited to watch this one.

5 TO 9, HG Skis…
Reminds me of earlier Stept. Heavy in the streets and light in the park. Shot on the Right Coast, which we need more of. 

#ALLTIMES, Fourth Visuals…
Dreamy yet intriguing trailer from Europe. Dudes with multiple symbols in their names are usually a good sign of solid talent.

 
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