We love this time of year. The temperatures are starting to drop, new snowboarding gear is hitting the shelves at the Tignes Spirit shop and everyone is getting antsy for winter. To help you pass the time and get you even hungrier for the first snowfall, we've picked out the best of this season's ski and snowboard movies... all right here. So, kick back, relax and soak up the stoke!
Brain Farm: "The Art of Flight"
Two years in the making, Travis Rice and Curt Morgan are bringing the highest-caliber cinematography and riding ever seen in a snowboard movie. Featuring: Travis Rice, John Jackson, Mark Landvik,Scotty Lago, Jake Blauvelt, Nicolas Müller, DCP and Pat Moore. TOAF premieres Sept. 7 in NYC (and is already sold out).
Standard Films: "TB20"
Standard Films has been making snowboard movies for 20 years.Twenty. This one looks like it could be one of the best to date. Featuring: Halldor Helgason, Sammy Luebke, Blair Habenicht, Mark Carter, Xavier De Le Rue, Kimmy Fasani, Ryan Tiene, Torstein Horgmo, Lonnie Kauk, Raewyn Reid, Gulli Gudmundsson, Gjermund Braaten, Mathieu Crepel,Leanne Pelosi, Kevin Jones, Eiki Helgason, Mads Jonsson and Aaron Biittner. "TB20" premieres Sept. 16 at Red Rocks.
Capita: "Defenders of Awesome"
The name of the movie says it all. Full-length team video featuring Scott Stevens, Brandon Cocard, Cale Zima, TJ Schneider, Laura Hadar, Dustin Craven, Jess Kimura, Dan Brisse, Phil Jacques, Andrew Burns and Mike Rav. Capita's been releasing rider-specific teasers all summer, and so far they've all been, well, awesome.
Burton Snowboards: "Standing Sideways"
It's a Burton team video, and it's not like the team sucks. The teaser is tongue-in-cheek, and half the riders on the team should be stand-up comedians so it looks like this movie will be a good time. Featuring: Terje Haakonsen, Nicolas Müller, Jussi Oksanen, Jeremy Jones, Danny Davis, Mikey Rencz, Frederik Kalbermatten, Keegan Valaika, Mikkel Bang, Kazu Kokubo, Mark Sollors, Zak Hale, Mark McMorris, Ethan Deiss, Alex Andrews and Stephan Maurer.
The Burton team have just released their latest teaser, which hypes up 'Standing Sideways' even more!
YES: "YES. It's a Movie"
YES. It's a pretty impressive roots-level snowboard team, with a roster of off-the-hook snowboarders. YES. This is their movie. Featuring: DCP, Romain De Marchi, JP Solberg, Tadashi Fuse, Benji Ritchie, Helen Schettini, Mikee Pederson, Madison Ellsworth, Jake Koia, Stian Solberg and Frank April. Premieres Aug. 26 with "twel2ve."
Think Thank: "Ransack Rebellion"
From the always original mind of Jesse Burtner, featuring Jesse Burtner, Matt Edgers, Sean Genovese, Pat Mibery, Nick Visconti, Tim Eddy, Mark Thompson, Jason Robinson, Andre Spinelli, Austen Granger, Chris Beresford, Austin Hironaka and more.
Sandbox: "Day and Age"
Canada's pride. Featuring the always hilarious Andrew Hardingham and a delightful cast of characters including Rusty Ockenden, Mikey Pederson, Clint Allan, Trevan Salmon, Cory Gallon, Steve Cartwright, Matt Belzile, Beau Bishop, Dave Short, Jake Kuzyk, Kevin Sansaloneand more. Movie premieres Sept.10 in Whistler.
Rome/Kids on Shred: "The Shred Remains"
Two years in the making. This Rome team video better be the best ever. Featuring: LNP, MFR, Lucas Debari, Bjorn Leines, Stale Sandbech, Rusty Ockenden, Johnny Lazz, Will Lavigne and Marie Hucal.
Special Blend, Forum, Four Square: "Vacation"
Another team video, yes, but check out the team: Pat Moore, Jake Welch, Andreas Wiig, Nic Sauvé, Stevie Bell and John Jackson, and youngbloods Daniel Ek, Cameron Pierce, Niko Cioffi, Austen Sweetinand Alek Oestreng.
FODT: "Familia 2"
Everybody loves MFM, and this is his baby. FODT is heavily urban, but with tight editing and just enough pow to keep the purists happy. Featuring: Lucas Magoon, Dylan Thompson, Marc Frank Montoya, Andrew Brewer, Jake Devine, Johnnie Paxson, Derek Dennison, Jonah Owen, and more.
The People Crew: "Good Look"
We're betting there's going to be some rail shredding in here. We're also betting it's going to be epic. Featuring: JP Walker, Eero Niemela, Eric Jackson, Joe Sexton, Simon Chamberlain, Shaun McKay, Lauri Heiskari, Heikki Sorsa, Aaron Biittner, Torstein Horgmo and friends.
Canada's other fun-time crew. Featuring: Mikey Rencz, Andrew Geeves, Dustin Craven, Kale Stephens, Jody Wachniak, Kevin Griffin, Charles White, Devun Walsh, Benji Ritchie, Eero Niemela, Logan Haubrich and friends.
Peep Show: "Winter Wars"
Lo-fi awesomeness featuring the tough-as-nails snowboarding of one of the hardest all-female crews of shredders around. Featuring: Bryn Valaika, Claudia Avon, Colleen Quigley, Danyale Patterson, Darrah Reid-McLean, Desiree Melancon, Gabi Viteri, Jess Kimura, Joanie Robichaud, Laura Hadar, Madison Blackley, Silvia Mittermuller and friends.
Absinthe Films: "twel2ve"
The always awesome Absinthe Films slimmed its riding crew down to 12 snowboarders this year, so they could deliver parts that went a little deeper. Featuring an A-list cast of characters: Annie Boulanger, Bode Merrill, Dan Brisse, DCP, Gigi Rüf, JP Solberg, Lucas Debari, Mat Schaer, Nicolas Müller, Romain de Marchi, Sylvain Bourbousson and Wolle Nyvelt. "twel2ve" premieres Aug. 26 in Park City.
Videograss: "Shoot The Moon"
Videograss made two movies this year, and they're already out. The first features: Chris Grenier, Darrell Mathes, Gus Engle, Jake Olson-Elm, Jed Anderson, Johnny Miller, Jon Kooley, Jonas Michilot, Jordan Mendenhall, Justin Bennee, Louif Paradis, Mikey Leblanc, Nick Dirks, Nima Jalali, Will Tuddenham and Zac Marben.
The second Videograss offering features Alex Andrews, Alex Cantin,Ben Bilocq, Austin Smith, Curtis Ciszek, Bryan Fox, Ethan Deiss, Jake Kuzyk, Harrison Gordon, Knut Eliasen and Xavier De Le Rue.
A film by Alex Schiller, Tom Elliott and Vincent Urban Featuring the riding of Alex Tank, Benny Wetscher, Christian Haller, Christophe Schmidt, Colin Frei, Dani Rajcsanyi, David Bertschinger Karg, Ethan Morgan, Fips Strauss, Fredrik Evensen, Kevin Bäckström, Ludwig Lejkner, Peter König, Simon Gruber, Tobi Strauss, Tom Klocker and Wojtek Pawlusiak.
Pirate Movie Productions: Bottom Line
After 10 years of making snowboard movies, the Pirates crew mix it up for 2011! This year’s project is called Bottom Line and is shot in 16:9. Some things never change though: once more it’s going to be all about showcasing the best of Euro shred, bringing you creative urban riding as well as mad back country slaughtering, all with a creative aesthetic.
Featuring: Gigi Rüf, Marco Feichtner, Kalle Ohlson, Markku Koski, Arthur Longo, Juuso Laivisto, Tyler Chorlton, Chris Sörman, Hans Ahlund, Björn Hartweger, Danny Larsen, Teo Konttinen, Victor Teymurov, Stian Solberg, Gerome Mathieu, Erik Botner, Werni Stock & friends
Still not stoked enough? Check out the trailers for all this season's ski movies too...