Blizzard of AAHHH's
Greg Stump's 1988 masterpiece, Blizzard of AAHHH's launched the extreme skiing movement in America while making Scott Schmidt, Mike Hattrup and Glen Plake the faces of skiing's next generation. The film features the trio shredding Chamonix's steep couloirs on 210cm skis, helmet cams the size of footballs, and of course, Glen Plake's colorful Mohawk. Documenting the edge of the edge, Blizzard of AAHHH's propelled skiing into the future and influenced every ski movie since, all while wearing neon and rocking out to Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
The Spy Who Loves Me
The opening sequence of this 1977 Bond movie is skiing gold. This chase scene begins in a chalet on a fireside bearskin rug with a nude blonde and ends with Bond parachuting off massive cliff. Along the way there are ski poles that turn into guns, a smooth powder run down a glacier dodging bullets, and a back flip for good measure.
Aspen Extreme follows two aspiring skiers – T.J Burke and Dexter Ritecki – from the trash-heap hills of Detroit to the promised land of Aspen, Colorado, a journey full of cocaine, cougars and powder 8's. Full of parties, booze and boobs, Aspen Extreme charts the real-world highs and lows of following the ski-bum dream.