Deep and Light
Warren Miller's first feature-length movie, released in 1949, created an entirely new film genre. Equal parts documentary, comedy and live performance (Miller toured with the film and personally narrated it), Deep and Light is irreverent, beautiful and, above all, fun.
Hot Dog...The Movie
An instant cult classic and shoe-in on every "best ski movies" list ever made, Hot Dog…The Movie, like any good ski-bum, never takes itself too seriously. Full of rowdy parties, pranks, and great skiing, it inspired current and future ski bums everywhere to keep on living the dream.
This is without a doubt the best movie ever made about ski racing. Based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer Oakley Hall and filmed on location in Colorado and the Alps during the 1968-69 World Cup season, Downhill Racer stars Gene Hackman and Robert Redford at the top of their individual games. Redford won a best actor award from BAFTA for his roll as a cock-sure American determined to be the fastest skier in the world. It's also worth noting that he did all his own skiing in the film.