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List Rules Only Movies that feature skiing as a plot point.

The 1980s were the heyday of movies set on snowy mountains, with characters in brightly colored windbreakers and goggles usually spending their formative years slacking off while teaching rich families how to shred. This is a list of the greatest ski movies of all time, including the funniest snow movies, the best '80s ski movies, and even new ski and snowboard movies hitting theaters today. These are films with stories that feature skiing as a central theme. If you believe we've left a top ski movie off of this list, please feel free to add it to the list yourself. Skiing has been popular for millennia, but surprisingly ski movies didn't reach their golden age until the '80s. Ski films were so popular during this era, that 30 years later they're now even parodied. The best '80s ski movies were so good that they can never be replicated now.

What are the best ski movies ever? This list includes all genres of ski movies (although virtually all of them are comedies). Also, keep in mind that this list focuses on snow skiing instead of water skiing. If you love hitting the mountains on skis then these are the movies for you. Pick your favorite movies about skiing and vote for them so they rise to the top! Share this skiing movies list with your friends to compare your tastes.

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Better Off Dead John Cusack, E.G. Daily, David Ogden Stiers - Released: 1985

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Hot Dog…The Movie Shannon Tweed, David Naughton, James Saito - Released: 1984

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wiabux added Ski School Ava Fabian, Dean Cameron, Patrick Labyorteaux - Released: 1991

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Out Cold A. J. Cook, Victoria Silvstedt, Zach Galifianakis - Released: 2001

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Hot Tub Time Machine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ski Movies
Hot Tub Time Machine Chevy Chase, Lyndsy Fonseca, Lizzy Caplan - Released: 2010

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Ski Patrol George Lopez, Martin Mull, Leslie Jordan - Released: 1990

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Aspen Extreme Teri Polo, Peter Berg, Finola Hughes - Released: 1993

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Downhill Racer Robert Redford, Gene Hackman, Dabney Coleman - Released: 1969

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The Spy Who Loved Me Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Caroline Munro - Released: 1977

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pinkbunnyrabbit19 added On Her Majesty's Secret Service Diana Rigg, Joanna Lumley, Telly Savalas

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saucyculinary added Chalet Girl Brooke Shields, Sophia Bush, Felicity Jones

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saucyculinary added The Pink Panther Peter Sellers, Claudia Cardinale, David Niven

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beegeedee added Ski School 2 Will Sasso, Wendy Hamilton, Dean Cameron - Released: 1995

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saucyculinary added Winter Break Anna Faris, Milo Ventimiglia, Maggie Lawson - Released: 2002

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saucyculinary added Force Majeure

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Tramriders is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ski Movies
leduch added Tramriders

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Ski Party James Brown, Annette Funicello, Yvonne Craig - Released: 1965

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Frostbite Traci Lords, Peter Jason, Phil Morris - Released: 2005