Winter Sports The Best Ski Movies  

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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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Savage Steve Holland Released: 1985 This film is a 1985 American teen romantic comedy film starring John Cusack and written and directed by Savage Steve Holland. It tells the story of high school student Lane Myer after his ...more

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Peter Markle Released: 1984 Hot Dog…The Movie is a comedy ski film released in January 1984. The film went on to gross over $17 million and became one of the iconic comedies of the 1980s.

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wiabux added Damian Lee Released: 1991 Ski School is a 1991 comedy film about a fictional ski school starring Dean Cameron. A sequel, Ski School 2, followed in 1994, also starring Cameron.

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Patrick Hasburgh Released: 1993 Aspen Extreme is a 1993 film about two ski buddies, TJ Burke and Dexter Rutecki, who move from Brighton, Michigan to Aspen to seek a better life. The two friends quickly become Aspen ski ...more

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Emmett Malloy, Brendan Malloy Released: 2001 Out Cold is a 2001 American comedy film about a group of snowboarders in Alaska. It is the first feature film by the music video directing team The Malloys, after co-directing the surfing ...more

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Rich Correll Released: 1990 Ski Patrol is a 1990 comedy film directed by Richard Correll, and starring Roger Rose, Yvette Nipar, T.K. Carter, George Lopez, Ray Walston, and Martin Mull.

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Hot Tub Time Machine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ski Movies
Steve Pink Released: 2010 Hot Tub Time Machine is a 2010 American science fiction adventure comedy film directed by Steve Pink. It stars John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Crispin Glover, Lizzy Caplan, ...more

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Michael Ritchie Released: 1969 Downhill Racer is a 1969 American drama film the directorial debut of Michael Ritchie and starring Robert Redford, Gene Hackman and Camilla Sparv. Written by James Salter, based on the 1963 ...more

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pinkbunnyrabbit19 added Peter R. Hunt On Her Majesty's Secret Service is the sixth spy film in the James Bond series, based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Ian Fleming. Following the decision of Sean Connery to retire from the ...more

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Lewis Gilbert Released: 1977 The Spy Who Loved Me is the tenth spy film in the James Bond series, and the third to star Roger Moore as the fictional secret agent James Bond. It was directed by Lewis Gilbert and the ...more

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saucyculinary added Phil Traill Chalet Girl is a 2011 British romantic comedy film directed by Phil Traill. The film stars Felicity Jones, Bill Bailey, Ed Westwick, Sophia Bush, Brooke Shields and Bill Nighy. The film was ...more

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saucyculinary added Blake Edwards The Pink Panther is a 1963 Technicolor American comedy film filmed in 70mm Super Technirama directed by Blake Edwards and co-written by Edwards and Maurice Richlin, starring David Niven, Peter ...more

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beegeedee added David Mitchell Released: 1995 Dave has been enjoying life until he receives an ex-girlfriends wedding invitation. Even though Beth dumped him years ago, Dave knows it's their destiny to be together. So Dave embarks on a ...more

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saucyculinary added Marni Banack Released: 2002 Matt (Milo Ventimiglia) has just graduated college. Time to join the work force and be an adult, right? Not! His best friend, Peter (Eddie Kaye Thomas) and wild school buddies convince him to ...more

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Tramriders is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ski Movies
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Alan Rafkin Released: 1965 Ski Party is a 1965 American comedy film directed by Alan Rafkin, and released by American International Pictures, starring Frankie Avalon and Dwayne Hickman. Ski Party is part of the 1960s ...more

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Jonathan Schwartz Released: 2005 Frostbite is a 2005 film, starring Peter Jason, Traci Lords, Adam Grimes, and Phil Morris. Its main character Billy Wagstaff, played by Adam Grimes, has just been accepted to the notorious ...more