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 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 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.
Actors: Shannon Tweed, David Naughton, James Saito, Tracy Smith, John Patrick Reger
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Actors: John Cusack, E.G. Daily, David Ogden Stiers, Curtis Armstrong, Diane Franklin
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Actors: Teri Polo, Peter Berg, Finola Hughes, Martin Kemp, Paul Gross
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Actors: Ava Fabian, Dean Cameron, Patrick Labyorteaux, John Pyper-Ferguson, Charlie Spradling
Released: 1991Released: 1991Ski School is a 1991 comedy film about a fictional ski school starring Dean Cameron. A sequel,... more on Wikipedia
Actors: Chevy Chase, Lyndsy Fonseca, Lizzy Caplan, John Cusack, Diora Baird
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Ski PatrolRich Correll
Actors: George Lopez, Martin Mull, Leslie Jordan, Paul Feig, Ray Walston
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Actors: A. J. Cook, Victoria Silvstedt, Zach Galifianakis, Jack Johnson, Lee Majors
Released: 2001Released: 2001Out Cold is a 2001 American comedy film about a group of snowboarders in Alaska. It is the... more on Wikipedia
Actors: Robert Redford, Gene Hackman, Dabney Coleman, Jim McMullan, Karl Michael Vogler
Released: 1969Released: 1969Downhill Racer is a 1969 American drama film the directorial debut of Michael Ritchie and... more on Wikipedia
Actors: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Caroline Munro, Richard Kiel, Valerie Leon
Released: 1977Released: 1977The Spy Who Loved Me is the tenth spy film in the James Bond series, and the third to star... more on Wikipedia
Actors: Anna Faris, Milo Ventimiglia, Maggie Lawson, George Lazenby, Eddie Kaye Thomas
Released: 2003Released: 2002Matt (Milo Ventimiglia) has just graduated college. Time to join the work force and be an...
Actors: Brooke Shields, Sophia Bush, Felicity Jones, Bill Nighy, Ed Westwick
Released: 2011Chalet Girl is a 2011 British romantic comedy film directed by Phil Traill. The film stars... more on Wikipedia
Actors: Will Sasso, Wendy Hamilton, Dean Cameron, Campbell Lane, Bil Dwyer
Released: 1994Released: 1995Dave has been enjoying life until he receives an ex-girlfriends wedding invitation. Even...
Actors: James Brown, Annette Funicello, Yvonne Craig, Frankie Avalon, Robert Q. Lewis
Released: 1965Released: 1965Ski Party is a 1965 American comedy film directed by Alan Rafkin, and released by American... more on Wikipedia
Actors: Traci Lords, Peter Jason, Phil Morris, Rick Overton, Suzanne Stokes
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