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Best Ski Movies Ever! | UNITED STATES, OREGON | 11/12/2008, by awesomepatrol
It's that time of year! Time to get pumped up for winter by watching classic ski movies. To help you find the most classic, most hilarious, best "ski" movies ever made, we have compiled a list (in chronological order) of our favorite pop-culture ski movies. While none of these really incompass backcountry skiing as we know it, some of these movies are true classics. Others are hilarious just because they are so bad... All of these films will make you laugh and will make you wish that you were skiing. Enjoy!
||The Art of Skiing (1941)|
Starring: Disney, Goofy
Goofy demonstrates "how to ski," to off-stage narration. He does all jumps, turns, etc. backward.
|| Ski Party (1965)|
Starring: Frankie Avalon, Dwayne Hickman
Ski Party transfers the Beach Party vibe to snow, with a Some Like it Hot ripoff thrown in. Frankie Avalon and Dwayne Hickman go in drag to discover what girls really want, but Deborah Walley and Yvonne Craig put them in the deep freeze. It's surprisingly fun, with deranged musical appearances by James Brown and Lesley Gore. The outdoor stuff was filmed at Sun Valley. Annette Funicello cameos as a sex-ed instructor. --Robert Horton
|| James Bond- The Spy who Loved Me (1977)|
Starring: Roger Moore
Ski scenes in James Bond movies might be an entirely separate genre of top 10 list, but this movie deserves to be mentioned on any pop culture ski film list. Filled with dashing ski scenes, you will lust for winter so that you can pretend that you, too are a national spy hero.
| Hot Dog (1984)|
Starring: David Naughton, Patrick Houser
When a hopeful young American hot-dogger goes pole-to-pole with an arrogant Austrian pro, the snow really starts to fly! But as hot as it is on the mountain, it gets even hotter off when the pro's ex-girlfriend (Tweed) sets her eyes on the new blood. Who'll win the competition and the girl? Only a race to end all races can determine which skier can really cut the mustard!
| Snowballing (1984)|
Starring: Alan Sues, P.R. Paul
Bus loads of teenagers arrive to the ski resort. Each one is eager to get out on the slopes to ski and score. One problem; the owner has all the prices jacked up, secretly ripping people for the passed two years he has been in charge. The police don't do anything because the Sheriff is in on the cover-up. The teens feel their only chance to even the score is at a skiing tournament where the winner is picked to get a free trip to Hawaii. The horny teens get a terrific idea.
| Better off Dead (1985)|
Starring: John Cusack
After his girlfriend dumps him for a skier a teen meets an exchange student from france.
| Ski Patrol (1990)|
Starring: Roger Rose, Yvette Nipar
A developer attempts to sabotage the safety record of a ski resort.
| Ski School (1991)|
Starring: Dean Cameron, Tom Bresnahan
Rival ski instructors at a prestigious school compete to keep their jobs. The infamous "Section Eight" as famous for its dedication to partying as for its skiing ability is up against a congregation of stiffs whose only thought is of beating their arch rivals in the annual spring pageant.
| Aspen Extreme (1993)|
Starring: Paul Gross, Peter Berg
In this heart-pounding action-adventure, two buddies abandon their blue-collar world to become ski instructors in Aspen, Colorado. There, they discover the electrifying playground of the rich and famous -- experiencing firsthand extreme skiing, wealth, and seduction. Surrounded by temptation, and Aspen's alluring lifestyle, the two friends soon face the toughest challenge of their lives ...
| Dumb and Dumber (1994)|
Starring: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels
For harry and lloyd every day is a no-brainer. Join these two halfwits as they travel across the country to return a suitcase full of cash to its rightful owner. Along the way theyll confound and confuse everyone who crosses their path.
| Ski School 2 (1995)|
Starring: Dean Cameron, Heather Campbell
Extreme sports meets extreme comedy when David, a fun-loving, commitment-phobic ex-ski school instructor learns that his ex-girlfriend is about to marry. With the aid of a motley crew, including a hunk who drives women wild, David bumbles through one uproarious obstacle after another in a quest to prove that he is the better man and to win her back before it's too late. Riotously funny, sexy and exciting, this zany comedy about competition is sure to win you over.
| Out Cold (2001)|
Starring: Jason London, Lee Majors
This wild comedy is an intoxicating mix of mountain-high hilarity and radical winter sports action! For snowboarders Rick (Jason London -- DAZED AND CONFUSED), Luke (Zach Galifianakis -- BUBBLE BOY), and their buddies, life at the Bull Mountain ski area is about partying hard, looking for girls, and doing anything for a good time! But when the town's founder dies, his son decides to sell the mountain to a sleazy developer (Lee Majors -- TV's SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN) who's intent on turning Bull Mountain into a slick yuppie ski resort! Featuring outrageous stunts by real-life snowboarding champions like Todd Richards, Rio Tahara, Tara Dakides, Devun Walsh, and Rob "Sluggo" Boyce -- and a red-hot soundtrack -- it's an avalanche of laughs as the guys do whatever it takes to save their mountain.
| Winter Break (2002)|
Starring: Milo Ventimiglia, Eddie Kaye Thomas
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 winter in Aspen instead. This hilarious no holds barred vacation takes an unexpected turn when Matt falls in love with Michelle (Maggie Lawson) and must decide between money and career or following his heart. Buckle your bindings for the coolest party fest of the year!
| Frostbite (2005)|
Starring: Peter Jason, Traci Lords
If American Pie and Animal House cracked you up, FROST BITE will knock you on your butt. Slacker Billy Wagstaff has a chance to become a world-class snowboarder when he's accepted into Pine Mountain Snowboarding Academy. But after a crazy night in a hot tub with babes and booze, he wakes up in a trashcan and out of the academy. That's when Billy realizes he needs to put his best foot forward and get back on the mountain. Featuring Traci Lords, gorgeous snow bunnies and some of the best boarders in the world, FROST BITE is a wild ride you won't want to miss.
| Ski Trippin (2005)|
Starring: Joey Zazaleno, Eddie Hustle
A trio of fun-loving friends in search of a good time head for a local ski resort in this comedy starring Tommy "2 Smooth" as well as Poochman and Grammy-winning producer Eddie Hustle. A local radio station is holding a special event at the resort for one weekend only, and though these three friends probably wouldn't even be able to make it down the kiddie hill -- that's not going to stop them from having fun in the snow and partying the weekend away. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide