Winter has sprinkled itself across the French Alps this week which is getting us super excited to strap on our skis and snowboards here at Latitude HQ! Despite Eddie the Eagle being a 'classic' we prefer early season skispiration from some of our favourite female skiers, so we thought we would highlight some of our favourite recent all women's ski films to get you as pumped as we are for the first Snowfall.
Stacking a line up of some of skiing and snowboarders most famous female skiers, Skivas is a 100% female ski movie by Coline Ballet-Baz, produced by BUG Visionaries and directed by UPLAND Films. Showcasing epic shots from the 2020 winter season with urban, freeride and backcountry, this film is sure to get you inspired on women's snowsports and excited to get on the snow this Winter.
The full film premiers on the 20th October so make sure you stick this in the diary!
Again featuring women's skiing's biggest names, Jyosei a short ski movie by Laura Obermeyer's, an incredible production shot in Japan entirely by women and of women. some of the industry's best lady skiing. A beautifully shot film with a banging soundtrack. A must watch!
JYOSEI from Laura Obermeyer on Vimeo.
Faction Skis dropped their film last season, The Collective which featured one of the best female segments we have seen in a long time, again featuring some of the industry's best female skiers!
The crew featured in this segment have topped podiums at the Olympics, the X Games, Dew Tour, World Cups and everywhere else in between, racking up a collective 58 pro-level medals between them, and counting. Away from the judges, the floodlights and the pressures of the competition stage, the crew set their sights on shredding together to produce one of the most fun, upbeat terrain park segments of the year. The aim: Showcase the insane level that women’s park skiing has risen to and inspire the next generation to push the bar higher.
In February of 2019, Maggie Voisin headed to Montana to begin filming for her first solo project. A month later in Park City, it was discovered that she had a torn ACL. Following surgery and an intense rehab, Maggie returned in the winter of 2020 with the most successful season of her career. On top of winning three X Games medals, she managed to continue filming in BC, Utah and Montana. The result is “Swiftcurrent,” a solo video project that highlights Maggie’s skiing in the park, in contests and in the backcountry.
One female skier you 100% need to put on your one to watch list is Eileen Gu. Sponsored by both Red Bull and Faction in the last year, Eileen recently announced her naturalization as a Chinese citizen as well as her intent to ski for China in the 2022 Olympics. With a growing fan base on both sides of the Pacific, Eileen is certainly one to watch in the run-up to the next Olympics!
We also know a lot of you don't like to deviate from your favourite streaming service, so here is a short list of some of our favourite and classic ski movies on Netflix:
2) The Blizzard of Ahh's
5) Chalet Girl (we couldn't leave that one out now could we!)
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