Ski movie season is officially here

Nothing gets skiers and riders revving for winter like the deluge of ski porn that saturates the web and packs movie theaters. With advanced filmmaking technology, exotic locations and some of the best talent out there, the lineup of this year’s films is sure to have you doing the snow dance in your front yard. Here’s a lineup of what to see, when and where to see it.


Paradise Waits

The folks at Jackson Hole-based Teton Gravity Research have been busy this year with the production of their latest film, Paradise Waits. In the face of a curious winter for western skiers, many pros had to wait patiently or go the distance to find the goods. The result is Paradise Waits, which highlights the struggles and ultimately the successes of a fickle season season.

Nov. 6 at the Smugglers’ Notch Distillery, Cambridge, Vt. at 6 p.m.

Nov. 7 at Higher Ground, Burlington, Vt. Check for times to-be-announced.


Fade to Winter

After releasing the acclaimed McConkey and Days of My Youth, Matchstick Productions presents Fade to Winter, a tribute to the expression, “a bad day of skiing is better than a good day at work.” Shot on site in Alaska, Iceland, British Columbia, Japan, Colorado, Italy, and New England, this film captures the spirit of nine skiers who go to great lengths for the sport that they love. Starring Markus Eder, Bobby Brown, Michelle Parker, Mark Abma, Tanner Rainville, Aaron Blunck, James Heim, Sean Jordan, PK Hunder, and more.


Nov. 11 at Higher Ground, in Burlington, Vt. at 7 p.m.


Chasing Shadows

With free tickets, raffles and refreshments, it’s always a party when Warren Miller comes to town. Last year, the ski movie powerhouse celebrated their 65th edition with No Turning Back. This year, the people at Warren Miller release their next installment with Chasing Shadows, another big-mountain feature with top athletes pushing the limits of the sport including Caroline Gleich, Ingrid Backstrom, Jonny Moseley, JT Holmes, Øystein Aasheim and more.


Nov. 28 at the Snowshed Conference Center, Killington Mountain Resort, Vt. at 7 p.m.

Dec. 4 Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington, Vt., two shows at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.

Dec. 26 at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe, Vt. at 7 p.m.

Dec. 27 at the Cornerstone Room, Okemo Mountain Resort, Vt. at 6 and 8:30 p.m.

Dec. 26 at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe, Vt. at 7 p.m.

Dec. 27 at the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum, Stowe, Vt. at 7 p.m.


Meathead Films

Of course, no ski movie preview in the northeast would be complete without word from Vermont’s own skiing media powerhouse, Ski the East. Meathead Films, the ski movie arm of the operation, had a busy season, releasing eight installments in three different series. This winter, expect new web installments in Spectral, shooting at Stowe, Jay Peak and Mad River Glen with hardcore east skiers like Noah Ranallo and Dylan Dipentima. Working for the Weekend’s Ben Leoni heads chases backcountry lines in the Chic Chocs of Quebec and New Hampshire’s White Mountains. For park rats, look forward to plenty of urban hits in the Neo series. You’ll be able to see the latest at as well as at our site,

For t-shirts, beer cozies, bumper skickers and more, Ski the East opens a new office and retail operation this winter on Route 2 in Williston, Vt.