8 Movies Where Skiing is the Star of the Show
Love them or hate them, here are Hollywood's best attempts at skiing movies.
When you think of skiing on the silver screen you think of actors hunched up over in front of a shoddy moving backdrop, questionable stunt doubles and film producers who can’t see the wood for the steeze.
However there is some gold out there - we’ve pored through the reels and/YouTube in an effort to find the best skiing on camera out there.
[part title="The Spy Who Loved Me"]
007 is no stranger to skiing, however when ever he hits the slopes he is inevitably chased by gun wielding henchman. In The Spy Who Loved Me he’s betrayed by his latest beau who tips off the local mercenaries and Bond has to make his escape. The yellow and red one piece ensemble really screams ‘covert agent.’
Watch the Video of James Bond Skiing:
[part title="Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason"]
You’d think hapless Bridget would know better that to go skiing, disaster-prone as she is. Despite her obvious technical limitations she manages to win the local slalom race - stopping proves to be a different matter though.
Watch the Video of Bridget Jones Skiing:
[part title="Dumb and Dumber"]
If you haven’t tried this then you are a liar.
Watch the Full Clip of Harry's Chairlift 'Incident':
Slightly more highbrow stakes here. Juno and the guy from Titanic launch an arctic assault on a mountain base in true James Bond style. All from the back of a transit van - or do they...
Watch the Skiing Scene in Inception:
This list wouldn’t be complete without a cod 1970s straight-to-TV movie. In this classic a ‘sub-human beast’/man in an ill fitting suit terrorises the moneyed skiers of Colorado and commits brutal murders just off camera. The entire movie is online for you to enjoy.
Watch the Entire Snowbeast Film:
[part title="Taxi 3"]
In the third installment of this highly popular French crime-comedy series two French policeman do battle with a gang of ski-bound thieves called the Santa Claus gang. They do this by attaching caterpillar tracks to a Peugeot 405 and racing it round the Alps because why not? The film was successful to warrant a sequel.
Watch the Skiing Chase in Taxi 3:
[part title="Downhill Racer"]
Handsome ladies-man Robert Redford stretches his acting skills by playing David Chappellet, a handsome ladies-man - who can ski. Redford plays a maverick racer living by the edge of his skis in an attempt to break all known records. It’s actually not as terrible as these over films...
Watch the Trailer for Downhill Racer:
[part title="Hot Dog the Movie"]
Potentially the most 80s ski movie in existence. The free-ski competition here would have spin-to-win enthusiasts appalled.