2018 ski movies featuring Japan
The countdown to the Northern Hemisphere ski season is on, and for skiers and snowboarders around the world dreaming of fresh tracks and face shots, ski movie premiere season is a sure sign that snow is just around the corner.
We’ve sifted through this year’s collection of ski movie trailers for traces of the classic Japow segments that we all look forward to most. Amongst the big Alaskan spines, rugged Canadian terrain and stunning American vistas we’ve been somewhat successful in our search.
Let us know in the comments what we’ve missed, and we’ll continue to add to the list.
Matchstick Productions – All In (above)
“…spearheaded by a talented group of hard-charging women who wanted to disrupt the male-dominated ski film formula.”
“Follow the crew from the lift-accessed terrain of Snowbird to the dreamworlds of Japan and Alaska amplified by a soundtrack that will be on everyone’s ski playlist next year.” Matchstick Productions
Shot on location in: British Columbia, Alaska, Utah, Washington, Japan and South America. Starring: Angel Collinson, MichelleParker, Tatum Monod, Elyse Saugstad, Mark Abma, Wiley Miller, Johnny Collinson, and Cody Townsend.
Level 1 Productions – Zig Zag
“Following nearly two decades of ski movie pedigree, Level 1 documents a lifestyle of contradiction. Timeless ephemera. Love and money. Natural and synthetic. Powder and slush. Stagnant and innovative. Untracked and well-travelled. Consistent but not predictable. Swerving left, right and diagonal, yet never asleep at the wheel.” Level 1 Productions
Shot on location in: Eagle Pass Heli, BC. Sunshine Village, Banff. Mt Baker, Washington. Sweden. Gran Masta Park, Switzerland. Hokkaido, Japan. Moscow, Russia. Helsinki, Finland. Whistler, BC. Colorado. Montana. Michigan. Minnesota. Starring: Parker White, Laurent De Martin, Sämi Ortlieb, Chris Logan, Will Berman, Keegan Kilbride, Will Wesson and more.
Transworld Snowboarding – Future of Yesterday
“This is a crew of actual friends, who just happen to be some of the best snowboarders in the world. Long before they coined themselves the Cozy Bois–that happened this season–they were collectively sharing their contest winnings in the name of a good time.”
“This past season the crew traveled to Japan, then Italy, survived the European RV Tour of Depression, then sent it to Laax, before wrapping things up in Oregon.” Transworld Snowboarding
Starring: Halldor Helgason, Tor Lundstrom, Kevin Backstrom, Ulrik Badertscher, Ethan Morgan, Eiki Helgason, and Max Buri.
“Winterfox, a short movie with a unique perspective on Hokkaido’s snowy living.
Produced, filmed and edited by Lena Stoffel, this film will show Lena’s vision of Hokkaido.
As she is the main skier of the movie as well, she does it all. This gives Winterfox a very special feel. It’s part one of her series, A journey through winter.” Lena Stoffel
Starring: Lena Stoffel, Simon Abt, Aaron Jamieson, Aline Bock,Bine Zalohar