Skiing made it's way into Hollywood features in the early 1930s when it became a popular activity in the United States. We love any movie with winter mountain scenery, so we have put together a list of some of our favourite films featuring iconic skiing or snowboarding scenes. 


James Bond: The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) - James Bond investigates the hijacking of British and Russian submarines carrying nuclear warheads, with the help of a K.G.B. agent whose lover he killed. We later see an iconic ski chase scene, in which Bond skis off a cliff and opens a parachute.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) - After the Kingsman's headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, an allied spy organization in the United States is discovered. These two elite secret agencies must band together to defeat a common enemy. This sequel features an insane action scene in which the main characters get stuck in a fast rotating ski lift.

Inception (2010) - A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream sharing technology is given the task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O, but his tragic past may doom the project and his team to disaster. Later on we see an unforgettable ski chase scene in which the main characters ski down a mountain while being attacked by gunmen.

Chalet Girl (2011) - This romantic comedy follows a former skateboarding champion Kim who wants to make more money after her mother's tragic death. She joins the elite posh servicing company, which sends her off to the Austrian Alps as she works as a chalet girl and falls in love with a wealthy ski resort owner.

Downhill Racer (1969) - This classic sports movie follows a young ski racer as he joins the US ski team as a downhill racer and clashes with the teams coach. There is lots of good skiing action leading to an exciting climax.

Force Majeure (2014) - This Swedish film tells the story of a family on a ski trip in the Alps who are forced to confront their deepest fears after a devastating avalanche.

Eddie the Eagle (2015) - This biographical sports comedy follows the story of Eddie Edwards played by Taron Egerton, a British ski jumper who became an unlikely hero at the 1988 Winter Olympics.

Hot Dog...The Movie (1983) - This is a classic ski comedy that follows Harkin Banks who heads to a skiing championship in California. A teen runaway tags along as he parities and competes with friends and foes. 




    May 21, 2023 — Tim Hall