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Winter Sports Films to Watch While it Snows

As the snow starts falling down and things get a bit colder, it’s time for hot cocoa, a warm fireplace, and winter sports! Joni Clayton has gone through our collections for some of the coolest clips of skiing, snowboarding, hockey, and more! All of these are available to view by current University of Utah students, staff, & faculty.

Film recommendations:

Adam Hall: Defending Champion (Against the Odds: Inspiring Stories of Disability)

In this documentary, Paralympic skier Adam Hall prepares to defend his gold medal against fierce competition.  Born with spina bifida Hall overcomes numerous obstacles on his journey to win another medal.

Crash Reel

This visually arresting film seamlessly combines twenty years of stunning action footage with ne specially-shot verite footage and interviews as it follows U>S. champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce and exposes the irresistible but potentially fatal appeal of extreme sports.

Fall and Rise of Theo Fleury

Against all odds, Theo Fleury established himself as a major star in the National Hockey League.  This film tells Fleury’s remarkable story, the staggering fall from grace that cost him millions of dollars, his family and almost his life.

Fire on the Mountain

Drawing together an elite group of champion skiers, mountain climbers and European mountaineers, the U.S. Army created the 10th Mountain Division, America’s only mountain and winter warfare fighting unit.

The Man Who Skied Down Everest

This stirring chronicle tells the tale of Japanese alpinist Yuichiro Miura and his attempt to ski down Mt. Everest in 1970.

Pretty Faces: The Story of a Skier Girl

A film that celebrates women who thrive in the snow and are committed to taking the path less traveled to accomplish their dreams.


One of a series of dance pieces.  Footage of skiers, skaters and others edited to build a sequence of rhythmic movements.


This is the story of big mountain skiing, a sport that barely existed 35 years ago.

Warren Miller’s Chasing Shadows

Follow JT Holmes, Hannah Kearney, Seth Wescott, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Kaylin Richardson Mark Abma, Lexi DuPont and more as they explore the edge of possibility in the world’s most inspiring mountain ranges, from Alaska’ Chugach to the French Alps and Utah’s Wasatch to the Himalayas in Nepal.

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