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Ski Films 2015/16 | Ones to watch out for

clock 1st September 2015 | comment0 Comments

You know winter is just around the corner when the new ski and snowboard film trailers start getting released. Even with 3 months to go there are already lots of trailers online. If you are anything like us at Iglu Ski and spent the entire summer dreaming about snow, then these trailers will get you super stoked for the upcoming season and your first touch of snow.

Grab a cup of tea, sit back and start dreaming about untouched powder fields and epic alpine views.

 

 

Eversince

Absinthe films are a heavy weight in the snowboard film world. Their film’s feature the best snowboarders around in jaw-dropping mountain terrain. Eversince stars Nicolas Muller, Brandon Concard, Bode Merrill, and many more.

Paradise Waits

Any ski film by Teton Gravity Research is a cinematic spectacle. This season’s film ‘Paradise Waits’ follows a group of skiers and snowboarders for an entire season as they travel around the world. Ski destinations include Alaska, Japan, Greece, Boston, Kosovo and more.

Misconceptions

Perspective Studios are a UK based film production company, their 2015/16 film Misconcetions follows a group of UK skiers. View more about the film in our ski film blog.

 

View all of the best ski and snowboard films coming this winter in our new ski video guide. Keep checking back as we’ll be updating this page weekly on the run up to ski season with all the latest trailers.

 

By Krystelle 



Top 10 once in a lifetime ski luxury

clock 27th August 2015 | comment0 Comments

We all deserve a little luxury in our lives, and what better way to treat ourselves than to indulge in an exquisite chalet setting for our yearly ski holiday. Luxury ski chalets aren't just for the rich and famous, we have a wide selection of affordable luxury properties in Europe, USA and Canada.

A luxury ski chalet is how you would dream your ideal ski retreat, with opulent alpine furnishings, spectacular spa facilities, gourmet food and fine wines. The expert and professional staff will match that of 4 and 5 star hotels. They will cater for all your needs and enhance every detail of your stay so you will experience the finest week of your life.

Excellent food is at the heart of a ski holiday. At a luxury chalet or hotel, an exceptional menu and cuisine is an essential part of the service. Chefs will tantalise your taste buds and cook to your likes and dislikes. From a hearty breakfast, to a gratifying afternoon tea after skiing and a dinner banquet fit for royalty. Expect canapés and aperitifs followed by a 4 course meal, then coffee and treats to bring the night to a close.

Each luxury property will have its own unique features, from saunas and steam rooms, to private cinemas, hot tubs, gyms and even wine cellars.

Iglu Ski has a large selection of luxury ski holiday options, including all-inclusive holidays. Take a look at our 10 favourite once in a lifetime ski chalets to inspire your next ski adventure and speak to our expert ski sales team to discuss your dream options.

 

Top 10 Luxury Chalets and Hotels

 

chalet lafitenia

Chalet Lafitenia, Val d'Isere, France

 

chalet sirocco

Chalet Sirocco, Verbier, Switzerland

 

Chalet Uberhaus, Lech, Austria

Chalet Uberhaus, Lech, Austria

 

Chalet Ambre, Tignes

Chalet Ambre, Tignes, France

 

Chalet Maria Schnee, St Anton

Chalet Maria Schnee, St Anton, Austria

 

Hotel Kaila, Meribel

Hotel Kaila, Meribel, France

 

Hotel Carlina, Courchevel

Hotel Carlina, Courchevel, France

 

Hotel Fitzroy, Val Thorens

Hotel Fitzroy, Val Thorens, France

 

The Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff

The Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Canada

 

Club Med Val d'Isere, France

Club Med Val d'Isere, France

 

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By Krystelle



Top 5 James Bond Ski Scenes

clock 23rd August 2015 | comment1 Comments

In 2015 we will see the return of actor Daniel Craig for his fourth 007 mission, SPECTRE, as well as bond returning to the sacred ski slopes. Renowned for filming in the most spectacular locations in the world, director Sam Mendes was eager to announce that shooting will be taking place in Sölden, Obertilliach and Lake Altaussee, Austria.

SPECTRE

In the movie, a cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to the Alps in Austria among many glamorous destinations to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

Take a look at the snowy scenes from 0:44...




Skiing, the high-octane preserve of the lone wolf perfectly captures the sophisticated and adrenaline fueled persona of James Bond.

Author Ian Fleming, of the original James Bond novels, has certainly passed his love for skiing on to his star subject. Bond has made regular appearances on the slopes; he has never performed any other sport more. With the love for skiing brimming strong in his blood from his Swiss mother, it’s no surprise he’s a natural on the hallowed slopes.

 

James Bond in Austria

Daniel Craig in Austria for the filmimg of Spectre

James Bond in Austria

Daniel Craig with co-stars Lea Seydoux and Dave Bautista

 

"If you are going to live the high life you've got to ski. Its action packed, it's classy, it's quintessential Bond." said comedian and Bond enthusiast Rob Deering

It’s now 15 years since the snow-loving spy was last seen on skis, when Pierce Brosnan survived a dramatic off-piste chase scene in The World Is Not Enough. It's about time he’s back on the slopes, dodging bullets, causing an avalanche and taking down henchmen, all while demonstrating the most sublime downhill technique.

As the first day of production got underway in Lake Altausse, Austria earlier this year, here at Iglu Ski we decided to take you on a journey back in time to revisit some of Bonds most hair-raising and explosive adventures on the sacred slopes.

 

Top 5 James Bond Ski Scenes

 

After much deliberating, we've whittled down the list of great Bond ski scenes to present you our top 5 favorites (expect some outrageous ski attire, gadgets, stunts and even flying ski-mobiles!)

5. The World is not Enough (1999)


Pierce Brosnan & Elktra King expertly navigate their way down the slopes with the breath-taking mountains of Chamonix in the background, before battling villains in the sky on flying snowmobiles.

 

4. Living Daylights (1987)


Timothy Dalton's Bond in "Living Daylights" swept down a mountain slope on a ski equipped car, and then on a cello case to escape danger and gun fire to cross the border into Osterreich, Austria.

 

 

3. A View to Kill (1985)


If snowboarding down a mountain in Switzerland on a blade from a destroyed ski-mobile, while evading henchmen with California Girls by the Beach Boys playing is not quintessential Bond then nothing is.

 

 

2. For Your Eyes Only (1981)


Roger Moore As Bond produces one of the best chase sequences in the Italian Alps of Cortina D'Ampezzo, performing outrageous jumps while being chased by armed villains on motorbikes, before hurtling down a bobsleigh run while escaping the pursuit.

 

 

1. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)


The most iconic sequence in the James Bond franchise is undoubtedly 'The Spy Who Loved Me', when Bond shot straight off the edge of a cliff at Baffin Island in Canada, we saw him fall and fall, and when the Union Jack parachute opened up and the theme tune kicked in, the world cheered.

 



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By Myles



Ski Films 2015/16 | Misconceptions

clock 19th August 2015 | comment0 Comments

This winter, Perspective Studios will showcase their latest ski production Misconceptions. The film follows a group of skiers that see the streets and mountain in a different light and are inspired to push their ski playgrounds to the limit.

Perspective Studios comment that ‘society has often been harsh in placing stereotypes on this new breed of skiers, caring little for their professionalism and dedication.’ The riders in the film aim to break those misconceptions and showcase these athletes doing what they love.

Here is the trailer for Misconceptions that was released just this week:




Perspective Studios are a UK based film production company that have worked with the biggest names in the UK snow industry including The Snow Centre, Snow & Rock and Extreme. They have also filmed GB Park and Pipe snowboarders Jamie Nicholls and Aimee Fuller. The film includes British skiers Tyler Harding, Callum Welch and Mike Rowlands.

We are so excited for this film that we’ve even put our name to it! We are very proud to be supporting this UK ski film and are one of the media partners. Follow their journey on Facebook here.

Misconceptions will premiere in London at the iF3 International Freeski Film Festival at the Clapham Grand on Thursday 15th October.

 

 

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By Krystelle



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