11 Best Ski and Snowboard Youtube Channels to Follow (My Personal Favourite)
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There’s nothing quite like finishing a big day skiing, getting home into the warmth and totally immersing yourself in the world of skiing. With thousands of ski videos at your fingertips, knowing where to look for the best quality content can be overwhelming.
Finding the right ski film can be an art with anyone and everyone uploading their ski clips. To avoid the endless scrolling, I’ve made this comprehensive list of YouTube channels that are putting out some of the highest quality ski and snowboard videos you can find.
If like me you love all things skiing and are always looking for the latest ski videos and ski-related content then this is the list for you. You’ll be rushing to press the subscribe button by the end of this post!
Slvsh (pronounced slush) is a awesome skiing YouTube channel. Created by Matt Walker and Olympic Gold Medalist Joss Christensen the channel creates videos using the classic rules of the game of SKATE.
Taking place in the terrain park, two skiers go head to head, taking turns to call tricks that they each must execute. Failing to land the given trick results in gaining a letter of the word ‘slvsh’; the loser being the first to complete the word. The channel has attracted some of the world’s best with the likes of Henrik Harlaut and Alex Hall featuring on the channel.
This channel is great if you love watching terrain park skiing at its best. It features raw, unedited tricks, and showcases a wide variety of styles. It’s good-humored and will remind you of the playful vibe you can get in terrain parks.
10. Redbull Snow
This is perhaps one of the most obvious choices and for good reason. Redbull is constantly pushing the limits of what we can do on skis and snowboards, posting videos spotlighting all different disciplines within the ski and snowboard world.
The channel features world record attempts including the world’s longest rail slide. If you’re looking for variety and videos that’ll make you go “wow”, this is the channel for you.
9. Cody Townsend
Cody Townsend is a professional skier who set about climbing and skiing all fifty lines that feature in the book “The Fifty Classic Ski Descents of North America”. His namesake YouTube channel documents this feat in a series named the FIFTY.
We can follow along in real-time, at the time of writing Cody has released 42/50 climbs and lines. This one is for the backcountry ski lovers who can appreciate the enormity of the planning and execution involved in tackling North America’s most notable descents.
8. X Games
The X Games started as an annual skateboard and BMX competition circuit and now hosts an annual ski and snowboard freestyle competition in Aspen Colorado. The YouTube channel posts full competition footage, highlights, and live streams of the events.
It’s a channel for extreme sports lovers, they post skateboard videos through the summer and transform into a hub of all things winter sports during the winter months. Watch the world’s best go head-to-head and stay on the pulse of current freestyle skiing with X Games.
7. Candide Thovex
Candide Thovex is one of the godfathers of modern freeskiing, commonly referred to as the best freeskier of his time. The French skier blends huge competition success in the early 2000s with innovative backcountry video segments, even winning multiple stops on the Freeride World Tour.
Candide has been uploading on his YouTube channel for 9 years with content ranging from low video quality POV clips of him cruising and hucking insane tricks down groomers, to high production park lap videos. A good place to start is his upload, ‘One of Those Days 2’ which boasts 28 million views to date.
6. Hedvig Wessel
The three-time Freeride World Tour silver medalist Hedvig Wessel is one of the current world’s best female freeskiers. The ex-mogul skier has moved towards freeriding and is pushing the limits of women in the sport with her dailed backflips.
The channel features a series named ‘Hedvig’s Way’ which was started 5 years ago to document her journey to complete her goal of becoming the Freeride World Champion. The series is a well-produced, beautifully shot docuseries following her journey.
5. Stomp it Tutorials
Stomp It Tutorials does exactly what it says on the tin. As the most popular ski tutorial channel on the platform, it’s the place to go if you’re looking to improve in any area of your skiing. Beginner to advanced, technique to tricks, you name it, they’ve got it and it’s free!
The tutorials shouldn’t be used in lieu of an instructor but if you’re a visual learner then it’s a great place to start and will help you break down and visualize the movement.
4. Freeride World Tour
The Freeride World Tour is an annual ski and snowboard freeride competition, it’s a toured series of events with individual wins and an overall World Champion title.
Highlights, behind-the-scenes, and live broadcasting of the ski and snowboard series are posted on this YouTube channel. Additionally, full replays of the stages are uploaded making this channel a great stop for all things ‘freeride’.
3. The Faction Collective
Faction is a top ski brand well-known for its line-up of sponsored athletes that are among the world’s best. With these sponsored athletes in tow, Faction produces high-quality ski films showcasing jaw-dropping freestyle skiing on their current seasons skis.
The films have become a much-anticipated part of the ski calendar and host showings before their YouTube release to create hype around the brand. Aside from cinematic pieces, Facion uses the platform to post comprehensive informational videos of their latest releases.
2. FIS Alpine
This one is for the followers of the alpine ski and snowboard circuit. FIS (Fédération Internationale de ski et de snowboard) is the governing body of ski and snowboard therefore all alpine competitions including slalom, downhill, and skicross are regulated and standardized by FIS.
They use their YouTube channel to post highlights, best runs, weekly recaps, and behind-the-scenes of all things alpine. FIS Alpine posts regularly to the channel making it a great place to go to keep up-to-date on the alpine race circuit.
1. Mediorce Amateur (Editors Pick)
I’ve saved the best for last, this is one of my absolute favorite youtube channels which combines hiking and skiing adventures – and tackling all manner of peaks across the US and occasionally in Europe and elsewhere.
One of the things that set Mediocre Amateur apart from other channels is its beautiful cinematography and adventurous spirit of Danny & Blake and their group of friends who feature across each video. You’ll find trail running, hiking, climbing, skiing, and outdoor exploration.
The channel’s videos often feature the group tackling new peaks, ascending and descending on skis (when there’s snow), and blasting through terrain in record time.
Youtube is a great way to keep up to date with current trends in the ski and snowboard world and follow your favorite riders closer than ever. So, kick off your ski or snowboard boots and work your way through each of the YouTube channels listed above and you’ll be sure to find something you love.