The top 10 ski videos of 2016

Here at FREESKIER.com, we typically post multiple ski videos per day—carefully selected by our team of editors. The locations of these videos range from resorts to the backcountry to the streets of the world, featuring various types of skiers throwing down in their own unique ways. But what these videos all have in common is a “wow” factor; when you press play, you become inspired to get out there and ski the best you can ski.

As 2016 comes to a close, we give you this: the top 10 ski videos of the year. Determined strictly off of pageviews from our website, these are the videos that you, the readers, deemed the most worthy of your precious time. And, we think you picked quite well if we don’t say so ourselves. Relive each video’s greatness and get stoked for 2017 because there’s a lot more where this came from.


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Our most-viewed video of 2016 doesn’t even involve a single patch of snow. Instead, it’s a sand-skiing video from Peru, featuring Jesper Tjäder and Emma Dahlstrom. Click here for the full post.

2.

Coming in at number two for 2016 is this buck-wild, high-quality video from Frenchman Sam Favret in the Mont-Blanc mountains. Watch him swerve around ice tunnels and send natural wallrides like a champ. Click here for the full post.

3.

Any time Candide Thovex puts out a video, it’s bound to take over the Internet, big time. One of Those Days 3 was no exception, featuring insanely cool stunts from POV perspective. Click here for the full post.

4.

Highlighted by super-deep powder, big tricks and beatiful, vimeo Staff Pick-winning cinematography, The Big Picture Crew’s Move 2 had skiers going nuts when it dropped back in October. Click here for the full post.

5.

Sean Pettit really came out swinging with this full part back in early 2016. In usual Pettit fashion, he launches off everything in sight and it’s all captured with excellence by the Superproof crew. Click here for the full post.

6.

The Sildarus are becoming more and more talked about in the ski sphere and this season edit shows exactly why. They’re still just kids, but their skiing prowess is seemingly limitless—landing them both on the Faction team this past summer. Click here for the full post.

7.

Viral video specialist Léo Taillefer blew everyone away with this night-skiing POV offering. It shows the Frenchman slithering through Val-d’Isère at night—skiing harder than most people do with the aid of daylight. Click here for the full post.

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When you set the world record for the highest air on a hip—a whopping 14.2 meters—you’re bound to make it into this top 10. David Wise did just that with his terrifyingly-big stunt in South Tyrol, Italy. Click here for the full post.

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Making his second appearance in this top 10, Léo Taillefer went ham yet again with another POV video from Val-d’Isère, France. This one takes place during the day and shows Taillefer going stupid-big off natural features. Click here for the full post.

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Rounding out the top 10 is big-mountain shredder Todd Ligare. The man earned his way into this round up, for sure, with a monster line (and a ridiculously scary approach) that’ll likely give you goosebumps. Click here for the full post.


That’s it for 2016, folks—thanks for watching. Now, get off the internet and go light up the new year already.

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