The Best Snowboarding Movies on Netflix Right Now

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Netflix isn't just for watching 12 consecutive episodes of your favorite TV drama or the movie that everyone's talking but you missed when it was in theaters. A popular way to stream movies and television programming, Netflix features snowboard movies that are guaranteed to get you pumped for shredding in winter or get your snowboarding fix in the off-season. These snowboarding movies on Netflix and snowboarding documentaries are the best ones on the streaming service right now.

1. Higher (2014)

"Higher" is the final installment of Jeremy Jones' trilogy "Deeper, Further, Higher." Follow Jones and his fellow riders as they head from familiar backcountry riding destinations like Lake Tahoe and Jackson Hole in the western United States to Nepal's Himalayas and the eastern Alaska range. This end to the trilogy will make you want to start back at "Deeper" and watch them all again.

2. Further (2012)

Jeremy Jones is known for his unprecedented backcountry riding skills, and "Further"—the second part of his three-part trilogy "Deeper, Further, Higher"—shows his understanding of unspoiled mountain terrain. You can expect to see Jones and his crew tearing through wide-open fields of powder, making hair-raising vertical descents, and finding countless unridden lines.

3. Deeper (2010)

The first of Jeremy Jones' trilogy is worth another look after you've watched "Further" and "Higher." Or watch them in chronological order.

Or no order whatsoever. The movie is an adventure in itself, featuring boarding in temperatures 20 below, all-night hikes to amazing locations, and storms that bring fresh powder and fresh challenges. 

4. The Community Project (2005)

This film is available only as a Netflix DVD. It's an exciting look at some of the top riders of the early 2000s riding in Japan, New Zealand, and Alaska, among other places.

Check out Travis Rice, JJ Thomas, Kyle Clancy and Terje Haakonsen on super 16mm film.   

5. That's It, That's All (2008)

This is also available only on Netflix DVD. If there's a canon of snowboarding films, "That's It, That's All" should definitely be on the list. Many of the big names (Travis Rice, Jeremy Jones, and Nicolas Muller) from 2008 ride in New Zealand, Germany, Japan, British Columbia, and Jackson Hole. 

6. First Descent (2005)

This documentary traces the early years and ascent of professional snowboarding with amazing footage of the sport in the 1980s as well as later pioneers of snowboarding. Among those featured are Shaun White, Nick Peralta, and Hannah Teter. 

7. Chalet Girl (2011)

This romantic comedy features Felicity Jones as ex­-skateboarder Kim Matthews, who takes a job as a chalet girl to make money to support her father. She appears lost in the world of snow and mountains until she takes up snowboarding and enters a big-money competition.

8. McConkey (2013)

A biographical documentary, "McConkey" isn't a snowboarding movie, but it's the next best thing and a must-see for snow-sport enthusiasts. The biopic pays tribute to trailblazing extreme skier Shane McConkey, who died during a ski-BASE jump in Italy.

The documentary covers his career and complex personal life.