Women's snowboarding and freeskiing is progressing faster today than at any other time in history. In recent years, technical difficulty in women's freestyle has increased by about 50 percent and progressive athletes like Anna Gasser and Kelly Sildaru aren't stopping there.
It's not just the level of the riding that's going through the roof, either: we've got a huge selection of inspirational shows and movies focused on flying females. Here's our pick of the crop on Red Bull TV.
Four – the next generation of freeskiers
A new era in skiing
Meet four young women making a name in the sport of freeskiing, like 18-year-old Mathilde Gremaud.
Mathilde Gremaud, Kelly Sildaru, Jennie-Lee Burmansson and Tess Ledeux are four women who're ushering in a new era of freeskiing and living their lives at full speed. From navigating the intense world of elite contests to finding the balance between progressing the sport and risking serious injury, this fascinating mini-series provides a glimpse into the world of women's freeskiing, seen through the eyes of four of its biggest talents.
Anna Gasser – The Spark Within
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Anna Gasser – The Spark Within
An intimate movie on Anna Gasser and how she changed snowboarding forever, by constantly pushing progression.
Austrian snowboarder Anna Gasser is the most progressive woman in the history of snowboarding. Her new full-length documentary, The Spark Within, captures an intimate portrait of Gasser’s swift rise. Shot over the past decade, the film uses behind-the-scenes footage and in-depth interviews to showcase her perseverance and drive to boost women’s snowboarding into a new realm.
Shades of Winter – Between
Starring Julia Mancuso, Janina Kuzma, the late Mathilda Rapaport and many other top female freeskiers, this is the third movie from the Shades of Winter crew and it keeps the formula simple – tons of all-girl epic freeride and freestyle action, the deepest powder, the slowest slow motion and the most upbeat soundtrack. Oh, and before we forget, it's produced by a female director as well, pro skier Sandra Lahnsteiner.
The world's top female freeskiers ride awe-inspiring terrain with an unquenchable thirst for adventure.
Considered at the time as the best all-female freeski movie made, the Shades of Winter crew are back on their globe-trotting quest for the deepest powder and sickest terrain. This time, they're headed to the ultimate playground, Alaska, and they’re determined to blast through every pillow line and pow stash along the way.
Full Moon – the past, present and future of snowboarding
Where are the riders who helped bring snowboarding to where it is today? Killing it in the backcountry, naturally, and that's what Full Moon is all about. Iconic female snowboarders like Jamie Anderson, Tara Dakides, Tina Basich, Victoria Jealouse, Barret Christy, Circe Wallace and Marie France Roy reflect on their status as role models and look back to the stars who inspired them as young shredders.
Born and raised on the slopes of Lake Tahoe, the tale of Michelle Parker’s origins as a talented ski racer-turned-freeskier who battled huge setbacks to become the gnarliest female big mountain freeskier in the world is the stuff legends are made of. In the second season of her biopic series, it's Parker's turn to share the stories of the women who are inspiring her.
Eva Sandelgard – My Other Life
My Other Life: Eva Sandelgard
Witness triple World Champion in Extreme Snowboarding Eva Sandelgard's way from first descents of Mount McKinley all the way to working at the Paris Fashion Week.
From triple Extreme Snowboarding World Champion to Paris Fashion Week, get to know the woman who didn't just chalk up countless wins in freeride comps and first descents of Mont Blanc and Denali, but also made her way to working for Chanel at the world's most prestigious fashion show: Eva Sandelgard.
Anne-Flore Marxer and Aline Bock go to Iceland to surf, snowboard and delve into the mindset of local women.
Anne-Flore Marxer and Aline Bock are two pro snowboarders with a lot in common. Both have Freeride World Tour titles to their name, both love to surf and both are passionate feminists who've fought hard for gender parity in a male-dominated sport.
As a nation shaped by volcanoes and glaciers, but defined by its progressive society, Iceland is something of a modern utopia. In A Land Shaped by Women, Anne-Flore and Aline travel across the land of ice and fire in search of snow, surf and inspirational women.
Matchstick Productions – All in
Follow a talented group of hard-charging women who want to disrupt the male-dominated ski film formula.
Matchstick Productions need no introduction. Since 1992 they’ve built a reputation for making the biggest and best ski movies in the business. All In is no exception – the only difference is that this time there's gender parity, with a strong cast of women and men alike. Incredible cinematography, huge lines and mind-blowing skiing from the likes of Angel Collinson, Michelle Parker, Tatum Monod, Elyse Saugstad, Mark Abma, Wiley Miller, Johnny Collinson and Cody Townsend makes this ski flick a must-watch.
In this powerful biopic feature, two-time freeride world champion Nadine Wallner looks back at her rise to the top of the freeskiing world and the brutal injury that changed her whole perspective. Combining vivid childhood reenactments and interviews with family and friends, and spectacular action scenes filmed on her home turf in Austria, Now or Never is a fascinating portrait of a girl with big dreams and whole lot of guts.