He directed commercials, music videos and documentaries with the likes of Seal, Willie Nelson, Neil Young and the Beach Boys, as well as making a host of other ski films, including ‘s “Legend of Aahhh’s. So began an odyssey following in the tracks of guide Murray Ball around some of Chamonix’s classic ski lines, with songs like Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s “Warriors of the Wasteland” as a soundtrack. This is Greg Stump’s legendary rockumentary-style ski film that put him and, ultimately, extreme skiing on the map with the spotlight on some the sport’s hottest stars in some of the world’s most spectacular ski destinations. That is until you take a close look at those long straight skinny skis. He was a great character in the Film. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Please try again later.

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Schmidt and Plake, dressed in a spangly stars and stripes suit with a towering mohawk, clearly inhabited a different planet to host Bryant Gumbel.

The Blizzard of Aahhh’s

Stump was wary of any of his outfit being the “ugly American” abroad. The blizzard of aahhhs is a late classic for me, since my ski-bum days were in the early s, but this was the first ski film that really nailed the excitement and independent culture of freestyle skiing and it did it with a great soundtrack as well. Was this review aahhhz to you? It all just hit the sweet spot. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website.


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Now Schmidt splits his time between Santa Cruz and the private Yellowstone Club resort in Montana, where he is an ambassador and resident ski pro. I used to race the moguls up there.

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? The 80s were better, but the skiis were still straight and long.

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Available to watch on supported devices. This story was first published in Warren Miller’s Face of Winter. I still have the Rossi Quantums aahhhe take them the blizzard of aahhhs every now and then to blizzzrd at the thought I used to ski in them.

If you weren’t skiing in the 80’s, this is a great history lesson about the pioneers who helped get us to today. I didn’t have a job, and I sold my car to get to the airport. Timing was everything, and in the thriving era of VHS, kids could endlessly re-watch their favorite movies at home.

As I got older they got longer, man it was tough to wrestle the skiis. You gotta love the the blizzard of aahhhs outfits and eccentricities and the viewpoint is tangible, meaning I can picture myself actually doing a lot of this, as opposed to newer “ski-porn” films, where high risks, skill and nlizzard are so over-the-top that it’s hard to imagine doing it yourself.


The 80s were better, but the skiis were still straight and long. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. What viewers saw on the screen no doubt terrified some, but none could look away.

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Only Maltese Flamingo comes close, and that was like a demo version of Ahhs. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. It sounded like wind.

Stump offers up a great viewpoint that was different than the Warren Miller movies which i also like. Yes No Report this.

Attack of La Nina. The body of Lecluse, who had been in a separate tent, was later recovered from a crevasse. Available on Prime Snow Blind. The festivities still went on, but the spirit of rebellion had been wrung out of it. Stump admits the narrative was a later fabrication.