Twenty years after unleashing the legendary “Blizzard of Aahhh’s” upon the world, filmmaker Greg Stump returns to explore the history of ski films with “Legend of Aahhh’s.” In his first ski film in ten years, Stump explores the evolution of skiing and ski films ranging from the freestyle to the extreme movement. Along the way, Stump recruits some of the industry’s pioneers such as Otto Land, Warren Miller, Dick Barrymore, John Jay, and countless other icons.
Stump begins by providing us the historical perspective, both of the films and of the personalities that would lead skiing from the burning rubble of the freestyle era into the MTV inspired extreme movement. As the Jet Stream Shifts, Skiers like Plake, Schmidt and Hattrup join Stump in a quest to change the face of skiing, giving it a younger, more exciting feel and leading to the Perfect Snowstorm. With the making and release of the “Blizzard of Aahhh’s,” Stump and his gang of misfits find themselves at the vanguard of a new age of skiing. Unseen footage and interviews give a unique view into the amazing moment that changed an entire genre of film.
Finally, Stump explores the progression of modern ski movies and how they have been influenced by their predecessors. The filmmaker also chronicles the cycle of influence as it continues with today’s skiers and the revolution that they may bring to the genre themselves.
Be on the look out for the film in a theater near you this fall.
The extended theatrical trailer for “Legend of Aahhh’s”: