The snowboarding is one of the Olympic sports which idea consists in downhill or masterly racings from snow-covered mountains on the special board with bindings for legs. As ski discipline the snowboarding arose still in the late sixties, and by the turn of the millennia became one of the most popular winter sports. During this period the snowboarders began to appear more often on screens.
Perhaps, the most famous and fascinating movie about this sport is called "Thrill-seekers", it was removed in 2002. In the center of events – professional snowboarders who arrived on snow-covered open spaces of Yugoslavia for the sake of shooting in the commercial and as a result got under the rear sight of the Serbian terrorists. One more adventure film with the romantic name "Valley of Avalanches" was shot the previous year. He tells the story about the former participant of the Olympic Games who decides to organize the extreme sports championship. But shortly before the beginning of competitions it is forced to close nearly all routes because of danger of the avalanche. The group of young snowboarders isn't stopped even by threat of death. The organizer of the championship is faced by the task of their rescue. The Norwegian movie "Switch" which was released in 2007 develops before the spectator the snow-covered drama about beginners and experienced athletes who organize competitions on achievement of the personal record. On the game of young young men – not cups, but love, honor and reputation. Also for fans of the winter extreme it is possible to recommend two movies with the simple names "Snowboarder" (2003, France, Switzerland) and "Snowboarders" (2004, Czech Republic). The first of them – criminal and adventure, telling about how the ordinary seller decided to become the snowboarder, but on the way to the dream crossed the road to the idol – the champion among professionals. The second film is shot in the comedy genre. He narrates about two young fans of extreme sports who arrived to ski resort, but because of supervision of the sister and household problems can't not only drive on slopes, but also poflirtovat with girls. The American movie "Johnny Tsunami" which appeared in film distribution in 1999 – the year later will be suitable for family viewing after the snowboarding became the Olympic sport. The main character of the movie at all not the snowboarder, but the young surfer who all life lived in Hawaii also subordinated to himself waves. As a result of unforeseen circumstances of Johnny with family gets over on snow-covered slopes where he is forced "to train for a new profession" in the snowboarder.