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U.S. Snowboard Team: Top-20 Quarantine Movies, TV Shows, and Books

By Andrew Gauthier
April, 28 2020
Snowboard Slopestyle Finals at the 2020 Land Rover U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain, Calif. (U.S. Ski & Snowboard - Mike Dawson // @mikedawsy)

When you watch the Land Rover U.S. Grand Prix live, the only things you learn about U.S. Snowboard Team athletes relate to their incredible level of athleticism, determination, and mental and physical toughness. These qualities shine through in the contest arena. However, what is often missed is who these athletes really are. 

As athletes shift their workouts from the gym to their homes, change their opportunities to socialize from bbq’s to Zoom meetings, they are also changing the way they are entertained and stay busy outside of preparing for the 2020-21 winter season. For your viewing and listening pleasure, members of the U.S. Snowboard Team opened a window to their personalities and shared a set of movies, TV shows, books, and podcasts that have been keeping them in good spirits throughout the COVID-19 quarantine. 

Take the opportunity to mix up your routine and try something new. Throw out your “Go-To’s” and put yourself in the shoes of a U.S. Snowboard athlete as they scour Netflix, the bookshelf, and their iPods this offseason. 


  1. Caddy Shack
  2. The Accountant
  3. Star Wars Series
  4. John Wick
  5. Monty Python's Search for the Holy Grail.
  6. 007 Series
  7. Harry Potter Series
  8. Step Brothers
  9. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  10. Monsters Inc. 
  11. Happy Gilmore
  12. Billy madison
  13. Rad
  14. Interstellar
  15. Marvel Movies
  16. Crazy Rich Asians
  17. Anchorman
  18. Old School
  19. Superbad
  20. The Departed 


  1. Top Gear
  2. Hunters
  3. The Office
  4. Shooter
  5. Jack Ryan
  6. Prison Break
  7. Blacklist
  8. Master Chef
  9. All American
  10. Schitt’s Creek
  11. Sons of Anarchy
  12. Lost
  13. New Girl
  14. South Park
  15. Stranger Things
  16. Dexter
  17. The Blacklist
  18. How I Met Your Mother
  19. Bob's Burgers
  20. Game of Thrones


  1. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
  2. American Assassin by Vince Flynn
  3. The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown 
  4. Driven From Within by Michael Jordan 
  5. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  6. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  7. Slaughter House Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  8. To the Edge and Back by Chris Klug
  9. Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella
  10. Relentless by Tim S. Grover
  11. Never Split The Difference by Christopher Voss and Tahl Raz
  12. The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz
  13. Code of the Extraordinary Mind by Vishen Lakhiani
  14. Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Muñoz Ryan
  15. A Dark Lure by Loreth Anne White
  16. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
  17. Dark Bones by Loreth Anne White
  18. Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman
  19. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  20. Your Brain at Work by David Rock 


  1. No Laying Up
  2. Dirt Bag Diaries
  3. The Daily
  4. The Alex Deibold Show 
  5. Joe Rogan
  6. The Snowboard Podcast
  7. The Nine Club
  8. Living 4D with Paul Chek
  9. Lovett or Leave It
  10. Powell Movement 

Did you know that Olympic medalist Alex Deibold started his own podcast called “The Alex Deibold Show” which currently has a library of 11 episodes for your listening pleasure? Also, did you know that U.S Snowboardcross athlete Nick Baumgartner remodeled his kitchen with new concrete countertops or that U.S. halfpipe rider Toby Miller is finetuning his video editing skills during the quarantine? 

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has us all mixing up our daily routines, it is providing a chance for us to learn new things about the people, places, and things we love. After all, “It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning.” –Claude Bernard