Christmas in the Clouds (2001)


Christmas in the Clouds (2001)

A classic comedy of mistaken identity and romance set during the holiday season at a ski resort that is owned and operated by a Native American Nation. Shot on location at The Sundance Resort in Utah, this is the first contemporary romantic comedy to feature an almost entirely American Indian cast. The film was featured at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival.
IMDb  6.4 /10
Metacritic   56%
Release Date2005-12-04
Runtime1h 36mins
GenreComedy, Family, Romance
Content RatingPG (PG)
Awards3 wins.
CompanyRandom Ventures, The Stockbridge Munsee Band of Mohican Indians

Christmas in the Clouds

Christmas in the Clouds is a 2001 comedy film about a ski resort owned and operated by a Native American tribe. Featured at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival, the film went on to receive Best Competition Feature Film at the Austin Film Festival and Best Native American-Theme Film at the Santa Fe Film Festival. The film was released in theaters and on DVD in 2005.


  • Timothy Vahle as Ray Clouds on Fire
  • Sam Vlahos as Joe Clouds on Fire
  • Mariana Tosca as Tina Littlehawk
  • M. Emmet Walsh as Stu O'Malley
  • Graham Greene as Earl
  • Sheila Tousey as Mary
  • Rita Coolidge as Ramona
  • Rosalind Ayres as Mabel


2001Austin Film FestivalKate Montgomery (director/writer)Best Competition Feature FilmWon
Santa Fe Film FestivalKate MontgomeryBest Native American-Themed FilmWon