The Disney Channel Original Movie, "Cloud 9," follows two unlikely friends, Kayla Morgan, a prima donna snowboarder who was just dropped from her competition team, and Will Cloud, a former snowboarding champion who is struggling after a career-ending wipeout. The two meet when Kayla is forced to work at the local dog grooming shop owned by Will's mother. In exchange for help fixing up the dog grooming shop, Will begrudgingly accepts Kayla's plea to train her, and introduces her to a regimen that tests her true commitment to the sport. As the two grow closer, Kayla's efforts convince Will that he, too, can regain his championship status.
Low-key and introspective, Will still refuses to get back on the slopes ever since his epic wipeout. In contrast, Kayla has always enjoyed the spotlight and the perks that accompany being part of a top competitive snowboarding team. However, after a fateful decision leaves her without a team, and her boyfriend and teammate Nick Swift breaks up with her, Kayla is abruptly faced with the reality that her snowboarding skills are actually not on par with the other competitors. Determined to become a better boarder, Kayla finds an unexpected mentor in Will, who she realizes can help take her to the next level.
However, just as Kayla gains confidence and her skill set improves, she is faced with a new challenge in champion snowboarder Skye Sailor, a fierce competitor who has joined Kayla's former team. Not one to give up easily, Kayla rallies Will and his old teammates to compete in the National Fire and Ice Snowboarding Competition.
In an effort to prove something to herself and help lead her new team to victory, Kayla decides to master The Cloud 9, the impossible trick that stalled Will's career. Together, Will and Kayla help each other overcome their fears and gain a newfound respect for their sport and each other, and learn that nothing's impossible.
Did You Know...
...that Dove Cameron stars in the Disney Channel original comedy series, "Liv & Maddie"?
... that Kiersey Clemons has guest starred on her co-star Dillon Lane's Nickelodeon sitcom as Summer?
...that Luke Benward guest starred in six upcoming episodes of Good Luck Charlie?
...that Luke Benward starred in the DCOM Minutemen that aired in 2008?
...that Mike Manning guest starred on Disney XD's "Crash & Bernstein" and played an Australian exchange student?
...that Dillon Lane starred as Skinner in the Nickelodeon comedy series "Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventure"?
... that Kiersey Clemons made guest appearances on other Disney Channel series such as "Good Luck Charlie", "Shake It Up" and "Austin & Ally"?
...that Mike Manning grew up in Colorado and snowboards in real life?
Luke Benward is an American actress who is probably best known for his starring role as Charlie Tuttle in the 2008 Disney Channel Original Movie, Minutemen. He also played the role of "Nicky" in Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out? and played Stevie Dewberry in the film Because of Winn-Dixie. At the age of 7, he appeared in Martina McBride's music video for "Concrete Angel". He also played in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Girl vs. Monster as Ryan Dean, the love interest of Skylar Lewis (Olivia Holt). He is currently playing Matthew Pearson, the love interest of Emily Hobbs (Ryan Newman) on See Dad Run. He will co-star in the Disney Channel movie Cloud 9 and appear as Beau, Teddy's love interest, on six back-to-back episodes of Good Luck Charlie, reuniting him with his Minutemen co-star Jason Dolley. He plays the character Will in Cloud 9.