Ski School


by Tuna

A bunch of rich creeps have taken control of the ski school and are planning to sell it to a corporate entity at a huge profit if they can win one more tournament. They are opposed by a bunch of irreverent party animals who believe that skiing is just another form of partying.

You should recognize the standard genre plot by now from Animal House, all the "Nerd" films, every Rodney Dangerfield film, Up the Creek and dozens more. Ski School is a Canadian take on the "snobs versus slobs" film, with a storyline very derivative of a 1986 film called Hot Dog the Movie, down to the newcomer who ends up being an excellent skier and competes head to head with the lead creep at the end.

Of course, formulas are used over and over because they work. One obvious example is Romeo and Juliet; another is this nerd model. Most of us relate to the party nerds, and hence feel great when they bring down the rich snobs. Moreover, the premise always provides ample room for fun in the form of sex, nudity, comedy and dirty tricks. This particular example, while not being terribly original, has all the required elements, making it a quick watch.

Our Grade:

If you are not familiar with our grading system, you need to read the explanation, because the grading is not linear. For example, by our definition, a C is solid and a C+ is a VERY good movie. There are very few Bs and As. Based on our descriptive system, this film is a:


Despite the contempt of critics, this film meets the "slobs vs snobs" genre requirements.


  • Topless nudity from Ava Fabian, Darlene Vogel, and many more (unidentified) women.


1 TV Guide (of 4 stars)
0 Rotten Tomatoes  (% positive)



Straight to video.



4.6 IMDB summary (of 10)



* widescreen anamorphic

* 95 minutes