Ski School may have come out way after the teen sex comedy boom and before the wave that American Pie started, and you know, I may be fifty and working in the corporate world and feeling dead inside, but I would leave to join Dave Marshak (Dean Cameron, Rockula, Bad Dreams and, most essentially, Chainsaw from Summer School) and his Section 8 team on the slopes if they’ll have me, bad knees and multiple concussions and you know, old.
This movie flows over me like malt liquor at a party. I mean, it’s really the plot of every poor kids against rich elites movie ever — it’s also the plot of another skiing sex comedy Hot Dog…The Movie — but it works. Of course it works. Movies like these are why instead of speaking up for myself, I just plan long and hilarious revenge scenarios.
Ava Fabian, who is the love interest of our hero, is the kind of impossible robot who only shows up in these movies and marries rock stars. Seriously, the former August 1986 Playboy Playmate of ther Month went from this film and playing Roxy Carmichael in Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael to being involved with Journey’s Neil Schon.
Director Damian Lee also made Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe which makes perfect and absolute logical sense. Writer David Mitchell would go on to make the sequel to this movie along with Ski Hard and Shred, which teams Dave England from Jackass with Tom Green.
Two songs on the soundtrack, “Punch Drunk” and “Half Man, Half Beast”, are by Lock Up, which is Tom Morello’s old band and man, pre-political party Tom Morello is pretty good.
You can watch this on Tubi.