If you like grade-B movies, this post’s for you.
It’s the movie that won’t go away. Check out Ski Troop Attack for the infamous ski pole javelin spear throw. but remember: it’s not worth everything you pay for it.
Ski Troop Attack is one of grade-B movie master Roger Corman’s early works (circa 1960). Other amazing alpine related productions by Corman include the must see Mountaintop Motel Massacre and the ever popular, but hard to find, Avalanche.
And not to deprive anyone of Corman stories, some trivia:
During the filming of Ski Troop Attack in South Dakota, Roger Corman had his actors positioned for a ski run down a mountain of untracked snow. When he called for action on his bullhorn, however, the sound waves started an avalanche. There was only one thing he could do. Corman raised the bullhorn to his mouth and ordered his crew to “STOP THAT SNOW!”
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.