It’s the movie that won’t go away. Check out this trailer for Ski Troop Attack, featuring the infamous ski pole javelin spear throw:
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By the way, you can get Ski Troop Attack here, 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 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 !”