Cheap Ski Movie is billed as “a movie for the times… hard times.” In these current economic hard times, the film is being made available for USSA ski clubs to use for fund raising gatherings.

Most ski movies don’t have a whole lot of plot, and Cheap Ski Movie squeezes into that formula quite well, despite something of a story line. For anyone who has skied about the U.S. it is a time capsule of our lives, liberally sprinkled with skiing’s heroes from several generations. Cheap Ski Movie is irreverent, quick paced and packed full of the nuances of our sport.

“There is a lot of it in there,” says Jack Turner, the man behind the movie. There is a lot of skiing in the movie, even when the cardboard cutout stars aren’t on snow. Jonny Moseley has a part as does Glen Plake, Phil Mahre, Tanner Hall, Bode Miller, Franz Klammer and the list goes on and on. Look close and catch a glimpse of Jimmy Heuga’s last video role.

Turner is working out a deal for ski clubs to show his film and make a little cash.

“It’s not easy to find a movie that can be used for a club fund-raiser,” Turner says. “They’re too expensive. Who wants to put down $15 dollars to go to your gym and watch a movie?”

Ski Racing will announce how clubs can take advantage of this offer on these web pages.

Article Tags: Alpine , Top Story
Hank McKee
Senior Editor
In memoriam: The veteran of the staff, McKee started with Ski Racing in 1980. Over the seasons, he covered virtually every aspect of the sport, from the pro tours to junior racing, freestyle and World Cup alpine competition. He wrote the first national stories for many U.S. team stars, and was still around to report on their retirements. “Longevity has its rewards,” he said, “but it’s a slow process.”



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