The gag of Goofy skiing the wrong way came about as a compromise between two story men. One drew Goofy going to the left, while the other insisted on drawing him facing to the right. After much discussion, someone suggested the gag as a way of combining the two directions.
This cartoon's premiere in November 1941 was held at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, as part of the city's Annual Skiers Ball. Walt Disney and his wife, Lillian Disney, attended the event and presented the cartoon.
GOOFY HOLLER: First instance of the "Goofy Holler" ("Yaah-hoo-hoo-hooey!"), heard as a yodel after Goofy attempts the "Shush" downhill run on a vertical slope. Hannes Schroll, a Swiss yodeler, recorded yodels for the animated short. The "Goofy Holler" got such a strong laugh from audiences watching the short that it was included in nearly every "Goofy" animated short thereafter.