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Snowball Express (1972)

When John Baxter inherits a ski resort in the Rocky Mountains, he quits his job in New York and moves the family west to run it. Only to find that the place is a wreck. But together they ... See full summary »

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Jesse McCord
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Martin Ridgeway
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Richard Baxter
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Wally Perkins
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Double L. Dingman
Kathleen Cody ...
Chris Baxter
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Alice Backes ...
Miss Ogelvie
Joanna Phillips ...
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John Myhers ...
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When John Baxter inherits a ski resort in the Rocky Mountains, he quits his job in New York and moves the family west to run it. Only to find that the place is a wreck. But together they decide to try to fix it up and run it. But Martin Ridgeway, who wants the property, does everything he can to ensure it will fail. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Jesse McCord: [after plunging through a snowbank into a mine tunnel] We dead?
Johnny Baxter: I didn't want to be the first to mention it.
Jesse McCord: Johnny, I hate to add to your troubles, but it's getting hotter.
Johnny Baxter: [Whispered] It sure is.
Jesse McCord: Must be that go-round I had with the widow Corzine. But heck, that was 20 years ago, and she started it.
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Trivia about Snowball Express
3 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just a couple of comments about Snowball Express. Call it "trivia" if you like. The movie was filmed in Crested Butte, Colorado. I lived half-way between Crested Butte and Gunnison, CO at a place called Roaring Judy Fish Hatchery. I lived there as a kid when the movie was made. My best memory of the movie being made was the scene where Wally (Michael McGreevey) gets stuck in the tree on the cliff and Dean Jones comes to rescue him. This was actually filmed on a cliff along Highway 135 north of Almont, CO about halfway to Crested Butte. I know this because it was right across the highway from Roaring Judy Fish Hatchery and we watched the scene being filmed. As I recall it took a number of days to film the scene and it required traffic to be stopped for each take as the cliff was right over the highway. (This cliff is now gone as the highway has been re-aligned.) In a brief moment in the scene you can see the buildings of Roaring Judy Fish Hatchery where my dad worked. As another trivia bit, I can remember the snow mobile was on display for the open of the movie in the local Gunnison theater.

See part of this movie made was great fun a kid growing up there. I recently bought a DVD of the movie and my kids now love it. Of course, they are very interested to see the old Crested Butte I knew as a kid and they especially like the "cliff rescue" scene.


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