In this musical, college classmates Todd Armstrong (Frankie Avalon) and Craig Gamble (Dwayne Hickman) head out on a group ski vacation, and agree that if they're going to get girlfriends, they need to understand how women think.


Alan Rafkin


Robert Kaufman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frankie Avalon ... Todd Armstrong
Dwayne Hickman ... Craig Gamble
Deborah Walley ... Linda Hughes
Yvonne Craig ... Barbara Norris
Robert Q. Lewis ... Mr. Pevney
Bobbie Shaw Chance ... Nita Elksberg (as Bobbi Shaw)
Aron Kincaid ... Freddie Carter
The Hondells ... The Hondells
Steven Rogers Steven Rogers ... Gene (as Steve Rogers)
Patti Chandler ... Janet
Michael Nader ... Bobby (as Mike Nader)
Salli Sachse ... Indian
John Boyer John Boyer ... John
Mikki Jamison ... Mikki
Mickey Dora ... Mickey


On a college ski weekend, Todd and Craig pretend to be Jane and Nora, a pair of English girls. Their reasons? To meet girls, and to learn to ski. Along the way, Lesley Gore shows up on the bus to sing "Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows", and James Brown and the Famous Flames appear at the lodge to sing "I Feel Good". Written by GlennR

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THE CHAPERONE he's in charge of keeping temperatures DOWN! See more »


Comedy | Musical


Not Rated | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


End credits include a plug for upcoming "Cruise Party", supposedly the next picture in this new "Party" series, but it was never made. See more »


About 30 minutes into the movie, when they are on the ski lift, the shadow of the cameraman is visible on the ground below them. See more »


[first lines]
Prof. Sonya Roberts: And so we see the male becomes the most romantic between the ages of 17 and 19.
Todd Armstrong: [sound of chalk on a chalkboard] It sounds like my mating call.
Craig Gamble: Mine's much noisier.
Prof. Sonya Roberts: While the female doesn't reach her romantic peak until her 35th year. This, as we can well imagine, presents certain social problems for the college male. Such as extreme anxiety, frustration, tension.
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Ski Party
Written by Gary Usher and Roger Christian
Performed by The Hondells (uncredited)
[Played over second half of opening credits, with the reprise played on the beach leading into the end credits]
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Has a Direct Relationship to the Beach Movies of This Particular Time
5 December 2014 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

"Todd Armstrong" (Frankie Avalon) and "Craig Gamble" (Dwayne Hickman) are two college roommates who aren't having any luck with two girls they like named "Linda Hughes" (Deborah Walley) and "Barbara Norris" (Yvonne Craig) respectively. So they decide to go on a ski trip in order to stay close to them. Unfortunately, they continue to strike out and unable to figure out why they decide to shift gears and put a new plan into motion. Now rather than reveal any more of the story and risk ruining the film for those who haven't seen it I will just say that this film has a direct relationship to the beach movies of this particular time. That said people who weren't alive during this time or haven't seen any of the beach movies produced in the early 60's probably won't appreciate the music or the comedy. But make no mistake the music was pretty good and I thought some of the scenes were quite funny as well. Likewise, I thought both Bobbi Shaw (as "Nita Elksberg") and the aforementioned Yvonne Craig certainly helped in the scenery department. In any case, I enjoyed this film and rate it as slightly above average.

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English | German

Release Date:

30 June 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ski Party See more »

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Production Co:

Alta Vista Productions See more »
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Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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