The film stars Patrick Houser as Harkin Banks, a young and ambitious freestyle skier from Idaho who is determined to prove himself in a freestyle skiing competition at Squaw Valley. Along the way he teams with a pack of fun-loving incorrigibles who called themselves the "Rat Pack" (whose leader, Dan O'Callahan is played by David Naughton), picks up an Austrian nemesis named Rudi (John Patrick Reger), and enters a love triangle with a pair of blondes, a young woman named Sunny (Tracy N. Smith) and the more mature Sylvia Fonda (played by 1982 Playboy Playmate of the Year Shannon Tweed in just her second major film role). The movie ends with a terrific extended race scene, all of the characters take part in a 'Chinese Downhill' to determine the real champion of the competition.
David Naughton as Dan O'Callahan
Patrick Houser as Harkin Banks
Tracy Smith as Sunny
John Patrick Reger as Rudolph "Rudi" Garmisch
Frank Koppala as Squirrel Murphy
James Saito as Kendo Yamamoto
Shannon Tweed as Sylvia Fonda
George Theobald as Slasher
Mark Vance as Heinz Hartman
Eric Watson as Fergy
Lynn Wieland as Michelle
Sandy Hackett as T-shirt contestant M.C.
Crystal Smith as Motel Clerk
Peter Vogt as Fader Black
Robert Fuhrmann as Rick Lauter
David Chilton as The Corrupt Ski Judge
Janet Maslin, writing in the New York Times, gave a generally positive review, describing the film as "light and less moronic than it might have been."