As a porthole to straight skis and bright colored ski gear, Aspen Extreme excels. In most other respects the movie comes up short of anything orignal. The plot, acting, and end, all seem to follow the same patterns we have all seen before. However one of the few orignal ideas (that this is one of the few serious ski movies out their) helps us to over look it short commings and enjoy the picture for what it is a fluf about the danger of the ski bum life. With some truly outstanding ski scenes the movie inst half bad as long as you know what your in for.