S.I.M Rating: 2.08 out of 10 (1 Votes)
Cast: Jim Varney, Corey Haim, Brigitte Nielsen
Pick any of countless "summer camp"-themed films (Meatballs, Porky's, American Pie, etc.), make the setting a ski resort, select cast members who are familiar with the premise (Jim Varney, Corey Haim, Brigitte Nielsen, Joe Flaherty), and the result is Snowboard Academy, a "been there-done that" comedy.
Haim plays the always-testing-authority son of the owner of a ski resort where snowboarding is strictly verboten. Naturally, this only motivates Haim and his ne'er-do-well friends to break out their boards and do exactly that. Subsequently, Haim
manages to cajole his clueless father (Flaherty) into transforming the resort into a playground for snowboarders, complete with a totally inept safety engineer (Varney), who makes Barney Fife look like a nuclear physicist. For the adolescent viewers, Ms. Nielsen is onboard to provide her specialty which apparently is revealing as much cleavage as possible.
Thin on plot and continuity, and with a script seemingly ad-libbed more than followed, Snowboard Academy nonetheless has some exciting downhill scenes which should entertain some viewers.