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Squaw Valley USA Celebrates Hot Dog

Cold Front
posted: 01/22/2003

Squaw Valley, CA (Jan. 2)-- Oh, those naughty skiers! Now look what they've done. They've gone and organized a tribute to the making of Hot Dog...The Movie. The 20th anniversary celebration of the ski flick is scheduled for Sunday January 19, 2003, and includes wacky competitions, live music, a special tribute screening of the film and a fun dance party.

It was 20 years ago this winter season that a Hollywood cast and crew settled in to Squaw Valley for 52 days, not knowing they'd produce the ultimate sex and party ski flick. Written, co-directed, and edited by Tahoe City, California native Mike Marvin, and shot entirely at Squaw Valley, the film opened in January of 1983 on 1200 screens around the country and quickly jumped to number two behind only Terms of Endearment at the nation's box offices. Today, twenty years later, the movie remains an important '80s time capsule and continues to have a large cult following.

Marvin as well as actors David Naughton and Patrick Hauser, director Peter Markle and producer Ed Feldman are all expected to be on hand for the weekend festivities along with other skiers and crew members from the film.

The celebration begins Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. with the debut of Squaw Valley's first 'Undie 500,' a wacky competition as preposterous as the decade of disco itself. Open to the public, competitors don only their undergarments and race for prizes through the base village at Squaw Valley. Registration for the Undie 500 is $5 and begins at noon on the Olympic Plaza deck. Participants must be 18 years of age and older.

The retro romp continues at 7pm Sunday evening in the newly renovated Olympic Village Lodge, when Hollywood writer, producer and director Mike Marvin introduces a special screening of Hot Dog...The Movie in the Olympic Village Lodge Showroom.

The Sunday evening celebration is open to revelers ages 21 and older. Tickets for the ribald evening are $18 ($15 for guests dressed in '80s garb) and can be purchased at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The Hot Dog 20th Anniversary Celebration is sponsored by Squaw Valley USA, The Resort At Squaw Creek, Tahoe Dave's Skis and Boards, EXP Productions, Budweiser, Red Bull, Line Skis, Black Fly Eyewear and Liquid Salvation. For more information call 530-583-6985 or visit

Site of the VIII Winter Olympic Games, Squaw Valley USA is located five miles north of Lake Tahoe along the Truckee River on Highway 89. The year-round resort offers 4,000 acres of lift served terrain including three half pipes and three terrain parks, ice-skating, snowtubing, indoor rock climbing, an Olympic Winter Games Museum, shopping, dining and the new Village at Squaw Valley USA. For more information call 530-583-6985, or visit

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