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In this episode, a song called "Montage" is performed by Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s band DVDA. A video montage is shown as Stan trains to become a better skier. The song was later reworked and used by Parker and Stone in Team America: World Police.
All the boys are in Aspen with their parents except for Cartman who is here without his mother Liane.
Cartman's trick on Butters in this episode where he gave him a Hitler mustache made out of poop is similar to his prank in "Cartman Sucks" where he placed a cat turd on his upper lip to make it look like a mustache.
This episode was one of the few episodes to be rated TV-14 in its original airing in the USA.
The theme does not play in this episode.
This episode is subject to an internet meme depicting the skiing instructor saying his famous line, albeit with the first half replaced with something else but relevant to the original quote.
References to Popular Culture
The race between Tad Mikowski and Stan Marsh is a retelling of the children's story The Tortoise and the Hare.
The tactics used by Tad in the final race are also very similar to those of Dick Dastardly in 'Wacky Races' where he would usually be in a winning position but then stop to set up unnecessary traps, leading to him losing.
The mountain K-13, is a reference to K-12, the 61st highest mountain peak on the planet located on the border of Pakistan and India.
"Take on Me" by A-ha is played instrumentally over the opening titles "South Park in Aspen". This was after his proper introduction. John Hansen, who is the voice of future character Mr. Slave, sings a rendition of the song during the end credits.
During the Take on Me section, as the group enters the town a man is seen snorting cocaine, this is likely a reference to its prevalent use in ski towns among other narcotics.
"The Safety Dance" by Men Without Hats is played instrumentally at the dance to save the recreation center.
As usual, the Old Farmer informs the children about the area's backstory revolving about it being an ancient Indian burial ground haunted by its spirits, and advises them not to go any further in their plans in a similar fashion as Jud Crandall did in the 1989 horror film Pet Sematary, where the character is based from.