''Aspen Extreme'' is a 1993 comedy/drama film about two friends from Detroit who move to Aspen, Colorado to live out their dreams of becoming professional ski instructors. Although the film received mixed reviews from critics and only did mediocre from the box office, it is almost universally praised for its ski scenes.
!!This series contains examples of
* BerserkButton: [[spoiler:Franz taunts TJ about Dexter's death near the end of the film. Big mistake.]]
* BettyAndVeronica: Robin and Bryce.
* ButtMonkey: Dexter, who just can't seem to catch a break.
* CoolHouse: TJ and Dexter take up residence in an old railroad caboose outside of town.
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler: TJ shows signs of this after Dexter's death, the most blatant example being the scene where he skis down a frozen waterfall simply because he can.]]
* DrowningMySorrows: [[spoiler:TJ after Dexter dies.]]
* DrugsAreBad: [[spoiler: After Dexter and TJ's split, Dexter develops a drug habit that involves him sniffing a white powder. It's unknown whether it's cocaine or heroin.]]
** [[spoiler:Probably heroin; it's unlikely that Dexter is rich enough to support a cocaine habit.]]
* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: Robin treating TJ after he suffers a head injury during a skiing accident seems to kick start their relationship.
* FrenchCuisineIsHaughty: The French restaurant that TJ and Dexter visit comes complete with a snooty waiter.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Robin, who is by far the most sympathetic character in the movie.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: TJ and Dexter.
* JerkJock: Franz.
* MoodWhiplash: The first half of the film feels almost like a 1980s ski comedy, the second half of the film gets a lot darker and melodramatic.
* [[spoiler:PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure: TJ and Dexter go through one of these in the film's final act.]]
* PursueTheDreamJob: Theirs is to become ski pros.
* TwoPersonPoolParty: TJ and Bryce have one early in the film.
* TheVamp: Bryce.
* WhatTheHellHero: [[spoiler:Robin gives one of these to Dexter after he becomes a drug addict and breaks off his friendship with TJ.]]