U.S. Ski Team Skiing

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Follow this link for info about the review system. 1 = Terrible, 5 = Awesome!

The Activision Skiing game for Atari is eerily like this one.

U.S. Ski Team SkiingGraphics: 3
Sound: 3
Replay Value: 4
Notes: 1- to 6-player game; Easter Egg
Screen Shots

Whack! Thump! Stupid tree! We had a blast seeing how fast we could go and smash into trees, or cackling at the ineptitude of our opponent when hitting these slopes. This game offered lots of fun - and was one of the earliest Intellivision games to offer multi-colored characters - the skis were actually a different color than the main character! It was also a vertically scrolling game, which seemed pretty unique in the home video game market at the time. Best Time: Downhill: 40.6 [Slope: 14]; Slalom: N/A




ROM No ROM variants have been identified.
Box So far, nine variations have been found.
Manual Fourteen variants have been identified.
Overlays Three different overlay variations are known to exist.
Label To date, four labels have been recorded.
Easter Eggs An end-of-slope Easter egg exists.




A total of nine U.S. Ski Team Skiing box variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
U.S. Ski Team Skiing Box (Mattel Electronics 1817-0910) Mattel Electronics 1817-0910 1980 U.S.A. Plastic tray; part number on top; © Mattel, Inc. Hawthorne, CA on bottom; refers to Keyboard Component on cover
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 1817-0910 1980 Hong Kong Plastic tray; part number on top; © Mattel, Inc. Hawthorne, CA on bottom; refers to Keyboard Component on cover
U.S. Ski Team Skiing Box (Mattel Electronics 1817-0910-G1) Mattel Electronics 1817-0910-G1 1980 U.S.A. Trayless pocket; no part number on top; © Mattel, Inc. Hawthorne, CA on bottom
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 1817-0910-G1 1980 Hong Kong Plastic tray; no part number on top; © Mattel, Inc. Hawthorne, CA on bottom
U.S. Ski Team Skiing Box (Mattel Electronics 1817-0510) Mattel Electronics 1817-0510 1980 Hong Kong French-Canadian; plastic tray; no part number on top; © Mattel Canada Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada on back
U.S. Ski Team Skiing Box (Mattel Electronics 1817-0910) Mattel Electronics 1817-0910 1980 Hong Kong French-Canadian outer sleeve refers to original Keyboard Component; internally, same as standard 1817-0910
U.S. Ski Team Skiing Box (Mattel Electronics 1817-0410) Mattel Electronics 1817-0410 1980 Hong Kong International Edition; no U.S. Ski Team logo; plastic tray; no part number on top; © Mattel, Inc. Hawthorne, CA on bottom
U.S. Ski Team Skiing Box (Intellivision Inc. 1817) Intellivision Inc. 1817 1980 U.S.A. Standard Intellivision, Inc. box; however, part number not listed in lower left corner on front, as it usually was
U.S. Ski Team Skiing Box (Sears 3869-0910) Sears 3869-0910 1980 Hong Kong Plastic tray; blue game title on top and back




A total of fourteen U.S. Ski Team Skiing manual variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
U.S. Ski Team Skiing Manual (Mattel Electronics 1817-0920) Mattel Electronics 1817-0920 1980 U.S.A. Includes errata slip w/o origin
U.S. Ski Team Skiing Manual (Mattel Electronics 1817-0920) Mattel Electronics 1817-0920 1980 Hong Kong Includes 'TELLIVISION' errata slip
U.S. Ski Team Skiing Manual (Mattel Electronics 1817-0920-G2) Mattel Electronics 1817-0920-G2 1980 U.S.A.  
U.S. Ski Team Skiing Manual (Mattel Electronics 1817-0920-G2) Mattel Electronics 1817-0920-G2 1980 Hong Kong Includes 'TELLIVISION' errata slip
U.S. Ski Team Skiing Manual (Mattel Electronics 1817-0720) Mattel Electronics 1817-0720 1980 Hong Kong French-Canadian; blue artwork
U.S. Ski Team Skiing Manual (Mattel Electronics 1817-8920) Mattel Electronics 1817-8920 1980 Canada French translation; included in 'sleeved' version with a 1817-0920 English manual
U.S. Ski Team Skiing Manual (Mattel Electronics 1817-0820 G-3) Mattel Electronics 1817-0820 G-3 1980 Hong Kong International English edition
U.S. Ski Team Skiing Manual (Mattel Electronics 1817-0121) Mattel Electronics 1817-0121 1980 Hong Kong German
U.S. Ski Team Skiing Manual (Mattel Electronics 1817-0141) Mattel Electronics 1817-0141 1980 Hong Kong Spanish 'ESQUI'; blue monochrome artwork
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 1817-0??? 1980 Hong Kong Italian 'SCI'
U.S. Ski Team Skiing Manual (Mattel Electronics PC-1817-0920) Mattel Electronics PC-1817-0920 1980 U.S.A. PlayCable version; U.S. Ski Team logo removed; the instructions correctly show the overlays, so the errata slip is not needed
U.S. Ski Team Skiing Manual (Bandai 1817-0201) Bandai 1817-0201 None   Japanese release by Bandai; noted by voltron and others; need verification of origin. Copyright date is not present. Special thanks to krslam for the exhaustive scans of the manual!
U.S. Ski Team Skiing Manual (Intellivision Inc. 1817-0820-G1) Intellivision Inc. 1817-0820-G1 None   Accordion-style folding; no origin; unlike other I.I. manuals, does not have a 'back cover' with the Intellivision® logo on it
U.S. Ski Team Skiing Manual (Sears 3869-0920) Sears 3869-0920 1980 Hong Kong Includes the 'TELLIVISION' errata slip

Supplemental Materials

The following supplemental materials have been found for U.S. Ski Team Skiing.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
U.S. Ski Team Skiing Additional Materials (Mattel Electronics) Mattel Electronics N/A None   At least 'Television' is spelled correctly, but some extra exclamation points couldn't hurt...to hell with punctuation!
U.S. Ski Team Skiing Additional Materials (Mattel Electronics 1817-0950) Mattel Electronics 1817-0950 None Hong Kong 'TELLIVISION' errata slip




A total of four U.S. Ski Team Skiing overlay variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
U.S. Ski Team Skiing Overlay (Mattel Electronics 1817-4289) Mattel Electronics 1817-4289 1980 U.S.A. No outline around title; DIRECTION text and arrows not present
U.S. Ski Team Skiing Overlay (Mattel Electronics 1817-4289) Mattel Electronics 1817-4289 1980 U.S.A. Outline around title; DIRECTION text and arrows are present
U.S. Ski Team Skiing Overlay (Mattel Electronics 1817-4289-G1) Mattel Electronics 1817-4289-G1 1980 U.S.A. No outline around title; DIRECTION text and arrows are present; part number updated
U.S. Ski Team Skiing Overlay (Phil Boland 49 75219) Phil Boland 49 75219 1980 U.S.A. Part of the Sears Super Video Arcade Overlay Set (2013)




A total of four U.S. Ski Team Skiing label variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
U.S. Ski Team Skiing Label (Mattel Electronics) Mattel Electronics N/A None   No origin, copyright, or date info
U.S. Ski Team Skiing Label (Mattel Electronics) Mattel Electronics N/A None Hong Kong Origin upper right
U.S. Ski Team Skiing Label (Intellivision Inc.) Intellivision Inc. N/A 1980 U.S.A. Origin lower right; © I.I. 1980 to left of origin; ™ small, centered vertically on right edge; smaller label, rounded corners
U.S. Ski Team Skiing Label (Phil Boland) Phil Boland N/A None   Part of the Sears Super Video Arcade Overlay Set (2013)




Title Screen Title screen for U.S. Ski Team Skiing.
Downhill Slope Some people knock this game, but I don't know why. But I never could get into the slalom races.





Credit: I first found this in Joe Zbiciak's post to the intvprog group on Yahoo on 23. March, 2001. JZ has indicated that the real credit should go to Carl Mueller, Jr. since he probably found it first. So you both get credit here!

Left Controller: Press and hold: [5], [7]
Right Controller: Press and hold: [5], [7]
Press Reset
Easter Egg: At the end of the race, instead of FINISH it shows PENDRAGON:

Skiing Easter Egg



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