For the MST3K episode, see MST3K 1104 - Avalanche.

Avalanche is a 1978 disaster movie that was directed and co-written by Corey Allen.


A land developer invites many notables (including his mother and his ex-wife) to the grand opening of his new mountain chalet to enjoy revelry and winter sports. The fun stops when an avalanche destroys much of the chalet and the surrounding environs. The survivors must then struggle to escape the dangerous aftermath.


  • Rock Hudson - David Shelby
  • Mia Farrow - Caroline Brace
  • Robert Forster - Nick Thorne
  • Jeanette Nolan - Florence Shelby
  • Steve Franken - Henry McDade


  • The film is rated PG despite the brief female nudity.
  • This is one of only two films for which director Corey Allen received a writing credit. The other film was the 1971 live-action sex comedy Pinocchio (also known as The Erotic Adventures of Pinocchio). That film's tag line ("It's not his nose that grows!") was referenced by Crow in Experiment #405 Being from Another Planet.


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