SkiFree is a very fun skiing game. Watch out for the yeti!
An early icon made by Chris Pirih can be found in the game's executable. The final icon was drawn by a graphic artist at Microsoft.
Unused sound system
The code for the 32-bit version of SkiFree contains functionality to load .WAV resources and a commandline switch ("nosound") to disable sound effects, but since the EXE doesn't contain any sound resources, no sound is played in the game. The game attempts to load 9 sounds and trigger them at specific points in the game.
Hidden bonus content
The game also has hidden content, like jumping over a dead tree will make it burn and some trees are moving (32 bit version, only). Jumping Over a stump to reveal a mushroom and many very rare instances like in which more than two yetis run after the player.
The Microsoft Entertainment Pack series
|Windows Entertainment Pack||Cruel • Golf (Prototype) • TicTactics (Prototypes) • Minesweeper (Prototypes) • Tetris (Prototype) • Taipei (Prototypes)|
|Windows Entertainment Pack 2||FreeCell • Pipe Dream (Prototype) • Tut's Tomb • Rattler Race (Prototype)|
|Windows Entertainment Pack 3||LifeGenesis • SkiFree • TetraVex (Prototype) • TriPeaks • WordZap|
|Windows Entertainment Pack 4||Dr. Black Jack • Chip's Challenge • JezzBall • Chess|
|Other||Microsoft Entertainment Pack • Microsoft Puzzle Collection|
|Bundled Windows Games|