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The Mountain

Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Unknown Sep 22, 2004 on The WB
out of 10
User Rating
21 votes

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Episode Summary

After the death of his grandfather, David, the Carver family's prodigal son, returns to Boundary Mountain which is home to the Carvers' ski resort, a lush vacation spot set against the backdrop of extreme sports. Tensions soon rise when it is revealed that David has inherited the ski resort over Will, his business-savy brother. David struggles to figure out how to deal with this situation but things aren't made any easier when he's pressured by Travis, a family friend and a Boundary employee, to sell the resort to the entrepreneurial Dowling family. Also, Shelly, the youngest Carver and an aspiring snowboarder, once preparing to compete in the Gennie Carver Foundation Invitational, is now trying to deal with the death of her grandfather by pushing away her best friend, Sam.moreless

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  • Being a South African, I happen to one afternoon, come across this amazing tv series. It gripped my attention from the word go. Besides having a cast that can not be described other than eye candy,it was a series I was glued to and made an effort to see.moreless

    Do not understand how this could have gotten a low rating, which caused WB to stop the series after only 13 episodes? The acting was oscar winning and the story line was seriously additictive. The mountain offered an opportunity to escape reality. You can relate to the feelings that the characters experienced and you were sad every time an episode ended. It was not your local soap opera, it was more real. More believable. I recently went on my first skiing holiday. The entire ski resort reminded me of the series and made me miss it. Bring back the mountain!!moreless
Chad Everett

Chad Everett

David Carver, Sr.

Guest Star

Adam Frost

Adam Frost

Nick Ransom

Guest Star

Stephen Warner

Stephen Warner


Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • David and his grandfather were both named after executive producer David Barrett and his real grandfather Dave McCoy, owner of Mammoth Mountain, while Barrett's mother, Penny, served as inspiration for the similarly named Gennie. David Carver's love of motocross comes from Barrett, who is a Hollywood stunt coordinator and a former motocross athlete.

    • The Carver's resort is called Boundary Mountain Resort while their company is called Boundary Industries.

    • David's motocross number is 72.

    • "Avalanche claims life of David Carver" is the headline of the Monday edition of the Standard-Examiner, the newspaper featured in the pilot.

  • QUOTES (5)

  • NOTES (5)

    • International air date
      - Greece, Saturday 15th March 2008 at 16.45 on Star

    • Computer users were able to stream the pilot episode of The Mountain by accessing Tribune Broadcasting Inc.'s WB affiliates' web sites between September 13 and September 20 ahead of show's debut on The WB on Wednesday, September 22 at 9:00 pm ET.

    • In early versions of the script, the family's last name is McBride, Will was called "Charlie," Gennie was spelt "Ginny," Travis' last name was "Thorson" instead of Kurri, Michael was called "Stephen," Shelly made out with a "Nelson" and not Nick, Shelly quits the team instead of competing, we learn that Gennie has an olympic medal, Boundary Industries is "Monument Enterprises," Travis has a wife named Julia, Will goes against David instead of becoming partners.

    • The WB originally planned The Mountain for Thursdays at 8pm until FOX moved its hit show The OC to that exact same night and time. This didn't sit well with the producers since they were responsible for both shows and didn't like having them in direct competition with each other.

    • Featured Music: "I Miss You" by Blink 182, "The Theme from Fannypack" by Fannypack, "Firecracker" by Ryan Adams, "Bust a Move" by Young MC, "Tiny Vessels" by Death Cab for Cutie and "C'Mon, C'Mon" by The Von Bondies.
      *In the original pilot presentation the song that played while the family was dancing was "Rock Your Body" by Justin Timberlake. This was also the song that David sang in the shower. The song was replaced by Young MC's "Bust a Move" in both scenes.