How to Become a Rich Ski Bum

Oct 5, 2010
Outside Magazine

Utah's Canyons Resort is running a contest that promises fame, fortune and endless powder to one wanna-be ski bum.

All you have to do is answer the question, "How do You Mountain?" Mountain being "a widely applicable verb that encompasses both the physical and emotional pursuit; also deriving from a mountain’s symbolism as a goal or challenge.”

If you can convince the resort through a short video blog and a writing sample that you'll be the best Canyons ambassador, you'll get:

-a season pass to Canyons
-superior (suite) lodging at the Waldorf Astoria
-salary of $40,000 for just four months of "hard work"
-use of camera, video camera and laptop
-head-to-toe ski or board gear
-Canyons club access
-airfare to and from Canyons
-spa treatments
-ski school and avalanche training clinics
-first tracks and heli skiing access
-VIP credentials for all Canyons events

For more information and to apply, go here.

Fun fact: Canyons is where skiier Grete Eliassen set the hip jump world record at 31 feet earlier this year. (See video above.)

--Erin Beresini

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