Cringing at the thought of having to shell out nearly $1,000 for your season pass again this year? For the most charismatic of powder chasers, hold that thought.
Ski.com, in partnership with the Epic Pass, is looking for one mountain enthusiast to shred around the world at 18 resorts on a single ski trip — and get paid for it. Officially coined “Ski.com’s Epic Dream Job,” the two-month gig goes well beyond epic.
The hire will put ski boots on the ground to report live from seven different countries at Epic Pass resorts, including Whistler Blackcomb and Fernie in Canada; Vail, Park City and Breckenridge in the U.S.; Verbier in Switzerland; Courchevel in France; and Hakuba Valley in Japan. With flights furnished by United, he or she will get wined and dined for up to five days at each resort with exclusive mountain access for first tracks. Oh, and GoPro, Kelly Hansen, Rosignol and Oakley are providing a full kit of their latest gear. Off-mountain, each ski town will roll out the red carpet for après ski, nightlife, live music and lodging experiences.
Dan Sherman, Ski.com’s chief marketing officer, originally dreamed up the idea when he first started at the company 13 years ago. Having a dream job himself, Sherman says, “I still have those moments where I can’t believe I have the job that I have. I sometimes channel the 16-year-old me sitting at a Warren Miller screening in Michigan and can’t help but smile.”
The two-month, paid position — to the tune of $10,000 — commences in January and requires daily social media posts along with assigned photography and video deliverables.
“Sharing photo and video content is a core aspect of today’s travel experience, especially in the ski industry,” said Johnna Escobedo Muscente, director of communications for Vail Resorts.
Ski.com is accepting applications from Sept. 5 through Oct. 15 in the form of a 60-second video, which you can also post on Instagram and tag @skicom and @epicpass using the hashtag #EpicDreamJob to up your chances.
Sherman also shared a few insider tips in what Ski.com is looking for in submissions:
“We want anyone who’s passionate about skiing or snowboarding and traveling the world to apply. Someone who can create great content, be able to dive into each location, meet new people and embrace the magic of each place is key,” he said. “If they happen to have a good number of Instagram followers and take great photos and video, that’s a huge bonus — but overall we just really want anyone who has a wild hair and who loves snow.”
The winner will be announced on Oct. 30.