Apply for Ski Bum Scholarship, win three months in Whistler
In October, we shared the news that Columbia’s Ski Bum Scholarship would return for its second year, boasting a prize package of truly epic proportions. Today, we’re dropping a quick reminder that the entry period is open, and runs through December 2. The first few submissions have already rolled in, so, if you haven’t yet begun to storyboard your winning video, now would be a great time to start.
As a refresher, one worthy winner (and a friend) receive the following package from Columbia:
- Round trip coach air travel for you and your “ski bum buddy”
- Three months paid rent for sweet condo in the heart of Whistler Village
- 2 Whistler Blackcomb season passes
- More Omni-Heat™ gear than you can shake at a yeti
- $100 a day to feed your faces
- 2 round trip shuttles from Vancouver to Whistler
- 2 public transit passes
- 2 GoPro cameras to help you create killer videos
To give you an idea of what some others are doing, we provide a link below to a video produced by Davis Bedient of Flagstaff, Arizona. This submission is currently ranked #1 in terms of votes received.
“Living in Arizona doesn’t allow for a long snow season, so in order to kill it on the slopes it is essential to have a strict summer training program that will put you at your peak when winter strikes,” says Davis. “Our nine step program for success focuses on skills such as pain tolerance, hop turns, and Tranny Huntin’.”
Click on the video icon below and you’ll be redirected to a page where the video is available for viewing. To see all current submissions, visit ski skibumscholarship.com.
Example of video entry: 2013/14 Ski Bum Scholarship, by Columbia
How it works:
Applicants submit videos to skibumscholarship.com prior to the December 2 deadline. Between December 3 and December 8, folks can vote for their favorite video submissions—the more votes you receive, the more attention you’ll get from the crew at Columbia. Beginning on December 9, the staff at Columbia will review the videos; a winner will be announced anytime on or after December 17. Come the 25th of January, two lucky winners will be on the ground in Whistler, living the ultimate ski bum’s dream, all the way up until April 25.
Eligibility: Ski Bum Scholarship Program (the “Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia and legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) who are at least the nineteen (19) years old at the time of entry (“Contestant”). Be sure to check out the official rules at skibumscholarship.com.
About the author:
Henrik Lampert loves hot dogs, backflips, the Boston Bruins and Norway. Twenty-seven years old and a Massachusetts native, he's the Editor of Freeskier Magazine and Freeskier.com—a proud staffer since 2010.