Ski.com and Vail Resorts are thrilled to announce a new twist to Ski.com’s Epic Dream Job, which received more than 1,100 video applications. Due to the community of talented videographers and storytellers with a passion for snow and travel that formed online around Ski.com’s Epic Dream Job during the application period in September and October, Ski.com and Vail Resorts are offering select applicants “Buddy Tickets.” While traditional Buddy Tickets are discounted lift tickets loaded onto Epic Passes for friends and family, Ski.com’s Epic Dream Job Buddy Tickets will grant additional select applicants the opportunity to join hire Jackson Lebsack as he travels the world for two months this winter to ski.
“Because we were so impressed by the number of highly qualified applicants and by the high level of quality we saw in the videos that were submitted, we decided that we needed to make skiing dreams come true for more than just one person this winter,” said Dan Sherman, Ski.com’s chief marketing officer. “Ski.com’s Epic Dream Job applications and the enthusiastic community that formed around it online exemplifies the unique passion and camaraderie that exist among snow sports lovers and mountain travelers of all stripes. This is a very special community, and we’re thankful to be a part of it.”
Valerie Joy Wilson, of Los Angeles, Calif., will be the first Buddy to join Lebsack as he travels through Europe.
Alongside additional Buddy Ticket recipient announcements, Ski.com will also be revealing over the next month the specific destinations to which Jackson Lebsack will be traveling during his two-month assignment of capturing the essence of 18+ resorts available on the Epic Pass.
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