Passion and Enthusiasm Inspires More Than 1,100 Submissions for the On-Mountain Job of a Lifetime, Prompts New Twists to the Project
With more than 1,100 video applications received over a six-week period, Ski.com’s Epic Dream Job search has come to an end. After countless hours poring over each 60-second video application, engaging with the newly-formed Epic Dream Job online community and much deliberation, Ski.com and its partners have come to the conclusion that Jackson Lebsack, 19, of Bozeman, Mont., is the ideal candidate.
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Harry Peisach, CEO of Ski.com and members of the Ski.com marketing team presented Lebsack with his official offer via a live video chat on Monday, October 29. After immediately accepting, Lebsack admitted that he was “freaking out” and “couldn’t believe this is happening.”
“Having an opportunity to travel the world with Ski.com, the Epic Pass and their amazing partners is going to change my life,” said Lebsack. “It feels absolutely incredible to be chosen for the job over so many talented applicants for the opportunity of a lifetime.”
Additionally, during the application period, the marketing team at Ski.com noticed that something very special was happening on social media around #EpicDreamJob.
“We have been absolutely inspired by the thousands of personal stories in the video applications and on social media about what skiing and traveling to ski mean to so many people,” said Sherman. “We have been so moved after witnessing a genuine camaraderie being formed around this job search that we will be creating additional Dream Job opportunities for select applications to be announced soon.”
About Jackson Lebsack
Jackson Lebsack currently resides in Bozeman, Mont. and established his film and photography business, JL Media, at the age of 19 after deciding to withdraw from Montana State University to focus on the business he was already gathering. Lebsack grew up in Hood River, Ore., and his passions, in addition to traveling the world with camera in hand getting paid to do what he loves, are kite surfing, hiking and skiing. Ever since he picked up a camera he was hooked. He was captivated by being able to put memories and moments into a visual story. Through photography and videography, he has been to places he never thought he would see, he has had experiences he never thought he would have and he’s met people he never thought he would meet. The camera has changed his view of the world and has changed him as a person.
For photos, b-roll and to learn more about Ski.com’s Epic Dream Job and the Epic Pass, see the full press release →
Originally from the icy trails of New Jersey, I moved West to pursue powder and a career in writing and editing. Now in Aspen, Colo. and working for Ski.com managing the website and blog content, I couldn't be happier. You'll find me skiing at Aspen Mountain or Aspen Highlands in the winter and mountain biking at Snowmass in the summer.