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Ski.com and Vail Resorts Announce Ski.com’s Epic Dream Job Buddy Tickets, Select Additional Applicants to Rendezvous with Hire Jackson Lebsack as He Travels the World to Ski

The First Buddy Tickets Will Be Used By Valerie Joy Wilson to Ski With Lebsack in Italy, Austria, Switzerland and France

  • Ski.com and Vail Resorts announce Buddy Tickets for select Ski.com’s Epic Dream Job applicants
  • First applicant to use Buddy Ticket will be Valerie Joy Wilson
  • Ski.com’s Epic Dream Job destinations to be revealed over the coming month
  • Ski.com to provide additional perks for Ski.com’s Epic Dream Job followers - #ToTheMountains
  • Ski.com to award “The Dreamies” to best in class video applications

Valerie Joy Wilson Submission Video: https://youtu.be/NYpGBxV-kkA
Valerie Joy Wilson Photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nzoicp2edlj33ud/AADowab1u-_PHThUsExiFbGOa?dl=0
Jackson Lebsack Photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/37kkg8tprb5tqub/AACdNy5tIHkLzxQLw3pnhdq1a?dl=0

Aspen, Colo. – November 28, 2018 – 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.

Additional Perks for Ski.com’s Epic Dream Job Followers - #ToTheMountains

Although Ski.com can’t send everyone around the world to ski like Jackson Lebsack, they can still offer fame and glory and some great swag. While skiers and snowboarders are documenting their on-snow and ski vacation experiences this winter, Ski.com is inviting them use the hashtag #ToTheMountains. Ski.com will feature their favorite photos and videos on social media channels and send swag bags to top picks each month from November 2018–April 2019.

The Dreamies Awards for Ski.com’s Epic Dream Job Applicants

Ski.com’s Epic Dream Job applicants should stay tuned to Ski.com’s Facebook and Instagram for “best-in-class” video submission awards, including Funniest, Most Creative, Most Extreme and Most Inspirational. Award winners will receive a special gift from Ski.com and, of course, fame and glory.

More about Ski.com’s Epic Dream Job

Lebsack will fly via United Airlines to seven countries on three continents and ski at more than a dozen of the 65 destinations available on the Epic Pass. In addition to being introduced to unique experiences at world-class resorts, he will be decked out in head-to-toe gear from Helly Hansen, Rossignol and Oakley®; capture enviable content with video equipment from GoPro; have a direct line to custom snow forecasts from OpenSnow and collect a paycheck of US$10,000.

During the application process, which lasted from September 5 through October 15, 2018, interested job seekers submitted videos explaining in 60 seconds or less what made them the perfect candidate for Ski.com’s Epic Dream Job. Applicants needed to have a serious desire to travel to some of the most amazing mountain destinations in the United States, Canada, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, France and Japan; be an intermediate skier or snowboarder or above and excel at documenting new experiences.

More about Valerie Joy Wilson

Valerie Joy Wilson—founder of Trusted Travel Girl—is a travel expert, journalist, self-made social media personality, host, explorer, and entrepreneur. Growing up in the foothills of the Adirondacks, Wilson found her sense of adventure and love for the outdoors by participating in skiing, sailing, hiking, scuba and waterskiing. In addition to writing about her experiences and providing valuable travel deals and advice on her website, Wilson has been featured as a travel expert in print and broadcast, including Forbes, Insider, The Daily News, The Culture Trip and the Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family. Wilson hosts her own video segments in which she reveals an intimate look at some of her favorite destinations while inspiring her audience to leave the beaten path to be travelers, not tourists.

About the Epic Pass:

The last chance to purchase the 2018-19 Epic Pass and other Epic Season Pass options – including the Epic Local, Epic 7-Day and Epic 4-Day – is Sunday, Dec. 2. The Epic Pass provides skiers and riders with the greatest multi-resort pass value in the ski industry, offering access to more than 65 resorts in eight countries for $949. New for the 2018-19 winter season, the Epic Pass will now feature unlimited, unrestricted skiing and riding at 19 mountain resorts including Crested Butte, plus seven days at Telluride, in addition to unlimited access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin.

About Ski.com

Founded in 1971 in the heart of Colorado ski country, Aspen-headquartered Ski.com is North America’s largest provider of mountain vacation packages and an industry leader in online travel technology. The company specializes in booking custom ski vacations at more than 120 of the most popular ski resorts and heli- and cat-skiing destinations in North America, Europe, Japan and South America and offers the largest collection of mountain lodging and ski-vacation components, including discounted lift tickets, flights, equipment rental, ski school, activities and more. Providing unsurpassed mountain-travel expertise, Ski.com’s 70 Mountain Travel Experts average 26 years of experience in the ski travel industry.

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)

Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 15 world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Crested Butte in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher in Australia; Stowe and Okemo in Vermont; Mt. Sunapee in New Hampshire; Stevens Pass in Washington; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Vail Resorts owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN).

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