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Meredith McKee, Ski.com, (303) 641-3674, firstname.lastname@example.org
JACKSON LEBSACK ANNOUNCED AS SKI.COM’S EPIC DREAM JOB HIRE
Passion and Enthusiasm Inspires More Than 1,100 Submissions for the On-Mountain Job of a Lifetime, Prompts New Twists to the Project
Aspen, Colo. – October 30, 2018 – 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.
“We have been blown away by the large quantity and exceptional quality of video application submissions we have received,” said Dan Sherman, CMO of Ski.com. “In the end, we chose Jackson due to his unique narrative and visual storytelling talents, engaging personality and love for travel and skiing. We're thrilled to offer him a platform to tell an incredible story while he travels to nearly 20 ski destinations around the world over two months this winter.”
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.”
The Epic Pass is currently on sale for $949 and provides access to 65 destinations in eight countries for the 2018-19 season. For more information about the lineup of Epic Pass products, please visit: www.epicpass.com.
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.
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.
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.