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Ski bums sought for Canadian winter adventure

Mon., Oct. 26, 2009, 6:12 a.m.

Kootenay Rockies Tourism Launches The Powder Highway Ultimate Ski Bum Blow Your Mind Contest

If you consider yourself one of the best and biggest ski fans around, here’s the chance to prove it.

Kootenay Rockies Tourism just kicked off “The Powder Highway Ultimate Ski Bum Blow Your Mind Contest” which invites skiers of all ages and skill levels to submit a 90-second video why they should be the Ultimate Ski Bum, and why they deserve to have their mind blown by one of the most incredible winter destinations on planet earth.

Videos can be submitted from now until Nov. 22, and the organizers will choose a lucky winner to give unlimited skiing to for three months at some of the top skiing spots in North America.

“This place has long been a haven for ski bums from around the world. We’re sharing that adventure through the experiences of one person—the Ultimate Ski Bum,” said Chris Andrews, Kootenay Rockies Tourism. “No agenda, no job, just snow, mountains and a road that links it all together.”

The Powder Highway includes seven Canadian ski resorts in the Rockies, Purcells, Selkirks and Monashees, plus remote areas with plenty of powder accessible only by helpicopter or snowcat. All the areas are connected by one road.

The winner will be announced Dec. 1, and will be chosen by a combination of official judges and votes from visitors to the page. The site also has details about the contest and how to enter.

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