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[ Mon, 2010-01-11 16:11 ]
Snow-Covered VW Bug
A lifelong ski bum is arrested for sleeping in the parking lot at Arapahoe Basin

A 63-year-old ski bum with 34 years' experience sleeping in his VW Beetle at resort bases around the West might not make it onto the slopes this winter. According to the Denver Post, Charlie Toups, "Colorado's ultimate ski bum and a relic of a fading era," has been locked in a Georgetown jail for nearly two months, after unpaid tickets for camping on public lands led to his arrest--while skiing.

[ Thu, 2009-12-03 15:54 ]
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Self-professed "second generation dirtbag transient conceived in a hot tub born in a snowstorm" whose middle name is Snow wins three free months along Canada's Powder Highway

Did you know that, despite being the world's biggest and stinkiest ski bums, we here at SKI Magazine weren't allowed to enter the Powder Highway Ultimate Ski Bum contest? Was there ever a more unjust event in the history of the world? Er, probably, but this one hurts the most.

[ Sun, 2009-10-18 21:53 ]
The Canyons Resort Gondola
Have you ever wondered what it'd be like to be a real ski bum? Maybe now's your chance

During these hard days, it's tempting to reimagine one's life. What if you just chucked it all -- the mortgage, the debt, the credit cards -- and went full ski-bum? We're talking sleep-in-the-truck, cold-oatmeal-for-breakfast, shower-at-the-Y ski bum. Scamming free waxes from your buddies at the shop, working tables at the local brewski hall, full-moon turns at midnight on the ridge at season's end. Maybe you'd get a dog, too, a nice big lab who liked to ride the lifts with you. From where we're sitting, that doesn't seem too bad. And for a lot of people, that's a popular option.

Skiing by Krishna (as in Hare)

Travel

Henry Ford's great-grandson brings resort development to the pristine Himalayan mountains.

Oh, He's Seen Ire and He's Seen Rain

Travel

Meet Jackson's Chan Man. Just don't ask him to play "Pretty Woman."

Why We Ski: The Shed Burger

Features

When it comes to the ultimate ski-bum's dinner out, nothing beats a Shed Burger and a Mountain Ale at the Shed in Stowe, Vt.

Moved by the Mountains

From the Top

I'm not sure where I would be-or what I would be doing-if I hadn't been moved by the mountains at a young age.

Chatting with Cheney

Features

A Q&A with Vice-President Dick Cheney.

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