To Do: Shoot Video, Be Ski Bum

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If you like to ski or ride, three months in Whistler with nothing to do but slay powder is just one notch below heaven. You can win that dream for yourself and a friend. All you have to do is make a video.

Columbia is giving away the big enchilada of ski vacations in the 2013 Columbia Ski Bum Scholarship.

One winner and his or her friend will spend three months at Whistler Blackcomb with a lot of perks, including: Round-trip coach air travel for you and your buddy of choice; a condo in the heart of Whistler Village; two Whistler Blackcomb season passes; $100 a day in spending money; two public transit passes; two GoPro cameras; and a heap of Columbia’s Omni-Heat Reflective clothing.

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This is a moosicorn. If you see one, you’ve drunk too much

You’ve still got time to enter. Simply make a 60- to 90-second video that rocks the socks off the judges. No obscenity, naughty bits or copyrighted music are allowed, but other than that the field is wide open for creative interpretation.

Columbia spokesman Scott Trepanier even offered a little advice. “Look at the video we created. We want to see personality, humor and that character that defines what a ski bum is,” he said.



So, strap on that camera and get busy. This is one scholarship that doesn’t require a 4.0 GPA, but there is still stiff competition. You can watch and vote for your favorite films here (there are already some really creative flicks on the site).

For those who cannot take three months off to go play in the mountains, Columbia is also giving away gear through an Instagram contest. Just tag photos on Instagram with @Columbia1938 and #SKIBUM13 to be entered to win $250 of schwag.

—Sean McCoy

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You, after three months in Whistler

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