If getting paid to ski sounds like a dream come true, here's the job opportunity for you. Aspen-based Ski.com, in partnership with Vail Resorts' Epic Pass, is offering one person the opportunity to ski on three continents, in seven countries, and at 18 destinations (!) in January and February 2019. The winner also gets $10,000, air travel from United Airlines, and gear from Helly Hansen, Rossignol and Oakley, plus video equipment from GoPro and custom snow forecasts from OpenSnow.
Of course, it isn't all just powder runs, après, and hanging with locals ... well, actually it is. But you'll have to document your adventures for Ski.com as you go. (As if you wouldn't be doing that anyway.)
“We regularly send our Mountain Travel Experts around the world to experience the Ski.com product, but we’ve never sent anyone on a trip this epic,” says Dan Sherman, chief marketing officer for Ski.com. "I’ve been concepting a dream job like this for about 15 years but have been waiting for the right time to execute it."
The itinerary includes stops at Whistler Blackcomb, Fernie, Vail, Park City, Breckenridge, Verbier, Courchevel, and Hakuba Valley (Japan).
"We want anyone who's passionate about skiing/snowboarding and traveling the world to apply," says Sherman. "The red carpet will be rolled out at each destination, and we are definitely looking for someone with sense of adventure who can tell an authentic story that captures the vibe of the resort."
Do you have what it takes? Shoot the most original, funniest, heart-warming video you've ever made—it should explain in 60 seconds or less why you're perfect for the job—and submit it between September 5 and October 15 at ski.com/dreamjob, or post it to Instagram tagging @skicom and @epicpass and using the hashtag #EpicDreamJob. Ski.com will announce the winner on October 30.
Let us know if you apply—we'll be rooting for you. And better sign up for that ski conditioning class, just in case.