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Dream Jobs: Hutmaster

Backcountry huts are a great way to escape the crowds. But who maintains these cozy cabins? We talked with Summit Huts hutmaster Willie Trowbridge about carpentry, microbes, and the weirdest place he's seen guests sleep.

All the usual ski town service industry and construction jobs can be found in Fernie, thanks to a plethora of amenities. Going from seasonal work to any semblance of a career is not easy, but it can be done. The deal in Fernie: the economy still has a reliance on coal-mining. Some locals make a good living mining and then get out and shred hard, but Fernie is steadily growing its tourism economy. The growth has opened plentiful opportunities for entrepreneurs and industrious individuals to open ski and tourism-related businesses.

Dream Towns: Fernie, BC

Sure, you could hack it in any ski town for a winter, but if you’re thinking about sticking it out you’re going to want more than just access to lifts. It takes a fine balance to make a perfect ski town: equal parts culture and deep snow. Fernie, BC, is one of the places we think we could settle down for a while

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Life In The Dream Factory

This past winter Teton Gravity Research filmed heavily in Alaska while creating their upcoming film The Dream Factory. Skiing caught up with Skier Todd Ligare to talk about hiking lines, winter camping, and skiing spines. We also got some exclusive POV screen grabs to show you just how out of hand skiing in Alaska really gets.

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Dream Jobs: Terrain Park Designer

We caught up with X Games course designer Chris “Gunny” Gunnarson to talk about the future of park design, secret halfpipes in Silverton, and skiing with Justin Timberlake.