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Ski Bums Never Say Die

Salomon Freeski TV follows a group of ski bums in Whitewater, B.C. as they hunt for powder, drive with their boots on, and make sidecountry laps. Sound like your ski buddies? Probably, except these guys are all over 70.
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What does it take to be a ski bum? An undending dedication to powder skiing? The ability to do anything in your ski boots? A lifelong quest for deep snow? Salomon Freeski TV looks at a group of people doing just that. The only difference between them and the guys turning screws and pouring beers at your local resort? They're all skiing for free on the 75+ program. Because ski bums never die, they just get older and move to Canada.

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