Everyone loves to talk about dream jobs, but in skiing, the real best job is often avoiding one. But if you really must be employed, combining skiing with work leads to one enviable business endeavor. We caught up with David ‘Gomez’ Johnson, owner/lead guide for Casa Tours in Chile and Argentina, about how he found himself the ultimate ski bum job: taking people on the most memorable ski runs of their lives, skiing powder all summer in South America, and giving clients a taste of the ski bum dream.
A single-day lesson always helps, but to truly transform your skiing takes a commitment of time and energy. Here are our favorite multi-day immersion clinics that will finally take you to the next level. From Vail to Vermont, the list includes a resort near you.
At the top of your list of summer activities should be hiking a fourteener (a peak topping 14,000 feet in elevation). While these hikes are challenging, most can be completed in a day. Here’s how to train for, plan, and conquer your first fourteener.