In Search of Powder A Story of America's Disappearing Ski Bum

ISBN-10: 0803228392
ISBN-13: 9780803228399
Edition: 2010
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 11/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

As a recent college graduate and fledging newspaper reporter in the Lake Tahoe area, Jeremy Evans became immersed in ski bum culturea carefree lifestyle whose mantra was simply: "Ski as much as possible." His snowboarding suffered when he took a better job in Portland; and when, at twenty-six, he suffered a stroke, he reexamined his priorities, quit his job, moved back to Tahoe, and threw himself into snowboarding. But while he had been away, the culture had changed. This book is Evans's paean to the disappearing culture of the ski bum. A fascinating look at a world far removed from the larger culture, it is also a curious account of a passion for powder and what its disappearance means. Evans looks at several prominent ski towns in the West (including Crested Butte, Jackson Hole, Telluride, Lake Tahoe, Park City, and Mammoth) and the ski bums who either flourished or fled. He chronicles the American West transformed by rising real estate costs, an immigrant workforce, misguided values, and corporate-owned resorts. The story he tells is that of quintessentially American charactersrejecting materialism, taking risks, following their own pathand of the glories and pitfalls their lifestyle presents.

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Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Shangri-la
Den of the Face Rats
Suburbanite Ski Bums
Ski Town Invasion
Resorting to Madness
Swift, Silent, Deep
Kodak Courage
Epilogue
Bibliography

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