The Ski Bum Scholarship Program


And the Ski Bum is…

Kurt Johnson "Cross Country Ski Bum"

from Las Vegas, NV

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The competition was fierce this year. Our judges had a tough time picking the top 11, let alone the winning Columbia Ski Bum. But in the end, Kurt Johnson from Las Vegas, scored the chance to live the dream in Whistler with a friend. The top 10 runners-up all won $250 in Columbia gear, so props to them, as well.

Skiing videos. The other videos the Internet is famous for.

Sometimes you win. And sometimes, even if you lose, you still win. Like these guys. They didn't make it to Whistler, but their videos are good enough to score $250 in Columbia gear. We like them. And we think you will, too.


Ski Bums: 1, Frosbite: 0

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#SkiBum13: The Only Hashtag Worth $250 In Columbia Gear.

If you submitted photos to our Instagram sweepstakes, thanks! Six random (and very lucky) Instagrammers scored $250 in
Columbia gear. Who says hashtags are worthless?


Hundreds of photos. Six themes. One hashtag.

We made the Instagram sweepstakes, but you made it a success. Over the course of six weeks, we received a metric ginorma-ton of Instagram entries tagged with #skibum13.

See them all right here
#SkiBum13 on Instagram

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For Those About to Cork, We Salute You

For some, the sound of newly waxed skis cutting through 12-inches of fresh is all the music they need. Everyone else should
check out our Ski Bum playlists. Not into music? Then head over to Facebook where you can put your sexy mug on things.

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