Ski Bums

Ski Bums

This feature-length documentary by Oscar®-winning filmmaker John Zaritsky (Just Another Missing Kid) depicts the alternative ski bum lifestyle in Whistler, British Columbia. Following a group of extreme skiers and snowboarders, the film highlights the talents of Johnny Thrash, Red Eye Lisa, Crucial Mike, Napoleon, Punchy, Luddy and many others. Looking beyond the sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll clichés, Ski Bums explores the seductive power of a life devoted to the mountains.

This film contains scenes of nudity and/or sexuality. Viewer discretion is advised.

Film Credits

John Zaritsky
Silva Basmajian
executive producer
Louise Lore
Bruce Lange
action director
Christian Bégin
film cameraman
Christian Bégin
Beat Steiner
video cameraman
Rolf Cutts
John Hunt
John Zaritsky
Troy Jungen
Holly Adams
Travis Tetreault
Mike Ace McKay Smith
Aaron O'Conor
Kari Jorgenson
Mike Barcellona
Johnny Amsterdam
Regan Moran
Kevin Banks
original music
Philip Strong
Laurel MacDonald
sound recordist
Jeff Henschel
Jonathan Ritchie
sound editor
Alan Geldart
Serge Boivin
Andy Malcolm
archival footage research
Jeff Sterne

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  • staceyblue

    “ I am looking to get a good copy of this moive . Ski bums is wonderful to me and my husband because crucial mike is know longer with us and we all miss him dearly he is my brotherlaw a uncle and a good harted man who will be truly missed ” — staceyblue, 4 May 2014

  • howiesart

    “To all bums: Live your dreams & Love your life - ( qoute from Harmony BC 2003 )” — howiesart, 10 May 2012

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