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The Modern Rules of Being a Ski Bum

  The ski bum we all knew in days past isn’t gone, they’ve just learned to adapt to rising prices and have become more social in their efforts to live the dream of chasing snow. The modern day ski bum is thrifty, yet willing to fit in like a local. They dominate apres-ski, and are willing to pitch in where they can – for a trade on ski passes, of course. Want to learn the art of becoming a ski bum yourself? Here are a few modern rules of being a ski bum. Rule #1. Get a Job. With the rising cost of ski passes, even a part time job at a favorite ski resort can get you a free ski pass.  A lot of local businesses in ski resorts towns also offer free ski passes for their employees.  Dedicating a little time to side work can end up getting you a season pass, and money saved for the 2nd expensive part of being a ski bum – lodging. Rule #2. Old School Lodging. Today’s ski bums aren’t looking for 4 star accommodations with ski-in/ski-out access, because at $500+ a night with a minimum night stay, it’s just not economical. […]

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