Jimmy Petterson, The G.O.A.T. Ski Bum

Jimmy Petterson, The G.O.A.T. Ski Bum


Jimmy Petterson, The G.O.A.T. Ski Bum


Jimmy Petterson is every ski bum’s role model.

He’s been to more than 70 countries and skied at more than 500 resorts, all while publishing stories and books relating to his adventures. Also, according to him, his mother was the first certified ski teacher in California.

JIMMY – the last of the great ski bums‘ (embedded below) allows the man himself to talk about his adventures and life stories. Shot in Austria alongside four gentlemen from Sweden, this short video is just all around gorgeous, and Petterson’s story is fascinating.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy getting to know The Man, The Myth, The Ski Bum Legend- Jimmy Petterson.

Video by: Axel Emanuelsson

Axel Emanuelsson: “A story about Jimmy Petterson who could have spent his life as a teacher, molding young minds and preparing the next generation to take over our world. Instead, to his father’s great disappointment, he has spent most of the last 50 years as a ski bum.

Jimmy’s obsessive pursuit of the ultimate ski run and the perfect powder dump has led him to take jobs including ski instructor, off-piste guide, travel guide, slopeside singer-entertainer, bar owner, hotelkeeper, travel arranger and most recently ski writer and photographer.

He has skied on all seven continents and in more than 70 countries covering 500+ ski resorts during his search for ski nirvana, and his work has been published in 20 of those nations. Last season he met us, four fellows from Sweden who share the same passion for skiing as Jimmy.

This is a story about a friendship that spans over generations and a tribute to the Scandinavian ski culture. Shot in Austria during last season Enjoy Music: The Barr Brothers – “Static Orphans & Love Ain’t Enough”

Image Credit: Axel Emanuelsson on YouTube

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