Boot and his wife My senior year at CU, I already knew I wanted to move to Aspen after graduating. In 1968, Loveland was opening in October and all serious skiers were there. I instructed at Loveland part time and I found myself riding up the chairlift with another instructor from Aspen. All the way
I’ve always been fascinated with the grandeur of the mountain regions and vacationed there much of my youth. I figured out early in life that’s where I wanted to be. But what I didn’t understand was, what it would take to survive and work at 10,000 feet. Look into this unique lifestyle by following the stories of those who have.
Category: Life at 10,000 Feet
A Documentary Film Follow Kent Gunnufson as he works his way through Colorado’s Ski Country while meeting super-talented people along the way… and documenting his life as he went. This journey offers insight to a legendary lifestyle sought by our nation’s most educated workforce giving up professional careers for menial work that would support their
When I was building my home on a mountaintop overlooking Breckenridge, I took a shower before the house was closed in. The adjacent audio to the right tells about the lessons of that shower while my video and b&w images are overlaid to show the beauty of the region. The story is also told with
Lissa is from the town of Guffey, a very small town known for having a dog as its mayor. She has spent much of her life living on her ranch in western Colorado but committed to pursuing her musical art. I’ve integrated many of my favorite images with her music.
This is the short version of Anthony Powell talking about the difficulties in dealing with subzero conditions in making his film Antarctic–A Year on Ice. The film was shot with a DSLR and took over 10 years in the making. Great insight to living at the south Pole and what life there is like. The
This video is a shortened version of the Jim Salestrom Story that premiered at the Breckenridge International Film Festival. It’s about a former member of the Dolly Parton Band that moved to Breckenridge, Colorado and fulfilled his life’s dream of living in the high Colorado Rockies.
I’ve always had a fascination for the mountains and building my home here. Not only was my father a masonry and general contractor, but my grandfather was building homes in the California foothills which fascinated me at an early age. My father was also an innovator developing new equipment and new techniques to save
Griffith Gunnufson was born in the same town as his mother, Durango, Colorado. A few months later we moved back to Breckenridge where I bought a one bedroom rustic log house and completely remodeled it into a four bedroom house. I worked on the remodel late into the night after my construction day job was
Ski country is packed with visiting celebrities, astronauts, famous scientists, politicians and other high-achieving-type individuals. Many have homes in Colorado high country. When Gerald Ford became Vice President, the local press was used to celebrities and didn’t overly hype their part-time resident’s climb to political power. When President Ford took office, Vail handled the notoriety