Life at 10,000 Feet
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.
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
Bumming Colorado’s Ski Country
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
A Shower at -20 Below Zero
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
Pat Barber – Singer/Songwriter
When I met Pat Barber, he was a very creative musician and living in a tent near mine at the Telluride camp ground. He was homeless but still put together a record deal that the town backed and he produced. He is in my film Bumming Colorado’s Ski Country.
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.
Anthony Powell-Antarctic Photographer
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
Jim Salestrom – Song Writer
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.
Coming from the Trades
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
The Life of a Fourth Grader in Breckenridge
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