Framing crew working in blizzard at Beaver Run.
Framing crew working in blizzard at Beaver Run.

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 Gordon

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

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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

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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

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Songwriting Creatives

contributing to the soundtrack of Bumming Colorado’s Ski Country For me, photography is about emotion and I want my viewers to feel my images. Using just the right music helps in acheiving that. Mountain artists have a common passion for our lifestyle and environment. This film builds from this principal. In character of the mountain

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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.

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Lissa Hanner-Singer/Songwriter

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.

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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

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The World’s Oldest Photography Fine-Art Gallery

Hal Gould was the front pioneer in establishing fine art photography galleries. In 1969 Hal Gould and the Colorado Photographic Arts Center decided to set up a gallery that would show fine art photography when the Denver Art Museum continued to refuse to show exceptional photography exhibits that were available. The gallery was just across

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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.

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Otto Westerman

Otto Westerman photographed the gold camps and railroads near Breckenridge, Colorado during the 1800’s. Maureen Nichol’s profiles Westerman and his life. Produced and copyrighted by Kent Gunnufson. PhotoTalk tv.

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