In Search of Powder

A Story of America's Disappearing Ski Bum

by Jeremy Evans

As a recent college graduate and fledging newspaper reporter in the Lake Tahoe area, Jeremy Evans became immersed in ski bum culture—a carefree lifestyle whose mantra was simply: “Ski as much as possible.” His snowboarding suffered when he left for a job in the Portland area; and when, at twenty-six, he suffered a stroke, he reexamined his priorities, quit his job, moved back to Tahoe, and threw himself into snowboarding. But while he had been away, the culture had changed. This book is Evans’s paean to the disappearing culture of the ski bum. A fascinating look at a world far removed from the larger culture, it is also a curious account of a passion for powder and what its disappearance means.
  • University of Nebraska Press; November 2010
  • ISBN: 9780803234116
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  • Title: In Search of Powder
  • Author: Jeremy Evans
  • Imprint: University of Nebraska Press