It's 1981. Ross Ryan leaves Texas to pursue ski bum dreams. He joins a cast of outlandish characters that run Elk Valley Ranch near Winter Park, Colorado. They are seasonal staffers willing to postpone careers and take menial jobs to live and ski among the wealthy in the Rocky Mountains.
The peons of paradise are survivors of the disco decade and careen into the 80s with a vengeance. Self-centered baby boomers flourish. Conspicuous consumption is cool. Status seekers are the rage. The reckless youth that cook meals and clean rooms are often fueled by pot and alcohol.
Ross’s attempt to delay growing up is derailed by a near fatal skiing accident, getting busted, death of a friend, tragic romances and work responsibilities. He discovers that the bonds of love and friendship will pull him through catastrophic events, even when the people he feels closest to are just passing through.
Crank up your bindings and get ready for some wild bumps and deep powder. This is an out of control run full of fun and mayhem.
- Jeff Lyon, April 2011
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