If you live and breathe skiing, you probably think that ski bums live quite an envied life - one that, of course, centers around skiing. While the freedom to hit up the slopes the second the powder flies or to get first tracks each and every day is certainly desirable, life as a ski bum isn't as simple or care-free as one might think.
As any skier knows, lift tickets, ski clothes, skis and boots are quite expensive. Add that in with the cost of living, and becoming a ski bum becomes quite a considerable task indeed. However, men and women in the United States, Canada, France, Switzerland and more do it every ski season. With some planning, you can, too. Here's how.