How to be a ‘ski bum’: Buzz Schleper has built a successful business from catering to the ski crowds

13th March, 2016 by

By Krista Driscoll

Editor’s note: This is the final article of a four-part series about Vail residents who have managed to balance careers with the ski bum lifestyle. Prior to blowing out a knee earlier this year, sidelining himself for the rest of the season, Buzz Schleper couldn’t be reached for an interview three days in a row. “Uh, yea, Buzz is out skiing,” someone from Schleper’s shop, Buzz’s Boots and Boards, would say. “He’ll be back in soon.”Finally, we caught him. Schleper, 64, is considered by some to be the godfather of the ski lifestyle in Vail. In fact, he was among …

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