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Greg Stump is an American ski and snowboarding filmmaker. He came to international attention first as a skier in films made by Dick Barrymore, particularly his "Vagabond Skier" shot in New Zealand in 1979. In 1979 Greg Stump had also won the North American Freestyle Championships at Edelweiss Valley in Quebec, Canada. That was Barrymores last ski film and Greg Stump went on to appear in two films by Warren Miller.
In 1983 Greg Stump began to make his own ski movies. There were several aspects of these films that set them apart from previous ski movies. First, the sound tracks, and in particular the use of music of artists signed to the ZTT record label. Second the narrative style of Greg Stump. Third the use of snowboarders in a skiing film.
In 1991 Greg Stump made a series for Fox television "Greg Stump's World of Extremes". Perhaps the best episode of that series was Ace Mackay-Smith Ski Bum 1992
In 1999 Greg Stump was honoured by Skiing Magazine as one of the twenty-five most influential people in skiing of all time, and named to the Maine Ski Hall of Fame in 2005.
Subsequently Greg Stump has moved away from making skiing movies, and has become involved in making commercials, and music videos.
Well Known Extreme Skiers who have appeared in Greg Stump films
- Tabor, James (1989) "Making Tracks With Stump and Company" Ski, December issue pg 228-236
- Finkel, Mike (1991) "Helter Skelter", Skiing, Vol 44 No 3: 160-162
- "Return of the Blizzard King" (2008) Ski Press Vol 8 no 1:8