To make changes, the file below must be edited. Dick Barrymore was born in in California. He was one of a small group of ski movie makers who traversed the country for many years showing and personally narrating, with wit and humor, their films at ski clubs, auditoriums and movie houses. Two films for K2 and The Performers were early depictions of free-style skiing. In over thirty years of shooting ski film all over the world, he along with John Jay and Warren Miller delighted untold thousands of snow lovers all over the USA and undoubtedly induced hordes of curious viewers to try the sport.
Stump had grown up watching Barrymore's movies at a small ski shop in Maine and was ecstatic at the opportunity to ski in one, freely admitting Barrymore was his mentor. And what came around went around when, a decade later, in , Stump paid homage to Barrymore in the narration of his own movie, Blizzard of Aahhh's. Barrymore's films span three decades and touch on practically every aspect of skiing — the equipment Ted Shred on the original Burton snowboard , the adventure big mountain plane-accessed skiing in '61 , the competitions the '66 World Championships in Portillo, Chile , and the heroes Jean-Claude Killy and Wayne Wong, among many others. He wrote the book in a tiny village at the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula in Mexico where he now runs a small fishing and windsurfing resort.