Nighttime. On Dolomites. Backcountry skiers race for over 40 kilometers up and down the mountains.
This photo of professional skier Ben Wheeler was taken in the early morning at the Alta Ski Area in Utah.
Speedrider, French Alps
January 3 was the first great day of fun in 2012 for probably thousands of freeriders in the Alps. This image was taken in Les Arcs in Savoie, France. The speedrider Arnaud Baumy is skiing the Aiguille Grive with a 10 square-meter micro-wing that allows him to fly or ride the snow with incredible speed.
I was spending four days in Switzerland snowkiting and photographing the pros, who are way better than me. I love the lines and the dynamism in this shot, and of course the colors of the jacket, kite and skis.
Backcountry skiers in Retezat Mountains in Romania