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Favorite photos from the past season

post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
post up a few favorite pics of your ski season and let everyone else enjoy.



Here's one of my Son in competition

And another,
post #2 of 27
I kind of like this one... It isn't the greatest picture in the world, but it reminds me of the best powder day I've ever had in Michigan. It was a HUGE storm, and we were dropping cliffs and skiing lines that had never been skied before.

post #3 of 27
Here are some of mine...

Sunrise along the Divide:


dp at Keystone:


Sawatch Range from Vail:


Moonset over the Divide:


dawnhill at Vail:


Unknown skier at Vail:


Highlands from Ajax (ESA):
post #4 of 27
We were fortunate this year.
Nov.

Dec.

Jan.
post #5 of 27

My most unique ski experience in a while

I had some awesome powder days and skied all types of terrain this season, but this morning I skied in my yard:





Yeah, I have plenty of photos with better ski shots in cooler locations, but none as odd as this -- somewhat remarkable for tidewater Virginia in April.
post #6 of 27
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post #7 of 27
A few Japan shots...

An example of my trees at Zao. Accessible by gondola or chair, only ever skied by me and my pow partner (the photog). This section is about 1000 vert at 35-45 degrees. We named it Katsu karre (Fried Pork Curry) as it lies just below one of the upper restaurants. Often, in the middle of winter, these trees are completely 100% caked in frost due to the high humidity, making for a very heaven-like experience.


This next shot is our last pow day this season. (although we could get more snow.) This is not Zao, but Hachimantai's side-country. no hiking necessary, but heaps available. Three chairs, no grooming, no boundaries, no avy control, no rules really, and about 1000 sustained vert. 55 bucks will give you dinner-bed-breakfast at the base. The lift ticket is about 35 bucks.



One more from Hachimantai... running from my sluff.

post #8 of 27
post #9 of 27
A few of my favourites from this season

Marmot Basin Opening Day


Kicking Horse Opening Day


Marmot Basin Dec 22



3 Valley France March 24


3 Valley France March 24


3 Valley France March 24


Chamonix March 26
I like this one as it reminds me of the feeling of begining an adventure at dawn


Chamonix March 26
I like this one as again it's the begining of a new adventure


Chamonix March 26
I like this one as the climbing was all done and we were about to ski.


Chamonix March 26
This one sums up the end of the day experiance nicely


Zermatt March 27


Zermatt March 27


Zermatt March 27
Kaj Zackrisson making fresh tracks


Solden March 30
post #10 of 27
By request. Cody and me playing on the divide.

And few others from that day.


post #11 of 27
Samarai - those shots rule. you really make me want to come to Japan some day.


Powder & just soft snow days were hard to find this year so I'm not happy with the how the season ended up photo-wise, but here a few:

From one of my few powder days this season at Kirkwood. Photog is Craig Saunders:







Competition Photos:

Air-to-crush in the finals of the North American Freeskiing Championships at Kirkwood (Photo by Rune Iversen):



Top airs in the Cirque coming out of the pocket in the same Kirkwood comp as above (same run), pre-jump over the shark's teeth. Take off-early & land late...story of the 06-07 season :




Top air on Day 1 at the Squaw Valley Freeskiing Open in February:


That's about it.......for now (could be some more snow comin)
post #12 of 27
Good shots guys.

faisasy, your colors rule.

Killclimbz, I love that shot with cody chasing you.

shoelaces, are you guys making reverse camber boards now? (forgive me for being so out of the loop on this side of the pacific.) anyway, they look fun. And next time you're on Kodak, try the take-off about 20 feet to skier's right of where you came off- on the other side of that huge bush. The landing is about 2 degrees steeper about 10-15 feet skier's right of that small lone-pine that is currently just outside your landing zone. It's not quite as front-and-center for the comp, but it is the only place that ever allowed me to ski away from it with all my gear. (oh, and snow helps too.) brommelsiek (believe it or not) knows exactly which take-off I'm talking about. that is, if you trust snowboarders...:
post #13 of 27
Here's a couple:

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Powder Mountain:



C-Meister on Hard Slab at Crested Butte 2 weeks ago:



Powder Mtn with a little days of yore effect:


More me at CB on the North Face. Pretty good snow for the end of a bad season.


The headwall at CB. It's a lot steeper than it looks:


Looking down Big Chute at CB. Steep.
post #14 of 27
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Originally Posted by samurai View Post

shoelaces, are you guys making reverse camber boards now? (forgive me for being so out of the loop on this side of the pacific.)
nope we're not....(yet ) The skis I'm on in nearly all those photos (with the exception of the Squaw pic which are 179 Bro's) are actually 192's DP Lotus 138's. I usually only use these pow days, but had to use them during the Finals of the KW comp as I broke the bindings on my 192 Bro's during morning inspection runs.

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And next time you're on Kodak, try the take-off about 20 feet to skier's right of where you came off- on the other side of that huge bush. The landing is about 2 degrees steeper about 10-15 feet skier's right of that small lone-pine that is currently just outside your landing zone. It's not quite as front-and-center for the comp, but it is the only place that ever allowed me to ski away from it with all my gear. (oh, and snow helps too.)
ah yes, that would have been a better place to hit it...I hit it there on a pow day a few years ago...that takeoff is tricky though in low tide conditions without building a lip up at all. My 'plan' on this though was since it was basically hardpack/thin slush landing (sounds fun huh?), to come flying into my takeoff at speed, completely send it, and then try to land down by that little pine tree below me in the pic. There's actually a tranny there (sort of..heh) and I figured my speed lwould also lessen some of the, um, bluntness of it Unfortunately, I messed up, and scrubbed all my speed coming into it and had to try the stick it on what's basically the flattest pad. So I...plummetted....P-tex'ed it, stayed loose to back slap and was hoping that and momentum would pop me back onto my feet to ride it out, but the backslap kicked me too far forward and I rolled it.

I was 10 pts out of first and figured since I practically had no chance of making the Super Final, I should just give it a roll to get the crowd fired up stick or no stick.
post #15 of 27
Nice Moves CM!

Great pictures on this thread!
post #16 of 27
That would have been a good idea too, shoe... for people other than me anyway. It took every ounce of testi I had on snow days to chuck that thing. Good on ya for giving it a go in those conditions.

keep 'em coming guys...
post #17 of 27


Morning drive to the mountains as clouds burn off before a bluebird powder day (Canaan Valley, West Virginia).
post #18 of 27
This isn't a ski pic but its a pic I took on the way to ski!
Can you say Sun Dog?
post #19 of 27
Whitewater, British Columbia, early January.

My wife took this shot with a little Kodak digicam.

I'm really not that chubby! (Yeah, sure...) I have an ultra-zoom camera tucked inside my coat.

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post #20 of 27
A couple of me, from my Steamboat trip in early March:
Ka-POW!



I love the "feel" of this one, despite the flat light/poor image quality:
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post #23 of 27
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post #24 of 27
From the Millicent chair in Brighton:



Mineral Basin at Snowbird:




Over the edge, Snowbasin:



Powder day at Solitude:

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3 vallees, Savoie Fr.
post #26 of 27
Impressive. We have some very talented skiers and photogs.
Thanks for posting.
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