The typical January at Whistler is moody. Storms that start from the coast turn town dark, white, and wet, and send skiers for the trees, where they can see, and ski fast between old, towering, mossy firs. In 2006, Mike Douglas thought the Whistler marketing department should embrace those volatile Pacific Northwest storms that define the area. So he pitched the Deep Winter Photo Challenge. The idea: Six photographers have 72 hours to shoot a three- to five-minute slideshow from within the resort boundary that showcases winter at Whistler.
You’ll have a hard time driving to the end of Little Cottonwood Canyon without noticing Mount Superior. In the middle of the Wasatch, it looks like a stranger from Alaska—its 11,000-foot massif rising straight up from the road, the massive snowfields and Superior’s knife-edge ridges and south-facing slopes dominating the range. This is a slideshow by Senior Photographer Adam Clark of Mount Superior.
"This wasn’t a typical Japanese powder experience. Most people looking for the deep on Hokkaido head straight to Niseko—the ski bum paradise 180 miles miles west. But Niseko had recently been bought, bulldozed, skyscrapered, and turned into what The New York Times called “the St. Moritz of Japan.” So we were moving on, venturing deeper into the interior of the island, looking for something better, steeper, and bigger." - Porter Fox
This is Wanderlust, the yoga and music festival that invades Squaw Valley for four days every summer. The festival’s roots began in Squaw five years ago, and now the wandering tribe sets up camp all summer long at ski resorts across North America.
The art of glove-making in Hestra has been passed down from one generation of Magnussons to the next. Today, the fourth generation of Magnussons are about to take over the family business, and with that, two Magnussons recently became certified glove cutters.