Alongside perennial pro skier and tent-sitter Chris Davenport, photographer Adam Clark, and cinematographers Chris Christie and Cam Sylvester, we’ve essentially been tent-bound since we snuck onto a col at 6,000 feet via helicopter.
La Grave’s days may be numbered. Come 2017, the lease on the Telepherique is up for renewal and, at the moment, no one has stepped forward to take it over, which means the lift might stop running in three short years.
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.