“The fog appeared from nowhere, rising from below. Seconds before whiteout, I got this picture. Only one frame that day but still one of my favorites.”   —Jesper Molin See more at— for this image as your favorite photo.  

Best Photo of the Year

To make pure alcohol, start with a batch of raw ingredients. Distill it, and you’ll get a more refined batch. This is how we compiled this best-of-the-year photo gallery. We started with thousands of images. Gradually we selected the shots that illustrate skiing and photography in new and different ways, along with an explanation from each photographer. Please enjoy responsibly. Then we asked you, our readers, to vote for your favorite image. Introducing the Readers' Choice award for Best Photo of the Year.

This is the shot that you picked.  Congrats, Steve. Flip through the rest of the pictures to see what you missed.

Best Spring Skiing Photo

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner. Here's the reader-picked best spring skiing photo along with the rest that were up for voting.


The Year's Best Shots

After seven issues and a ton of great photos, it is hard to wittle down the best pictures. Here they are in all their glory with info on how the photographer captured it and how you can do the same.

2014 Photo Annual tout

2014 Photo Annual Top Shots

Year after year, photographers and athletes push the limits creating unique images, and we're in awe of the art. That's why we collected some of our favorite images from this past season.