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16 Best Reader Pow Shots

We asked readers to submit their best face shots, and these are some of the best.

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We asked readers to submit their best pow shots, and these are some of our favorites. Be prepared to wipe the drool.

We asked readers to submit their best pow shots, and these are some of our favorites. Be prepared to wipe the drool.

Skier: GR Fielding Photographer: Jeremy Swanson Location: Aspen Snowmass, Colorado Date: January 31, 2014 It was during one of the biggest storm…

Skier: GR Fielding

Photographer: Jeremy Swanson

Location: Aspen Snowmass, Colorado

Date: January 31, 2014

It was during one of the biggest storm cycles to ever hit Aspen Snowmass and we went out to shoot. So many frames of us disappearing into chest deep drifts had me thinking that doing vertical “dolphin” turns would be useful to get some air.

Skier: Jason Scheben Photographer: Simon Evans Location: Alveska Resort, Alaska Date: February 19, 2011 All the stars aligned during this cycle at…

Skier: Jason Scheben

Photographer: Simon Evans

Location: Alveska Resort, Alaska

Date: February 19, 2011

All the stars aligned during this cycle at Alyeska Resort—light Utah style blower snow consistently delivered with cold temps followed up with bluebird days. The perfect recipe to capture that feeling of a stellar Alaskan powder day.

 

 

Skier: Todd AvisonPhotographer: Geoff HolmanLocation: Snowwater Heli Skiing, British ColumbiaDate: April 1, 2014It was a very memorable day…

Skier: Todd Avison

Photographer: Geoff Holman

Location: Snowwater Heli Skiing, British Columbia

Date: April 1, 2014

It was a very memorable day heli-skiing with 20 new centimeters (about 8 inches) of snow and blue skies.

 

Skier: Eric Rasmussen Photographer: Josh Cooley Location: Wolf Creek, Colorado Date: January 27, 2013 We chased a storm to Wolf Creek from…

Skier: Eric Rasmussen

Photographer: Josh Cooley

Location: Wolf Creek, Colorado

Date: January 27, 2013

We chased a storm to Wolf Creek from Breckenridge and hit it just right with 2-3 feet of fresh, dry powder.

Skier: Christian Sander Photographer: Christian Sander Location: Mammoth Mountain, CA Date: March 23, 2014 This was one of the only storms we had in…

Skier: Christian Sander

Photographer: Christian Sander

Location: Mammoth Mountain, CA

Date: March 23, 2014

This was one of the only storms we had in last year’s record drought. I skipped work all week, but nobody else could, so I had to take the photo myself. I like it because you can clearly see the Sarah sticker I’ll always rep on my helmet. #celebratesarah 

Skier: Tom CuddyPhotographer: Micah BermanLocation: Mad River Glen, VermontDate: Winter 2013We had stayed up at Stark's Nest (a hut on top of MRG)…

Skier: Tom Cuddy

Photographer: Micah Berman

Location: Mad River Glen, Vermont

Date: Winter 2013

We had stayed up at Stark’s Nest (a hut on top of MRG) the night before as the snow was piling up. Coincidently, it happened to be the annual night of the year when ski patrol had a party up there and we were welcomed with pasta, meatballs, and Jagermeister. A lot better than the veggie wraps and PBRs we had packed.

Skier: Shelley Bowen Photographer: Nick Lambert Location: Sunday River, Maine Date: March 13, 2014 That day was cold and the powder was the lightest…

Skier: Shelley Bowen

Photographer: Nick Lambert

Location: Sunday River, Maine

Date: March 13, 2014

That day was cold and the powder was the lightest and fluffiest I have ever skied. I’m laughing in this photo, and I’m having such a good time.

Skier: Bryce Hanrahan Photographer: Greg Kwasnik  Location: Loon Mountain, New Hampshire Date: March 2013 Morning laps on upper flume.

Skier: Bryce Hanrahan

Photographer: Greg Kwasnik 

Location: Loon Mountain, New Hampshire 

Date: March 2013

Morning laps on upper flume.

Skier: Eric Leone Photographer: Jeff Leone  Location: Vail, Colorado Date: March 1, 2014 We were rewarded with some fun pockets of snow after a short…

Skier: Eric Leone

Photographer: Jeff Leone 

Location: Vail, Colorado

Date: March 1, 2014

We were rewarded with some fun pockets of snow after a short traverse. Well worth the extra effort.

Skier: Maxime Berube Photographer: Maxime Berube Location: Big sky, Montana  Date: February 21, 2014 It was a nice powow day!

Skier: Maxime Berube

Photographer: Maxime Berube

Location: Big sky, Montana 

Date: February 21, 2014

It was a nice powow day!

Skier: Ryan Rapp Photographer: Brendan McCue Location: Beaver Creek, Colorado Date: December 15, 2014 It had been a powder day and everything was…

Skier: Ryan Rapp

Photographer: Brendan McCue

Location: Beaver Creek, Colorado

Date: December 15, 2014

It had been a powder day and everything was pretty skied out at the end of the day. As we left the outpost to start our late afternoon sweep we both started to ski, and then we both stopped and looked at each other. I said, “Do you see what I see?” He smiled. What we saw was a completely untouched giant swath of powder surrounded by a completely tracked out run. I skied down, stopped, pulled my camera out and Ryan skied. I knew it was going to be a good shot. Sometimes you just know. We laughed and finished our sweeps. Just another day at the office. 

Skier: Taylor Nye Photographer: Bill Johnsmiller Location: Aspen Snowmass, Colorado Date: February 2, 2014 I skipped watching the Broncos in the…

Skier: Taylor Nye

Photographer: Bill Johnsmiller

Location: Aspen Snowmass, Colorado

Date: February 2, 2014

I skipped watching the Broncos in the Super Bowl for bluebird pow. Great decision. 

Skier: Dan Bouvier Photographer: Ryan Flett Location: Baldface Lodge, Nelson, British Columbia Date: January 22, 2011It was the second day of a…

Skier: Dan Bouvier

Photographer: Ryan Flett

Location: Baldface Lodge, Nelson, British Columbia

Date: January 22, 2011

It was the second day of a cat-skiing trip. It dumped snow our whole ride up to the lodge on Jan. 20, and we were storm skiing on the Jan. 21 which was the day that Ryan was with the other group. The snow stopped, and the sun came out. The single greatest day of skiing I’ve ever had in my life.

Skier: Greg Morrow Photographer: Cory Tarilton Location: North Cascades, Washington Date: November 5, 2013

Skier: Greg Morrow

Photographer: Cory Tarilton

Location: North Cascades, Washington

Date: November 5, 2013

Skier: Unknown Photographer: Jon Fay Location: Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah Date: December 2007 It’s not pretend deep. This is real deep.  

Skier: Unknown

Photographer: Jon Fay

Location: Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah

Date: December 2007

It’s not pretend deep. This is real deep.

 

Skier: Nikkie Shepherd Photographer: Austin Parker Location: Brighton, Utah Date: March 22, 2014  

Skier: Nikkie Shepherd

Photographer: Austin Parker

Location: Brighton, Utah

Date: March 22, 2014