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Not sure what to do with your days now that the mountain is closed? Thank goodness for the Internet.

Aspen skiers shred their backyard.

The Art of the Poach: 2011 Telus WSSF Filmmaker Showdown Best in Show

Snow. In your face. From Felt Soul Media.

First Descents in Morocco.

Paragliding Peru with Sweetgrass Productions.

You want triples. JOI’s got triples.

The best song about skiing blues your dentist has ever written.

Cat. Skiing. From Voleurz.

Voleurz Intersection 2011 submission from Voleurz on Vimeo.

Backflip Fail.

How many vertical feet could you ski in 10 hours?

Jackson Hole is just a little mountain.


“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.

Carston Oliver at Mt. Baker, Washington, by Grant Gunderson.

Best Photos of the Year

Check out the Best Photos of the Year gallery from our December 2009 issue in a lovely-to-look-at video slideshow. Also, click to vote for your favorite image—where the readers' choice award photographer will win $500.

Tanner Hall Crash

Best Crashes from Warren Miller's Archives

Digger. Beater. Yard sale. Ragdoll. Tomahawk. Slide for life. Whipper. Sprack. Mousetrap. Chunder. Face Plant. Biff. Blow. Wreck. Endo. Crashing on skis is not the first physical act to spawn its own thesaurus, but it could be the most wholesome. Check out this video we dug up from the Warren Miller Films' archives of good historic crashes from back in the day.

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Best Powder Photos

You sent us your best powder shots of the year, and honestly we're pretty impressed (read: jealous). Flip through the gallery and vote for your favorite shots. You can pick five, then we'll narrow it down to the top 20 for a final round of voting. The most popular photographer wins a free pair of Wagner Custom skis (again, jealous).

Sarah Allen

Best Spring Skiing Photos

You've rated the best bikinis and big airs, and these are your ten favorite spring skiing photos. Vote again for number one. Winner gets a Drift HD170 Stealth POV camera.