Salt Lake City-based photographer Jay Beyer shoots and skis mainly in Utah’s Wasatch backcountry. But we found Jay recently riding the Collins chairlift at Alta ski resort. We spoke to him about what a backcountry skier was doing at the resort, why he switched from snowboarding to skiing, and tips for shooting photos on stormy days.
We spoke to Glen Plake, a pioneer of extreme skiing and the spokesperson for January as “Learn a Snow Sports” month, as he was boarding a flight to Moscow, Russia, about Midwestern ski areas, high school ski racing, and why skiing isn’t a sport just for the filthy rich.
At Snowbird, Utah’s Freeskiing World Championships last weekend, rookie Sara Mancuso, age 20, placed fifth and earned the Snowbird North Face Young Gun Award. We spoke to her while she was writing music on a pier by Lake Tahoe about her budding ski career and the influence of her older sister, Julia Mancuso, who won two silver medals at the 2010 Olympics.
Big-mountain skier Dylan Crossman recently won the North American Freeskiing Championships at Kirkwood, California. This weekend, he’s competing at the Freeskiing World Championships at Snowbird, Utah, the last stop on this winter’s Freeskiing World Tour. We spoke to him about mountain-bike-assisted ski touring and what it's like having a couloir in Austria named after you.
Lars Chickering-Ayers is a 22-year-old pro skier who won the 2010 Freeskiing World Championships at Snowbird, Utah, in mid March. We caught up with Lars about his upcoming summit-to-sea expedition in Alaska while riding the Pallavicini Chair at Colorado's A-Basin on a powder day in May.