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.
RIMBY. It’s an obscure acronym that evolved from another, better-known acronym, NIMBY, which stands for “not in my backyard.” RIMBY stands for “right in my backyard.” You might call the photographers whose images follow “rimbies.” They’re the envy of us all—skiers who live and work in proximity to kickass skiing. Here they show us those yards in pictures. If you feel like sharing your backyard stash, email us a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.