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Ian McIntosh at Revelstoke, BC, by Blake Jorgensen.After a warm and foggy day, the clouds settled enough for photographer Blake Jorgensen and skiers Ian McIntosh, Kye Petersen, and Lynsey Dyer to ride to the top of British Columbia’s Revelstoke Mountain. Revelstoke, which sits in the Columbia Valley, is notoriously foggy during winter. But unless it’s storming, ascending a few thousand feet is all it takes to poke through to sunshine. “It was warm and the snow was getting pretty manky, so I set up under the cliff in this cave,” says Jorgensen. “Water and ice were dripping all over me and my gear.”

Focus

The Focus section of our magazine is where we showcase some of the best photographs of the year, and the stories behind how they were taken. Here is a collection of those images.

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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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Video Stoke

A few visual reminders of why we do what we do: Endless PNW pow turns, Frenchies in tight pants, and big backcountry lines.