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As Reggie Crist shot down Rainbow Peak—a first descent—on the final day of heli ops in Alaska, photographer Will Wissman clicked the shutter even…

As Reggie Crist shot down Rainbow Peak—a first descent—on the final day of heli ops in Alaska, photographer Will Wissman clicked the shutter even with his eyes watering heavily in the extreme rotor wash. After camping at the base of Rainbow, the crew returned to Haines with a clean shot and a pod of orcas accompanying their boat. — Connor W. Davis

(Reggie Crist in the Chilkat range, Alaska, by Will Wissman)

Dave Treadway in Cherryville, British Columbia, with Monashee Powder Snowcats
Photo credit: Reuben Krabbe

In the darkness of New Year’s Eve in the powder-laden Monashees, photographer Reuben Krabbe fidgeted with a flash from atop a ladder. He captured skier Dave Treadway’s cold smoke as the clock ticked toward 2014. — Connor W. Davis

(Dave Treadway in Cherryville, British Columbia, with Monashee Powder Snowcats, by Reuben Krabbe)

Japow! Neither photographer Robin O’Neill nor skier Izzy Lynch could resist it. They’d scheduled a rest day during a three-week, powder-filled trip…

Japow! Neither photographer Robin O’Neill nor skier Izzy Lynch could resist it. They’d scheduled a rest day during a three-week, powder-filled trip to Japan but opted to hike the snowy volcano of Mount Yotei, near Niseko, where they found this line. “It’s funny how you get these moments where it all just comes together,” O’Neill says. —CONNOR W. DAVIS

(Izzy Lynch at Mount Yotei, Japan, by Robin O’Neill)

A spine into a chute into a pillow field? Photographer Grant Gunderson questioned skier Mark Abma’s dicey choice of lines. Naturally, though, Abma…

A spine into a chute into a pillow field? Photographer Grant Gunderson questioned skier Mark Abma’s dicey choice of lines. Naturally, though, Abma nailed it. —CONNOR W. DAVIS

(Mark Abma at Selkirk-Tangiers Heli-Skiing, Revelstoke, British Columbia, by Grant Gunderson)

Each of the 20 times a winch pulled skier Ott Kärson toward this kicker, the chickens cooped inside the old windmill clucked ka-ka-ka. Photographer…

Each of the 20 times a winch pulled skier Ott Kärson toward this kicker, the chickens cooped inside the old windmill clucked ka-ka-ka. Photographer Roman “Vanaisa” Neimann had scoped this farm scene two seasons before—and started building the jump with Kärson two full days before the shoot. He set up as many as three flashes, but this was the only time they worked as planned. “Thank God the farmers took it down by themselves for a bottle of vodka,” he says. No word on whether the chickens still lay eggs.

(Ott Kärson, Otepää, Estonia, by Roman “Vanaisa” Neimann)

After a day in the glaciated landscapes of Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula, Nikolay Veselovskiy, guide and owner of Vertikalny Mir heli-ski op, searched…

After a day in the glaciated landscapes of Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula, Nikolay Veselovskiy, guide and owner of Vertikalny Mir heli-ski op, searched for a nice line down to the ocean. That’s when Swedish photographer Nicklas Blom captured this shot. Then, Blom says, “we wrapped up a fantastic heli trip with after-ski at the beach with fresh salmon and champagne.”

(Nikolay Veselovskiy in Kamchatka, Russia, by Nicklas Blom)

On the line of the Arctic Circle, photographer Gabe Rogel and three skiers scouted lines from a boat. The April day’s diffuse light kept Rogel’s…

On the line of the Arctic Circle, photographer Gabe Rogel and three skiers scouted lines from a boat. The April day’s diffuse light kept Rogel’s shutter still as the crew skinned in T-shirts and harvested Icelandic corn. When the clouds finally broke, skier Marcus Caston made this turn a couple hundred feet above a fjord, right on top of a cliff, just before the wind kicked up, obliterating the sky’s reflection in the water below. —ELIZABETH CAREY

(Marcus Caston in Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, Iceland, by Gabe Rogel)

One of the Northwest’s few deep days last season beckoned photographer Grant Gunderson and pro skier Mark Abma to
 Mt. Baker. When setting up,…

One of the Northwest’s few deep days last season beckoned photographer Grant Gunderson and pro skier Mark Abma to
 Mt. Baker. When setting up, Gunderson wasn’t sure how Abma would pick his way through the trees. But Abma’s made a career out of finding tight lines, so Gunderson readied his camera and captured his subject emerging through a cloud of powder. —Michelle Fredrickson

(Mark Abma at Mt. Baker, Washington, by Grant Gunderson)

While shooting in British Columbia's Waputik Range, photographer Bruno Long pulled out a prism made from three mirrors and Velcro, “as sort of an…

While shooting in British Columbia’s Waputik Range, photographer Bruno Long pulled out a prism made from three mirrors and Velcro, “as sort of an afterthought.” As the spring sun turned the snow to soup, Long captured skier Sean Cochrane flying off a little roll in a burn zone. —Dani Fried

(See more of Bruno Long’s work in the Photo Annual.)