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.
Last week we asked the readers of Skiing to tag their best ski shots using #skiingmag. We got nearly 100 photos. After careful sorting we picked the eleven best. Really? Why eleven? Because it's one more than ten. Enjoy, and keep tagging. We'll put these galleries up from time to time so you can brag to your friends that your internet famous.
Washington D.C. may get upwards of 28 inches of snow this weekend, with a massive storm nailing the Mid-Eastern Seaboard from Pennsylvania to Virgina. People are calling it a "snowpocalypse" and clearing the shelves at their grocery stores in preparation. The good news for skiers? There will be powder at Snowshoe, West Virginia. We spoke to Snowshoe's spokesperson for tips on getting there this weekend.