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Night Vision


A few years ago, night ski photography was equal parts luck and voodoo. Now, thanks to new camera technology, taskmaster photographers, and…

A few years ago, night ski photography was equal parts luck and voodoo. Now, thanks to new camera technology, taskmaster photographers, and sleep-deprived athletes, night ski shots are for real. Athletes pick lines in the daylight and return to shred them after dusk—often to escape the disciplinary boots of both the town mayor and the school principal. It’s not easy lighting tree trunks or spotting landings at midnight. But when camera, flash, and athlete combine in pitch-black night, the shot reveals itself. “Skiing at night is a bonus session,” says photographer Adam Clark, “but make sure to bring your warmest gloves.”

Skier: Tyler Knowles
Location: Big Cottonwood Canyon

Skier: Tobin Seagel Location: Blackcomb, British Columbia

Skier: Tobin Seagel
Location: Blackcomb, British Columbia

Skier: Sverre Liliequist Location: Chamonix, France

Skier: Sverre Liliequist
Location: Chamonix, France

A parking lot on Thompson Pass, Alaska.

A parking lot on Thompson Pass, Alaska.

Skier: Kelly Holland Location: Solitude, Utah

Skier: Kelly Holland
Location: Solitude, Utah

Skier: Patrik Leidstedt Location: Haines, Alaska

Skier: Patrik Leidstedt
Location: Haines, Alaska

Skier: Jon Olsson Location: Copper Mountain, Colorado

Skier: Jon Olsson
Location: Copper Mountain, Colorado

Snowcat at Alta, Utah

Snowcat at Alta, Utah

Skier: Andre Charland Location: Mount Seymour, British Columbia

Skier: Andre Charland
Location: Mount Seymour, British Columbia

Skier: John Stranio Location: Ogden, Utah

Skier: John Stranio
Location: Ogden, Utah

Skier: Pat Baskins Location: Connor Walberg -SKIING MAGAZINE, November 2008

Skier: Pat Baskins
Location: Connor Walberg

-SKIING MAGAZINE, November 2008