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The Ultimate Powder Gallery

We've compiled 22 powder shots, along with a bunch of powder-related tips into a gallery for your viewing pleasure.

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DiPietro points his Bogner-free shoulders downhill at St. Moritz.Powder Tips From The Pros 1. “Don’t be afraid of speed. Go too slow and you end up…

DiPietro points his Bogner-free shoulders downhill at St. Moritz.

Powder Tips From The Pros

1. “Don’t be afraid of speed. Go too slow and you end up mired in the snow, fighting it. Speed lets your skis float to the surface, where it’s easier to turn. Think of your skis as the wing of a plane: You need speed to get lift.”  —Aryeh Copa, ski photographer

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DiPietro at Alagna in Gressoney.Where To Learn1. Big Mountain Centre, Kicking Horse, BCKicking Horse’s three-day Phat Kamp uses video analysis to…

DiPietro at Alagna in Gressoney.

Where To Learn

1. Big Mountain Centre, Kicking Horse, BC

Kicking Horse’s three-day Phat Kamp uses video analysis to help skiers master basic powder-skiing moves; the five-day Real Deal adds in avalanche awareness. [$549 and $849; kickinghorseresort.com]

Pep Fujas at StubenWhere to LearnPerfect the Powder, Grand Targhee, Wyoming This four-day clinic helps solid skiers improve their game using a…

Pep Fujas at Stuben

Where to Learn

Perfect the Powder, Grand Targhee, Wyoming
This four-day clinic helps solid skiers improve their game using a combination of lift-served and snowcat skiing—and 500 annual inches of fluff. You’ll learn to rip untracked snow in trees and on steeps. [from $2,995; grandtarghee.com]

Pep Fujas at St. Anton.Where to LearnPro Powder, Hokkaido, Japan An international team of instructors leads two-, three-, and four-day powder camps…

Pep Fujas at St. Anton.

Where to Learn

Pro Powder, Hokkaido, Japan
An international team of instructors leads two-, three-, and four-day powder camps that teach skiers how to plunder Niseko’s neck-deep powder. After a few drills on groomed slopes, the focus shifts to the resort’s tree stashes. [from $150; pro-powder.com]

Powder Tips1. Mt. Baker, Washington, averages 647 inches annually—the most snowfall of any lift-served area in the Lower 48.

Powder Tips

1. Mt. Baker, Washington, averages 647 inches annually—the most snowfall of any lift-served area in the Lower 48.

Powder Tips2. Fact: Rockered skis make skiing powder easier. Get yourself a pair for super-deep days. See page 45 for some good options. For more on…

Powder Tips

2. Fact: Rockered skis make skiing powder easier. Get yourself a pair for super-deep days. See page 45 for some good options. For more on rocker, go to skiingmag.com/rocker101.

Powder Tips3. The East’s deepest powder is at Jay Peak, Vermont, which receives an average annual snowfall of 376 inches—61 inches more than Mount…

Powder Tips

3. The East’s deepest powder is at Jay Peak, Vermont, which receives an average annual snowfall of 376 inches—61 inches more than Mount Washington, the Northeast’s highest summit.

Powder Tips4. Give trees a wide berth. Branches often prevent falling snow from piling up around a tree’s trunk, creating a hidden hole or “tree…

Powder Tips

4. Give trees a wide berth. Branches often prevent falling snow from piling up around a tree’s trunk, creating a hidden hole or “tree well” that can swallow unsuspecting skiers.

Powder Tips5. Getting up in deep snow is hard. Form an X with your poles on the powder to create a surface you can lean on to push yourself back up…

Powder Tips

5. Getting up in deep snow is hard. Form an X with your poles on the powder to create a surface you can lean on to push yourself back up to standing.

Powder Tips6. Press your shins into the tongues of your boots. This will fight the tendency to lean back to keep your tips above the surface.

Powder Tips

6. Press your shins into the tongues of your boots. This will fight the tendency to lean back to keep your tips above the surface.

Powder Tips7. Storms that deposit light, cold snow on top of a denser bottom layer create the best powder conditions. Storms that dump thick, heavy…

Powder Tips

7. Storms that deposit light, cold snow on top of a denser bottom layer create the best powder conditions. Storms that dump thick, heavy snow on a fluffy bottom layer elevate avalanche danger.

Powder Tips8. Pop out of your ski in powder? Jam the tail into the snow, to the heelpiece of the binding, so the tip is pointing up at a 30-degree…

Powder Tips

8. Pop out of your ski in powder? Jam the tail into the snow, to the heelpiece of the binding, so the tip is pointing up at a 30-degree angle. Press the toe of your boot in and then easily step back in.

Powder Tips9. Light powder is easier to ski than heavy powder. The BC interior and Utah are good for learners because both regions get quantity and…

Powder Tips

9. Light powder is easier to ski than heavy powder. The BC interior and Utah are good for learners because both regions get quantity and quality.

Well, it was this or hot lasagna.  Skier: Joe Kelly.Powder Tips10. Ski-area bars often celebrate big dumps with drink discounts. If the 24-hour…

Well, it was this or hot lasagna. Skier: Joe Kelly.

Powder Tips

10. Ski-area bars often celebrate big dumps with drink discounts. If the 24-hour report claims a certain amount of fresh, booze prices get slashed. Ask the bartender.

Check out the gear you need on your next powder day.

Check out the gear you need on your next powder day.

These conditions are good enough to eat.

These conditions are good enough to eat.

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Losing depth perception-and gaining depth-in Snowbird's white room.Skier: Nora Pincus

Losing depth perception-and gaining depth-in Snowbird’s white room.
Skier: Nora Pincus

Joe Morabito eating cake at Stowe, Vermont.

Joe Morabito eating cake at Stowe, Vermont.

McReynolds devours acres of untracked.

McReynolds devours acres of untracked.