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Ski Portillo announces
Jordan Manley and Chad Sayers
as the winning photographer/skier team of the South American Photo Challenge, co-sponsored by
. This competition took place Aug. 23 – 30, 2008, in the spectacular Andes Mountains. After a week of intense competition between five of the worlds’ premier ski photographers and five professional skiers to test the limits of exposure and gravity, the winners were hard to choose and all five teams produced outstanding photographs.
The teams – Gene Dwarkin, shooting Josh Van Jura, Steve Lloyd shooting Jason West, Grant Gunderson, shooting Pep Fujas, Adam Clark shooting Eric Roner, and Jordan Manley shooting Chad Sayers – had five days to explore Portillo and the surrounding Andean backcountry, striving to capture the best photographs in five different categories: Mountain Lifestyle, Powder, Air, Big Mountain Line, and Creative Angle.
On the final day of the challenge, each photographer presented their top images, to the guests at Hotel Portillo and a panel of judges – including Jake Bogoch, Editor-in-Chief of
, and Mark Lesh, Photo Editor of
. Jordan Manley and Chad Sayers won a feature assignment with
for the 2009/2010 winter season as well as a vacation for two.
will publish the award-winning photographs in each category in the February 2009 issue. Check out SkiNet’s full coverage of the event
Portillo, internationally recognized as one of the most beautiful and scenic alpine sports destinations on the planet, combines old-world elegance and superlative service with breathtaking scenery and epic skiing. Located at 9,500 feet on the Lake of the Incas, surrounded by 19,000-foot peaks and neighboring Aconcagua, the western hemisphere’s highest summit, Portillo is a skier’s paradise. The ski season in Portillo runs from June 15 to Oct. 5, 2008.
For information or to book a vacation to Portillo (including flights), call 1.800.829.5325 (toll-free from the U.S.), or 011.56.2.263.0606, or email
. For additional information, visit