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Year In Review: Best Pow

Let’s review last year’s faceshots and white rooms from around the Western Hemisphere.


The best way to escape from summer is to dream about winter. That's why, for Pow Week 2014, we compiled some of the best shots of the white room from…

The best way to escape from summer is to dream about winter. That’s why, for Pow Week 2014, we compiled some of the best shots of the white room from last season. Keep dreaming friends. It’ll be here sooner than we think.

About 15 inches into a 20-inch January storm, skier Tyler Horne finds a stash off the Sublette Lift.

About 15 inches into a 20-inch January storm, skier Tyler Horne finds a stash off the Sublette Lift.

As rumor has it, photographer Matt Wolf bribed the Brighton cat crew with a few Red Bulls and a box of doughnuts for a ride up to the top early in…

As rumor has it, photographer Matt Wolf bribed the Brighton cat crew with a few Red Bulls and a box of doughnuts for a ride up to the top early in the morning. Then he headed to Clayton’s Peak to shoot the skier on Preston’s Peak across the valley.

Steamboat delivered some powder-full face shots.

Steamboat delivered some powder-full face shots.

Taking advantage of a mid-March dump, Cannon Mountain’s general manager John DeVivo shows he’s as passionate about skiing as business.

Taking advantage of a mid-March dump, Cannon Mountain’s general manager John DeVivo shows he’s as passionate about skiing as business.

A big dump in late March quenched Northern Cali’s need for pow.

A big dump in late March quenched Northern Cali’s need for pow.

A right pole attempts exiting the white room in Montana.

A right pole attempts exiting the white room in Montana.

Photographer Tal Roberts captured skier Danny Walton at the top of the world on a bluebird day at Sun Valley.

Photographer Tal Roberts captured skier Danny Walton at the top of the world on a bluebird day at Sun Valley.

A 10-inch powder day wrapped up a 22-inch March storm, so skier Palmer Hoyt found a soft landing after dropping a cliff off Bradley’s Plunge in…

A 10-inch powder day wrapped up a 22-inch March storm, so skier Palmer Hoyt found a soft landing after dropping a cliff off Bradley’s Plunge in Copper Bowl.

Skier Patrick “Kuru” Gannon chokes on a foot of fresh powder on the Pali in late January 2014. Dumping 22 inches in two days, the white stuff never…

Skier Patrick “Kuru” Gannon chokes on a foot of fresh powder on the Pali in late January 2014. Dumping 22 inches in two days, the white stuff never seemed to stop falling at A Basin.

Kapow! Photographer Jeb Wallace captured an explosion of pow at Mad River Glen.

Kapow! Photographer Jeb Wallace captured an explosion of pow at Mad River Glen.

Cold rainbow smoke blows off Moki Steps at Eagle Point Resort in Beaver, Utah.

Cold rainbow smoke blows off Moki Steps at Eagle Point Resort in Beaver, Utah.

Skier Adam Sauerwein snapped this white-bearded selfie in February after taking several faceshots in a New York storm.

Skier Adam Sauerwein snapped this white-bearded selfie in February after taking several faceshots in a New York storm.

A spine slarving skier finds Delirium Dive’s Canadian goods.

A spine slarving skier finds Delirium Dive’s Canadian goods.

Skier Etienne Labelle seizes the snowiest season ever and a powder-filled December at the Lake Louise Ski Resort.

Skier Etienne Labelle seizes the snowiest season ever and a powder-filled December at the Lake Louise Ski Resort.

Skier Duane Wheeler’s tracks start where others stop. Here, he hammered through a fresh February line, choking on some flakes along the way.

Skier Duane Wheeler’s tracks start where others stop. Here, he hammered through a fresh February line, choking on some flakes along the way.

Human? Yeti? Might just be the ghost of winters past.

Human? Yeti? Might just be the ghost of winters past.

Skier Jon Malmberg found this fresh late-season dump at Meadow's 5 Bowl in March.

Skier Jon Malmberg found this fresh late-season dump at Meadow’s 5 Bowl in March.

Loveland dished out days’ worth of face shots for skier Bruce Ruff.

Loveland dished out days’ worth of face shots for skier Bruce Ruff.

Skier Annalise Fitzgerald skied Whistler’s trees on a stormy March day.

Skier Annalise Fitzgerald skied Whistler’s trees on a stormy March day.

When a Polar Vortex-fueled storm delivered about 10 inches in January, photographer Greg Kwasnik captured skier Jeff Kiesel in an explosion of…

When a Polar Vortex-fueled storm delivered about 10 inches in January, photographer Greg Kwasnik captured skier Jeff Kiesel in an explosion of hyper-light snow.

Locals called an April Fool’s Day storm the best pow day in years. It dumped 16 inches of cold blower pow on Squaw, with 38 inches over three days,…

Locals called an April Fool’s Day storm the best pow day in years. It dumped 16 inches of cold blower pow on Squaw, with 38 inches over three days, and skier Lynn Kennen ate a lot of it for lunch.

On the Powder Highway, early December was deep—with three feet falling fast. In-bound chutes skied nice and fun.

On the Powder Highway, early December was deep—with three feet falling fast. In-bound chutes skied nice and fun.

Winter charged into the Pacific Northwest in February after a quiet start to the year. With a small sample of the 135-plus inches Alpental received…

Winter charged into the Pacific Northwest in February after a quiet start to the year. With a small sample of the 135-plus inches Alpental received over 10 days, skier Andy Devore found a face shot.

A foot of snow dumped the night before this 20-degree February morning at Mission Ridge in Washington. At the Outback Bowl above Chair 4, skier Tony…

A foot of snow dumped the night before this 20-degree February morning at Mission Ridge in Washington. At the Outback Bowl above Chair 4, skier Tony Hickok found an explosion in every turn.

Finding great snow last season at Portillo was pretty easy—even five days after the most recent South American snowfall. Photographer Frank Shine…

Finding great snow last season at Portillo was pretty easy—even five days after the most recent South American snowfall. Photographer Frank Shine captured skier Marcus Caston finding freshies in late August.

Santa called in sick when he heard Sunday River had a fresh stash.

Santa called in sick when he heard Sunday River had a fresh stash.

Forget Cascade Crud. Photographer Drew Smalley captured a skier riding light pow on Mt. Hood.

Forget Cascade Crud. Photographer Drew Smalley captured a skier riding light pow on Mt. Hood.

Skier Palmer Hoyt found pillows of powder and soft landings in the Northwoods.

Skier Palmer Hoyt found pillows of powder and soft landings in the Northwoods.

Cold smoke rose from February fresh at Park City.

Cold smoke rose from February fresh at Park City.

A three-day storm brought 19 inches of Colorado pow to sunny Durango.

A three-day storm brought 19 inches of Colorado pow to sunny Durango.

Skier Peter Avedschmidt surfed through Sugar Bowl’s powdery fields.
Photo courtesy of Sugar Bowl

Skier Peter Avedschmidt surfed through Sugar Bowl’s powdery fields.