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The Year's Best Shots

After seven issues and a ton of great photos, it is hard to wittle down the best pictures. Here they are in all their glory with info on how the photographer captured it and how you can do the same.

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Tessa Parry at Wildhorse Cat Skiing.  Says photographer Jordan Manley about the shot:

Tessa Parry at Wildhorse Cat Skiing. Says photographer Jordan Manley about the shot: “I was trying to get her skis to eclipse the sun as she walked by. It was a bit of luck and good timing that made it turn out.” Read more about how Manley got the shot.

Originally published in the December 2008 issue of Skiing Magazine.

Jason West at Brighton, Utah.  Photographer Jay Beyer had tricky light the morning of this photo shoot, and

Jason West at Brighton, Utah. Photographer Jay Beyer had tricky light the morning of this photo shoot, and “had to bounce a flash off of the cliff to fill in the shadows so the strips on the rock would show up better.”

Originally published in the December 2008 issue of Skiing Magazine.

Trevor Hiatt at Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Trevor Hiatt at Jackson Hole, Wyoming. “I wouldn’t have been able to get this shot until this year; new cameras allow more creativity than ever before,” says photographer Lucas Gilman. Read more about how Gilman got the shot.

Originally published in the December 2008 issue of Skiing Magazine.

Sage Cattabriga-Alosa at Alta, Utah.  Photographer Adam Barker's favorite thing about this shot?

Sage Cattabriga-Alosa at Alta, Utah. Photographer Adam Barker’s favorite thing about this shot? “I really like the feeling of peering in on a moment of action. The out-of-focus tree branches offer a perspective typically reserved only for the photographer.” Read more about how he got this shot.

Originally published in the December 2008 issue of Skiing Magazine.

Jamie Burge in Cordova, Alaska.  We asked photographer Court Leve if there's anything he wishes he could change about this shot.  His answer?

Jamie Burge in Cordova, Alaska. We asked photographer Court Leve if there’s anything he wishes he could change about this shot. His answer? “I wish it were of me…” We completely understand. Read more about how Leve got his shot.

Originally published in the December 2008 issue of Skiing Magazine.

Jeremy Nobis in Haines, Alaska.  Photographer Mark Fisher gave some advice about getting a shot like this:

Jeremy Nobis in Haines, Alaska. Photographer Mark Fisher gave some advice about getting a shot like this: “Even when you are having a hard time finding the snow and the shot you want, keep looking. We found this tiny gully of good powder after searching all day. If you don’t give up, you can always find something to work with and pull it off.” Read more about how he got his shot.

Originally published in the December 2008 issue of Skiing Magazine.

Daryn Edmunds at Snowbird, Utah.  Says photographer Adam Barker about Edmunds:

Daryn Edmunds at Snowbird, Utah. Says photographer Adam Barker about Edmunds: “I shoot with Daryn a decent amount. He definitely knows how to work for the lens. And he can turn left. Amazing.” Read about how Barker got his shot.

Originally published in the December 2008 issue of Skiing Magazine.

Dylan Natale at The Canyons, Utah.  The shot didn't come easy for photographer Ross Downard:

Dylan Natale at The Canyons, Utah. The shot didn’t come easy for photographer Ross Downard: “The hardest thing about the shot was getting the whole shoot to happen. We needed clearance for the jump to be built, we had to use sleds to tow the skiers, and we needed the time of day to be right.” Read more about how he got the shot.

Originally published in the December 2008 issue of Skiing Magazine.

Dan Treadway at Whistler, British Columbia.  About the photo shoot:

Dan Treadway at Whistler, British Columbia. About the photo shoot: “Dan hit it once, we got the shot, and skied pow the rest of the day. Dan could barely see his landing even though it was close to the rocks,” says photographer Adam Clark. Read more about how he got this shot.

Originally published in the December 2008 issue of Skiing Magazine.

Even Ofstad in Bariloche, Argentina.

Even Ofstad in Bariloche, Argentina. “I enjoy how my eye dwells in the architecture of the forest, before eventually finding a human in blue floating through it all,” says photographer Jordan Manley. Read more about how he got his shot.

Originally published in the December 2008 issue of Skiing Magazine.

Gary Wilson at Alta, Utah.  Photographer Steven Lloyd described the setting for us:

Gary Wilson at Alta, Utah. Photographer Steven Lloyd described the setting for us: “This shot was taken just a few minutes before the sun went behind the mountain. I had seen some good color in sunsets up here, but never like this one. Just 60 seconds before the sun went down the sky lit up like a fire.” Read more about this shot.

Originally published in the December 2008 issue of Skiing Magazine.

Anders Backe at Schweitzer, Idaho. Originally published in the December 2008 issue of Skiing Magazine.

Anders Backe at Schweitzer, Idaho.

Originally published in the December 2008 issue of Skiing Magazine.

Colter Hinchliffe in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah.  It was photographer Erik

Colter Hinchliffe in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah. It was photographer Erik “Bro” Hostetler’s first time shooting Hinchliffe. “A bartender in town had told me about some kid that lived in the fort at the Peruvian Lodge, I gave him a call and it worked out well.” Read more about how Hostetler got this shot.

Originally published in the December 2008 issue of Skiing Magazine.

Ian Watson in Chamonix, France.  Photographer Patrik Lindqvist's comments on ski photography:

Ian Watson in Chamonix, France. Photographer Patrik Lindqvist’s comments on ski photography: “Many times my athletes and I get skunked by the light, weather, or whatever it is, but now and then everything comes together and magic happens to create images like this.” Read more about how Lindqvist got this shot, and his experiences out in the field.

Originally published in the December 2008 issue of Skiing Magazine.

David de Masi at Mt. Baker, Washington.

David de Masi at Mt. Baker, Washington. “All I saw was a blob of white as he flew by and didn’t really think much of the shot until I looked at it more closely later on. And yes, the slope did release, but he came out fine at the bottom going Mach 90,” said photographer Bissell Hazen as he described de Masi’s skiing during the shoot. Read more about how Hazen got the shot.

Originally published in the December 2008 issue of Skiing Magazine.

Sage Cattabriga-Alosa at Alta, Utah.

Sage Cattabriga-Alosa at Alta, Utah. “Sage hit the jump at least 10 times, probably more. I was trying a bunch of angles and this one just came together,” photographer Adam Clark said about this photo. Read more about how Clark got his shot.

Originally published in the December 2008 issue of Skiing Magazine.

Jon Larsson at Zell am Ziller, Austria.  As photographer Mattias Fredriksson tells it, it was

Jon Larsson at Zell am Ziller, Austria. As photographer Mattias Fredriksson tells it, it was “one of the last shots of the day because we had to catch a lift back to where we were staying. It took one try…a few minutes to set up and then boom, nailed it.” Read more about how Fredriksson got this shot.

Originally published in the December 2008 issue of Skiing Magazine.

Joonas Karhumaa at Ruka, Finland.

Joonas Karhumaa at Ruka, Finland.

Max Mancini at Kicking Horse, British Columbia.

Max Mancini at Kicking Horse, British Columbia. “Tracking the skier and keeping the imaged framed properly as everything is moving is always difficult,” says photographer Jordan Manley. Read more about how he got this shot.

Originally published in the December 2008 issue of Skiing Magazine.

Oscar Scherlin in Åre, Sweden.  This handplant was carefully planned:

Oscar Scherlin in Åre, Sweden. This handplant was carefully planned: “This angle took us three tries to get. I got many cool shots, just handplants all session. That was our plan when we went up,” says photographer Mattias Fredriksson. Read more about how he got the shot.

Originally published in the December 2008 issue of Skiing Magazine.