Focus: Favorite Photos of the Year - Ski Mag

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2011's Best Photos of the Year

Our photo editor sees hundreds and hundreds of stunning ski images flash daily across her screen. From that pile, she's tasked with selecting the best for use in the print magazine. Here are some of our favorites from 2011.

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Deep into Spring

The only thing better than spring skiing? Spring skiing with mid-winter conditions. We hate to see the ski season end for most resorts in the next few weeks, but what a way to say goodbye. Here are some slopes that got buried this week and are fooling the calendar.

Ian McIntosh at Revelstoke, BC, by Blake Jorgensen.After a warm and foggy day, the clouds settled enough for photographer Blake Jorgensen and skiers Ian McIntosh, Kye Petersen, and Lynsey Dyer to ride to the top of British Columbia’s Revelstoke Mountain. Revelstoke, which sits in the Columbia Valley, is notoriously foggy during winter. But unless it’s storming, ascending a few thousand feet is all it takes to poke through to sunshine. “It was warm and the snow was getting pretty manky, so I set up under the cliff in this cave,” says Jorgensen. “Water and ice were dripping all over me and my gear.”

Focus

The Focus section of our magazine is where we showcase some of the best photographs of the year, and the stories behind how they were taken. Here is a collection of those images.