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Slideshow: Holiday Powder in the West

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“This was a pretty good day: 14 inches of fresh during the night and still snowing. That’s how we like it.”   —MATTIAS FREDRIKSSONSee more at—…

Face shots were plenty in Durango, CO.

“I shot this photo of Kaj during one of the deepest powder days I’ve ever experienced. Our tracks were filled in after each lap and I couldn’t even…

Durango received over 29 inches of snow in 36 hours.

“Look at the snow cloud above the takeoff—that tells you a lot about this shot. Emanuel committed and went Mach 10 down this steep pitch.”   —MATTIAS…

A cloud of powder protects this skier in Durango, CO.

 “This is the Alps at its best. Big mountains, fresh pow, and crispy blue sky. No crazy moves here, but people can relate to being in this…

Snowstorm left a blanket of snow, literally at Loveland, CO.

“Nearly every turn we had there was like this one. If you look closely, it is as if the snow is being repelled by his greasy mustache.”   —DAMIAN…

The snow continues to fall in the village at Winter Park.

 “It hadn’t snowed in over a week, but the north faces, dotted with beautiful larch trees, remained a haven for cold snow.” —Jordan ManleySee more…

The powder at Telluride made everyone smile. Photo by Doug Berry.

“What do you do when you have the most amazing backdrop with mountains popping out of the sea, but crappy snow? You get creative and build a snow…

Flying through the powder in Snowbird, UT.

“I had no idea where Jesse was going to come off or how big he was going to go. I don’t think Jesse knew either. He was only in my viewfinder for a…

Enjoying the freshies! Photo from Alpine Meadows’ website.

 “My desktop screensaver has always been a revolving door until this image came along. It’s been holding it down since the day it was shot.”  —WILL…

Powder steering included at Jackson Hole, WY.

“This spine is at the top of Chair 8 at Mt. Baker. Whenever it’s good I want to post up in a lawn chair, with a case of beer, and let the athletes…

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow: Squaw Valley USA gets a holiday storm.

This photo, of skier Brayden Brassey by photographer Steve Lloyd won third place in our Readers' Choice Awards forSkiing Magazine's Best Photo of the…

Getting an altitude adjustment in some fresh chest deep powder in Mineral Basin at Snowbird. Photo Jodi Patterson.