They say a picture is worth a thousand words. So, instead of using the written word to eloquenty describe to you how great my winter was at Solitude Mountain Resort, I figured it would be best to use photos. No, I’m not being lazy and not wanting to write. I’m actually doing this for you! I want you to be able to SEE the terrain, SEE the snow and SEE the mountains, so that maybe, just maybe, you can feel what it’s like to ski in Utah and ski the “Greatest Snow on Earth.”
I’m not a professional photographer. In fact, my skill with the camera would be more aptly described as a work in progress. However, I did get to shoot a lot of photos this winter. Some were good. And some were bad. Yet, no matter how many bad photos I took, the feeling I got when I captured an image that I knew was a winner made it all worth it. Will my photos make it on the cover of Powder Magazine, Skiing Magazine or Freeskier Magazine? Probably not. Nonetheless, here are some of my favorite photos I shot this season:
After being behind the lens and experiencing the pressure of having to get “The shot,” you would think that being the skier in a photo shoot would be less stressful. I beg to differ! In fact, I would say I was more nervous as the skier. Not only do you have to concentrate on skiing, but you have to try and look good at the same time. How’s my line? How’s my form? So many things to think about! Here’s a few photos from this season where it all came together:
Jealous, huh? Maybe wishing you’d spent your winter in Utah? Or perhaps you’re regretting not skiing enough this season? All reasonable feelings to be having after seeing pictures of Utah’s famous powder. I believe Dolores LaChapelle summed it up best when she said, “Powder snow skiing is not fun. It’s life, fully lived, life lived in a blaze of reality.”
Got any great powder shots from this winter? Comment below with links to your favorite ones! After all, I showed you mine, now you have to show me yours!
Check out Solitude Mountain Resort’s photostream on Flickr for more great photos!