One of our images – captured while skiing along Iceland’s southern coast and in view of the mighty Vatnajokull glacier – was recently selected as one of SKI Magazine’s 2011 Best Photos of the Year. You can take a peek at the image online here and below. What a sweet day of skiing that was above the wild north Atlantic!
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The first significant snow-producing nor’easter of the 2010-11 season dumped 10-30+″ of heavy snow over our highest mountain areas of the Northeast this past weekend (VT’s Greens and NY’s Adirondacks, especially), and skiers have been out since Friday morning(10/15) embracing the return of our good friend Old Man Winter. Below are a couple of images we captured that illustrate the incredible contrast between the world at base elevation in Vermont (approx. 1800′) and the winter wonderland above (2000′ higher) along Vermont’s Green Mountain divide. For more images from the storm, head to our skiing website, AdventureSkier.com, where we posted two batches of photos from the storm and skiing this past week in Vermont: LINK 1 and LINK 2
Yes, the photo above is real – captured on Saturday, Oct 16 close to our home in Vermont!
Thank you Old Man Winter for a good dose of what’s to come in the months ahead.
Since 2005, we’ve been supporting the great work of the Green Mountain Club (GMC) – the primary steward of Vermont’s 200+ mile Long Trail hiking trail – by collaborating on an annual slideshow event in our local communities (through the GMC’s Annual James P. Taylor Series) and by providing the GMC with discounted access to our growing library of photographs. Recently, the GMC published a new book in celebration of the GMC’s 100th birthday, entitled,A Century in the Mountains, which features several large scale reproductions of images we’ve captured along the Long Trail. And on the cover of this summer’s Long Trail News, the GMC published an image captured by Emily when hiking last summer in southern Vermont’s new Glastenbury Wildnerness Area (above). Starting this summer, too, several of our fine-art photographs (matted and framed) will be on display at the GMC’s headquarters along Rt. 100 in Waterbury Center, VT. Proceeds from the sale of these prints will also be donated to the GMC.
You can support the great work of the GMC by coming out to our slideshows or considering the purchase of our fine-art photography, but most importantly, by becoming a member of the GMC, by volunteering some time, or by offering a gift to the GMC. GMC Membership has lots of nice benefits, whether you live in Vermont and use the Long Trail, or not. Please help the GMC reach its goal in its 100th year for 10,000 members, and consider joining or giving the gift of membership (upcoming birthday, wedding?) to one of Vermont’s greatest organizations.
We’re making preparations for a month-long adventure, starting April 22, through Norway’s Arctic Alps. We’ll be working on assignment for WEND Magazine, Adventure Cyclist and others, and partnering with a long list of folks in the skiing and cycling worlds to document and share this adventure with others – through the outdoor media and our own Wild People, Wild Places Slideshow Series. Please look for our posts about the adventure at our skiing website, AdventureSkier.com.
As we mentioned earlier this winter, we published a feature story in WEND Magazine about our skiing adventures in the remote Schweizerland Alps along the coast of East Greenland. We’ve had our eye on WEND for a few years now, and it’s exciting to be working more closely with a magazine that is dedicated to adventure for adventure’s sake, the outdoor lifestyle and the issues we care about most.
Starting this week, WEND will be featuring our skiing adventures on their community-oriented “iWEND” website. You can check out our first contribution HERE.
And later this month, on assignment for WEND (with other assignments for Adventure Cyclist and others), we will be setting off on a month-long, bike-supported skiing adventure through Norway’s Arctic Alps. We’ll be way, way, way up north, above the Arctic Circle, climbing and skiing wild, snow-covered mountains that tower 1500m over the sea, and with some luck, catching and eating fjord cod and fresh mackerel for dinner (or breakfast!).
Stay tuned for more soon, and be sure to check out WEND Magazine online or at your local newstands.
The New York Times recently published a photo we snapped at Pico Mountain, Vermont, a mountain I grew up skiing on and around, in a story by Bill Pennington that ran in their Weekend Arts section on Friday, March 12, 2010. You can check it out HERE.
We recently wrapped up nearly two weeks of travel and assignment work out in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. It snowed nearly 100″ while we were there, and we captured some great images. We also spent some great time connecting with folks that embody the skiing spirit that is so alive and well at places like Alta, Utah, including many Vermont and Mad River Glen skiers who were out west chasing the big Wasatch snow cycle. Many skiers have long thought that there is a very real and powerful connection between Alta, UT and Mad River Glen, VT – and it goes well beyond the fact that these two resorts are open to skiers only (there is no snowboarding allowed at either resort). There is something about the skiers at these places, something in the way the snow falls, something deeply spiritual, perhaps, that bonds these two ski areas. We’ve been trying to get to the bottom of it, so stay tuned for a few stories on the subject. For now, here are a few images to share from the Alta side of the equation…
Oregon-based WEND Magazine has recently published our story and photographs featuring our recent backcountry skiing adventure among the fjords, islands and towering peaks of East Greenland. You can view a sneak peek at our story HERE. (Stay tuned to this blog post for an updated link to a full PDF version of our story soon)
WEND is a great new magazine dedicated to providing readers with top-rate stories and photographs under the auspices of “Adventure/Inspiration/Travel/Activism”. Please consider subscribing to this excellent publication. We will also be contributing adventure skiing content to WEND’s blog soon. Here’s a bit more about WEND… “Our mission is to educate and inspire, as we see travel and experience as revelation that enriches our lives, and makes us better world citizens. We travel not to escape but to challenge ourselves and discover the humanity that every culture, big or small, poor or rich, shares. Sometimes grand adventure takes us to the other side of the planet, atop a towering peak, across an ocean, or even to our own cities, just around the corner. Our narrative style doesn’t focus so much on where we go, or what summit we made, but rather all the nuances of how we get there. We are people who write in our journals, take photographs, and build our understanding of the world one step at a time with humility and respect.”
The skiing has been really beautiful under Vermont’s hardwood canopy lately, especially in areas that have remained protected from the strong winds that affected most of Vermont’s ski resorts over the weekend. We’ll add some more images to this post soon, so stay tuned. – Brian