This past week Ski Salt Lake held a unique photo contest called the Ski Salt Lake Shootout. It featured 4 Utah resorts, local athletes, and a number of top photographers from around the western United States and Canada. The recipe for getting stunning images of the Cottonwood Resorts was the brain child of Adam Barker.
Here's how the Recipe played out:
2. A small handful of local ski athletes like Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Ben Wheeler, Jamie Pierre and more
3. 1 bunch of top notch ski photographers (1 bunch = 7 photographers)
The final and secret ingredient - 2 feet of fresh Utah Powder - air chilled at 15 degrees overnight
Let the mixture loose for 5 days, uncovered and unencumbered.
The result? Well, the results of the Ski Salt Lake Shootout are in and the final product is nothing short of amazing.
While I love the powder division winning shot of Snowbird local Ben Wheeler gasping for air amidst flying powder, the overall winning image by Grant Gunderson is a shot taken in the early hours of the morning near Alta of skier Bryce Phillips. It's not hard for me to say that it's one of the most diverse and amazing ski images I've ever seen.
Categories included Air, Powder, Big Mountain, Mountain Lifestyle, City Lifestyle with each category winner taking home $1000. Grant Gunderson's image landed him a cool $4K as the overall winner.