Some of my Favorite Mountains that I've seen so far! I have been to more mountains but these were some that I was able to capture. If I had a POWDER Day I did not shoot the mountain so I will have to return to those Powder rich mountains in Colorado and Utah.
This is the one and only Lone Peak. There are scary steeps at Big Sky with plenty of challenge for skiers of every level. The tram ride can seem more like an elevator. I am looking forward to visiting there again this season. My favorite lodge to stay is the Huntley Lodge. * Make sure you check out Moonlight basin right next door.
This was shot on the Titlus Glacier in Engleburg Switzerland. Our ski group had a guide for most of the week and the skiing was great. This destination is a great value and I would love to return there. Switzerland is AWESOME!
In skiing some mountains in Northern Italy we got to see the back of the Matterhorn from a ski area called Cervinia I think. We stayed in the town of Cormayeur . This was one of my favorite trips and I would love to return there as well.
I was overwhelmed by the sheer amount of skiing that can be done at Vail especially when it's completely open. That cloud line you see over the mountain rage gave us an extra foot of fresh for the following morning. Life is Good!
I talked my way into getting into a vacant penthouse room in Harveys-CasinoHotel before Dawn during my stay. I had 15 minutes to get in setup my tripod on the Balcony and get my shots. I setup in the dark and waited for the light. I was quite happy with the shots I got this particular morning . The Lake and the Mountain were beautiful. I had not even skied yet. It was a very good day.
I have been told that this Mountain formation is called the Black Tusk. I shot this with a Mono-pod from 7th Heaven near the end of the ski day. I was losing light quickly so I had to accept some of the grainy quality. I guess I have to go back and shoot this again.
This Cornice against the bright Blue Sky gives you a slight idea of just how good the SNOW is in Utah. Utah claims to have the GREATEST SNOW on Earth and I have not found any Powder that is lighter as of yet!
Heavenly Mountain Lake Tahoe Ca. has some epic skiing on both the Nevada side and California. You must go there. And don't forget KIRKWOOD. Ski area Kirkwood was a POWDER day so there are no Pictures shot on a POWDER DAY.
I love Washington State. Although there is not a ski area on Mount Rainier the national park that surrounds it is one of the most beautiful parks in the World. I must get back there. I shot this on a tripod at Dawn.
From the top of the tram to look across to Cody Peak is a beautiful site. Jackson Hole and Grand-Targhee are probably my favorite places to be in the winter. I have been told that I would like the Summer as well. I hope to get a lot more shots of JH this coming Ski Season.
Mount Bachelor in Oregon is a hidden Jewel. a 360 degree summit with a huge amount of snow and a lot of terrain awaits the lucky skiers who visit here. Dog sleds, Snowshoes, Brewery's , Dining the town of BEND compliments this mountain as your place to stay. The people at Mt bachelor and the city of Bend are genuine and add to the charm of this mountain. I am lucky to be heading back to ski here again this Season. This CONE IN B&W is a hike to ski and you can see that the locals are very good at not being greedy and ripping up those nice powder turns.
I was lucky enough to ski Mount Hood in May and June a couple years back when they had a 30 foot base in JUNE! This mountain is home for Olympic hopefuls in training as well as the X-Games. The Timberline Lodge should be visited and admired at least once in your life. The mountain is steep there is not a lot of variety above treeline when the olympic people are training. From the Lodge down the mountain resemble some bigger ski area out east. It would not be enough for a week trip but you could have a great day here.
This peak sat across from out Hotel that was perched on the side of the mountain. Our Hotel (Tres-Puntas) sat at an elevation over 10,000 feet. Probably the highest place that I have slept as yet. Check out CHILE in August sometime.
These late afternoon views of the Peak at Crested Butte don't tell half the story. This Mountain is INTENSE. The runs offer STEEP, Challenging terrain and you should go there. The town is authentic and lots of fun.
I shot this in Whistler. The entire Village and Valley below was under Clouds but from mid-mountain to the peaks we had sunshine all day long. I love this shot. The skier gives you a sense of scale as to how big that valley is.
We had just had a couple feet of fresh snow at Steamboat during the week. I hopped on the bus after the ski day and set up my camera tripod on a stomped out landing below the barn with the ski area in the frame. If you like Glades and you like POWDER and you have some luck Steamboat offers a GREAT destination. This Mountain is also in my list of mountains I have to get back to.
Mt Baker is the Crested Butte of Washington state. Gnarly is a mild description of the terrain I saw. I cannot say that I have skied this mountain because I drove to it after they had closed for the season. This is a tough mountain to get to from New Jersey but if I lived in Bellingham Wa. I would definitely be checking this place out. It was still Awesome to see and shoot.
Home of the famous Olympics with the Miracle on ICE Lake Placid is the POSTCARD for Winter in the EAST US. I love White-Face. A lot of people joke and call it ICE-Face but I have had many good ski days there including some good POWDER Days.