Sammy Carlson Mount Hood, Oregon Photo: Darcy Bacha
Cody Townsend Tordrillo Mountains, Alaska Photo: Blake Jorgenson/MSP
Brody Leven Wasatch Mountains, Utah Photo: Jim Harris
Andrew McNab Monashee Mountains, British Columbia Photo: Bruno Long
Eric Hjorleifson Sentry Lodge, British Columbia Photo: Oskar Enander

Photos of the Year

A gallery of the very best in ski photography

It’s not hard to take a photo of your friend skiing. Just point and shoot. But to take a photo that rises above the rest requires an uncommon level of work, experience, and determination. These are the five best photos in skiing that came in from last winter. They were nominated for Photo of the Year at the 15th Annual POWDER Awards last December. Oscar Enander claimed the title for his work on the set of Sweetgrass Productions’ night-skiing film, Afterglow, a photo that was also on the cover of the Photo Annual in January. But the four nominees are equally deserving of a moment of your time.