dan Treadway Whistler BC -Deep Winter - A story every photographer will tell is of their favorite images remaining unseen for many seasons. This image of Dan Treadway won 'Best Image' at the Deep Winter photo challenge in Whistler. However, it's never run in a magazine.
James McSkimming, Pemberton BC. - I love the way my images now serve as a history of the friendships that have evolved throughout my life. This shot of James McSkimming marks the beginning of us skiing together, which has grown to mountain biking through the summers, and many misadventures of McSkimming and Krabbe.
Marcus Waring, Pemberton BC - I sat on top of this line for 45 minutes hoping the clouds above would finally break. Matt and I wore our patience thin and began skiing even though we were in cloud. Matt finished skiing the line and I was packing up my camera in the safe zone when the clouds broke. I called down Marcus who we met on the bootpack, and he arced this beautiful right hand turn.
Ingrid Backstrom, Sherpas Cinema, Mount Washington BC - Shooting with Sherpas Cinema has been transformative in the way I view and photograph skiing. The film crew's dedication to exploration in concept, and brutal perfectionism was a revelation. Here, Ingrid backstrom chases a hawk through the trees at Mt Washington.
Shooting in Whistler is a funny dance between exploration and re-invention. Since the area is the most photographed in Canada, it can feel difficult to create a new image. Tobin convinced me to work on the close to boundary wind ridge to Decker Lake, and we managed to find great snow in several places, even though much of the area was wind affected.
dave treadway, monashee powder cats, bc - Some times it all simply comes together. Dave Treadway with some beautifully low density snow at Monashee Pow Cats. In a way, these conditions can throw you off; most photos take a little bit of a fight to make the stars align, so when it's good you can get caught with your pants around your ankles.
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Tobin Seagel edges into a couple calculated turns above Squamish's Sea to Sky Gondola. It's difficult to convey in an image without a horizon line, but the fall line of this little couloir kept pushing you towards the wall on the right as you skied. Maybe in cliche skier style we should have claimed a first descent and (re)named it something ironic like 'Short Man Syndrom'. A little feisty one that can catch you off guard.
This is Tobin's very first turn on Mt Vsevidof. A convective storm dropped six inches of fresh snow on the slope, and though we felt felt confident, there is always a feeling of anxiety until the first turns have been skied. Also, high wind prevented us from talking, so we had split some ten minutes earlier to get to our respective drop in points from the volcano's caldera rim. One turn was all we needed to calm our fears and enjoy the rest of the run.

In Focus: Reuben Krabbe

A portfolio of British Columbian adventurist and photographer Reuben Krabbe's best work

Originally from Alberta, Reuben Krabbe is a transplant to British Columbia’s Coast Mountain, where he takes long walks on the beach, drinks scotch on the couch in front of a pallet fire, and blasts down fire roads on his mountain bike. Krabbe is an award-winning photographer, and in 2014, he traveled with skiers Tobin Seagel and Alex Taran to the Aleutian Islands for a feature in POWDER.