Photo shoots can be very complicated when you are dealing with the weather. We have a photographer here from Durango who will be shooting for the next couple days. These pictures will be used in Powderhorn and Colorado Ski Country marketing materials for the next 2 years. It was supposed to snow 6" last night but unfortunately it huffed....and it puffed....and did absolutely nothing. We were hoping for a little new snow to get some of the shots we wanted today and then get some shots in the sun tomorrow. Oh well, I'm sure we'll still find plenty of good spots to snag some photos.
When you see a ski picture in a magazine it usually looks like it just happened that way. Not so. Photo shoots involve finding models, choosing their clothing, scoping out spots, finding the right light and angles. In those powder shots, it looks like the skier is just having a wonderful day skiing line after line of powder. Usually a powder shot involves the model making 1 to 4 turns in a specific area so the photographer can shoot it. It's a lot of starting and stopping.
But at the end of the day, nothing compares to the excitement when you know you've gotten the shot!