"The light only shines in certain places this time of year and that coupled with snow consistency we found the parameters in which we could work. We focused on the man made features of cat tracks and snow gun formed mounds and ledges. After quite a bit of communication we had captured a few shots that we thought were worthy. This fueled the fire and we raced the descending sun on one of the shortest days of the year. To me these photos represent the small amount of snow necessary for fun..."
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If this doesn't get you hyped for winter then we don't know what will. Last season Icelantic athletes Hayden Price, Scotty VerMerris, Amy David, Julian Carr, and Aiden Ulrich took Alta and the surrounding Wasatch by storm during the deepest days of the year with filmer and editor Andrew Mildenberger. Here's a little window into the experience. Enjoy, the deep days are coming. #ReturnToNature
Jumbo size snowflakes floated from the sky as I clambered in my ski boots through the Alta Ski Area parking lot until I found fellow Icey athlete and team manager, Scotty VerMerris. I squinted to see through the blustery snowfall as he pulled out a pair of skis from his truck. This was my first moment meeting The Maiden. Scotty handed the skis over to me, and we hustled to the Wildcat lift. After clicking into the skis and getting lifted into the sky on the two-man chairlift, I recall staring down at the ski’s topsheets mesmerized until it was time to put those babies to use. All afternoon, we repeated the cycle. Lift ride to pow slashing, pillow bashing, and cliff dropping. I immediately fell in love with the Maiden for it’s versatility of being playful and surfy in the smooth powder while maintaining a durability in the chopped up snow and providing a stable ski to land airs on.