This was our first and only bluebird day of our trip in Niseko. Our guide had arranged snowmobiles to go in the backcountry, but the whole process took too long. The snow was pretty much baked once we got on top, except for this small zone across from our drop off.
The sun was casting really beautiful shadows through the trees on the opposite slope. I wanted to find the right balance between the open space, the single tree and its shadow. I found a great vantage point, so Tatum did a 30 minute hike up to save the day. She skied down exactly where she needed to and nailed the shot with a really big smile on her face.