I was on assignment shooting a new ski touring operation in the Kootenay region of British Columbia. I had packed far too much camera gear on this trip and my touring setup was less than optimal. I ended up with a pretty nasty blister on the heel of my foot but the three days we spent exploring this terrain were just magical. The snow was light, dry and deep. The old growth larch had a thick covering of frost that looked like icing. Cloud level was just below our elevation rolling in and out just like the ocean tide and the crisp air was full of big fat crystals. The conditions for shooting couldn't have been more perfect.
The moment I captured in this image was just after our party had reached the top. We were getting organized, talking and joking and then we were starting to look at all the possibilities for the untouched powder lines below. That feeling of anticipation for the run to come mixed with the satisfaction of getting there under my own power is something that I have thought of many times after returning home from this trip. And it is something that know I am going to have to repeat.