I know this spot well, but we never had the chance to ride it without any tracks.
I knew it'd be one of my last ski shots for this season, it was May 30th and already late with very wet spring snow. I was on the ridge with Anthony and telling him where I wanted him to ride. I set my camera and adjusted my framing. The spot was in the shade but the clouds were moving quickly, so I told him to get ready for my signal. After approximately 10 minutes, the clouds pattern came up to the spot.
One long turn and Anthony went straight to lip, but he lost a lot of speed on the flat part before his air. Despite this, he managed to catch some air and the pic was done.
I immediately reviewed it and was really happy with the result, shout at him, "It's perfect, we have it!"
The wait is over and we can finally share the first new images of this year's Red Bull Illume Image Quest! Every week, we announce the semi-finalists of a different category, so stay tuned for more mind-blowing images.