This shot was filmed at Big Sky resort in Montana. The only time we are allowed to fly drones is before public is on the mountain, so we had a relatively tight window to get the shot. I had never flown the FPV drone around park skiers, but luckily, we had a crew of six local park skiers from Bozeman, Montana that rip. We were pretty run and gun, as soon as the drone got to the top of the park the skiers would drop and I would zoom back to the top for the next skier. The skiers were able to get a sled ride to the top after their lap, so we always had a skier ready to go when the drone got to the top. The drone battery only last for about 3-5 minutes, so I had to change batteries quite often. We ended up with some awesome shots and I am looking forward to filming similar content in the future.
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.