Ski season starts here

It’s not all about beaches and bikinis, you know... wrap up warm, grab a board or skis and head for the snowy peaks!

 

It’s the thrill, it’s the rush, it’s the exploration of the unknown and the as-yet unachieved. Do something daring; do something different; do something real!

Winter has arrived in the northern hemisphere and for many the sight of that first snowflake can mean only one thing: the ski and snowboarding season is here!

Check out some stunning images from Canada through to Japan, including those captured by skiing photographer Grant Gunderson whose sharp work with a lens gives an incredible insight into the lifestyle and culture of the sport as well as inspiration for that skiing holiday you've not yet booked...

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Zack Giffin
Zack Giffin skiing at Termas de Chillan

Zack Giffin

Beautiful sunset, soft snow... what more could you ask?

© Grant Gunderson
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Sun Kissed
Chris Davenport in action - February 2008

Sun Kissed

The sun is high in a deep blue sky as Chris Davenport careers down the mountain side.

© Christian Pondella/Red Bull Content Pool
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Bright white
Pep Fujas skiing blue bird powder off of the Roca Jack lift in Portillo Chile

Bright white

Pep Fujas skiing Blue Bird powder off of the Roca Jack lift in Portillo, Chile.

© Grant Gunderson
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Life on Vars
Benedikt Mayr pushing himself to new heights in the glorious snow of Vars

Life on Vars

Benedikt Mayr pushing himself to new heights in the glorious snow of Vars, in the French Alps.

© DomDaher/Red Bull Content Pool
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Powder-up
Mattias Evangelista skiing in the Mt. Baker Backcountry

Powder-up

Mattias Evangelista skiing in the Mount Baker backcountry.

© Grant Gunderson
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Snow way
Travis Rice snowboarding in Alaska, USA, on 30th of April 2010

Snow way

Travis Rice snowboarding in Alaska, USA

© Scott Serfas/Red Bull Content Pool
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Taking the piste
Josh Daiek going downhill fast at Whistler (British Columbia)

Taking the piste

Josh Daiek going downhill fast at Whistler, in British Columbia.

© Grant Gunderson
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Learning to fly
Travis Rice filming for Art of Flight in Alaska, USA on 3th of May 2010

Learning to fly

Learning to fly: Travis Rice during the filming for Art of Flight in Alaska.

© Scott Serfas/Red Bull Content Pool
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Going big in Japan
Travis Rice filming for Art of Flight in Alaska, USA on 3th of May 2010

Going big in Japan

Carston Oliver skiing at Tanigawadake.

© Grant Gunderson
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Snowman
Cody Townsend performs at Stevens Pass in Washington

Snowman

Cody Townsend in deep powder at Stevens Pass in Washington in the USA.

© Grant Gunderson
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Long way down
KC Deane skiing at Whitewater during the Cold Smoke Powder Festival in British Columbia.

Long way down

KC Deane skiing at Whitewater during the Cold Smoke Powder Festival in British Columbia.

© Grant Gunderson
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Night falls
KC Deane skiing at Whitewater during the Cold Smoke Powder Festival in British Columbia.

Night falls

Henrik Windstedt skiing powder at Mustang Powder Cats in the Monashee Mountains near Revelstoke, British Columbia.

© Grant Gunderson
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While everyone else ...
Max Kuszaj on the mountains of Alta, in Utah, skiing night powder.

While everyone else ...

...is enjoying the après-ski, Max Kuszaj is still out on the mountains of Alta, in Utah, skiing night powder.

© Grant Gunderson
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