The Salt Lake Scene

Ski Salt Lake Shootout

This winter Ski Salt Lake put together an unique concept to show off the mountains whose shadow we live beneath. This was to find a group of ski photographers, a pile of ski athletes Ski Salt Lake - Powder Skiing at the Shootoutand match them to the impressive skiing that Salt Lake is famous for. Bringing the three elements together became the Ski Salt Lake Shootout.

The idea was the brain child of Marketing Manager Adam Barker who in his own right is an accomplished photographer. Like putting together the perfect recipe, Barker tapped into the local pool of world class ski athletes and the unmatched terrain that exists at Salt Lake's Ski Resorts of Alta, Snowbird, Solitude and Brighton. He then rounded up a group of talented ski photographers from around the western U.S., added them to the mix and tossed them into the Cottonwood Canyons.

5 days later they emerged with some amazing imagery depicting categories like Powder, Air, Big Mountain, Mountain Lifestyle and City Lifestyle. The grand prize image that took it all was shot by Bellingham, Washington photographer Grant Gunderson who in the wee hours of the night added a combination of time lapse, strobe lighting and Utah's finest powder to come up with the image below.

Grant Gunderson's winning image at the Ski Salt Lake Shootout

During those 5 days Ski Salt Lake put together a video that captured the action as well as a behind the scene look at what the photographers saw as they captured these images.

-- video shot and produced by local company Piton Productions