Berthoud Pass

I just got back from a 10th Mountain Division Hut trip.  The trip was as awesome as one would imagine with 40+ inches of snow falling during the four day adventure.

When I got home, I felt compelled to go back to some shots I took of a good friend, Rob, before Christmas. I love Berthoud pass and it has always been a place I ski and say "I've got to get back here asap." The lack of people, the steep terrain, and the deep snow make for and awesome experience and good photos... but...

It's funny how bad I believe I am at taking photos of the outdoor things I am very passionate about - climbing and skiing. Perhaps it's because I am torn between being in the moment of the sport and taking photos.  Regardless of my issues in the past, I know I have gotten better when friends mention, "Let's get the photographer out there on this run..."  Also, these few shots finally made me excited to take shots skiing again.  It doesn't hurt that the skier and boarder friends I have are all badasses and look darn good doing it...