Behind The Shot : Tunnel Skiing

As our crew scavenges the snow patches on the Beartooth Pass for spots to build a jump we find a patch where there just might be a chance of a dream come true, as I stick my snow probe into the snow I realize this is perfect… Time to build a tunnel jump!

Driving the renovated van up the beartooth pass

June 6, 2021 Its the last day of our annual trip to ski the Beartooth Pass and we plan to end it off with a bang.

After sleeping the previous night away under the stars we are planned and ready to make this dream a reality.

But it wont come easy.

It took nearly 8 hours of shoveling snow and molding jumps till we were getting the first hits in, but boy was it worth it.

As the photographer I knew I had to capture this unique jump, I just had to figure out how…

I found a composition I was really happy with after walking around and through the tunnel for a few minutes and I knew this one had potential

I gave the athletes some time to warm up and myself some time to figure out the exact shot, then all of a sudden it lined up!

Easily one of my favorite shots of the season and I was watching it happen through my viewfinder!

As I rushed over to my friends to show it off I I knew my all encompassing shot was grabbed and I couldn’t be more pleased. My job there was complete, at least until they figure out their next crazy jump in another amazing location…

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