Jake McBride. Jake is one of Australia’s best and most prolific snow photographers and has been for years. While his other photography work means he stays at his seaside base in Sydney, Jake’s always keen to jump in the car for some hit and run missions when the snow is on. He nailed some great photos last winter. Jake’s also pretty good on skis and as a junior was a member of the Thredbo Freestyle Squad where he was renowned for skiing in builders’ overalls and a flanno shirt. This shot of Jake skiing was taken by his 10-year-old son Asher.
Luke Kneller. Luke has spent the past 12 months riding a motorbike from London to his home in Jindabyne, the route taking him through Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Myanmar. It’s the kind of trip that makes you appreciate your own place in the world, but Luke said it also reinforced his view that Jindabyne is, “The best place in the world to live.” When Luke was a junior skier he was disqualified from the Interschool moguls comp for doing a back-flip.
Teddy Laycock. At the time of writing Teddy was in Iceland on a hiking, skiing, camping trip with Chris Booth. It’s the kind of trip Teddy lives for and over the past few years he has built a reputation as a photographer and ski guide, spending weeks in the Australian backcountry each winter and he photographed our Shadow of Townshend story with the Segal sisters. Not sure if Teddy has any claims to fame as a junior skier.