FIRST TIME’S THE CHARM
In case you’re wondering, this is what 23 inches over two days looks like during December at Alta. Photographer Lee Cohen says he took athlete Mali Noyes into Westward Ho and got lucky, nabbing this pow-choked shot on just their second run. Interesting fact about Noyes: She was an NCAA Nordic racer who’s only been alpine skiing for the past five years, including competing on the big-mountain circuit. Cohen says it had snowed 15 inches overnight, and eight the day before, making Alta’s Westward Ho, with its ample tree coverage, a great place to hunker down. This was Cohen’s first time shooting with Noyes. “She really charges hard!” We bet it won’t be his last.
Nikon DS, Nikon 2470mm f/2.8 lens @ f/5, 1/640 sec, ISO 100