FIRST TIME’S THE CHARM

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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

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