LOST AND PRO­FOUND

DEEP THOUGHTS IN WHISTLER, B.C.

Skiing - - Photo Journal - —SA­MAN­THA BER­MAN

For his sec­ond time com­pet­ing in Whistler Black­comb’s

Deep Win­ter Photo Chal­lenge, Cana­dian shooter Rueben Krabbe set out to cre­ate some­thing dif­fer­ent. “My first com­pe­ti­tion I told the typ­i­cal story of in­jury re­hab, and of get­ting back to ski­ing,” Krabbe says. “This time I wanted to fo­cus on the ac­tual con­cept of deep win­ter, what it is and what it means to skiers.” To that end, Krabbe went deep—

way deep—wax­ing poetic on the process of “ver­nal­iza­tion,” or how “from dif­fi­culty comes beauty,” says Krabbe, who’s been known to study quantum physics in his spare time. “I wanted to ad­dress how ski­ing is born of some­thing as hos­tile, as bit­ter, as a storm,” he says. Along with col­lab­o­ra­tor Austin Ross and three lo­cal ath­letes, Krabbe had three days and full run of the moun­tain to tie it all to­gether. His sub­mis­sion, set to a poem writ­ten by Krabbe and re­cited by Ross, took sec­ond place in the Jan­uary 2013 com­pe­ti­tion.

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