PHOTO: MATTIAS FREDRIKSSON
I’ve been going to Zermatt, Switzerland, for more than 15 years and it never gets old. It’s among my favorite places in the world to ride and shoot because everything is framed by spectacular views and amazing backdrops. In this shot, we had descended from the summit of Rothorn just as the most insane light illuminated the late-afternoon horizon. Right then, the trail turned abruptly on the ridge so when JULIA HOFMANN dropped in, I was able to combine technical alpine riding with powerfully dramatic mountain lighting, resulting in one of my favorite moments in Valais last summer.