Ski straight to the sea in Norway or keep B.C.’S backcountry all to yourself. Choices, choices...
Where do you have to go to spend a day ski touring and mountaineering without running into another person? Deep in the backcountry outside of Smithers, in northwestern B.C. That’s where photographer Mattias Fredriksson ventured with local mountain guide Michael Brackenhofer and Danielle Willhoeft last season to explore the backside of the Hudson Mountain Range. In this shot, the pair ascend a chute to Turquoise Ridge to ski their next line. “It was a beautiful and very long day of ski touring and ski mountaineering,” Fredriksson recalls. “We did not see a single soul all day, which adds to the wild experience.”
Nikon D850 body, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 lens @ f/5, 1/800sec, ISO 125