Now in its ninth year, the Deep Winter Gala at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler is not to be missed. Tickets are On Sale Now, and are available via our friends at Whistler Blackcomb.
 
Watch LIVE  -  January 10th, 2015  -  Fairmont Chaeau Whistler  -  Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm
Tickets can be purchased at Guest Relations in Whistler, or online at WhistlerBlackcomb.com (and picked up at Guest Relations)

About the Arc'teryx Deep Winter Photo Challenge

When crippling winter storms hit a ski town, the townsfolk jump to their windows with excitement, anticipating and predicting the amount of snow that will be left behind to shred when the sun rises.  Plunk that storm on any city around the world and the news crews hit the streets just as they call in the National Guard.

That’s why we love ski towns… ski towns like Whistler and operations like Whistler Blackcomb, where they have been celebrating ‘Storm Season’ every January for the past 9 years by hosting the Arc’teryx Deep Winter Photo Challenge.  

Over the course of three days, six of the ski and snowboard industries’ top photographers set out to steal souls and capture gold. The task; embrace the weather, create a five minute slideshow and present it to a crowd of 1200 attendees, plus five expert judges for the chance at $5,000 and to be crowned ‘King Of Storms’.  The winner also secures their spot in Arc’teryx’s ‘King Of Dolomites’ photo competition taking place in Italy’s Dolomite region in February 2015.

Avalanche Canada

2015 marks the first year of the Arc’teryx Deep Winter Photo Challenge Presented by Gore-Tex® that Avalanche Canada Foundation is the official charity partner of the event. When purchasing your tickets online don’t forget to make a donation to the great organization that provides us with the knowledge that helps keep us safe in the mountains. At the event stop by the Avalanche Canada booth for more information on their contribution to avalanche safety.

A Celebration of Storm Photography.

 

In January on the West Coast of Canada the Coastal Mountains can be stuck in a haze.  The clouds will not moved for weeks keeping the mountain peaks hidden while the snowline creeps lower and the snow depths get deeper.  This is the time of year that can make or break the rest of the season in the Coastal Mountains and is what makes this end of the earth a snow seekers dream.

Paul Morrison - The Original "King Of Storms"

 

The DEEP WINTER Photo Challenge sets photographers and their team of athletes against the January storm cycles that roll through Whistler each season. It takes a ton of planning, hard work and patience to compete and succeed.  Over the past few weeks we had the chance to look back on past events and talk to some of the photographers who competed to hopefully be crowned “King of Storms”.

 

 

 

Jordan Manley - 3 x King of Storms

The DEEP WINTER Photo Challenge sets photographer and their team of athletes against the January storm cycles that roll through Whistler each season. It takes a ton of planning, hard work and patience to compete and succeed.  Over the next few weeks we will take a look back on past events and talk to some of the photographers who competed to hopefully be crowned “King of Storms”.

 

 

 

 

 

King Of Storms - Blake Jorgenson

The DEEP WINTER Photo Challenge sets photographer and their team of athletes against the January storm cycles that roll through Whistler each season. It takes a ton of planning, hard work and patience to compete and succeed.  Over the next few weeks we will take a look back on past events and talk to some of the photographers who competed to hopefully be crowned “King of Storms”.

 

 

King Of Storms - Robin O'Neill

The DEEP WINTER Photo Challenge sets photographer and their team of athletes against the January storm cycles that roll through Whistler each season. It takes a ton of planning, hard work and patience to compete and succeed.  Over the next few weeks we will take a look back on past events and talk to some of the photographers who competed to hopefully be crowned “King of Storms”.

 

Russel Dalby - King Of Storms

The DEEP WINTER Photo Challenge is in its seventh year and sells out every year. We decided to take a look back on the past events and talk to some of the photographers who competed to hopefully be crowned “King of Storms”.

Click Read More to find out what the 2013 Champ, Russell Dalby had to say.

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