The rugged mountains of the Wasatch are consistently blanketed with some of the highest annual snowfalls in the country, a feature that drives skiers of all shapes and sizes to Utah to experience true powder skiing. As a photographer and a ski bum, there’s simply no better place to be when it snows.

I’ve lived in the Salt Lake Valley for 19 years now and have seen my fair share of mammoth storms. The following is a collection of days spent enjoying epic snow with good buddies — capturing why it is I choose to live in Utah.

This post is brought to you by Utah, home of The Greatest Snow On Earth®. With 11 ski resorts less than an hour from Salt Lake City International Airport, there’s plenty of powder for the perfect ski vacation.





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Skier Brant Moles at Alta

All images by Will Wissman

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Brant Moles, Alta

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Carlo Travarelli at Snowbird

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Jamey Parks in the Wasatch backcountry

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Jamey Parks, Mt. Superior

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Drew Stoecklein, Park City

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Jamey Parks in the Alta backcountry

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Jamie Pierre at Snowbasin

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Cody Townsend, Wasatch backcountry

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Brant Moles, Wolverine Cirque

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Carlo Travarelli at Alta

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Brant Moles, Mt. Superior

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Drew Stoecklein in the Wasatch backcountry

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Jamey Parks at Brighton

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Rachael Burks at Alta

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Elyse Saugstad at Alta

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Ben Wheeler at Snowbird

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Cody Townsend in the Wasatch backcountry

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Brant Moles in the Wasatch backcountry

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Ben Wheeler, Snowbird

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Drew Stoecklein in the Wasatch backcountry

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Brant Moles at Snowbird

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Brant Moles at Alta

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Reggie Crist and Jamie Pierre, Snowbasin

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Ben Wheeler at Alta

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Carlo Travarelli, Alta

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Julian Carr at Alta

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Elyse Saugstad, Alta

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Jamey Parks, East Castle, Alta

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Julian Carr, Wasatch backcountry

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Jamey Parks at Solitude

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Gabe Morin in the Alta backcountry

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Julian Carr at Snowbird

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Ben Wheeler, Dry Fork Canyon

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Salt Lake City

Where it all begins.

This post is brought to you by Utah, home of The Greatest Snow On Earth®. With 11 ski resorts less than an hour from Salt Lake City International Airport, there's plenty of powder for the perfect ski vacation.

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