Outrunning a Slide

Porte du Soleil, Switzerland

Pro Skier Wiley Miller looks back at his ski track on a windy morning after fresh snow in the Porte du Soleil region in Switzerland. Because of the new snow and wind, the snowpack was fairly unstable that day as you can see surface slough still cascading down the rocks and also a crown line from a avalanche slab that pulled out when Wiley landed his air off the cliff. Wiley was in the Porte du Soileil region for 2 weeks filming with the ski movie production crew, Level 1. (Jeff Cricco/Tandem)
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The snowpack was sketchy at best for pro skier Wiley Miller in Switzerland's Porte du Soleil. A big storm had dumped a fresh layer of snow and the winds were high. Little slides seemed to chase Wiley down this entire line, and just after airing it out over the cliff, a larger avalanche slab broke free. He skied out in style before looking back at the evidence carved through the snow. 

TOOLS: Canon 1D MkIV, 300mm, 1/2000, f/6.3, ISO 250

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