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Last week’s Arc’teryx Deep Winter Photo Challenge saw six professional photographers unleashed on Whistler and Blackcomb to shoot and edit together a 3-5 minute slide show in just 72 hours. Competitors in the 8th annual event had to stay within regular ski hill boundaries and operating hours but otherwise there was no limits on what they could create.

Insider editor Feet Banks chased all six teams around for two sunny days in order to get a sense of the good times and challenges that come with trying to produce 50-70 slideshow-quality photographs in just three days. Feet got to hang out with ace shooters Nicolas Teichrob, Erin Hogue, Chris Brown, Zoya Lynch, Cameron Hunter and Jason Hummel and his video is above.

After the show, one photo from each photographer was posted online for the People’s Choice Award of $500 cash and a day of Heli Skiing. The people have spoken and Cameron Hunter is the winner with this shot of Wiley Tesseo ripping pow above the clouds on Whistler Mountain. Congratulations Cam.


Check out all of the Deep Winter Slideshows below (in random order) and don’t forget to capture all your sweet Whistler moments and contribute them to the #WhistlerUnfiltered: The People’s Lens project. And for a shot at winning a one-week trip to Whistler complete with lift passes, activities, new gear and a sweet new camera check out the Picture Perfect Whistler Contest right now. Good luck.


Pip has somehow worked her way around from being a snow-and-bike bum to holding a real job while also being outdoors as much as possible. She’s collected scars, bikes for (almost) every occasion, a small trail dog and a love of craft beer plus a rudimentary understanding of skiing, snowboarding, sketching, and the art of chairlift conversations. She currently believes a combination of gravity, snow, dirt and rad people are what make Whistler tick but investigations are ongoing.