Tales of Our Tracks

Photographers Examine the Tracks Left Behind in the Snow
Ryan Salm      
Ski & Ride 2014 / December 2014

We take much when we travel across the snow—we extract from it recreation, the fulfillment of our wishes for speed or sights, and its usefulness as a means of transportation into the natural world. It’s interesting to look at what we leave behind, the tales the tracks tell of our winter voyages.

Top Photo: No shortage of pow turns on a sleeper spring snow day in the Mt. Rose backcountry. Photo by Ryan Salm

Ryan Salm has spent the last 16 years of his life wandering the world and capturing the essence of the moment from portraiture to adventure. His work has been featured in Patagonia advertising, Powder, ESPN  and Outside magazines. He is available for assignments and commissions. 

An unknown skier takes advantage of early season snowfall on Mt. Rose. Photo by Andrew Marshall. 

Andrew Marshall is a freelance photographer from Reno. He enjoys the Tahoe area for its four seasons of outdoor adventure opportunities.

Dave Rintala skiing in the Donner backcountry. Photo by Court Leve. 

Court Leve was voted ‘Best Photographer’ in the Lake Tahoe-Truckee region in 2010. Specializing in action sports, wedding, portraiture and pet photography, Leve combines a journalistic and traditional approach to his work that results in highly acclaimed emotional and captivating images. Find more of his work here.