This "How I Got the Shot" takes us to the bucolic town of Chamonix — home to one of the oldest ski resorts in France — where photographer Adam Clark captures a powder day on the massive peak of the Aiguille du Midi.

Andrea Binning making powder turns in Chamonix, France; photo courtesy of Adam Clark

Andrea Binning making powder turns in Chamonix, France. Photo: Adam Clark

Name: Adam Clark
Age: 35
Hometown: Salt Lake City
Bio: Adam Clark is an adventure photographer based in Salt Lake City. He’s been chasing winter and sports the world over for the past 15 years.
Who: Andrea Binning
Where: Chamonix, France
Why: I shot this while on assignment for Volkl skis in Chamonix, France, in 2013. I flew into Geneva in the early morning on Jan. 2. By 10 a.m. I had made my way to Chamonix. Andrea Binning was waiting for me, with a few others, and within minutes my gear was on. We headed up the Aiguille du Midi lift, one of the most iconic trams in the world; it drops you off at 3,842 meters. We were greeted by two feet of perfect, light powder (it had just snowed) and there were very few skiers out. We quickly got to work skiing 5,000 feet of perfect powder, getting in shots along the way. This photo stands out from the rest for me because of the beautiful wave of snow cascading around Binning.
What the image was shot with: Canon 1DmarkIII and Canon [email protected]
Magazine affiliation: POWDER
Photographer’s website:
Instagram: acpictures

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