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ARC'TERYX Deep Winter Photo Challenge 2016
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ARC'TERYX #DeepWinter16 December 7 & 8

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The ARC'TERYX Deep Winter Photo Challenge is On

The five photographers are finishing up their 72 hours of taking photos on Whistler and Blackcomb mountains with the addition of some adjacent lift accessed backcountry.

On Saturday, January 9th, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler will host the slideshow where all five photographers present their work. This event is sold out, but the after parties at Garibaldi Lift Co. and Merlins are happening and will definitely carry the vibe until late that evening. You'll want to check these venues out and party with others appreciate the colder things in life. At the Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC) we've got The Smirnoff House Party - Deep Winter Edition featuring DJ Kori K & DJ Surgeon. At Merlin’s, it’s Kokanee Live with We Hunt Buffalo.


Starting today and continuing all day tomorrow, you can participate in sharing your best deep winter photography with the hashtag #DeepWinter16. Post what you've got on Twitter and Instagram and Arc'Teryx will chose the best 10 photos to win either an ATOM LT jacket or hoody. Check the details at the Deep Winter website and enter your best deep winter photos today!

This contest runs side-by-side along with the official Arc'Teryx Deep Winter Photo Challenge presented by Gore-Tex that have those five photographers in a flurry of action taking photo after photo across the acreage of both Whistler and Blackcomb as well as into the backcountry. 

Take some time to post your best shot of what deep winter means to you and cross your fingers — It's a great chance to participate in an already epic event.

Tenth Annual Event

This is the tenth year for this event, which presents the winning photographer with a $10,000 purse as well as the coveted title of King or Queen of Storms.

The photographers include 4 who have won past events, and one newcomer. Guy Fattal was crowned "King of the Dolomites" last year after winning the freeride photography competition in Italy. Now he will try his hand to become King of Storms. The competition is stiff, with all five photographers coming to the event with past accolades and awards.

Day One of the Deep Winter Photo Challenge

Take a look at the video of Day 1 of the Arc'teryx Deep Winter Photo Challenge presented by Gore-Tex and see for yourself what these ace photographers are getting up to in the backcountry:

Photo Credit: Blake Jorgenson

Posted by on Thursday, January 07, 2016