My first day of ski season was downright epic. With 39 inches of light, fresh snow, face shots were plentiful and breaking trail was burly. Ava, Craig, Melissa, and I made our way up to Skyline Ridge (across from Steven's Pass Ski Area) on December 8th. Even on 25 to 30 degree slopes, building speed was a challenge. The entire day seemed to be in slow motion. Images of Ava skiing down with snow billowing over her head were classic and would have been worthy of a magazine cover if we'd managed to capture it properly. While breathing was often difficult for me while skiing down with blower powder seeking the depths of my lungs, Ava would literally have benefited from a snorkel. Thanks to Craig for capturing a few shots and videos of the day's antics.