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January 7th, 2017

Fairmont Chateau Whistler | Doors 7:00 pm, Show 8:00 pm

The 11th annual Samsung Deep Winter Photo Challenge, presented by GORE-TEX® products, returns to Whistler Blackcomb on January 7th, 2017. Invited photographers have 72 hours to capture athletes in their natural mountain habitats and edit the best images into a 5-minute slideshow. Join the audience and see who shoots their way to the top.
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Alric Ljunghager
I don't know if I even consider myself as a photographer, it just seems like photography is such a strong tool for me to dig into the beauties in this world, it feels like my way to point a finger on extraordinary things. Together with The Bunch ski crew, we are exploring skiing from a soul's perspective and i would say that I'm in love with this dance, this art form, what skiing truly are. Instagram
Colin Wiseman
Hailing from Hornby Island, BC, Colin Wiseman now resides in Bellingham, WA where he serves as Content Director for an independent publishing company known as Funny Feelings LLC. Additionally, Colin’s work has been featured in editorial titles worldwide and in marketing campaigns for clients like Patagonia and K2 Snowboarding. He believes that every honest narrative goes beyond the moments of peak action. Instagram
Guy Fattal
Guy is passionate about photography and skiing. This, along with his love of travel and nature, constantly drives him to explore and experience new horizons using the camera lens as a means to capture and combine the essence of natural backdrops with the human force and will of extreme athletic performance.

Guy photographs brilliant people in incredible surroundings with an emphasis on movement, speed and danger. His striking and powerful photos evoke emotion and excellence.

Growing up in the hills surrounding Jerusalem, Guy decided to chase his passion and has found a way to combine his love for photography and the outdoors. Lately, with his work appearing in major publications he has become recognized as one of the up and coming ski photographers. He has every intention of seeking new challenges and reaching new heights.
Ilanna Barkusky
Born and raised in Vancouver, Ilanna is an award-winning photographer who developed a love for adventure and the outdoors at an early age. With the Sea-to-Sky region in her backyard, she was influenced to combine her passions of outdoor activity and creativity together. Relocating to Whistler at the earliest opportunity, she began focusing on commercial and editorial projects within the action sports industry. Now 22 years old, Freeskier Magazine has described her as ‘an up-and-comer in the world of ski photography’. Instagram
Michael Overbeck
Michael is a Whistler born, adventure photographer whose work is focused on creating authentic, and inspiring moments in remote regions around the world. Instagram
Shannon Skouras-Mahre
Shannon is a photographer, writer and adventurer based out of the small eastern Washington town of Naches. As a photographer who began as an athlete, she knows that a perfect shot isn’t just made with the press of a finger – it’s created through the hard work, precision and passion of both the athlete and the photographer, working together as a team.

From epic mountain bike adventures in Moab, Utah to powder-filled trips to Japan, to family portraits in the mountains near her home to real estate photo-shoots for PNW contractors and realtors, Shannon wears many hats in the world of photography, and wouldn’t have it any other way. As a team, Shannon and her husband, Andy Mahre, own and run Mahre Media, providing high level content (photo, video, written) and marketing materials to clients all over the world. But their greatest adventure together yet has been that of parenthood, which began for this duo last summer with the arrival of their son, Ryder. Now the adventure has truly begun.


We are proud to partner with the Avalanche Canada Foundation, a federally registered charity, to help raise money for their ongoing work that keeps us safe in the mountains. Through donations, sponsorships and fundraising events, the Avalanche Canada Foundation is united with its supporters by a single, simple passion—to ensure the tragedy of avalanches doesn't touch another family again.

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