“The Women of Skiing” by Heather Erson Photography is a collection of 40 black and white photo portraits featuring professional skiers from Jackson Hole, Vail, Squaw, Whistler, and Snowbird. View them at Skiingmag.com.
Squaw: Elyse Saugstad, Brita Sigourney, Ingrid Backstrom, Jessica Sobolowski-Quinn, Morganne Murphy, Michelle Parker, and Jackie Paaso. Whistler: Sarah Burke, Laura Ogden, Aleshia Cline, Brita Janyk, Ace Mackay-Smith, Heather Roberts, Crystal-Rose Lee and Sonja Lercher. Jackson Hole: Lynsey Dyer, Jess McMillan, Lisa Watson, Jessica Baker, Charlotte Moats, Julia Niles, Crystal Wright, Hannah Hardaway, Resi Stiegler and Kit DesLauriers. Vail: Jen Hudak, Keri Herman, Meg Olenick, Athena Brownson, Emilia Wint, Jesse Ambrogi-Yanson and Rebecca Selig. Snowbird: Jenn Berg, Caroline Gleich, Angel Collinson, Suzanne Graham, Grete Eliassen, Rachael Burks and Hannah Whitney.
My goal for “The Women of Skiing” was to create a compelling photo of each woman to give a glimpse of their lifestyle as a professional skier. View “The Women of Whistler” “The Women of Jackson Hole,” “The Women of Snowbird,” “The Women of Squaw,” and “The Women of Vail”
A special thank you to Drew McElwee for helping me photograph this series in September 2010. For three weeks we traveled by car and plane around the United States and Canada photographing the best female skiers in the world. It was a great trip and I love traveling for photography. All photos were taken in a studio setting at Snowbird, Squaw, Whistler, and Vail at Breckenridge.