Photo Shootout: Summer Edition Gallery Party Recap

Photo Shootout: Summer Edition Gallery Party Recap

To celebrate the year-round beauty of the mountains, FREESKIER brought the local community together in Aspen, Colorado last night for its first-ever Photo Shootout: Summer Edition Gallery Party.

The stage is set for the FREESKIER gallery party.

Hosted in the spacious lobby and bar area of the Limelight Hotel, located in the heart of Aspen’s downtown, the event showcased twenty of the contest’s most impressive photographs in beautiful, large-format prints.

Accompanied by delicious food, nicely mixed drinks and good friends, the event was a stand-out success that brought the skiing community together for an end-of-summer jamboree.

Photos on display in the Limelight Hotel lobby.
FREESKIER’s Zach Berman greets the crowd at the start of the event.

From the thousands of submissions to the Photo Shootout: Summer Edition, our panel of judges identified finalists and awarded winners who demonstrated not only excellent composition and creativity but also the ability to capture the essence of summer in the mountains. The artists showcased understand the magic of the mountains whether cloaked in deep powder or tacky dirt, and how one special image can elevate viewers to a new frame of mind.

The local community came together in Aspen to celebrate art and life in the mountains.
FREESKIER Contributor Tess Weaver-Strokes shares one of her stories with a party guest.

Showcasing these photos in such a stunning, interactive setting allowed the local community to come together, share in the stoke and reflect on a summer well-spent in the mountains. Ski brand and Aspen mountain representatives, local shop owners, contest participants—including overall winner Wade Godson—all showed up for the unique gallery showing.

Party-goers take a closer look at the Photo Shootout: Summer Edition Magazine.

All told, the Photo Shootout: Summer Edition and its accompanying Gallery Party were just another way FREESKIER continues to support the hard-working photographers out there who are drawn to the mountain lifestyle. Bringing this contest to life at the Limelight Hotel is FREESKIER’s way of thanking all of the amateur and professional photographers who participated.

Overall winner Wade Godman poses with “The $6,000 Omelette.”

Stay tuned for a print magazine, coming soon, which showcases category winners, runner-ups and goes “behind the shot” with some of the judges’ favorite images. Now, let’s celebrate the amazing summer we’ve all enjoyed before shifting our sights to the first upcoming pow day of the season.

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