The best photos of FREESKIER Volume 20, Throwback Edition

The best photos of FREESKIER Volume 20, Throwback Edition

Within the twenty volumes of FREESKIER magazine, we’ve printed countless images showcasing the best photography in skiing. From timeless park sessions to first-descents and glorious powder shots, our contributing photographers have a keen eye for capturing the best athletes in our sport through their unique lenses.

The gallery below is—hands down—the best digital compilation of vintage ski photography ever assembled. Featuring images from legendary photogs such as Flip McCririck, Wade McCoy, Christian Pondella, Mattias Fredriksson, Chris O’Connell, Bret Benson and plenty more, the following images portray many of the most influential athletes in the sport of skiing.

Candide Thovex hitting Chad’s Gap, check. Jonny Moseley bringing the “dinner roll” to live television, check. Shane McConkey on the biggest line you’ve ever seen, check. Sarah Burke skyrocketing out of the pipe, check. The list goes on, so start scrolling and immerse yourself in this smattering of stand-out moments from the past two decades of freeskiing.

SKIER: Jonny Moseley | PHOTO: Flip McCririck | LOCATION: Wolf Mountain, UT, 1997
SKIER: Jonny Moseley | PHOTO: Flip McCririck, 1997
SKIER: JP Auclair | PHOTO: Chris O'Connell | Whistler, BC, 1998
SKIER: Candide Thovex | PHOTO: Brent Benson | LOCATION: Alta, UT (Chad's Gap), 1999
SKIER: Candide Thovex | PHOTO: Chris O'Connell, 1999
SKIER: Shane McConkey | PHOTO: Flip McCririck | LOCATION: Valdez, AK, 2000
SKIERS (from left to right): Sarah Burke, Kristi Leskinen, Marie Martinod | PHOTO: Chris O'Connell, 2000
SKIER: Sage Cattabriga-Alosa | PHOTO: Brent Benson | LOCATION: Alta, UT (Pyramid Gap), 2000
Inside the FREESKIER Tour Bus with Glen Plake (left) and Brad Holmes (right), 2000
SKIER: Tanner Hall | PHOTO: Chris O'Connell, 2001
SKIER: Phil Poirer | PHOTO: Chris O'Connell | LOCATION: Mammoth Mountain, CA, 2001
SKIER: Tanner Hall | PHOTO: Chris O'Connell | LOCATION: Vail, CO, 2002
The Armada Skis athlete team, circa 2002. From left to right: Tanner Hall, Anthony Boronowski, Boyd Easley, JP Auclair, Julien Regnier, JF Cusson
SKIER: Jonny Moseley | PHOTO: Flip McCririck | LOCATION: Salt Lake City, UT, 2002
SKIER: Jon Olsson | PHOTO: Mattias Fredriksson | LOCATION: Åre, Sweden, 2002
SKIER: Henrik Windstedt | PHOTO: Mattias Fredriksson | LOCATION Engleberg, SUI, 2003
SKIER: Ingrid Backstrom | PHOTO: Scott Markewitz | LOCATION: Alta, UT, 2004
Young guns at the skatepark. From left to right: Tanner Hall, Sean Pettit, Kye Petersen | PHOTO: Blake Jorgenson, 2004
SKIER: Seth Morrison | PHOTO: Flip McCririck | LOCATION: Haines, AK, 2005
SKIER: Kristi Leskinen | PHOTO: Flip McCririck/Shazamm/ESPN Images | LOCATION: Aspen, CO, 2005
SKIER: Doug Coombs | PHOTO: Eric Berger | LOCATION: Valdez, AK, 2006
SKIER: Jamie Pierre | PHOTO: Wade McCoy/Focus Productions | LOCATION: Grand Targhee, WY, 2006
SKIER: Shane McConkey | PHOTO: Blake Jorgenson | LOCATION: Whistler, BC, 2007
SKIER: Sarah Burke | PHOTO: Nate Abbott | LOCATION: Aspen, CO, 2010
SKIER: CR Johnson | PHOTO: Mattias Fredriksson, 2010
SKIER: Shane McConkey | PHOTO: Flip McCririck | LOCATION: Alaska, 2009
SKIER: Simon Dumont | PHOTO: Christian Pondella | LOCATION: Sunday River, ME, 2008
SKIER: CR Johnson | PHOTO: Chris O'Connell | LOCATION: Tahoe, CA, 2010
SKIER: Simon Dumont | PHOTO: Nate Abbott | LOCATION: Squaw Valley, CA, 2011
SKIER: Jamie Pierre | PHOTO: Brent Benson | LOCATION: Zinal, SUI, 2011
SKIER: Sarah Burke | PHOTO: Nate Abbott | LOCATION: Mt. Hood, OR, 2012
SKIER: JP Auclair | PHOTO: Chris O'Connell | LOCATION: New Zealand, 2014
SKIER: Tatum Monod | PHOTO: Jordan Harper, 2013
SKIER: Josh Dueck | PHOTO: Paul Morrison/Whistler Blackcomb | LOCATION: Whistler, BC, 2012
SKIER: Sarah Burke | PHOTO: Nate Abbott | LOCATION: Snowbasin, UT, 2012
SKIER: Andreas Fransson | PHOTO: Daniel Rönnbäck | LOCATION: Chamonix, FR, 2014

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