From heli skiing in Alaska, to competing at JOI, to photoshooting with Monster Energy at Mammoth, to building kickers in the good ol' backcountry, it's been a busy week for skiers. For your viewing enjoyment, here are some of the best photos we saw this week via Instagram, showcasing the aforementioned events and much more.
I wish I could go back in time. Posted by @pepfujas.
In the labyrinth. #TGR #glacier. Posted by @dlonge.
Untitled. Posted by @ibskis.
@jossiwells looking like a boss while the world cracks in two beneath his feet. #crack #upintheair #sweden #iphoneonly #landscape #nature #swag. Posted by @guskenworthy.
@mikeheni #nipcovers #PBP. Posted by @brandonkelly.
@pepfujas #gettingblunted #PBP. Posted by @mikeheni.
#air. Posted by @kaimahler.
#Birdseye #JOI. Posted by @jossiwells.
At the office. Posted by @elysesaugstad.
Big ol' glaciers out there. Posted by @lexidupont.
Brandywine, BC. Posted by @t_rains.
Dreaming about yesterday's epic lines in the kh slackcountry! #skiing. Posted by @zoyalynch.
Extreme day at Heavenly. #Tahoe #ExpertsOnly. Posted by @josschristensen.
Fissile. #mattyrichard #powder #whistlerblackcomb #rossignol #dynafit #steep #crazy #epic #summit. Posted by @mattyrichardo.
Fly'n. Posted by @sageca.
Fun day filming with @darren_rayner and @geoffbrownsnow in #whistler for #voleurz. #mountains #sky #blackandwhite #landscape. Posted by @kcdeane.
Fun in the sun yesterday at Baker. Posted by @kcdeane.
Haines in a nutshell #insanity. Posted by @nickmartini.
Like a virgin. #blackcomb #powday #pillows with @andrewstrain and @jake_cohn. Posted by @eliel_hindert.
Mellow, yes. However skiing on sparkly diamonds is pretty spectacular. Posted by @elysesaugstad.
Our epic guide Kent Scheler out on the diving board. Posted by @sageca.
See ya Anchorage, it's been a blast! #AK. Posted by @RobHeule.
Somewhere spines! Nice little warm up… Posted by @lexidupont.
Such a sick photo of @MonsterEnergy's @ColbyJamesWest #SlashinIt in Mammoth! Posted by @monsterenergy.
Take some cheese, add a wedge… You get a cheese wedge. Jump session today with @geoffbrownshow @kceane. Posted by @voleurz.
Thanks for the beautiful tour @Ivans @izzybellelynch @zoyalynch @PowderMagazine. Posted by @tessweaver.
Thanx for breaking trail @zachhalverson!! @tecnicablizzard #crystalmtn @marcuscaston @josh daiek. Posted by @blizzimages.
The wiggle @jhski. Posted by @griffpost.
This guy crashed his plane in a zone we were shredding a few days ago… Everyone was fine. Posted by @sageca.
This was a good day. Posted by @darcybacha.
Window shopping yesterday. Didn't buy anything. Posted by @nimbusindpndnt.
Windy up here this morning.. @killahcal @sherpascinema. Posted by @auclairjp.
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Instagram isn't the fastest growing social media app for nothin'. People are keen to share their experiences in real time, and the rest of us are anxious to see what our friends, and/or people of interest are up to. The fact that Instagram benefits from the strength of the iPhone camera, and allows users to apply one of many neat filters to their images makes it an ideal photo sharing platform.
We thought we'd take advantage of the beautiful images that are constantly being shared on Instagram by people around the industry—posting some of our favorites here on Freeskier.com for your viewing enjoyment. Whether you're an Instagram user or not, have a look back at some of the top images that were shared in the past week.