There is magic in the sculptural capacity of snow - forming the most weightless, curvaceous, sensual pillows, or impenetrable sheets of the most toothsome hardpack and bulletproof ice. At first, the snow was studied only with the eyes of a skier. There was good snow or bad snow. Then the snow became a subject of photography, and the value judgements were lessened. Backcountry skiing outings were responsible for each of these images; created as the changing effects of precipitation, temperature, humidity and wind combined to leave specific, unrepeatable signatures upon the landscape.