Jordan Manley is a photo contributor to SBC Skier and one of the top action sports photographers around, so it’s not often he puts his work online. He was kind enough to release two full slideshows on his website for our viewing pleasure, the first being Whistler Blackcomb’s 2009 Deep Winter Photo Challenge and the second Skiing magazine’s 2008 South American Photo Challenge (Portillo, Chile). Jordan also snagged the cover of this year’s Buyer’s Guide and posted a quick recap of the photo which can be read below.

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“Very pleased to see this image on the new cover of Skier’s Buyers Guide issue. Chad (Sayers) and I took this image during Whistler Blackcomb’s Deep Winter Photo Challenge this past January. It was shot as a horizontal, but cropped to make a vertical for the cover. Most of the time I try to use natural light when shooting, but sometimes a little artificial light can make all the difference, as it did with this shot. John Irvine from Arcteryx (a machine on a bike, and an avid photographer himself) helped out with the lighting on this one, so thanks to John.” – Jordan Manley