Both Ski Utah and Ski Salt Lake have some cool photography contests this month that will offer prizes and cash for the best snow action shots in the state. Ski Utah gives winners in amatuer and professional categories cash and prizes from sponsors like Delta Air Lines, Hertz Rental Car, Rossignol gear, and Canon products through Pictureline in Salt Lake. The photos entered most likely will wind up in Ski Utah's 2008-09 Winter Vacation Planner, on SkiUtah.com, and in other printed marketing and sales materials. The content tends to showcase local upcoming photographic talent and give them exposure they never might receive. Submit your best Utah powder shots, scenics, action, or family fun photos at skiutah.com/photocontest08/submit.php. Submission deadline is April 30, 2008. Images will be judged by a panel of Ski Utah and Pictureline employees. Photos must have been taken in Utah during the 2007-08 season. Ski Lake has added a new twist to its photo contest. This invitational brings five international and two "undiscovered" photographers to the Cottonwood Canyon resorts of Alta, Snowbird, Brighton, and Solitude to battle it out for cash prizes and bragging rights over a five-day stretch March 2-8. Photographers will pair up with professional athletes provided by Ski Utah to produce their best imagery in five categories: Air, Powder, Big Mountain, Mountain Lifestyle, and City Lifestyle. The Grand Prize "Best of Show" will receive $4,000 cash and each category winner gets $1,000. Everyone can follow the action by logging onto SkiPressWorld.com and Ski-SaltLake.com for daily podcasts, video updates, interviews, and a sneak peek on the mountain. SkiPress.com will also host a reader's choice competition, where viewers rank photos of their choice on the Web. Those in town for the event are Jay Beyer, Damian Cromwell, Hank de Vre , Grant Gunderson, Tony Harrington, Bryan Ralph, and Re Wikstrom.
- Snow Reports