2008 Photo Contest, Sports Action, Singles, 1st prize
Photographer

Ivaylo Velev

Bul X Vision Photography Agency

15 March, 2007

Professional freeride skier Phil Meier (Switzerland) escapes an oncoming avalanche during Freeride Quest, a qualifying event for Xtreme Verbier, the freeriding world championship.

The sport involves off-piste skiing through a variety of terrains, with very few restricting rules. It is not uncommon that a freerider triggers an avalanche. Meier finished the session safely. Of the 19 men competing in the event, five qualified for the world championships.

About

Ivaylo Velev

This image is collected in