In my 15 years of being a professional photographer working in the snowsports industry, I have never been on a bombing run. So when avalanche conditions got really bad and we were trying to open up some new zones for a contest at Retallack Lodge in British Columbia, I jumped out with the guys who were playing with some big charges. Pretty exciting.
By the way, if you haven't heard about Retallack, it's the best powder tree skiing I have done and it's an exclusive backcountry snowcat operation with 10,000 acres of terrain and they limit the amount of people to 30 max at any given time, so you have an area bigger than most ski areas, with an average of 40 plus feet of snowfall a year, all to yourself. I am part owner of the operation, which is turning out to be the best investment I ever made, so check it out at retallack.com/ and email Phil@retallack and book your trip for next year before it fills up. Tell him I sent you.