King of Dolomites Crowned

The Arc’teryx King Of Dolomites photo competition wrapped up in San Martino di Castrozza, northern Italy last week, capping off the event’s third year in style. With 13 pro photography teams battling it out for top prize and over 100 crews participating in the open Wannabes category, this year sealed the King Of Dolomites’ rep as one of the top photography and freeride events in the snow universe.

Despite the less-than-ideal snow conditions over much of the northern hemisphere this winter, competitors, athletes and spectators alike enjoyed three days of sun, snow and stoke at the foot of the massive Pale di San Martino range.

The jury panel for this years event – Stefano Vegliani, Emilio Previtali and Riky Felderer – faced a difficult task in deciding a winner, but in the end it was Israeli lensman Guy Fattal who took the crown with a brilliant photo of young Austrian freeskier Dorian Konrad.

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Photo by Guy Fattal. Courtesy kingofdolomites.com
Photo by Guy Fattal. Courtesy kingofdolomites.com

Second place went to Swiss Stefan Schlumpf while Chamonix-based Alex Buisse rounded out the podium. Special Mention went to Canadian photographer Zoya Lynch – who also won last year’s Deep Winter Photo Challenge – for her picture that plays expertly with shade and light.

Photo by Stefan Schlumpf. Courtesy kingofdolomites.com
Photo by Stefan Schlumpf. Courtesy kingofdolomites.com
Photo by Zoya Lynch. Courtesy kingofdolomites.com
Photo by Zoya Lynch. Courtesy kingofdolomites.com

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