Three trips. That’s how many times POWDER Senior Photographer Mattias Fredriksson traveled and skied in the Italian Dolomites in two months this past February and March. When it’s that outstanding, you go, and, if you can, return to experience history once again…and again.
This past season, Europe had an odd winter. The Northern Alps—in Switzerland, Austria, and Germany—were dry, while the Dolomites and places like La Grave, in southeast France, received storm after storm of the stuff we live for and revel about later. The Swedish Fredriksson, who owns an impressive knowledge of skiing in the Alps, found a different Dolomite region upon his arrival. Instead of stunning limestone and endless couloirs, the amount of snow and constant spate of storms kept skiers in the alpine forests.
In the second issue of the Flipbook Series, you’ll find three trips worth of Fredriksson’s best photos from his Italian sojourn, with an intro and captions written by POWDER Senior Correspondent Leslie Anthony, who accompanied the Swede on one of those excursions. Click-in to 52 pages of a record-breaking winter.—John Stifter