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Devun Walsh ~ April, 2011

Photograph By Words: Jen Sherowski ~ Photo: Chris Owen

Oregon-based photographer Chris Owen has traveled the world capturing pictures of snowboarders doing what they love. We asked him put together some of his favorite photos from the past decade, like this switch back three floater by Devun Walsh in the Whistler backcountry.

"The parking lot already had 20 trucks in it when we arrived at 6:45," says Owen. "It seemed like it was going to be a race to hit any of the well-known jumps, so we tried to think of something different." They rode out farther than everyone else and did something that rarely happens in the Whistler backcountry anymore -- they hit a brand new jump.