At this time of year, ski photographers are busy sending in submissions to magazines with all their best shots from the previous winter. The photographers spend long, laborous hours editing an entire season's worth of shots down to a manageable submission. "I find the actual submission process time consuming -- it takes about six weeks -- but I love going through everything I shot during the season and comparing shoots," says photographer Jay Beyer. "I usually forget about a few days and it's fun to see them again. Then there are shots that you can't get your mind off of that you know are going to go big."
Of course, not all the shots from the season will make it into the pages of the magazines, so we asked a few of ESPN Freeskiing's contributing photographers to put together a year-in-review photo gallery -- some of their favorite shots from the winter season that's just now wrapping up. To start things off, Beyer, a Utah-based backcountry photographer, gives you a look back on his season. Stay tuned to ESPN Freeskiing for more end-of-season galleries from photographers like Felix Rioux, Grant Gunderson, Re Wikstrom and others.Launch Gallery »