After another winter of fantastic 'Ski Safari moments', it was a hard task to pick our favourite photos, but we're delighted to announce our 2017/18 winners.
This year we had prizes for first, second and third place, as well as a mystery prize for a random entry. The standard of entries was so high that it took a lot of deliberation to pick our overall winner - you can see all the entries for yourself on our Facebook album.
First Place - Emma Spencer
Judges' verdict: Who doesn't like a good torchlit descent? Geilo's is extra special as it only happens on New Year's Eve! We love the way that Emma captured both the torches carried by skiers and the floodlit slopes in the falling snow (night skiing is available Tuesdays and Fridays from early January to late March). Emma won £500 off her next Ski Safari holiday.
Second Place - Nick Herdman
Judges' verdict: Alaska is an aspirational destination for any skier and snowboarder and while most dream of the limitless heli-ski terrain, the resort base of Alyeska is just as much fun - especially on a clear day looking down towards the Turnagain Arm. Nick's photo captures exactly that.
Third Place - Nicholas McMillan
Judges' verdict: As Nicholas mentions, in mid-winter visibility can be low in Hokkaido (that low visibility is what provides the plentiful powder!), but he was lucky enough to capture the classic Asahidake shot on a clear day. Hiking up the volcanic face with plumes of steam rising out of the snow framed by the deep blue sky.
Random Mystery Prize - Paul Heath
Judges' verdict: Captured in Niseko Village, Paul's photo shows what the visibility is normally like in Hokkaido in mid-winter! The fact it was a random selection shows just how high the quality of photos was this year.