ATTENTION: To use this site, it is necessary to enable JavaScript in your browser.
Here are the Instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your web browser.

Your shopping cart is empty.

Your shopping cart is empty.

45 Years behind the lens

Wade McKoy has been photographing ski action since 1976. In the '70s and ’80s, he was among the first to document the budding, big mountain ski culture about to explode in Jackson Hole. A native of the Deep South, McKoy moved to Jackson, Wyoming, at age 22 from his hometown, Jackson, Mississippi. Soon, the place and its skiers fostered his development as a photographer, writer, skier, and mountaineer. These photos are a testament to the skiers he has worked with and the stories they have to tell. McKoy’s work behind the lens has been featured in many publications: Powder, Ski, Skiing, Outside, Backcountry, Men’s Journal, and National Inquirer. Past commercial clients include Marmot, The North Face, Patagonia, and Mountain Hardwear. For 20 years he documented ski ascents and culture in China, Russia, South America, Africa, India, Kashmir and Antarctica. Co-publisher of the Jackson Hole Skier magazine from 1985 to 2020, McKoy is now editing his images from 31 years shooting film and 14 years shooting with digital cameras. These storied photos will highlight McKoy's future books, The Arc of Skiing and People I've Known, Places We've Skied. A character behind and in front of the lens, McKoy has appeared in ski films Someday, Somebody Will Ski That, SWIFT. SILENT. DEEP., and is featured in a Salomon Freeski TV  segment, McKoy's Tetons.

Wade McKoy is designated a "Trusted Art Seller" with The Art Storefronts Organization, which means you can shop with confidence and know that we stand behind the quality and value of these products.  

All photographs © Wade McKoy. All rights reserved. No photographs on this website may be reproduced in any form. 

Top photo of Wade McKoy by Tom Turiano. Gallatin Peak, Montana, 1990s.



Inspiration

"Now 69 years old, after a 45-year career photographing and writing about skiing and ski mountaineering, for the first time I’m able to say 'yes' to the question, 'Can I get a print of that?'”

Techniques

"Light is all-important. Backlight, sidelight, and low-angle light are best. Good snow quality and interesting terrain are equally significant, but the skier is the foremost element."

Career Highlights

Senior Photographer, POWDER magazine. Staff photographer, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, 1976-1990s. Corporate work includes expeditions with The North Face, Marmot, Patagonia, Mountain Hardware.

1c crunched snajej
1c crunched snajej

Trusted Art Seller

The presence of this badge signifies that this business has officially registered with the Art Storefronts Organization and has an established track record of selling art.

It also means that buyers can trust that they are buying from a legitimate business. Art sellers that conduct fraudulent activity or that receive numerous complaints from buyers will have this badge revoked. If you would like to file a complaint about this seller, please do so here.

3c crunched udpkob
3c crunched udpkob

Verified Secure Website with Safe Checkout

This website provides a secure checkout with SSL encryption.

Saved Successfully.

This is only visible to you because you are logged in and are authorized to manage this website. This message is not visible to other website visitors.

×

Import From Instagram

Click on any Image to continue

Create a New Favorite List

×
Name

×

Manage Favorites

Below, select which favorite lists you would like to save this product into.

×

Newsletter Sign-Up

SAVE 20% ON YOUR FIRST ORDER!

Enter your email below and we'll email you a 20% OFF Coupon right now!

= required

This offer is valid for NEW CUSTOMERS only!