Valle Nevado Hosts Image Quest Photo Camp This September

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Designed for enthusiastic amateurs as well as budding professionals, Valle Nevado’s Image Quest, presented by Lan Airlines, is a unique opportunity to explore and expand photography skills and styles while savoring a spectacular ski experience deep in the heart of the magnificent Andes Mountains. With a 3-to-1 student-to-instructor relationship, participants are given the rare chance to learn from some the best ski, travel and outdoor photographers working today, including Nils Schlebusch, Grant Gunderson and Tom Winter, while enjoying the unparalleled terrain, views, snow, and friendly ambiance of Valle Nevado.

The event takes place from September 7-14. Participants will enter a series of their best photos to compete to win, in a series of categories, a free Valle Nevado visit in 2013, and other prizes. They will also get the opportunity to show their best shots as part of a slideshow for all guests at Valle Nevado at the end of the week. Select images of participants will also be uploaded to Valle Nevado’s site for further exposure.

As a special offer, participants who fly on Lan Airlines roundtrip from the US or Canada to Chile save 20% off a Valle Nevado package stay that includes lodging, lift tickets and half board. The offer is good for the Hotel Puerta del Sol only, with rates beginning at $1,215 for 7 nights / 8 days.


About the photographer instructors:

From fashion shoots in Las Vegas to interiors in New York to editorial projects for Ski Magazine, you name it and Nils Schlebusch has shot it. Schlebusch’s high fashion photography is complemented by work for many of the world’s best travel magazines, including Condé Nast Traveler, Travel & Leisure, Town and Country and more. His commercial clients include Hewlett-Packard, Scotland Tourism Board and Keiko.

Grant Gunderson exploded into the photography scene with hauntingly beautiful images of skiing the Pacific Northwest. Today, he’s considered one of the ski industry’s most dedicated photographers. Grant has shot for every major snow sports and outdoor publication worldwide including ESPN, Outside, FHM, Powder, Aka Skidor, Fri Flyt, Skiing and others. In addition to his editorial and commercial photography, he is also the photography editor of The Ski Journal.

With more than 20 years experience as an editor, writer and photographer, Tom Winter is an expert on visual storytelling. One of the most published ski writers of his generation, Tom has launched magazines, developed communication strategies for brands, organized world-class events, led expeditions and yes, taken a few photos. A three-time recipient of the Howard Hirsch Award for snow sports photography and a social media communications expert, Tom currently runs a media relations consultancy in addition to his editorial and commercial work.

To receive more information or sign up for Image Quest, contact: Aileen Winter at, or call 303-437-0061.

For more information about Valle Nevado or to make a reservation, email, or call 1-800-660-0554.

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