Exploring Colorado’s Wintery World:
A Photographic Journey
With John Fielder and Jon Kedrowski
Dec. 11, 2017
Antlers at Vail | Vail
There are many ways to enjoy winter in Colorado, but one of the best ways is to immerse yourself in the white stuff. Join the Vail Symposium for a multi-media presentation by ski-mountaineer Dr. Jon Kedrowski and nature photographer John Fielder derived from their new books “Classic Colorado Ski Descents” and “A Colorado Winter.” The two will share stories from their combined 60 years of exploring our wintry world, each with their own unique perspective.
Travel Colorado with ski mountaineer Dr. Jon Kedrowski as he guides you to some of the best ski descents the state has to offer. Kedrowski discusses preparation, gear selection, planning, and analysis of weather and snowpack for skiing in the backcountry. With his photography, he highlights many of the 300 different ski routes and ski descents showcased in his new guidebook.
John Fielder will provide the artistic side. With a backdrop of beautiful music, Fielder shares his favorite scenes during 40 years of exploring the Colorado backcountry on skis. This is also a great opportunity for photographers to learn techniques for capturing in a monochromatic environment.
Dr. Jon Kedrowski is the author of “Sleeping on the Summits: Colorado Fourteener High Bivys” and is a professor of Mountain Geography at Colorado Mountain College. In addition to more than 1000 ascents of the Colorado 14ers and 13ers in all seasons, and the 74 named 14ers in the continental-U.S., he has climbed six of the seven continental summits including Mount Everest in 2012.
John Fielder is Colorado’s best-known nature photographer, publisher, teacher and preservationist with over 40 exhibit-format books and guidebooks to his credit, including “John Fielder’s Best of Colorado” and “Colorado 1870-2000.” John Fielder’s photography has influenced people and legislation, and he has worked tirelessly to promote the protection of Colorado’s open space and wildlands.
This program is presented in partnership with the Vail Public Library
Note! The doors will open at 5:30 p.m.; the program starts at 6 p.m.
There is no parking at Antlers at Vail. Please park in the Lionshead parking structure and make the 5-8 minute walk to the venue through Lionshead Village.