Introducing My First Book: Stevens Pass

For the first time, I’m publishing a book of photographs to share directly with the public, and it is available right now. Titled simply Stevens Pass, this limited-edition coffee table book (only 2500 copies) is a collection of images from Stevens Pass , an homage to one of Washington’s favorite ski destinations and a celebration of the resort’s 70 seasons of operation. I learned to ski at Stevens Pass 30 years ago and have been fortunate to maintain a strong connection with the mountain ever since. Having photographed there for 10 winters, this book is the humble fruit of that labor.

The 11 X 11 inch hardback coffee table book is 112 pages and sells for $35. Each copy purchased from this site will be signed at no extra charge. You can buy the book here. Signed copies are only available from this site and at one regional book signing event, below. Non-signed books will be available at select Seattle-area outdoor retailers, ski & board shops, and at Seattle’s independent book stores.

THE EVENT: To help launch the book, we’re hosting a multimedia slide show and book signing event next Friday, October 17th at the Seattle REI at 7pm (Store event link here). Admission is FREE. The show will feature a range of still images from my work, as well as images from the book and some behind the scenes video. Space is limited to 250 guests and it is anticipated that it will fill to capacity, so I recommend that you arrive early. Books will be available for purchase at the event, food and nibblies will be served, and we’re also hosting a fundraiser for the Northwest Avalanche Center – with a raffle and auction for season passes and schwag.

For additional information, please visit the micro-site for the book (you can buy it direct there) and the official press release here. This book is a limited-edition publication and sold on a first come, first served basis. Please share this website and related information with your family and friends.

Click the ‘continue reading’ link below to see a brand new and very special Chase Jarvis FRAMES video after the jump. This one is aimed at showing the huge amount of work and huge numbers of images that go into just a handful of great ski and snowboard images. You’ll also get to read what some critics ski and snowboard friends are saying about the book…

AND SURPRISE, ANOTHER VIDEO: And now, to help me ring in winter and, ahem, to get you pumped up to buy the book, please join me in indulging in this latest video, Chase Jarvis FRAMES: Pray for Snow. It’s a collection of 3954 still images shot mostly at Stevens Pass and stitched together in the FRAMES style. Watch this to get pumped up for the forthcoming winter season (it snowed in the Cascades yesterday!) and you’ll also see just how many frames it takes to generate a small handful of pro-quality ski and snowboard images. Spread the word.

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“Chase’s images have always had that certain intangible quality that set them apart. It takes a photographer who really knows skiing and snowboarding to document it well, and Stevens Pass captures this beautifully… What I also love about this book is that the photos go beyond cliff hucks and deep powder. By including some beautiful scenics, some quiet moments, and images of little tykes learning to ski, Chase has made this book something that everyone can enjoy.”
- Chris Jerard Associate Publisher | Freeskier and Snowboard Magazines

“Images and moments from one of Washington’s classic ski areas, Chase’s photos provide an intimate look at contemporary NW ski and snowboard culture.”
- Jeff Galbriath, Publisher, The Ski Journal & frequency: The Snowboarder’s Journal

“If a picture really is worth a thousand words than Chase Jarvis’ images from Stevens Pass go a long way toward putting us writers out of business.”
- Crai S Bower, 2008 Northern Lights Award Winning Writer

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